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July 29, 2015

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

Scientists Pinpoint Mutations Responsible for Ineffectiveness of 2014-2015 Flu Vaccine

June 25, 2015 — Viruses like influenza have the ability to mutate over time, and given that the flu vaccines administered during the 2014-2015 season were largely ineffective at preventing the spread of the flu, it ... read more

June 24, 2015 — The dramatic resurgence of whooping cough is due, in large part, to vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms, suggests a new ... read more

PrEP Data Links Anti-HIV Immune Response to Reduce Chance of Infection

June 22, 2015 — Some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a certain pattern of virus-specific immune responses that differentiated them from individuals who became ... read more

Decreased Rates of High-Grade Cervical Lesions in Young Women

June 22, 2015 — A new analysis indicates that rates of high-grade cervical lesions decreased in young US women after vaccines were made available to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), but the trend may be ... read more

MERS Coronavirus: Candidate Vaccine Gears Up for Clinical Trials

June 22, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated, in a preclinical setting, the protective effect of a candidate vaccine directed against the coronavirus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. Planning for the ... 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

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