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August 30, 2015

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August 30, 2015

Reducing Pain During Vaccination: New Guideline to Help Manage Pain in Children and Adults

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new guideline aims to ensure that pain during vaccination is minimized in both children and ... read more

Tdap Booster Vaccine Rates Triple at Family Care Clinics Using Automated Reminders

Aug. 14, 2015 — Electronic reminders at clinics helped boost rates of Tdap booster that protects against tetanus, diptheria, and whooping cough, a study shows. Guidelines recommend that adolescents and adults ages ... read more

Research Advances Potential for Test and Vaccine for Genital and Oral Herpes

Aug. 11, 2015 — Findings from a pair of new studies could speed up the development of a universally accurate diagnostic test for human herpes simplex viruses, according to researchers. The work may also lead to the ... read more

SIV Shrugs Off Antibodies in Vaccinated Monkeys

Aug. 11, 2015 — Experimental vaccines can protect a majority of monkeys from repeated challenge with SIV. But when the virus does get through, it's not clear whether vaccine-induced antibodies were exerting any ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Re-exposure to chickenpox virus boosts immunity to shingles for a tenth of the time previously thought. So although vaccination increases shingles cases in 31-40 year olds, in the longer term the ... read more

Researchers Identify Nerve-Guiding Protein That Aids Pancreatic Cancer Spread

Aug. 10, 2015 — Scientists have identified a molecular partnership in pancreatic cancer cells that might help to explain how the disease spreads -- metastasizes -- in some cases. Their findings reveal urgently ... read more

Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

Aug. 10, 2015 — Researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 -- two groups for which the vaccine is not ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new ... read more

Global Vaccine-Development Fund Could Save Thousands of Lives, Billions of Dollars

Aug. 3, 2015 — A $2 billion global vaccine-development fund is needed to prevent the world's deadliest infectious diseases, according to experts. The article proposes the creation of a $2 billion global ... read more

New Approach for Making Vaccines for Deadly Diseases

Aug. 3, 2015 — Researchers have devised an entirely new approach to vaccines -- creating immunity without vaccination. They demonstrated that animals injected with synthetic DNA engineered to encode a specific ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — It might not be possible to convince someone who believes that vaccines cause autism that they don't. Telling skeptics that their belief is not scientifically supported often backfires - ... read more

Vaccine With Virus-Like Nanoparticles Effective Treatment for RSV, Study Finds

Aug. 3, 2015 — A vaccine containing virus-like nanoparticles, or microscopic, genetically engineered particles, is an effective treatment for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Follicular helper Tcells (TFH cells), a rare type of immune cell that is essential for inducing a strong and lasting antibody response to viruses and other microbes, have garnered intense interest in ... read more

HVTN 505 Vaccine Induced Antibodies Nonspecific for HIV

July 30, 2015 — A new study helps explain why the candidate vaccine used in the HVTN 505 clinical trial was not protective against HIV infection despite robustly inducing anti-HIV antibodies: the vaccine stimulated ... read more

Computer Model Forecasts Flu Outbreaks in a Subtropical Climate

July 30, 2015 — It is possible to predict the timing and intensity of influenza outbreaks in subtropical climates like Hong Kong where flu seasons can occur at different times and more than once during a year, ... read more

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

Vaccination Rates in Older Adults Fall Short of Targets

July 29, 2015 — A new white paper discusses factors for underutilization of vaccines in older adults and offers recommendations to improve immunization ... read more

July 29, 2015 — Researchers have made a discovery with the potential to impact the treatment of middle ear infections and other illnesses. They found that the bacterial pathogen Haemophilus influenzae, which causes ... read more

Immune Cells in the Skin Remember, Defend Against Parasites

July 28, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found resident T cells in a tissue in response to a parasite infection. The finding could help inform efforts to develop an effective vaccine for leishmaniasis, ... read more

July 28, 2015 — A two-step regimen of experimental vaccines against MERS prompted immune responses in mice and rhesus macaques. Vaccinated mice produced broadly neutralizing antibodies against multiple strains of ... read more

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