Interferons are essentially fighting on the front lines of the body's immune system against invading pathogens. But later variants like Omicron have grown to resist them.
Weizmann scientists discovered that a powerful commando unit of TH17 cells capable of fighting Candida cannot be generated without crucial early support from an entirely different contingent.
The scientists stressed that the research could help in identifying strains that require closer monitoring.
When a person contracts one pathogen shortly after contracting another, innate and adaptive immunity must both go to work simultaneously.
New research from Cedars-Sinai is the first to report not only the presence of elevated autoantibodies after mild or asymptomatic infection, but their persistence over time.
I believe that here, in Israel, where we have an excellent healthcare system and some of the best engineers in the world, we can be a biotech leader.
Head of Public Health Services Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis also said that avoiding major restrictions through the fourth wave came at the price of 1,400 deaths.
Recent studies found that one segment in the general population is much more resistant than others to coronavirus infection. Who are they and what causes their resistance?
"The data we have so far, both from the Israeli healthcare providers and from Pfizer, suggest that the protection last more than six months."
This year, with the COVID-19 crisis still raging in most of the world, understanding immunity - what it means, how it works and when - is more relevant than ever.