Study suggests how measles wipes out body’s immune memory

A new Harvard study shows measles wipes out 11 percent to 73 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child’s previous immunity, which underscores the importance of measles vaccination.

Stephanie Dutchen | Oct. 31, 2019 | harvard
~12 mins   

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Epidemic of autoimmune diseases pushes researchers in new direction

Scientists at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute are seeking ways to protect newly transplanted cells from autoimmune attack.

Jessica Lau | Jan. 31, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

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