We now know that microbial communities, especially in our guts, profoundly affect immune response
Nov. 22, 2017
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
Scientists at Fred Hutch are studying how the microbiome alters the immune system’s response to vaccines. Their work is already providing new insights on interactions between microbes in the body and the immune system that have implications for improving many types of vaccines.
New approach using genetically modified parasite ‘primes the immune system’ in first human trial
Jan. 4, 2017
| By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service
Volunteers in a clinical trial led by Fred Hutch's Dr. Jim Kublin endured 150 to 200 mosquito bites in one 10-minute session to test a new approach to a malaria vaccine that uses genetically attenuated, or weakened, parasites to stimulate an immune response to malaria without causing disease.
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