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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

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

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

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

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a ... read more

Plant-Based Polio Booster Vaccine

July 20, 2016 — Scientists have developed an oral vaccine booster for polio by manipulating plants to express a protein found in the polio virus. Tests with sera from immunized mice show that the booster confers ... read more

First Widely Protective Vaccine Against Chlamydia

July 19, 2016 — The first steps towards developing a vaccine against an insidious sexual transmitted infection (STI) have been ... read more

Intranasal Flu Vaccine Produces Long-Lasting Immune Response in Mice

July 18, 2016 — Intranasal flu vaccines may be able to provide long-lasting protection against pandemic flu strains, according to a new study from ... read more

July 18, 2016 — With nearly 3.2 billion people currently at risk of contracting malaria, scientists have experimentally developed a live, genetically attenuated vaccine for Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for ... read more

July 15, 2016 — It has a funny name -- coxsackievirus -- but there's nothing funny about how this tiny germ and its close relatives sicken their hosts. Researchers have designed a genetic modification to one ... read more

Zika Epidemic Likely to End Within Three Years

July 14, 2016 — The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The Zika virus is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the team cautioned any ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Cancer treatment in people could be transformed thanks to a study on treating cancer in animals. Injecting oncolytic viruses (viruses that target cancer cells) intravenously into the spleen allows ... read more

HPV Vaccine Can Protect Women Across a Broad Age Range

July 13, 2016 — The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is safe and efficacious across a wide age range of women, new research shows. The international study found that it protects against HPV infection in women ... read more

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

New Immunotherapy Combo Effectively Treats Advanced Brain Cancer in Pre-Clinical Models

July 7, 2016 — A new breakthrough combination treatment has been developed that utilizes a vaccine to activate an immune response against advanced brain ... 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

July 1, 2016 — Researchers have developed an E. coli-based transport capsule designed to help next-generation vaccines do a more efficient and effective job than today's immunizations. The research highlights ... 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

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