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  • Modified Experimental Vaccine Protects Against Malaria in Primate Model
    Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight monkeys that received it against challenge with the ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • NIH Issues Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
    Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the NIAID, and Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD, director of the Division of AIDS at NIAID, have issued the following statement:    "Much progress has been made in HIV/AIDS research since the disease was first recognized in 1981. Today, ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Take an Important Step Toward an HIV Vaccine
    Vaccines are an essential tool for preventing and treating serious infectious diseases such as polio, chicken pox and measles. But so far it has not been possible to develop vaccines capable of contributing to the treatment and prevention of chronic infectious diseases such ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Finalizes Vaccine Recommendation for Adults Traveling to Areas With Cholera
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s recommendation for the use of a cholera vaccine in adults traveling to areas with cholera is now final. The final recommendation was published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • U.S.-Licensed Yellow Fever Vaccine Supply to be Depleted by Mid-2017
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines a plan to ensure a continuous yellow fever vaccine supply in the United States following the anticipated depletion of the U.S.-licensed YF-VAX® yellow fever vaccine in mid-2017, according to a Morbidity and ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • CDC Recommends Meningococcal Vaccines for Preteens and Teens
    Meningococcal disease is not very common in the United States, but teens and young adults are at increased risk. There are licensed vaccines to help prevent the most common types of meningococcal disease in the United States. All 11- to 12-year-olds should be vaccinated ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Early Blood Signatures of Vaccine Immunogenicity
    Within seven days of vaccination, a blood test early after vaccination can predict whether vaccines based on living, modified viruses have had the desired effect. This is one of the results of a new study from a large European research collaboration on systems analysis of ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Tiny 'Cages' Could Keep Vaccines Safe at High Temperatures
    Vaccines and antibodies could be transported and stored without refrigeration by capturing them in tiny silica 'cages,' a discovery which could make getting vital medicines to remote or dangerous places much easier, cheaper and safer. Vaccines and many other medicines ...More
    April 24, 2017 Posted in News
  • Recommendation Against Inhaled Flu Vaccine is Good -- for Now
    Recent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the U.S. if the inhaled vaccine becomes effective again or if not having the choice of the needle-less vaccine substantially ...More
    April 24, 2017 Posted in News
  • First Live-Attenuated Vaccine Candidate Completely Protects Against Zika Infection
    The first live-attenuated Zika vaccine still in the development stage completely protected mice against the virus after a single vaccination dose, according to new research from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Instituto Evandro Chagas at the Ministry ...More
    April 12, 2017 Posted in News
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