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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.
Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence

Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone

Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads to active combat zone

Powerful new microscope reveals inner workings of human cells with unprecedented clarity

Powerful new microscope reveals inner workings of human cells with unprecedented clarity

Experts highlight key knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in Ebola vaccine research

Experts highlight key knowledge gaps that need to be addressed in Ebola vaccine research

Study: Rotavirus vaccination reduces infant diarrhea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi

Study: Rotavirus vaccination reduces infant diarrhea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Prenatal Tdap vaccination not linked with increased risk of autism in children, study shows

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

Genetic sequencing method identifies pathogens behind respiratory illnesses in Uganda

One-two punch of powerful antibodies may be best way to stop Ebola virus

One-two punch of powerful antibodies may be best way to stop Ebola virus

Researchers study use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier

Researchers study use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier

Researchers find faster way to analyze outcome of experimental vaccines

Researchers find faster way to analyze outcome of experimental vaccines

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

Mandatory vaccinations for children stopped in Italy

Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied

Long term effects of Zika virus exposure during pregnancy studied

Health facilities in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to manage noncommunicable diseases

Health facilities in low- and middle-income countries not prepared to manage noncommunicable diseases

Unique experimental vaccine against Zika virus proves powerful in mice

Unique experimental vaccine against Zika virus proves powerful in mice

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

New study finds key factors behind differences in immune responses

Study highlights impact of silent viruses on how the host responds to vaccines

Study highlights impact of silent viruses on how the host responds to vaccines

Mice study shows mother's dengue immunity protects unborn from ZIKA infection

Mice study shows mother's dengue immunity protects unborn from ZIKA infection

Study: Obesity may play role in flu transmission, not just disease severity

Study: Obesity may play role in flu transmission, not just disease severity

Computer simulations can accurately predict transmission of HIV

Computer simulations can accurately predict transmission of HIV

UC Davis expert explains about surge in HPV-related throat cancer

UC Davis expert explains about surge in HPV-related throat cancer