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  • Danish Researchers Achieve Vaccine Breakthrough
    The next generation of vaccines may soon be on the horizon because Danish researchers have discovered a completely new and simple method which sets new standards for the development of vaccines. "The major research breakthrough is that we have created a general and ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Return of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Has Implications for Hospital Care
    With the re-emergence of measles, mumps, diphtheria, and other vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs), many healthcare providers are encountering these diseases—and their potentially serious and even fatal outcomes—for the first time. A special article in ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Study Finds Factors That May Influence Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
    The long-held approach to predicting seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness may need to be revisited, new research suggests. Currently, seasonal flu vaccines are designed to induce high levels of protective antibodies against hemagglutinin (HA), a protein found on the ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Study Examines Safety, Immune Response of Candidate Ebola Vaccines
    In a study appearing in the April 19, 2016 issue of JAMA, Matthew D. Snape, MD, of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a phase 1 trial to evaluate the tolerability and immunogenicity of two candidate Ebola vaccines, an adenovirus type 26 ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Experts Share Their Hopes for Ebola Vaccine
    The World Health Organization (WHO), partners and affected countries are stepping up planning for how to use an Ebola vaccine in response to an outbreak. The Ebola outbreak that struck Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in 2014 prompted the search, on an exceptionally ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Recommendations for Dengue Vaccine
    Dengue is the world’s most extensively spread mosquito-borne virus – in the last 60 years, global incidence of the disease has increased 30-fold. The World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization has recommended that ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Biomarker Discovery Offers Hope for New TB Vaccine
    A team of scientists led by Oxford University has made a discovery that could improve our chances of developing an effective vaccine against tuberculosis (TB). The researchers have identified new biomarkers for tuberculosis which have shown for the first time why immunity ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Flu Vaccine Research Highlights Variable Protection Against Vaccine Strains
    A systematic review of nearly a decade of influenza studies across the globe shows influenza vaccines provided substantial protection against the H1N1 strain that has circulated since the 2009 pandemic, and against type B viruses. The study also found that vaccination ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Particulate Vaccine Delivery Systems May Help Protect Against Infectious Disease Outbreaks
    Most traditional vaccines have safety and efficacy issues, whereas particulate vaccine delivery systems--which utilize nano- or micro-particulate carriers to protect and deliver antigens--are efficient, stable, include molecules to bolster immune responses, and minimize ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Mouse Model to Aid Testing of Zika Vaccine, Therapeutics
    A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has established a mouse model for testing of vaccines and therapeutics to battle Zika virus. The mouse model mimics aspects of the infection in humans, with high levels of the virus seen in the mouse ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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