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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.
New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

New vaccine containing DNA and recombinant proteins may protect from HIV

Study provides 'strongest evidence' yet for autism being a genetic condition

Study provides 'strongest evidence' yet for autism being a genetic condition

Fear, trust, likelihood of exposure influence people’s willingness to be vaccinated

Fear, trust, likelihood of exposure influence people’s willingness to be vaccinated

Study uncovers gene that hides tumor cells from immunotherapy

Study uncovers gene that hides tumor cells from immunotherapy

Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age

Women's greater immune response to flu vaccine declines with age

Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested

Novel vaccine against bee sting allergy successfully tested

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Researchers find mechanism behind susceptibility to viral infections

Removing bacterial armor could be new way to fight anthrax

Removing bacterial armor could be new way to fight anthrax

HIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system's wall of defense

HIV therapy leaves unrepaired holes in the immune system's wall of defense

New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection

New study uncovers 3D structure of toxin responsible for C. diff infection

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Nanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccine

Scripps CHAVD wins $129 million NIH grant to advance new HIV vaccine approach

Scripps CHAVD wins $129 million NIH grant to advance new HIV vaccine approach

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

New shingles vaccine reduces outbreaks of painful rash among stem cell transplant patients

British boys to receive HPV jabs

British boys to receive HPV jabs

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Australia leads the world in childhood immunization coverage

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Number of fully-immunized Australian kids hits record high

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Researchers study the role of nasal ecosystem and viral infection on pneumococcal acquisition

Computer-generated flu vaccine enters clinical trials in the US

Computer-generated flu vaccine enters clinical trials in the US

HPV vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer rates, but Africa is lagging behind

HPV vaccine has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer rates, but Africa is lagging behind