In creating a coronavirus vaccine, researchers prepare for future

In response to this public health crisis, researchers in the Precision Vaccines Program at Boston Children’s Hospital are on the front lines of developing a vaccine specially targeted toward older populations

Alice McCarthy • harvard
March 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  health-medicine  adjuvants  basic-research  coronavirus  covid-19  elderly  engineering  harvard-medical-school  immune-system  precision-vaccines-program  vaccine

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 • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~12 min

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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 • harvard
Jan. 31, 2019 ~7 min

Tags:  health-medicine  autoimmunity-problems  harvard-department-of-stem-cell-and-regenerative-biology-douglas-melton  harvard-stem-cell-institute  immune-system  immunology  stem-cells  transplanted-stem-cells  type-1-diabetes

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