A new report considers how maternal immune activation can affect neurodevelopment in the developing fetus, and concludes the mother's immune response to infection could alone be sufficient enough to cause life long changes in brain architecture, function and behavior in her offspring.
Researchers report mice living in an enriched environment and stimulating surroundings have healthier immune systems.
Researchers say better adherence to vaccines is needed to help prevent measles epidemics occurring in the U.S.
Our moods, sleeping patterns, smoking status and how easily we tan may be traced back to our Neanderthal DNA, Max Planck Institute researchers report.
According to a new study, the immune system may play a critical role in damage associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and ALS. The study reports altering Cdk5 results in the death of dopamine neurons and slowed autophagy.
A new study reports chaotic swings in the concentration of the NF-kB protein can increase activation of the number of genes not otherwise activates, optimally tuning the immune system.
Maternal exposure to infection prior to pregnancy can transfer into life long cellular immunity in infants who are breastfed.
A large, genome-wide study in children reveals genetic variants associated with differing levels of antibodies produced as a result of three common childhood vaccinations. Researchers identified two genetic loci associated with the persistence of vaccine-induced immunity following early life vaccinations. The results may help clinicians tailor personalized vaccine schedules to maximize the effectiveness of immunizations.
Study reveals how a pregnant woman's vaccine-induced immunities are transferred to her offspring via the placenta. The findings have positive implications for the development of new, more effective maternal vaccines.
Microbes found in the placenta may play a key role in shaping the developing fetal immune system.
The fetal gut has far better developed immune capabilities than previously thought. The findings could help develop new maternal vaccines and provide early insight into potential autoimmune disorders, which may occur later in life.