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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Financial Math May Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine

Apr. 7, 2017 — Using computational tools inspired by financial math models developed to predict changes in stock prices, researchers were able to accurately predict how different properties of the HIV surface ... read more

Protein Detected That Increases Effectiveness of Vaccines

Apr. 7, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer. The finding allows for greater understanding ... read more

Deploying an Ancient Defense to Kill Cancer

Apr. 3, 2017 — What if your body's ancient defenses against invading bacteria could be hijacked to help kill cancer? In a small sarcoma trial, scientists have found signs of immune attack after injections of a ... read more

Maternal Pertussis Vaccination Reduces Risk for Newborns by More Than 90 Percent

Apr. 3, 2017 — Among infants of women who received the Tdap pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy, the risk of contracting pertussis was reduced by an estimated 91 percent during the first two months of life ... read more

Previous Exposure to Flaviviruses Increases Effects of Zika

Mar. 30, 2017 — Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice ... read more

'On-Off Switch' Brings Researchers a Step Closer to Potential HIV Vaccine

Mar. 29, 2017 — Scientists are pursuing an HIV vaccine using a weakened form of HIV. In a recent study, they demonstrated an 'on-off switch' that would shut off replication of the weakened form of HIV ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — A method to analyze the glycan shield on HIV's protective outer glycoprotein has been developed as a potential HIV vaccine candidate, report ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have identified proteins that enable deadly malaria parasites to 'walk through cell walls' -- a superpower that was revealed using the Institute's first insectary to grow ... read more

'Substantial' Room for Improvement in HPV Vaccination Coverage, Study Finds

Mar. 28, 2017 — While an HPV vaccine became available over 10 years ago, a study finds that there is “substantial” room for improvement in the way it is recommended and discussed. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is ... read more

A Little Nudge May Provide a Big Boost to Flu Vaccination Rates

Mar. 27, 2017 — Currently, only 44 percent of adults in the United States receive an annual flu vaccination. But, a new study suggests that a simple behavioral economics technique may be able to help. In the study, ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — Through experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellent, the outer layers of proteins in virus capsids ... read more

Effective One-Shot Vaccination of Newborns Moves Closer to Reality

Mar. 23, 2017 — Newborns are highly vulnerable to infections and don't respond optimally to most vaccines because their young immune systems typically mount weak antibody responses. Now, researchers report ... read more

Mar. 23, 2017 — A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility, certain autoimmune ... read more

States Can Lower Risk of Measles Outbreak by Strengthening Exemption Policies

Mar. 21, 2017 — States with weaker non-medical exemption policies for vaccinations can reduce the likelihood of a measles outbreak 140 to 190 percent by strengthening them, a new study ... read more

First Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Mar. 17, 2017 — A clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been released for the prevention of cervical ... read more

How Gut Inflammation Drives the Evolution of Harmful Bacteria

Mar. 16, 2017 — Inflammation in the gut helps bacterial viruses spread to other strains of bacteria and promotes their success, a new study in mice ... read more

Researchers Map Pathways to Protective Antibodies for an HIV Vaccine

Mar. 15, 2017 — A research team has described both the pathway of HIV protective antibody development and a synthetic HIV outer envelope mimic that has the potential to induce the antibodies with ... read more

Hepatitis C Mutations 'Outrun' Immune Systems, Lab Study Shows

Mar. 15, 2017 — Unlike its viral cousins hepatitis A and B, hepatitis C virus (HCV) has eluded the development of a vaccine and infected more than 170 million people worldwide. Now, researchers report that a novel ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A two-vaccine regimen to protect against Ebola virus disease induced an immune response that persisted for approximately one year in healthy adult volunteers, according to results from a Phase 1 ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — A new method that can precisely track the replication of yellow fever virus in individual host immune cells has been developed by researchers. The technique could aid the development of new vaccines ... read more

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