Immune system has a backup plan for waning antibodies, says study | Health

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Antibodies against the coronavirus wane over time, but the immune system has a backup plan that doesn’t rely on boosters, according to a study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, where technology for mRNA vaccines was developed.

Researchers at the university’s Perelman School of Medicine tracked 61 people for six months after immunisation with mRNA vaccines. The team noted that antibodies gradually ebbed, but that the shots generated durable immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 in the form of B and T cells that increased over time to help ward off serious illness.

“That was maybe a little bit surprising,” said

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Antibodies waning? The immune system has a backup plan for that

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(Bloomberg) — Antibodies against the coronavirus wane over time, but the immune system has a backup plan that doesn’t rely on boosters, according to a study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, where technology for mRNA vaccines was developed.

Researchers at the university’s Perelman School of Medicine tracked 61 people for six months after immunization with mRNA vaccines. The team noted that antibodies gradually ebbed, but that the shots generated durable immune memory to SARS-CoV-2 in the form of B and T cells that increased over time to help ward off serious illness.

“That was maybe a little bit

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Covid-19 antibodies waning? The immune system has a backup plan for that, World News & Top Stories

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NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) – Antibodies against the coronavirus wane over time, but the immune system has a backup plan that doesn’t rely on boosters, according to a study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania, where technology for mRNA vaccines was developed.

Researchers at the university’s Perelman School of Medicine tracked 61 people for six months after immunisation with mRNA vaccines.

The team noted that antibodies gradually ebbed, but that the shots generated durable immune memory to Sars-CoV-2 in the form of B and T cells that increased over time to help ward off serious illness.

“That was maybe a

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Specialised cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother’s immune system not to attack developing fetus

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By Eva Gillis-Buck, James Gardner and Tippi MacKenzie, University of California, San Francisco

San Francisco (US), Aug 26 (The Conversation) The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

The big idea

During pregnancy, immune educator cells teach the mother’s immune system to recognise the developing fetus as part of her “self,” protecting it from being attacked as something “other,” according to our new study published in Science Immunology.

The immune system normally protects the body from such invaders as infections and cancers. But how exactly does it know what to attack

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5 Simple, Natural Ways to Boost Immunity

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(Family Features) Your body’s immune system protects against illness and infection, fighting off threats before you even know there’s a problem. Even though your immune system usually does its job automatically, you can give it a boost with habits that promote wellness and support immunity.

Eat healthy fruits and vegetables. Although you may not be aware they contain flavonoids, these phytochemicals found in some fruits and veggies are a vital part of maintaining health. Flavonoids are found in colorful fruits and vegetables like cranberries and elderberries. When it comes to power foods, elderberries’ exceptional flavanol levels make them an immune

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