immunity

Coronavirus variants evolved to resist interferons in immune system - study

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.

26/07/2022

Israeli scientists work towards curbing Candida, the yeast infection fungus

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.

Immune response to COVID-19 may be weaker in specific populations - study

The scientists stressed that the research could help in identifying strains that require closer monitoring.

How the immune system sets priorities - study

When a person contracts one pathogen shortly after contracting another, innate and adaptive immunity must both go to work simultaneously.

Even asymptomatic COVID-19 could lead to long-term damage - study

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.

Tel Aviv startup Immunai aim to map the immune system

Can Israel become a global biotech leader?

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.

Coronavirus: Israel is reaching herd immunity – Health official

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.

Certain people have 'superhuman' immunity to corona. How?

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?

By Walla!
29/09/2021
Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in thi

COVID-19: Does immunity wane six months after jab? Too early to tell

"The data we have so far, both from the Israeli healthcare providers and from Pfizer, suggest that the protection last more than six months."

COVID-19: 5 questions about immunity on International Day of Immunology

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.

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