The joke that sparked a violent reaction from actor Will Smith at the Oscars centered on his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss. A dermatologist explains the causes and treatment for alopecia.
COVID-19 has taken away so much. An immunology researcher describes the good it may leave behind.
DNA and mRNA vaccines produce a different kind of immune response than traditional vaccines, allowing researchers to tackle some previously unsolvable problems in medicine.
A recent lab-stage study finds that preexposure to the proteins used to treat conditions like hemophilia A could help train the immune system to tolerate rather than attack therapies.
It’s unclear whether the patients were already predisposed to these diseases, or the infection unmasked a process that had already begun. Or perhaps the infection triggered a completely new illness.
The survival of the human body is a fine balancing act between cell growth and cell death. Understanding our cells’ complex “licence to die” could give us new ways to combat disease.
COVID-19 prevention measures are at odds with guidelines for healthy development of children’s immune systems. The result may be a cluster of youth with more allergies, asthma and autoimmune disease.
The lack of recognition of sex differences in biology and medicine is a huge issue science has only recently begun to rectify.
Antibodies that go rogue and attack healthy tissue identified in patients with severe COVID.
Are antibodies that attack a patient’s own organs contributing to severe forms of COVID-19? A new study suggests specific antibody tests that may reveal the answer.
Patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may be experiencing a rogue antibody response similar to that seen in autoimmune diseases. The findings offer new approaches for COVID-19 therapy.
Obesity in young people today may contribute up to 14% of overall risk of multiple sclerosis in 2035.
Our research has found a way of switching immune system cells from attacking to protecting.
Some people’s immune systems aren’t able to stop foreign invaders, such as COVID-19, as well as the rest of the population. There are many reasons for this, including illness, medications and age.
A drug created to target this gene was found to be effective in treating autoimmune conditions like lupus and psoriasis.
A rare type of inflammatory disease that causes repeated bouts of high temperatures can run in families. Here’s what we know so far.
Many migraine headaches are triggered by certain foods. Recently, a lot of attention has focused on gluten. An expert explains how a piece of bread can cause pain in your head.
About one in 100 people have rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition of the joints where the body mistakenly attacks itself.
Sjögren’s syndrome has no cure. Here’s how it affects the body and what the future might bring for people with this challenging autoimmune disease.
Women are more prone to immune-related diseases like allergies and irritable bowel syndrome. But this may be due to the fact that they have super-strong immune systems.