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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 could offer protection against opioid combinations

New vaccine could offer protection against opioid combinations

Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus

Stable vaccines using microscopic crystals from cypovirus

Combination treatment effectively vaccinates mice against cancer

Combination treatment effectively vaccinates mice against cancer

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Children need to be up-to-date on immunizations before heading back-to-school

Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections

Antibiotic use makes immune cells less effective in fighting infections

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Researchers investigate how previous exposure to West Nile virus affects Zika infection

Research shows probiotics can reduce incidence of sepsis in infants

Research shows probiotics can reduce incidence of sepsis in infants

Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made

Polio vaccine developed using tobacco plants could transform how vaccines are made

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Understanding the rise in NTM infections

Researchers find specific type of immune cells in patients with excessive antibody production

Researchers find specific type of immune cells in patients with excessive antibody production

Researchers develop new technique to locate pathogenic mutations in dark, non-coding genome

Researchers develop new technique to locate pathogenic mutations in dark, non-coding genome

Vaccinating children against HPV could prevent cancer risk in later life

Vaccinating children against HPV could prevent cancer risk in later life

Fred Hutch aims to prevent and find cures for cancers caused by infectious agents

Fred Hutch aims to prevent and find cures for cancers caused by infectious agents

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Study shows sustained impact and effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine program

Cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but less effective for children, review shows

Cholera vaccines provide substantial protection for adults but less effective for children, review shows

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

ASU Biodesign researchers develop more potent, safer plant-based Zika vaccine

Promising brain cancer vaccine developed at Roswell Park receives orphan drug status from FDA

Promising brain cancer vaccine developed at Roswell Park receives orphan drug status from FDA

Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine - prioritization of vaccinations announced in UK

Shortage of Hepatitis B vaccine - prioritization of vaccinations announced in UK

Prior flavivirus disease does not worsen Zika infection in rhesus macaques

Prior flavivirus disease does not worsen Zika infection in rhesus macaques

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections

UM SOM awarded $2.47 million grant to develop vaccine against Shigella, ETEC infections