Clinical Interventions

Monkey-Infecting Virus May Provide Part of Future HIV Vaccine

May 22, 2019

A protein from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), which can infect monkeys and apes, has shown promise as a potential component of a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), in a new study from scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California.

Researchers Create a Better Way to Transport Life-Saving Vaccines

May 21, 2019

Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the way for life-saving anti-viral vaccines to reach remote and impoverished regions of the world.

New Single Vaccination Approach to Killer Diseases

May 21, 2019

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat influenza and pneumococcal infections, the world’s most deadly respiratory diseases.

New Findings Could Lead to Improved Vaccinations Against STIs

May 17, 2019

In a study published today in the Nature Communications, researchers from King's College London have shown how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used as a vaccination strategy for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

The IP and Microbiology: A Q&A

May 15, 2019

ICT asked Loretta Litz Fauerbach, MS, FSHEA, FAPIC, CIC, of Fauerbach & Associates, LLC, about the imperatives relating to infection preventionists' grasp of clinical microbiology in their HAI-prevention work.