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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 2016

HIV Vaccine Research Requires Unprecedented Path, Expert Suggests

July 12, 2016 — Because the body does not readily make an adequate immune response to HIV infection, creating a preventive HIV vaccine remains a formidable challenge for researchers. To succeed in this endeavor, ... read more

Combining Technologies Cracks Vaccine Chiller Issue

July 6, 2016 — Vaccines against killer diseases from polio to hepatitis are fragile and can easily be made useless if they get too hot or too cold. Now scientists and engineers have developed a cost-effective ... read more

Maternal Vaccination Against Influenza Associated With Protection for Infants

July 5, 2016 — How long does the protection from a mother's immunization against influenza during pregnancy last for infants after they are born? A new study indicates that the vaccine's efficacy against ... read more

July 4, 2016 — A powerful arm of the immune system is production of antibodies that circulate through the blood and neutralize invading pathogens. Although B cells actually manufacture antibody proteins, the ... read more

HPV Vaccine Reduced Cervical Abnormalities in Young Women

July 4, 2016 — Young women who received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine through a school-based program had fewer cervical cell anomalies when screened for cervical cancer, found a new Canadian ... read more

New Anti-Cancer Strategy Mobilizes Both Innate and Adaptive Immune Response

July 1, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new vaccine that involves injecting cells that have been modified so that they can stimulate both an innate immune response and the more specific adaptive response, which ... read more

June 28, 2016 — The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) and collaborators at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School have completed a promising preclinical study of two Zika ... read more

June 28, 2016 — The rapid development of a safe and effective vaccine to prevent the Zika virus (ZIKV) is a global priority, as infection in pregnant women has been shown to lead to fetal microcephaly and other ... read more

New Software Improves Ability to Catalog Bacterial Pathogens

June 27, 2016 — A new software tool has been developed that will improve scientists' ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine ... read more

Antibodies to Dengue May Alter Course of Zika Virus Infection

June 27, 2016 — Scientists find cross-reactivity that may influence plans for Zika and dengue vaccine ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Vaccination with the anthrax capsule -- a naturally occurring component of the bacterium that causes the disease -- completely protected monkeys from lethal anthrax infection, according to a study. ... read more

Novel Study in Nairobi Infants May Accelerate Path to HIV Vaccine

June 23, 2016 — The first and only study to look at isolate HIV-neutralizing antibodies from infants has found that novel antibodies that could protect against many variants of HIV can be produced relatively quickly ... read more

Dengue Virus Exposure May Amplify Zika Infection

June 23, 2016 — Previous exposure to the dengue virus may increase the potency of Zika infection, according to research. The early-stage laboratory findings suggest the recent explosive outbreak of Zika may have ... read more

Researchers Find More Uses for Immune System's 'Swiss Army Knife'

June 23, 2016 — MAIT cells are little know but have been shown to be generally active against bacteria, unlike other T-cells which respond to specific pathogens. Now, researchers have found that they can respond to ... read more

Drones Could Be Cheaper Alternative to Delivering Vaccines in Developing World

June 21, 2016 — Using unmanned drones to deliver vaccines in low- and middle-income countries may save money and improve vaccination rates, new research ... read more

A Novel Therapy for Genital Herpes Engages Immune Cells to Provide Significant Patient Benefits

June 20, 2016 — A phase II clinical trial demonstrated that a new type of treatment for genital herpes, an immunotherapy called GEN-003, may reduce the activity of the virus and the number of days with recurrent ... read more

Cholera Vaccine Study in Haiti Suggests Problems With Current Booster Regimen

June 16, 2016 — Cholera outbreaks are on the rise. To prevent and control them, three oral cholera vaccines are currently approved by WHO. A study examining the immune response to one of them in Haitian adults finds ... read more

Boosting Immunity in Older Adults: Study Unmasks New Infection-Fighting T Cells

June 13, 2016 — Immune-system frailty in adults 65 and older is a widespread public health issue. A study now points to new cells that may hold a ... read more

Antibodies Triggered by Avian Influenza Virus Vaccine Illuminate a New Path Toward Universal Flu Vaccine

June 8, 2016 — Diverse antibodies induced in humans by vaccination with an avian influenza virus vaccine may offer broader, more durable protection against multiple strains of influenza than today's vaccines ... read more

Pneumococcal Vaccine Watches Bacteria, Strikes Only When Needed

June 7, 2016 — Conventional vaccines indiscriminately destroy bacteria and other disease-causing agents. The approach works, but there is growing concern that it creates opportunity other pathogens to harm the body ... read more

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