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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

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

How to Wipe out Polio and Prevent Its Re-Emergence

June 19, 2015 — Public health officials stand poised to eliminate polio from the planet. But a new study shows that the job won't be over when the last case of the horrible paralytic disease is recorded. Using ... read more

Personal Experience a Major Driver in Decision for or Against Flu Vaccination

June 15, 2015 — Convincing someone to receive the annual flu vaccine goes beyond clever messaging and well-written public service announcements, research finds. A study outlines both the barriers and facilitators ... read more

Novel Method Identifies Children With Rheumatic Disease Eligible for Life-Saving Vaccine

June 12, 2015 — New results have shown that the chickenpox vaccine can be effective and safe even in children with pediatric rheumatic disease receiving immunosuppression treatment. By using a checklist to ... read more

Two Large Trials Provide Further Evidence That One Dose of HPV Vaccine Could Prevent the Majority of Cervical Cancers

June 9, 2015 — A single dose of the bivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (Cervarix®, GlaxoSmithKline group of companies) may offer a similar level of protection against HPV-16/18 infections, which cause ... read more

Examination of Gastroenteritis Hospitalization Rates Following Use of Rotavirus Vaccine

June 9, 2015 — Following implementation of rotavirus vaccination in 2006, all-cause acute gastroenteritis hospitalization rates among U.S. children younger than 5 years of age declined by 31 percent - 55 percent in ... read more

Step Towards Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine by Using Nanotherapy

June 9, 2015 — For the first time, liposomes that imitate cells in the process of natural death have been used to treat diabetes. The next steps are to confirm the efficacy in vivo with cells from patients and to ... read more

Antibody Response Linked to Lower Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

June 8, 2015 — How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy. Now researchers provide new data identifying an antibody response that had ... read more

Phase II Trial of BCG Vaccine to Reverse Type 1 Diabetes Launched

June 7, 2015 — A phase II clinical trial testing the ability of the generic BCG vaccine to reverse advanced type 1 diabetes has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. The trial will soon begin ... read more

Research Offers a New Approach to Improving HIV Vaccines

June 4, 2015 — Researchers have identified a molecule that recognizes HIV and initiates an immune response. The findings could help improve the efficacy of HIV vaccines to prevent infection, they ... read more

How Dormant Infections Caused by Childhood Chicken Pox Can -- Decades Later -- Trigger Shingles

June 4, 2015 — Scientists report on a novel experimental model that, for the first time, successfully mimics the 'sleeping' and 'waking' of the varicella-zoster virus. Based on neurons generated ... read more

June 3, 2015 — A world-first vaccine-style therapeutic approach to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been developed by researchers. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissues, ... read more

June 1, 2015 — A groundbreaking, combination vaccine has been developed that may finally beat Streptococcus A infections. Human trials are set to begin, early as next year, for the vaccine which combines the ... read more

Bacteria May Cause Type 2 Diabetes

June 1, 2015 — Chronic exposure to a toxin made by Staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria produces the hallmark symptoms of Type 2 diabetes (T2D), including insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, in rabbits, ... read more

New Way to Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy Tested, Found Wanting

June 1, 2015 — Many parents hesitate to vaccinate their children. And delaying or refusing vaccines can lead to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, as recently happened with measles at Disneyland. Doctors ... read more

Testing for Tuberculosis Reliably and Quickly

May 28, 2015 — Researchers have developed a simple diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in ... read more

May 22, 2015 — Researchers have shown that they can use a microfluidic cell-squeezing device to introduce specific antigens inside the immune system’s B cells, providing a new approach to developing and ... read more

'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV

May 19, 2015 — With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human ... read more

Australian Researcher Helps With Ebola Vaccine Trials

May 19, 2015 — An Australian researcher has helped identify the kind of human trial that is most effective for testing Ebola vaccines. Safe and effective vaccines could help end the ongoing Ebola virus disease ... read more

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