Immunology
Mum’s diet mirrors child’s food allergiesMum’s diet mirrors child’s food allergies

A long-term study evaluating maternal diet’s impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children

April 2014
The fight against hepatitis C in EgyptThe fight against hepatitis C in Egypt

New ways to differentiate between chronic and self-clearing infections may help towards effective patient management and reduce drug costs. But there are major challenges in implementation.

April 2014
Matthew Albert - Egypt needs a hepatitis C vaccine urgentlyMatthew Albert - Egypt needs a hepatitis C vaccine urgently

Egypt faces a hepatitis C epidemic and existing drug costs are prohibitive. But new biomarkers may allow better patient management, lower costs and open a path towards a much-needed vaccine.

April 2014
Camille Locht – an innovative solution to infant whooping coughCamille Locht – an innovative solution to infant whooping cough

A new nasal live vaccine could be the solution for infants, whose immune system is not mature enough to effectively respond to traditional vaccines

January 2014
New Vaccine to Protect Babies from Whooping CoughNew Vaccine to Protect Babies from Whooping Cough

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection that can be fatal. Now, a new nasal vaccination aimed at infants aims to address an unmet medical need against this disease 

January 2014
Nasal vaccine: towards an alternative to injection for infantsNasal vaccine: towards an alternative to injection for infants

Delivering a whooping cough and bronchiolitis vaccine through a single inhalation could become an alternative to traditional injections. However, such approach still requires fine tuning.

January 2014
Does Too Much Hygiene Cause Diabetes?Does Too Much Hygiene Cause Diabetes?

Scientists in northern Europe are conducting a major survey to determine whether standards of hygiene contribute to the development of auto-immune diseases such as type 1 diabetes  

January 2014
Kids can be too cleanKids can be too clean

Scientists are studying the potential link between lack of exposure to bugs in childhood and later development of allergies or diseases such as type 1 diabetes

January 2014
Vallo Tillman: the hygiene hypothesis is not yet a theoryVallo Tillman: the hygiene hypothesis is not yet a theory

A new study in Northern Europe is specifically designed to verify whether children need be in contact with pathogens in their early years to help them develop a strong immune system

January 2014
New Hopes for an AIDS VaccineNew Hopes for an AIDS Vaccine

December 1st is the annual World AIDS Day, a perfect opportunity to look at how medical research is progressing to fight the disease. 

November 2013
A HIV vaccine preventing healthy cells’ infectionA HIV vaccine preventing healthy cells’ infection

Scientists are testing a new HIV vaccine candidate aiming at blocking the virus from entering the body, but it is still early days

November 2013
Nicolas Mouz - progressing towards an efficient HIV vaccineNicolas Mouz - progressing towards an efficient HIV vaccine

A new AIDS vaccine designed to inhibit the entrance of the HIV virus into the cells is in first stage clinical trials in humans

November 2013
No biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOsNo biomarkers identified to assess potential health effects of GMOs

Identifying biomarkers in GM food or feed susceptible of identifying their potential adverse health effects, once they have reached the market, has proven a big challenge

June 2013
Hormones on DietHormones on Diet

European researchers recently identified six new loci associated with body mass index, highlighting a very interesting neuronal influence on body weight regulation

November 2009
Calculating FertilityCalculating Fertility

Embryo selection techniques are now being taken one step forward with the introduction of new criteria

June 2009
Struggling against the malaria parasiteStruggling against the malaria parasite

About every minute two children die from malaria caused by a parasite in the genus Plasmodium. Researchers have recently identified pivotal regulators controlling the malaria parasite’s transmission and found that more than a third of them can be disrupted

December 2010
No More Toxic Drugs After Organ TransplantNo More Toxic Drugs After Organ Transplant

Improving the long-term health prospects of transplant patients has proved an elusive target so far. But now, new tests and techniques are being investigated that could reduce the number of immunosuppressive drugs transplant patients need to take

November 2009
Vaccine Against Diabetes?Vaccine Against Diabetes?

The newest, most original approach to preventing and curing autoimmune diseases, with a specific focus on diabetes 1, is based on the major biological functions of the thymus, an organ located just behind the breastbone

November 2009