Vaccination
Weakened metabolism of immune T cells may account for serious complications in elderly  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. more
Weakened metabolism of immune T cells may account for causing serious complications in elderly  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The elderly suffer more serious complications from infections and benefit less from vaccination than the general population. more
Tennessee Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Republican sparks pushback after vaccine comment  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
A Tennessee physician recently elected to Congress is being criticized by top state leaders for alleging without evidence that vaccines may cause autism more
Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a study published December 13 in the open-access journal... more
Beyond social networks: How cultural beliefs really spread  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
When Amir Goldberg had his first child a decade ago, he was bewildered to learn that some of his colleagues at Princeton University, where he was a doctoral student, weren't planning to... more
RKI publishes new data on disease prevention and utilization of medical services  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Has tooth brushing frequency improved among children and adolescents? At what age is occupational therapy most commonly used? How many girls have been vaccinated... more
FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University... more
Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about Congo outbreak grow  Science Magazine · 3 days
Armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hampers health care response and vaccine distribution to combat deadly virus more
Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, a research team found that human induced pluripotent stem... more
Researchers develop new system for efficiently producing human norovirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
An Osaka University-led research team has developed a system for simply and efficiently producing human norovirus. By coaxing human induced pluripotent stem cells to develop into a type of cell... more
Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but Congo outbreak may still explode  Science Magazine · 4 days
Armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hampers health care response and vaccine distribution to combat deadly virus more
Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed heart failure patients. Moreover, regular annual flu... more
South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The WHO says the country is at "very high risk" in the current Ebola outbreak. more
World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR · 7 days
American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies. more
VCU researchers test vaccine against opioid abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with... more
UAB research may point a path to more effective influenza vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Seasonal influenza vaccines are typically less than 50 percent effective, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention studies. Research at the University of Alabama at... more
Memory B cells in the lung may be important for more effective influenza vaccinations  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using a mouse model of influenza and experiments that included parabiosis, researchers definitively showed that lung-resident memory B cells establish... more
New vaccine candidate for Zika virus proves to be effective in mice and monkeys  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Hawaii medical school have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that... more
New Zika vaccine effective in preclinical trials  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that it is effective in protecting both mice and monkeys from the infection. Demonstrating the effectiveness of their vaccine candidate in monkeys... more
New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has been launched in Burkina Faso for Bharat Biotech's typhoid conjugate vaccine. It is the second clinical study underway in Africa for the... more
Cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Preclinical experiments suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. Highly efficacious vaccines against HPV infection exist -- including the... more
Intrinsic properties of human germinal center B cells set antigen affinity thresholds  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Protective antibody responses to vaccination or infection depend on affinity maturation, a process by which high-affinity germinal center (GC) B cells are selected on... more
UN: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks... more
Researchers aim to develop a functional cure for HIV using therapeutic vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
EU-funded researchers are leading efforts to develop a functional cure for HIV using innovative therapeutic vaccines to halt the progression of the devastating virus,... more
Certain state lawmakers aim to loosen childhood vaccine requirements, but legal barriers persist  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more... more
GonaCon vaccine could offer lasting results for managing wild horse population  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Colorado State University recently released a study touting the use of the GonaCon-Equine immunocontraceptive vaccine as a longer-lasting solution to decreasing fertility in wild horses. more
Does an 'echo chamber' of information impede flu vaccination for children?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Nearly a third of parents say they are not planning to get their child the flu vaccine this year. more
Influenza vaccination may reduce severity of infection in vaccinated but still infected patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The study, published in the scientific journal Eurosurveillance, also counts on the participation of researchers from the Public Health Agency of Catalonia,... more
Vaccine signatures in humanized mice point to better understanding of infectious diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a systematic way to compare the immune responses of humanized mice versus humans. They used this new testing platform to show... more
Vaccination may reduce the severity of the flu in vaccinated but still infected patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When influenza vaccination is ineffective in preventing the flu, it could have an additional effect reducing the severity of the... more
Freeze dried polio vaccine could help save lives in remote locations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Polio vaccine can successfully prevent the deadly paralyzing illness caused in children. The vaccine presently available is in liquid form and is also thermolabile. more
Sugars and microbiome in mother's milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers reveal that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection and identifies maternal components that could improve the performance of live,... more
Vaccine breakthrough brings researchers closer to eliminating polio worldwide  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Injectable vaccine, freeze-dried into a powder, kept at room temperature for four weeks and then rehydrated, offered full protection against the polio virus when tested in mice. more
Mutations boost immunity: Toward a cancer vaccine  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In a new study, researchers describe a method for pinpointing tumor-specific factors in blood that can elicit a protective immune response in the body and may one day be harnessed to produce an effective... more
Scientists unveil promising new HIV vaccine strategy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new candidate HIV vaccine surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts, and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests. The new vaccine strategy is based on the HIV envelope protein,... more
Scripps Research scientists reveal potential new approach to design HIV vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new candidate HIV vaccine from Scripps Research surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts, and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests. more
Medical News Today: What are the side effects of the tetanus shot?  MNT · 3 weeks
The tetanus shot protects people from the tetanus infection. It is an important vaccination to have. Most people will not have side effects, but... more
HIV-1 vaccine design through minimizing envelope metastability  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Overcoming envelope metastability is crucial to trimer-based HIV-1 vaccine design. Here, we present a coherent vaccine strategy by minimizing metastability. For 10 strains across five clades, we demonstrate that the gp41 ectodomain (gp41ECTO) is... more
Medical News Today: Alzheimer's vaccine draws closer  MNT · 3 weeks
Building on more than a decade of scientific research, a recent paper brings us one step closer to developing a vaccine for Alzheimer's disease. more
How low can we go? Nanopore detection of single flu viruses to control outbreaks  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease of global importance, which causes millions of infections annually with the ever-present risk... more
New diagnostics based on nanopore analytics and AI can identify single influenza virions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease of global importance, which causes millions of infections annually with the ever-present risk of a... more
First modeling system developed for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A team of scientists at Boston Children's Hospital has developed the first modeling system for testing age-specific human immune responses to vaccines -- outside... more
DNA vaccine reduces levels of toxic proteins in Alzheimer’s model  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a new DNA vaccine that reduces the build-up of the toxic proteins associated with Alzheimer’s disease. more
Tracking an epidemic requires computer models—but what if those models are wrong?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Whether they're tracking the future spread of an epidemic, or determining where best to distribute a vaccine during an outbreak, today's disease researchers depend... more
Medical News Today: What are the risks and benefits of pox parties?  MNT · 4 weeks
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that results from a viral infection. Although a vaccine is available, some people prefer for their child to... more
Parents who decline flu vaccination for their child may be exposed to limited information  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Parents who decline to get their child vaccinated against the flu may be exposed to a limited range of information,... more
Progress in meningitis lags far behind other vaccine-preventable diseases, analysis shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The global disease burden of meningitis remains unacceptably high, and progress lags substantially behind that of other vaccine-preventable diseases, warns a new analysis published in The... more
Scientists try to develop portable systems that can quickly produce biologics on demand  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store... more
Study provides new insight into norovirus outbreaks, may help guide efforts to develop vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Outbreaks of norovirus in health care settings and outbreaks caused by a particular genotype of the virus are more likely... more
On-demand biologics  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many life-saving medicines, including insulin, antibodies and vaccines, are derived from living cells. These "biologics" can be difficult to obtain and store on the battlefield or in remote areas. That's why scientists are trying to develop portable systems that can... more
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