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Nearly all HIV-positive study participants achieved protective antibody levels after two doses of Heplisav-B.
A mathematical technique called matrix completion could speed up the development of vaccines for flu and COVID-19 variants.
Two drugs widely used to treat certain autoimmune diseases substantially improved clinical status and reduced deaths.
A new study in mice suggests that it is an important step for cancer metastasis, and details how that happens.
Allergy meds were linked to longer survival among cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.
People with a specific variant of the CTLA-4 gene had exceptionally good responses to PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors.
Other research groups have also found intriguing connections between cancer that has spread to the brain and neurodegenerative disorders.
Protecting the immunocompromised is not only a matter of health equity, it’s critical to ending the pandemic.
Researchers showed that B cells evolve after COVID-19 vaccination to help improve protection against SARS-CoV-2 over time.
Boosters reduced the risk of hospitalization and death by about 80% for people with HIV, cancer, autoimmune conditions or organ transplants.
Studies evaluate the impact of COVID-19 infection, treatments and vaccination in this uniquely vulnerable population.
The findings suggest boosters not only lengthen immunity but help broaden and strengthen the immune response.
People who received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine had strong immune memory of SARS-CoV-2 six months after vaccination.
Many older people have biomarkers indicative of a strong response to checkpoint inhibitors.
The booster is recommended for organ transplant recipients, people receiving cancer treatment and people with advanced or untreated HIV.
Experts call for heightened precautions and better, more intensive therapies for COVID-19 patients with weakened immune systems.
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