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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

20 Pneumococcal Serotyping Methods Tested; Concern About U.S. Healthcare Quality Measures

Nov. 17, 2015 — Twenty pneumococcal serotyping methods were put to the test. Medical doctors express concern about healthcare quality measures in the United ... read more

75 Percent of First-Time Moms Plan to Follow Vaccine Schedule, Study Finds

Nov. 5, 2015 — First-time expectant mothers who do not plan to follow the recommended childhood immunization schedule differ in a number of ways from mothers who do, according to a recent ... read more

Vaccine Against Respiratory Syncytial Virus Shows Promise in Early Trial

Nov. 4, 2015 — A new candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) made with a weakened version of the virus shows great promise at fighting the disease, the leading cause of hospitalization for ... read more

Anti-Vaccination Websites Use 'Science' and Stories to Support Claims, Study Finds

Nov. 3, 2015 — A content analysis of nearly 500 anti-vaccination websites found that over two-thirds used what they represented as scientific evidence to support the idea that vaccines are dangerous and nearly ... read more

One in Five Pediatricians Dismiss Families for Refusing Vaccines, Study Shows

Nov. 2, 2015 — One in five pediatricians dismiss families who refuse to vaccinate their children, according to findings of a new report. The researchers surveyed more than 800 physicians across the country and ... read more

Could Self-Disseminating Vaccines Cut Off Emerging Infectious Diseases at Source?

Nov. 2, 2015 — An expert review identifies state-of-the-art of self-disseminating vaccines as a new and potentially powerful strategy to circumvent diseases such as Ebola at the animal source before their ... read more

Around a Fifth of Unvaccinated Ethnic School Girls in UK Think They Don't Need HPV Jab

Nov. 2, 2015 — Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have ... read more

New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear Cancer-Causing HPV Infections Faster

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new therapeutic vaccine, GTL001, developed to clear HPV strains 16 and 18 – the types most likely to cause cancer – is being evaluated for safety in a Phase I clinical ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Individuals who get the flu vaccine lose their immunity to the H1N1 influenza virus in about two years, according to a new ... read more

Towards a Safe and Efficient SARS-Coronavirus Vaccine: Mechanism and Prevention of Genetic Instability of a Live Attenuated Virus

Oct. 29, 2015 — Live attenuated (weakened) viral vaccines are considered safe so long as their 'reversal' to a virulent (or disease-causing) virus is prevented. A new study reports on how to rationally ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — A group of researchers has found that p62, a host molecule, played an important role in exerting immune effects of an experimental pathogenic parasite toxoplasma-inactivated vaccine. This ... read more

What Blocks Pro-Vaccine Beliefs?

Oct. 29, 2015 — Despite rhetoric that pits 'anti-vaxxers' versus 'pro-vaxxers,' most new parents probably qualify as vaccine-neutral--that is, they passively accept rather than actively demand ... read more

Vaccine Candidate Supports Immunity Where It Matters Most

Oct. 29, 2015 — One virus creates a long-lived immune reaction in parts of our bodies that serve as our first line of defense against infections, making it a strong candidate for a variety of ... read more

Studies Raise Questions About Impact of Statins on Flu Vaccination in Seniors

Oct. 29, 2015 — A new pair of studies suggests that statins, drugs widely used to reduce cholesterol, may have a detrimental effect on the immune response to influenza vaccine and the vaccine's effectiveness at ... read more

Alerting the Immune System's Watchmen to Improve Vaccines

Oct. 28, 2015 — As the days get colder and shorter, we carve jack-o-lanterns and drink pumpkin spice lattes. But one fall tradition can actually keep you healthy: getting your flu shot. Like all vaccines, the flu ... read more

New Research Shows the Simulated Economic Impact of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak

Oct. 27, 2015 — Simulation models can help prepare for potential foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in livestock, experts say. New research found that adopting an emergency vaccination approach to protect and prepare ... read more

Multi-Tasking Flu Vaccine Could Provide Better Protection Against Outbreaks

Oct. 27, 2015 — Researchers have found a way to boost the effectiveness and cross-protective capabilities of an influenza A vaccine by adding a simple component. The research in mice could lead to better seasonal ... read more

Most Parents Form Vaccination Preferences Before Becoming Pregnant

Oct. 23, 2015 — Efforts to educate parents about the importance of vaccinations for their children might be more effective if they begin prior to pregnancy, according to findings of a new ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — An estimated 2 billion people are at risk for being bitten by Aedes mosquitoes and infected with the dengue virus (DENV). A new study introduces a candidate target for a transmission-blocking vaccine ... read more

Study Reveals Why Malaria Vaccine Only Partially Protected Children, Infants

Oct. 22, 2015 — Using new, highly sensitive genomic sequencing technology, an international team of researchers has found new biological evidence to help explain why the malaria vaccine candidate RTS,S/AS01 (called ... read more

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