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The Immune System – News and Features

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Gavi Vaccine Alliance Signs Agreement With Moderna for COVID-19 Vaccines

Gavi Vaccine Alliance has signed an advanced purchase agreement (APA) with Moderna to secure 500 million doses of the biotechnology company's mRNA vaccine – mRNA-1273 – against COVID-19. This is being done in an effort to help the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
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Caffeine Can’t Be Counted on To Fight Sleep Deprivation

Researchers have assessed how effective caffeine is in counteracting the negative effects of sleep deprivation on cognition.
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A Comprehensive Portrait of SARS-CoV-2 Variant

Researchers have provided a comprehensive portrait of the Californian SARS-CoV-2 variant, including its interaction with the immune system and its potential to spread.
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Meta-Analysis Data Affirms That Vaccines Are Safe for Children and Adults

A new study looking across a large body of research finds further evidence for the safety of vaccines that are Food and Drug Administration–approved and routinely recommended for children, adults, and pregnant women.
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Salmonella's Gut Colonization Facilitated by Immune System's Attempts To Remove It

According to a study, the immune system’s attempt to eliminate Salmonella bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract instead facilitates colonization of the intestinal tract and fecal shedding.
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Novel Tool That Predicts Protein Stability Is Rolled Out

A cutting-edge digital tool that will make it cheaper, safer and faster for pharmaceutical companies to predict protein stability – a vital step in the development of new medicines – is being rolled out by scientists from the University of Bath.
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Light Shed on Complex Dynamics of How Organisms Sense Infection

Research has shed light on the complex dynamics involved in how organisms sense that an infection is taking place.
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Cryopreservation: Applications and Advances

In this article, we explore the challenges with cryopreservation and the emerging advances that could improve these methods.
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Exploiting Genetics To Improve Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

In this article, we will explore how advances in genetics and liquid biopsy can be exploited to enhance cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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The Ethics and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

We spoke to Tasnime Osama, honorary clinical research fellow at Imperial College London to learn about the ethical considerations surrounding vaccine passports and how ethical hacking could improve their security.
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