immunology

8.23.16

Why This Australia City Has Become the Food Allergy Capital of the World

And while the beauty, weather, quality of life, and vibrancy of its restaurant scene make Melbourne a great place to live, its location and climate also make it a prime spot for the prevalence of potentially lethal food allergies.

6.27.16

What It's Like to Have Malaria 50 Times

Dr. John Lusingu has dedicated his career to studying malaria and searching for a vaccine.

6.24.16

Promising Antibody Therapy Wakes Up HIV Just To Kill It

A recent trial finds hope for a cloned natural antibody in fighting dormant HIV.

6.1.16

A Universal Cancer Vaccine Might Be Closer Than You Think

A new way of tricking the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells.

2.4.16

Researchers Uncover the Genetic Roots Behind Rare Vibration Allergy

How a bumpy road can give some people a full-body rash.

11.15.15

Ethical Questions Arise After Scientists Brew Super Powerful 'SARS 2.0' Virus

Creating powerful new viruses has benefits and dangers.

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7.22.15

'Post-Treatment Controllers' Offer a Glint of Hope for a Functional HIV Cure

Some patients are able to stop antiviral therapy and remain healthy. No one quite knows why.

6.13.15

A New Flu Drug Works Astoundingly Well—By Not Targeting the Flu at All

Vasculotide buys the immune system time, which may be all it needs.

12.5.14

I Asked an Expert Which Gross Diseases I Should Panic About

"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."