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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Researchers Say to Conquer Cancer You Need to Stop It Before It Becomes Cancer

Sep. 16, 2016 — A greater emphasis on immune-based prevention should be central to new efforts like the federal Cancer Moonshot program, headed by Vice President Joe Biden, cancer researchers from across the United ... read more

Early Study Shows Malaria Vaccine Efficacy May Improve by Changing Dosing Schedule

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers recently published results of a phase II study which demonstrated that by changing the dosing regimen, the efficacy of malaria vaccine candidate, RTS,S/AS01, was improved to approximately ... read more

Single HIV Mutation Induces Distinct T Cell Immune Responses

Sep. 6, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that a single T cell-selected HIV mutation can produce different T cell adaptations. The finding demonstrates that the complexity of the HIV/T cell co-evolution is much ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers found some monkeys whose immune systems are depleted by the simian strain of HIV have a second line of defense against tuberculosis. The discovery could have significant impacts on future ... read more

Dengue Vaccine Could Increase or Worsen Dengue in Some Settings

Sep. 1, 2016 — The only approved vaccine for dengue may actually increase the incidence of dengue infections requiring hospitalization rather than preventing the disease if health officials aren't careful ... read more

Of Dogs, Foxes, Cows, Camels, and Men: The Fight Against Rabies in Northern China

Sep. 1, 2016 — China has the second highest number of reported rabies cases in the world, but numbers of human deaths have been decreasing. According to WHO, the Chinese authorities are forecasting national rabies ... read more

Mutational Tug of War Over HIV's Disease-Inducing Potential

Aug. 23, 2016 — A study from AIDS researchers shows how the expected disease severity when someone is newly infected by HIV reflects a balance between the virus' invisibility to the host's immune system ... read more

New Zika Clone Could Be New Model for Developing Vaccine

Aug. 23, 2016 — Stopping the explosive spread of Zika virus -- which can lead to birth defects in babies born to infected mothers -- depends on genetic insights gleaned through new tools and models. Researchers ... read more

Majority of Parents Support HPV Vaccination Requirements for School, but With Opt-Outs

Aug. 19, 2016 — Parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a 'good idea' when there is an opt-out clause, new research indicates. ... read more

Flu Nasal Spray Provides Similar Protection Against Influenza as Flu Shot: Study

Aug. 15, 2016 — A three-year trial in a Hutterite colony, where people live communally and are relatively isolated from cities and towns, was set to determine whether vaccinating children and adolescents with the ... read more

How Antiviral Antibodies Become Part of Immune Memory

Aug. 15, 2016 — Scientists probe activated B cells, important for forming immune memory, during flu vaccination and infection and Ebola infection in humans. Understanding how to elicit these cells is critical for ... read more

Distraction Techniques Can Soothe Shot Anxiety During This Year's Flu Season

Aug. 10, 2016 — A typical visit to the pediatrician when it is time for a child to get a shot can include tears, tantrums and might not seem worth the trouble. But with the FluMist not being offered by many ... read more

Flu Vaccine Uptake Slightly Higher in Provinces That Allow Vaccination by Pharmacists

Aug. 8, 2016 — People who live in provinces with policies that allow pharmacists to administer influenza vaccines are more likely to be vaccinated, according to a new Canadian ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — A ZIKV purified inactivated virus Zika vaccine candidate provided robust protection against the virus in rhesus monkeys in a new preclinical study. Findings support advancing the candidate to human ... read more

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new study found that obese mice are not protected against influenza infections by vaccines that include adjuvants, raising concerns about vaccine effectiveness in obese humans who are known to be ... read more

Mechanism for Inducing Memory B Cell Differentiation Elucidated

Aug. 1, 2016 — Scientists have clarified the mechanism for inducing germinal-center B cells' differentiation into memory B cells, immune cells that remember antigens, at the molecular ... read more

Scientists Identify Immunological Profiles of People Who Make Powerful HIV Antibodies

July 29, 2016 — People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who do not, researchers report. ... read more

Vaccination: Zika Infection Is Caused by One Virus Serotype

July 29, 2016 — Vaccination against a single strain of Zika virus should be sufficient to protect against genetically diverse strains of the virus, according to a new ... read more

Toward an Effective TB Vaccine: Analysis of the Immune Response to a Promising Candidate

July 28, 2016 — BCG, the only currently approved TB vaccine, is only partially effective. Given the complicated TB treatment, the rise of adult TB cases in conjunction with the HIV epidemic, and increasing ... read more

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Hospital Stay for Stroke, Heart Failure for Diabetes Patients

July 25, 2016 — People with type 2 diabetes who receive the influenza vaccine may be less likely to be admitted to hospital for myocardial infarction, stroke and heart failure, according to new ... read more

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