Researchers have created a new prototype technology to administer vaccines: a 3D printed patch that packs a punch.
How ovarian cancers evade the immune system
A common ovarian cancer evades detection by convincing nearby immune cells to treat it as a developing fetus.
Excised tonsils aid study of COVID-19 vaccines, the flu and more
Stanford scientists transformed tonsils into immunology labs in a dish, aiding research to develop vaccines for COVID-19, the flu and other diseases.
A Stanford virus expert combats the COVID-19 pandemic
Stanford epidemiologist Yvonne Maldonado has brought her deep knowledge of viral outbreaks to several key roles in the fight against COVID-19.
Nation’s pediatricians push for safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines
Stanford infectious disease expert Yvonne Maldonado, MD, describes principles for developing safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines for everyone.
Enlisting the entire immune system strengthens potency of HIV vaccines in development
Two recent Stanford-led studies show the value of tweaking vaccines to enlist the entire immune system — not just part of it — in preventing HIV infection.
The race for a COVID-19 vaccine: What’s ahead
A Stanford microbiologist describes the invigorating, yet sobering race to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
RNA, in a circle, without a label, can rev immune system, new research suggests
Mammalian cells use a label to distinguish self from non-self circular RNA molecules. Foreign molecules can trigger anti-cancer immune responses.
Our response to flu vaccine may be weakened by antibiotics-induced decimation of our gut microbes
The best time to get a flu shot is when you haven't had antibiotics recently, a new study has found, because healthy gut bacteria protect immunity.
In the Spotlight: Physician-scientist, innovator and #lifeboss
In this In the Spotlight, Rebecca Saenz, a recent allergy and immunology fellow, describes her evolution as a physician/scientist and entrepreneur.
Immune-cell culprits fingered in osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis has traditionally been thought to be an inevitable result of wear and tear. But it's now clear the immune system is playing a leading role.
CRISPR yields new potential “bubble boy” gene therapy
Stanford scientists and collaborators have harnessed CRISPR to replace the mutated gene underpinning the devastating immune disease, SCID-X1.
Partners-in-crime: Bacteria sics its pet virus on our immune cells to make us sick
P. aeruginosa, a type of bacteria, is increasingly drug-resistant, and there's no vaccine against it. But it has a recently discovered Achilles heel.
Immune cells engineered to tattle on suspicious cells in the body
Scientists have modified immune cells, imbuing them with the ability to not only detect, but reveal, the presence of a tumor.
Stanford team cracks key immune protein’s crystal structure, separating its yin from its yang
Cracking the crystal structure of a protein complex centered around a major immune signaling protein, interferon-gamma, may speed its medical use.
Transplanting mismatched organs may be possible — and safe — in the future, new findings suggest
A team of researchers have found a new way to remove blood-producing stem cells, introducing the possibility of safer, and non-matched, transplants.