Memory B cells of HIV patients show affinity maturation defects

People with HIV infections experience a wide range of abnormalities in their immune systems, and one of the most recently discovered abnormalities includes affinity maturation defects within the memory B cells. Read More »

School-age vaccine waivers drop 39 percent in Michigan

Recent preliminary data suggests that there has been a 39 percent decline in school-age vaccine waivers in the state, which experts attribute to a non-medical vaccination waiver rule change from January 2015. Read More »

Michigan reports flu season's first pediatric death

Officials with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) recently reported the first pediatric death related to influenza for the 2015-2016 season. Read More »

Michigan study ties prison sentences to fewer sexually transmitted infections

University of Michigan researchers recently created a computer model that demonstrates that decreasing incarcerations within a community may also decrease how many sexual partners people have, preventing sexual transmitted infections from spreading. Read More »

Genesee County's 2015 Legionnaires' Disease report is released

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently published its 2015 Legionnaires’ Disease report, showing a rise in rates within Genesee County. Read More »

Michigan study shows many hospital workers avoid flu shots

Data gathered by the University of Michigan shows that fewer than 50 percent of U.S. hospitals have mandatory influenza vaccines for their staff. Read More »

International team discover HIV-fighting protein

A group of scientists have discovered that the human body has a natural defense to fight HIV. Read More »

Scientists explore body's natural defense to HIV

An international team of scientists, some of whom are from Michigan State University (MSU), recently discovered that the body has a natural defense that fights against HIV. Read More »

Mich. reports first human West Nile virus cases in 2015

Year's first cases found in Monroe, Macomb and Ottawa counties. Read More »

Microbiome study suggests “it takes a village” of bacteria to protect against infections

Like the saying “it takes a village,” the variety and mixture of bacteria that thrives inside the human gut may unite to protect humans against dangerous infections, a University of Michigan (UM) Medical School study published Thursday in mBios indicates. Read More »

HPV vaccinations increase with electronic health record prompts

Patients more likely to complete full round of shots for cervical cancer with electronic reminders. Read More »

Women reminded to avoid cervical cancer by having Pap tests

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) recently reminded women that regular Pap tests can help prevent cervical cancer deaths. Read More »