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A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
Dengue fever is endemic in places where iron deficiency is more common

Dengue fever is endemic in places where iron deficiency is more common

Stanford-UCSF researchers report new cure for common cold in human cells and mice

Stanford-UCSF researchers report new cure for common cold in human cells and mice

Physicians' delivery practices must improve to boost HPV vaccine rates, study shows

Physicians' delivery practices must improve to boost HPV vaccine rates, study shows

Scientists design new model for predicting what might make an effective cancer vaccine

Scientists design new model for predicting what might make an effective cancer vaccine

New strain of Streptococcus A rampant in England and Wales

New strain of Streptococcus A rampant in England and Wales

Developing broad-spectrum antivirals to target many viruses at once

Developing broad-spectrum antivirals to target many viruses at once

Scientists discover new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria in England and Wales

Scientists discover new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria in England and Wales

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction

NIAID experts call for innovative research on STIs

NIAID experts call for innovative research on STIs

Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

Microbiome loss from antibiotic use affects response to flu vaccine

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Facebook takes a stand against Anti-vaxxers and vaccine misinformation

Oral antibiotics that kill gut microorganisms can alter immune response to flu vaccines

Oral antibiotics that kill gut microorganisms can alter immune response to flu vaccines

Scientists reveal how typhoid toxin works to accelerate aging of cells

Scientists reveal how typhoid toxin works to accelerate aging of cells

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

VUMC partners with Batavia to move promising Zika antibody therapy closer to the clinic

As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations

As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits

U of M researcher wins $3.9 million NIH grant to study CMV vaccine strategies

U of M researcher wins $3.9 million NIH grant to study CMV vaccine strategies

$15 million grant funds new effort to develop universal vaccine for strep throat infections

$15 million grant funds new effort to develop universal vaccine for strep throat infections

Study highlights the need to better understand immunity against mumps virus

Study highlights the need to better understand immunity against mumps virus

Pins and needles: Pinterest tackles spread of vaccine misinformation

Pins and needles: Pinterest tackles spread of vaccine misinformation