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  • Scientists Design Universal Flu Vaccine
    An international team of scientists has designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions. The vaccine could give protection for up to 88 percent of known flu strains worldwide in a single shot, ...More
    8 hours ago Posted in News
  • HHS Supports Next-Generation Anthrax Vaccine Into Advanced Development
    An anthrax vaccine that may be effective in as few as two doses is moving forward in development with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The five-year, ...More
    11 hours ago Posted in News
  • First Large Clinical Trial of Flu Vaccines Designed to Prevent Heart and Lung-Related Illness Begins
    Heart disease patients enrolled in a clinical trial -- designed to test whether a stronger dose of the influenza vaccine can prevent death or hospitalization due to a heart attack, heart failure, stroke or pneumonia -- have begun receiving their first flu shots in Toronto ...More
    2 days ago Posted in News
  • BARDA Funding to Speed Development of Zika Vaccine
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced a contract to develop an inactivated vaccine candidate to prevent the Zika virus infection and thereby the associated ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Standard Pertussis Vaccine Immunity Wanes Substantially Over Time
    The current vaccine for pertussis, or whooping cough, is highly effective at protecting people from the disease during the first three years after vaccination, but immunity wanes significantly over the subsequent four years, and there is little protection after seven years, ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Adults Can Protect Themselves With Pneumococcal Vaccines
    There are two vaccines that provide protection against pneumococcal disease. Talk to your healthcare professional to make sure you are up to date on these and other recommended vaccines. Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease kills thousands of adults, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Antibody Discovery Could Help Create Improved Flu Vaccines
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators report they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains – including those the body hasn’t yet encountered. The body’s ability to make the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Harness Antibody Evolution on the Path to an AIDS Vaccine
    A series of new studies led by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) describe a potential vaccination strategy to jump-start the selection and evolution of broadly effective antibodies to prevent HIV ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Reveals Potential Improvements for Effectiveness of Meningococcal Vaccines
    A study conducted by UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) scientists shows greatly improved protective antibody responses to a new mutant vaccine antigen for prevention of disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis -- also known as ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Mouse Model Technology Could Speed the Search for an AIDS Vaccine
    Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a technology to quickly generate mouse models for testing and tweaking potential HIV vaccines. Such models could speed up the quest for the AIDS field's "holy grail"-- a vaccine that elicits broadly neutralizing ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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