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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Apr. 21, 2015 — As the current Ebola outbreak wanes, scientists have to make the most of every opportunity to prepare for future outbreaks. One such opportunity involves the identification of a safe and effective ... read more

Clinical Trial for Personalized Kidney Cancer Vaccine

Apr. 20, 2015 — A research center has enrolled its first patient in a phase 3 clinical trial that uses a person’s own kidney cancer cells to make a vaccine tailored to kill those ... read more

Clinical Trial Offers Patient ‘best Shot’ at Fighting Kidney Cancer

Apr. 20, 2015 — The pain Anne Holmes felt in her arm was actually kidney cancer that had spread. She joined a phase 3 clinical trial. The trial tests a new approach that strips the invisibility cloak from spreading ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A global study on canine rabies has found that 160 people die every single day from the disease. The report is the first study to consider the impact in terms of deaths and the economic costs of ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new ... read more

HPV Vaccination of Adolescent Boys May Be Cost-Effective for Preventing Oropharyngeal Cancer

Apr. 13, 2015 — A new study indicates that vaccinating 12-year-old boys against the humanpapilloma virus may be a cost-effective strategy for preventing oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer, a cancer that starts at ... read more

Children With Neurological Disorders Need Flu Vaccine but Don't Always Get It

Apr. 9, 2015 — Children with neurologic or neurodevelopmental disorders (NNDDs) are at increased risk of complications from influenza. Although experts have recognized NNDDs as high-risk conditions for influenza ... read more

How Science, Storytelling Influence Debate Over Vaccines

Apr. 8, 2015 — If there is a silver lining to the measles outbreaks, it’s that the risk of getting sick might lessen opposition to vaccines. Moving that pendulum will depend in part on how the public responds to ... read more

Gene Variant, Environment Can Boost Severity of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Apr. 7, 2015 — A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of ... read more

What Can Parents Do to Prevent the Further Spread of the Measles?

Apr. 2, 2015 — A pediatric infectious diseases specialist helps explain the facts about measles, and how parents can prevent further outbreak. A recent outbreak of confirmed cases of measles involved children who ... read more

Polio Vaccination: Review of Final Steps to Polio Eradication

Apr. 2, 2015 — April 12 2015 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Jonas Salk's landmark polio vaccine trial results, which confirmed that the first vaccine against polio was safe and effective. A ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The World Health Organisation declared the Ebola virus outbreak a public health emergency in August 2014; since then the development of vaccines against Ebola virus has been fast ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — An early-stage clinical trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine found that the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV, was safe and elicited robust antibody responses in all 40 of the healthy adults who received ... read more

Cancer Prevention Efforts in the US a Mixed Bag

Apr. 1, 2015 — While there has been substantial progress in some cancer control efforts in the past several decades, like reductions in smoking and increased utilization of cancer screening, progress in some areas ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The moon does not influence the timing of human births or hospital admissions, a new study finds, confirming what astronomers have known for decades. The study illustrates how intelligent people ... read more

Oral Hepatitis B Vaccine Could Become a Reality

Mar. 29, 2015 — In a new study, researchers report progress toward perfecting a radical new method of producing vaccines using genetically modified corn. The approach could lead to an oral hepatitis B vaccine that ... read more

Immunotherapy Delays Recurrence for Stage III and IV Ovarian Cancers

Mar. 28, 2015 — Personalized medicine is getting closer to reality for women with late-stage ovarian cancer. An experimental immunotherapy is in the works that can target an individual woman’s tumor and extend the ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — An Ebola whole virus vaccine, constructed using a novel experimental platform, has been shown to effectively protect monkeys exposed to the often fatal virus. It differs from other Ebola vaccines ... read more

The State of Vaccine Confidence: Early Results of a Vaccine Confidence Index

Mar. 25, 2015 — A new report examines global issues affecting confidence and hesitation about vaccines. The State of Vaccine Confidence Report analyzes some of the vaccine confidence issues that have occurred over ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Medical researchers now have the results from the first phase 1 trial of an Ebola vaccine based on the current (2014) strain of the virus.  Until now, all tested Ebola virus vaccines have been based ... read more

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