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February 27, 2017

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February 27, 2017

Feb. 13, 2017 — Approximately 98 percent of all adults are infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. In rare cases, an infection with this virus causes cancer. Scientists have now discovered that a component of the ... read more

New Study Re-Evaluates the Total Burden of Norovirus on the UK

Feb. 10, 2017 — The annual number of estimated number of norovirus cases annually in the UK is approximately 800,000 greater than previously estimated, new research ... read more

Malaria Vaccine Target's Invasion Partner Uncovered

Feb. 10, 2017 — A team has discovered how a promising malarial vaccine target -- the protein RH5 -- helps parasites to invade human red blood cells. The study reveals that a previously mysterious protein on the ... read more

American Cancer Society Endorses Two-Dose Regimen for HPV Vaccination

Feb. 7, 2017 — The American Cancer Society has endorsed updated recommendations on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination supporting a two-dose schedule for boys and girls who initiate the vaccine at ages 9 to ... read more

Zika Virus Blindfolds Immune Alarm Cells

Feb. 2, 2017 — Dendritic cells are 'sentinel' cells that alert the rest of the immune system when they detect viral infection. When Zika virus infects them, it shuts down interferon signaling, one route ... read more

Majority of Americans Say Benefits of Childhood Vaccines Outweigh Risks

Feb. 2, 2017 — Despite debate about the safety of childhood vaccines among some groups in the public, 82% of Americans support requiring children attending public school to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Beginning in the mid-1980s, an epidemic of severe invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes), also known as group A streptococcus (GAS), occurred in the United States, Europe, ... read more

Scientists Prove New Approach to Polio Vaccines Works

Feb. 1, 2017 — Scientists have identified new ways to provide vaccines against polio, which do not require the growth of live virus for their ... read more

Jan. 31, 2017 — HIV/SIV-infected cells hide out in areas of lymph nodes that most 'killer' antiviral cells don't have access to. Researchers have identified a group of antiviral T cells that do have ... read more

Programmed Proteins Might Help Prevent Malaria

Jan. 31, 2017 — Malaria is still a global scourge, killing mostly children in tropical regions. Developing an affordable vaccine that can stay stable without refrigeration is a challenge. Now, a lab has reprogrammed ... read more

Genome Secrets of Elusive Human Malaria Species Revealed

Jan. 25, 2017 — The genomes of the two least common species of human malaria parasites have been revealed. These sequences will enable improved surveillance and diagnosis of these rarer parasites that still cause ... read more

Framing by Political Advocacy Groups May Jeopardize Public Understanding of Zika

Jan. 24, 2017 — The public's ability to understand the dangers posed by Zika virus may be jeopardized by advocacy groups linking the virus with culturally charged issues such as illegal immigration and global ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A new study is the first to explore racial factors and how they may influence attitudes and behaviors towards the flu ... read more

Genomic Features of Cervical Cancer Identified

Jan. 23, 2017 — Scientists have identified novel genomic and molecular characteristics of cervical cancer that will aid subclassification and target therapies most appropriate for each patient. The comprehensive ... read more

Scientists Get Best View Yet of Cancer-Causing Virus HPV

Jan. 23, 2017 — New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to ... read more

Team Uncovers Cellular Responses to Bird Flu Vaccine

Jan. 19, 2017 — New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, ... read more

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection in Preclinical Tests

Jan. 19, 2017 — Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is ... read more

HPV Prevalence Rates Among US Men, Vaccination Coverage

Jan. 19, 2017 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study estimates the overall prevalence of ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Many vaccines contain viruses that are inactivated to prevent them from harming recipients. This is generally achieved by adding chemicals. Scientists are now taking a different approach, using ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — How big you are may be as important as what you look like, at least to immune system cells watching for dangerous bacteria and ... read more

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