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May 5, 2016

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May 5, 2016

First Ever Vaccine for Deadly Parasitic Infection May Help Prevent Another Global Outbreak

Apr. 26, 2016 — As the threat of the Zika virus rips through the Americas and news headlines, another more deadly tropical disease is also on the move: Leishmaniasis is a parasitic infection that currently endangers ... read more

Threat of Novel Swine Flu Viruses in Pigs, Humans

Apr. 26, 2016 — The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential of new swine flu strains emerging, according to a ... read more

Expand HPV Vaccination Programs in Canada to Include Males, Say Experts

Apr. 25, 2016 — Expanding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an ... read more

Can We Hypercharge Vaccines?

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers report that a fatty chemical naturally found in damaged tissues can induce an unexpected kind of immune response, causing immune cells to go into a 'hyperactive' state that is ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The leading infectious cause of severe infant respiratory disease, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is also a major cause of respiratory illness in the elderly. Approved vaccines do not yet exist, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Vaccines and therapeutics developed using mice sometimes don't work as expected in humans. New research points to the near-sterile surroundings of laboratory mice as a key reason. When the ... read more

Return of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Has Implications for Hospital Care

Apr. 19, 2016 — With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even ... read more

Factors That May Influence Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness

Apr. 19, 2016 — Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed to induce high levels of protective antibodies against hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the surface of the influenza virus that enables the virus ... read more

Study Examines Safety, Immune Response of Candidate Ebola Vaccines

Apr. 19, 2016 — A phase 1 trial has been conducted to evaluate the tolerability and immunogenicity of two candidate Ebola vaccines, an adenovirus type 26 vector vaccine (Ad26.ZEBOV), and a modified Ankara vector ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new vaccine for human papillomavirus would significantly reduce both cervical cancer incidence and healthcare costs if states coordinated policies to improve coverage, a new study ... read more

Combined HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Vaccination a Possibility

Apr. 13, 2016 — A combined vaccination against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV moved a step closer, with the results of a new ... read more

Potential Role for Vaccine in Malaria Elimination

Apr. 12, 2016 — Although the World Health Organization decided not to recommend the use of RTS,S/AS01, the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate that is in development, in infants within the Expanded Programme of ... read more

Biomarker Discovery Offers Hope for New TB Vaccine

Apr. 12, 2016 — Researchers have identified new biomarkers for Tuberculosis (TB) which have shown for the first time why immunity from the widely used Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is so ... read more

Hepatitis B and C Could Be Eliminated as Public Health Problems in US

Apr. 11, 2016 — It is possible to end the transmission of hepatitis B and C and prevent further sickness and deaths from the diseases, but time, considerable resources, and attention to various barriers will be ... read more

HIV Vaccine Candidate Confirms Promise in Preclinical Study

Apr. 11, 2016 — An HIV vaccine candidate has shown to generate more than 80 percent protection in groups of twelve female monkeys against high dose, repeated AIDS virus exposures during part of a preclinical ... read more

Discovery of CTLA-4 in Dendritic Cells Opens New Possibilities to Fight Cancer

Apr. 8, 2016 — T cells are the 'foot soldiers' that fight cancer inside the body. Cancer cells can fight the foot soldiers back by pushing a brake on the T cells that will turn them off. This ... read more

HPV Vaccine May Be Effective in Adolescents With Kidney Disease, but Less So in Those With a Kidney Transplant

Apr. 7, 2016 — Following vaccination against human papillomavirus, girls and young women with chronic kidney disease and those on dialysis had antibody levels above the threshold that indicates protection from ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Enrollment has begun in the first of two multinational clinical trials of an intravenously delivered investigational antibody for preventing HIV infection. Known as the AMP Studies, for ... read more

Researchers Identify Potent Antibodies Against HIV

Apr. 6, 2016 — Researchers have isolated antibodies with a loop-like structure that binds tightly to HIV and disables it -- even in people who have never been infected by the virus. Using computer modeling, they ... read more

Scientists Get First-Ever Glimpse of 'Teenage' HIV-Neutralizing Antibody

Apr. 5, 2016 — Scientists have described the first-ever immature or 'teenage' antibody found in a powerful class of immune molecules effective against HIV. The new knowledge of the evolution and key ... read more

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