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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

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

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

May 5, 2015 — The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists. Model studies showed that microparticles loaded ... read more

Researchers 'Un-Can' the HIV Virus

May 4, 2015 — If the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a bit like a hermetically sealed tin, can no one has yet been able to break open. The good news is that researchers have now identified a way to use a ... read more

Improving the Effect of HIV Drugs by the Use of a Vaccine

Apr. 29, 2015 — A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research. This boost can result in increased effectiveness ... read more

HPV Vaccine Should Not Be Delayed

Apr. 27, 2015 — New research shows early benefits from the human papillomavirus vaccine in young girls. The HPV vaccine, which protects against four types of HPV shown to cause cervical cancer and anogenital warts, ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new microneedle patch being developed could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases, scientists say. The microneedle patch is designed to be ... read more

Studies Yield Mixed Findings on High-Dose Flu Vaccine for Elders

Apr. 27, 2015 — Is the high-dose version of the flu vaccine more effective than the standard dose for older folks? A new study says yes, but only for the 'oldest old': those 85 or older. For those between ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — In 2012 the USA saw the highest number of pertussis -- whooping cough -- cases since 1955. New research finds that a likely explanation for this rise in disease is a drop in the degree of vaccine ... read more

Is a Small Artificially Composed Virus Fragment the Key to a Chikungunya Vaccine?

Apr. 23, 2015 — The mosquito transmitted Chikungunya virus, which causes Chikungunya fever, is spreading continuously. No vaccine is so far available. Researchers have experimentally recombined segments of the virus ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — The first malaria vaccine candidate (RTS,S/AS01) to reach phase 3 clinical testing is partially effective against clinical disease in young African children up to 4 years after vaccination, according ... read more

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

Apr. 21, 2015 — In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a way to easily and effectively fasten proteins to nanoparticles -- essentially an arranged marriage -- by simply mixing them together. The biotechnology is in its ... 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

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

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

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

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