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Vaccines News
December 12, 2019

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A new study shows that measles wipes out 20 to 50 percent of antibodies against an array of viruses and bacteria, depleting a child's previous immunity. A measles-ravaged ... read more
A team of researchers has found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of potentially lethal influenza viruses, ... read more

Environmental Toxins Impair Immune System Over Multiple Generations

New research shows that maternal exposure to a common and ubiquitous form of industrial pollution can harm the immune system of offspring and that this injury is passed along to subsequent ... read more

Novel Nano-Vaccine for Melanoma

Researchers have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Their approach has so far proven effective in preventing the development of melanoma in mouse ... read more
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Inoculating Against the Spread of Viral Misinformation

In the first study of public health-related Facebook advertising, newly published in the journal Vaccine, researchers at the University of Maryland, the George Washington University and Johns Hopkins ... read more

Vaccine Reduces Likelihood of Severe Pneumonia

A new study has found severe pneumonia decreases by 35 per cent in children who receive a vaccine against a pneumonia-causing ... read more

New Vaccine Protects from Widespread, Costly Infection, Mice Study Shows

A newly developed experimental vaccine was more than eighty percent effective in protecting mice from succumbing to Staphylococcus aureus infection. S. aureus causes more than 30,000 deaths from ... read more

Study Vaccine Protects Monkeys Against Four Types of Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses

Scientists have developed an investigational vaccine that protected cynomolgus macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses endemic to overlapping regions in Africa. Scientists are ... read more

Groundbreaking HIV Vaccine Design Strategy Shows Promise in Proof-of-Principle Tests

The new vaccine strategy centers on stimulating the immune system to produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) against HIV. These special antibodies are capable of neutralizing many different ... read more

Research Reveals How Malaria Parasite Plans Ahead, Preparing Blueprint to Strike in Humans

Within seconds after an infected mosquito bites, the malaria parasite navigates the host skin and blood vessels to invade the liver, where it will stay embedded until thousands of infected cells ... read more

Advance in Search for New Clostridioides Difficile Vaccine

Scientists have made a breakthrough in the hunt for a new vaccine for killer hospital bug Clostridioides difficile (C. ... read more

Clues to Improve Cancer Immunotherapy Revealed

A new study indicates a way for cancer immunotherapy to spur a more robust immune response. Such knowledge could lead to the development of better cancer vaccines and more effective immunotherapy ... read more

HPV Immunization Program Cuts Pre-Cancer Rates by More Than Half

A school-based human papillomavirus (HPV) immunization program in British Columbia, Canada, is dramatically reducing rates of cervical pre-cancer in B.C. women, according to a new ... read more

Candidate Ebola Vaccine Still Effective When Highly Diluted, Macaque Study Finds

A single dose of a highly diluted VSV-Ebola virus (EBOV) vaccine -- approximately one-millionth of what is in the vaccine being used to help control the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic ... read more

New Effective Vaccines for Lyme Disease Are Coming

There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry recently convened to tackle this public health challenge. Now, a ... read more

Mathematical Modeling Vital to Tackling Disease Outbreaks

Predicting and controlling disease outbreaks would be easier and more reliable with the wider application of mathematical modelling, according to a new ... read more

Experimental Vaccine Offers Long-Term Protection Against Ebola

Scientists show, on the molecular level, how an experimental vaccine offers long-term protection against the ... read more

Vaccine Against RSV Could Be in Sight, Researchers Say

A vaccine for the common and sometimes deadly RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been elusive, but scientists say a new discovery puts them much closer to ... read more

Discovery of New Source of Cancer Antigens May Expand Cancer Vaccine Capabilities

Scientists have found a common, new source of tumor mutations that could offer three levels of therapy with a cancer vaccine: 1) a broadly protective, or pan-cancer vaccine 2) cancer-type specific ... read more

Delivery System Can Make RNA Vaccines More Powerful

MIT chemical engineers have developed a new type of lipid nanoparticle that can be used to deliver RNA vaccines. The particles also trigger the release of powerful immune signaling proteins that ... read more

Powerful New Synthetic Vaccines to Combat Epidemics

A new type of vaccine that can be stored at warmer temperatures, removing the need for refrigeration, has been developed for mosquito-borne virus Chikungunya in a major advance in vaccine technology. ... read more

Biological Clock Influences Immune Response Efficiency

The biological clock influences immune response efficacy. Indeed, CD8 T cells, which are essential to fight infections and cancers, function very differently according to the time of ... read more

New Vaccine Prevents Herpes in Mice, Guinea Pigs

A novel vaccine protected almost all mice and guinea pigs exposed to a new herpes virus. This may lead to the vaccine being tested in human ... read more

Dengue Virus Becoming Resistant to Vaccines and Therapeutics Due to Mutations in Specific Protein

Researchers have discovered that the dengue virus changes its shape through mutations in Envelope protein to evade vaccines and therapeutics. The study also gives insights on the types of treatment ... read more

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