The origins of the immune system have been mapped, opening up new doors for cancer immunotherapies, a new study suggests.
Wellcome Sanger Institute
A gene linked to a rare form of childhood kidney cancer could hold the key to treating the disease without the need to remove the vital organs, scientists say.
Measles can cause long-term damage to the immune system – resetting it to a baby-like state and leaving people vulnerable to other infections, scientists have said.
Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria than those delivered by caesarean, new research suggests.
Malaria control in Africa is at risk from the spread of multi-drug resistance, scientists say.
A diarrhoea-causing superbug has evolved to spread in hospitals and evade measures to stop it, scientists say.
Antibiotic-resistant strains of a potentially deadly gut bacteria are spreading through European hospitals, a study suggests.
Malaria parasites resistant to several drugs are spreading rapidly in South East Asia, scientists have said.