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What Are Vaccines Doing to Our Bodies, and Could Sugars Make the Vaccines Better?

The emerging interest in modulating antibody effector activity against pathogens and developing strategies that can modulate antibody effector function in vivo are highly desirable. A major stumbling block in the design of such vaccines is a lack of technology to determine protein glycosylation sites. A considerable expansion in glycomics capabilities will be required to fully exploit protein glycosylation for the development of new vaccines.

By Tea Petrovic
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Health

The Sweet Secret of a Healthy Pregnancy

Scientists discovered that sugars attached to the immune cells may be the reason behind improvement of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy.

By Iwona Wójcik
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Health

An Old Cure for a New Cause – Weight Loss as an Anti-Ageing Strategy

Tired of anti-ageing advice that just does not work? Try a science-backed approach, powered by glycans

By Ana Cindrić
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Lifestyle

Gut Microbiota Proves That One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure

The trillions of bacteria that live in our gut work together with our immune system to protect us from harm

By Iwona Wójcik
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Health

Could Eating Soybeans Help Protect Men from Viral Infections?

Oestrogen activity strengthens the female immune system, but phytoestrogens, such as those found in soybeans, could show the same beneficial effect in boosting male immunity to reduce the odds of viral infection

By Julija Jurić
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