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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

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

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

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

Jan. 16, 2017 — For many infectious diseases, a single bout of the illness protects a person against contracting it again. Sometimes, the infecting microbe persists in the body long after symptoms resolve. Now, ... read more

Malaria Elimination: Vaccines Should Be Tested on Larger Groups of Volunteers

Jan. 12, 2017 — To find an effective vaccine against malaria it is crucial to test candidate vaccines on larger groups of people than previously thought -- according to a new study. Researchers developed a ... read more

Target Freshers to Halt Spread of Meningitis, Say Researchers

Jan. 12, 2017 — A campaign targeted at students arriving at university for the first time could hold the key to reducing the spread of meningitis and septicemia, say researchers in ... read more

Sharing of Data to Combat Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Jan. 12, 2017 — To protect people against potentially deadly infectious disease outbreaks, it is critical that scientists and governments rapidly share information about the pathogens that cause them. A new shows ... read more

Study Finds Vaccination Is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Rabies Deaths in India

Jan. 11, 2017 — Every year in India, about 20,000 people die from rabies. Most of the victims are children. Nearly all of the deaths occur after victims are bitten by rabid dogs. For years, experts have debated the ... read more

Strep Spreads by Harnessing Immune Defenses of Those Infected

Jan. 11, 2017 — The bacteria that cause most cases of pneumonia worldwide secrete a toxin that helps them jump from one body to the next -- with help from the hosts' immune ... read more

Sudden Drop in Outdoor Temperature Increases the Risk of Respiratory Infections

Jan. 11, 2017 — You can pretty much put a mark in your calendar for when the annual flu epidemic begins. Using 20,000 virus samples and weather statistics, researchers have now discovered more details about how ... read more

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