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August 3, 2015

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August 3, 2015

State Immunization Laws Should Eliminate Non-Medical Exemptions, Say Internists

July 29, 2015 — Support for eliminating existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws was among the policy recommendations adopted at the summer meeting of the Board of Regents of the ... read more

Aggressive Vaccination Prevented Amish Measles Contagion from Spreading Broadly

July 23, 2015 — Under-vaccinated communities face heightened risk of measles outbreaks that can spread nationally within a year unless squelched quickly, but a vigorous vaccination response during a 2014 outbreak in ... read more

Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic, Experts Say

July 21, 2015 — Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be ... read more

Adjuvants Improve Immune Response to H7N9 Flu Vaccine

July 21, 2015 — In a phase 2 trial that included nearly 1,000 adults, the AS03 and MF59 adjuvants (a component that improves immune response of inactivated influenza vaccines) increased the immune responses to two ... read more

Host Genetics Played a Role in Vaccine Efficacy in the RV144 HIV Vaccine Trial

July 15, 2015 — Host genetics played a role in protection against HIV infection in the landmark RV144 vaccine trial conducted in Thailand, research ... read more

Breakthrough Tools in Fight Against Cryptosporidium

July 15, 2015 — New tools have been developed to study and genetically manipulate cryptosporidium. The tools will ultimately help researchers find new treatments and vaccines for cryptosporidium, a major cause of ... read more

July 15, 2015 — Immunologists have identified a distinct set of long-lived antibody-producing cells in the human bone marrow that function as an immune ... read more

Few States in US Require HPV Vaccine

July 14, 2015 — An examination of state vaccination requirements for adolescents finds that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is currently required in only two states, many fewer than another vaccine associated ... read more

Aerosolized Vaccine Protects Primates Against Ebola

July 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed an inhalable vaccine that protects primates against ... read more

Cancer Discovery Links Experimental Vaccine and Biological Treatment

July 13, 2015 — A new study has linked two seemingly unrelated cancer treatments that are both now being tested in clinical trials. One treatment is a vaccine that targets a structure on the outside of cancer cells, ... read more

Recruits Show Lower Immunity Levels to Measles, Mumps, Rubella

July 9, 2015 — The percentage of U.S. Air Force recruits with detectable immunity to measles, mumps and rubella was lower than found in previous nationwide samples and may be low enough for outbreaks to occur, ... read more

First Real-Life Trial Finds Oral Cholera Vaccine Protects Against Endemic Disease, Could Speed Up Global Control Efforts

July 8, 2015 — An oral cholera vaccine (Shanchol) given as part of routine health services is safe and protects against severe cholera in children and adults in urban Bangladesh where the disease is endemic, ... read more

Antibodies to Fight Chikungunya Virus Developed

July 8, 2015 — The first large panel of antibody treatments against the chikungunya virus has been reported by investigators. The virus is not spread from person to person but spreads with a domino effect from an ... read more

Vaccines: Practices, Hesitancy Among General Physicians in France

July 8, 2015 — Authors present and analyze the attitudes and practices of over 1,500 general physicians in France, in a context of distrust toward ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more ... read more

July 2, 2015 — The conventional flu vaccine protects only against a few specific strains of flu. However, experiments show that by including modified antibodies within the vaccine it may be possible to elicit broad ... read more

Immune Response to a Flu Protein Yields New Insights Into Narcolepsy

July 1, 2015 — Some of the first solid evidence that narcolepsy may be a so-called 'hit-and-run' autoimmune disease has been uncovered by an international team of researchers. Autoimmune diseases, such as ... read more

Vaccine to Protect Global Communities from Malaria Under Development

June 29, 2015 — A professor studying malaria mosquito interaction has discovered a new mosquito protein for the development of a vaccine that is expected to stop the spread of the disease in areas where it is ... read more

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

June 27, 2015 — Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ... read more

European Rule Changes on Cross Border Pet Transport May Heighten Rabies Risk

June 26, 2015 — Recent changes to regulations on the transport of pets across Europe may have increased the threat of introducing rabies from rescue dogs into countries considered free of the disease, suggests ... read more

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