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Reverse vaccination teaches the immune system to ignore rather than attack self-proteins. Christoph Burgstedt/Science Photo Library via Getty Images

Reverse vaccination technique in mice suggests new way to teach the immune system not to attack lifesaving treatments

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.
Children’s early interactions with their environment are essential for the immune systems to learn to differentiate between safe versus dangerous disease-causing microbes. (CDC/Cade Martin)

A year of COVID-19 lockdown is putting kids at risk of allergies, asthma and autoimmune diseases

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.
Tens of millions of people worldwide suffer from migraines, according to the World Health Organization. Maridav/Shutterstock.com

How does a piece of bread cause a migraine?

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.
Who has a stronger immune system? Undrey/Shutterstock.com

Who’s stronger? An immunological battle of the sexes

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.

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