In brief (March 2015, part I): immune variability and HPV vaccine

Two picks from what I’ve read over the past couple of months:
the adaptability of the immune system, or how our immune system is more heavily shaped by our environment and the microbes we encounter than by our genes,
HPV vaccine safety profile, or how a nationwide study conducted in Sweden and Denmark found no increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases following quadrivalent HPV vaccination. Continue reading

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In brief (April 2014) – Interferon beta and multiple sclerosis; vitamin A and immunity

It has been a while since I shared a selection of the scientific articles I had recently read , so here it is:
interferon beta and multiple sclerosis, or how the identification of a new immune cell type may give yet another clue as to how interferon beta exerts a therapeutic effect,
vitamin A and immunity, or how lack of vitamin A affects the development of the immune system and its priorities. Continue reading