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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.
Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies

Role of immunological imprinting in elicitation of new antibodies

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Pollutants appear to weaken immune system and increase pathogen virulence

Anti-vaxxer Italian leader down with chickenpox

Anti-vaxxer Italian leader down with chickenpox

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Does it make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies

Premature babies also have protective anti-viral antibodies

Study confirms sensitivity of microbiological cultures for detecting cholera

Study confirms sensitivity of microbiological cultures for detecting cholera

New analysis compares scenarios to find the best time to get a flu shot

New analysis compares scenarios to find the best time to get a flu shot

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Experts release new action steps to provide best care for older adults with multiple chronic conditions

Italy bans unvaccinated children from school amid measles outbreak

Italy bans unvaccinated children from school amid measles outbreak

New Zealand faces dangerous measles outbreak with 25 confirmed cases

New Zealand faces dangerous measles outbreak with 25 confirmed cases

New data describes way to reliably quantify a person's 'immune age'

New data describes way to reliably quantify a person's 'immune age'

UMSOM study reveals progress, challenges in introducing typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa and Asia

UMSOM study reveals progress, challenges in introducing typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa and Asia

Virginia Tech professor uses mathematical modeling simulations to assess vaccine efficacy

Virginia Tech professor uses mathematical modeling simulations to assess vaccine efficacy

Viruses behave altruistically to avoid the immune system, study shows

Viruses behave altruistically to avoid the immune system, study shows

Researchers unravel how the immune system responds to diffuse cutaneous leishmanisis

Researchers unravel how the immune system responds to diffuse cutaneous leishmanisis

Yearly flu shot may also protect from having a heart attack

Yearly flu shot may also protect from having a heart attack

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Anti-vaccination activists are misusing new scientific breakthroughs on beneficial microbes

Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism

Large study finds no connection between MMR vaccine and autism

New analysis shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in saving children's lives in India

New analysis shows success of measles vaccine campaigns in saving children's lives in India

Infants with bronchiolitis are at increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in preschool years

Infants with bronchiolitis are at increased risk of hospitalization for asthma in preschool years