Navigation Links
Building a better flu vaccine: Add second strain of influenza B
Date:4/6/2010

ST. LOUIS -- Vaccines likely would work better in protecting children from flu if they included both strains of influenza B instead of just one, Saint Louis University research has found.

"Adding a second influenza B virus strain to the seasonal influenza vaccine would take some of the guesswork out of strain selection and help improve the vaccine's ability to prevent influenza," said Robert Belshe, M.D., lead investigator and director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Saint Louis University.

"Since in five of the last 10 years, the influenza B component in the vaccine has been the incorrect one, this seems like an obvious advance to me."

Every spring, scientists predict which strain of influenza will be circulating in the community the following fall. Historically, they choose two different subtypes of influenza A and one of influenza B. When they choose the wrong strain of influenza B, the influenza vaccine is less effective in preventing the disease.

Research findings in the March issue of Vaccine highlight the importance of adding both lines of influenza B into the vaccine to better protect against the flu.

The research team examined how well current vaccines protect against influenza B by looking at the immune response of ferrets that were given FluMist, a live attenuated influenza vaccine manufactured by MedImmune, and at efficacy studies in children who received traditional flu shots or FluMist.

When ferrets were vaccinated against influenza, the ferrets that were exposed to a strain of influenza B virus that did not match what was in the vaccine didn't have a strong antibody response. However they had a vigorous antibody response when given a vaccine that contained both strains of influenza B. This showed that immunizing against one strain of influenza B does not appear to protect against the other strain and that a vaccine containing both influenza B strains is likely to offer grea
'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy Solomon
solomonn@slu.edu
314-977-8017
Saint Louis University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Morehead Presents Webinar on “Building Employee Engagement in a University Healthcare Environment”
2. ACS webinar features tips for finding and building a career in the food and flavor industries
3. Doctor Building Nutritarian Army to Fight Disease
4. 60-Day Free Community Confidence Building and Self-Defense Training
5. Ted Kennedy - Healthcare Rest in Peace Memorial Protest at Senate Russell Building
6. Former Hospital and Office Buildings in Mesquite, Texas, up for Sealed Bid Auction from Sperry Van Ness Accelerated Marketing
7. UM Clinical Research Building awarded prestigious LEED Building Certification
8. 9,000 NYC Buildings Burning Dirty Heating Oil Identified in New Report
9. Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. Acquires the Smyth Professional Building Located in Baltimore, Maryland
10. Edifecs Continues Building a Stellar Management Team
11. Ecumen Building Senior Housing in Apple Valley, Minnesota and Will Manage New Maplewood, Minnesota Property
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Building a better flu vaccine: Add second strain of influenza B
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The federal court ... the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia has ... in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an Order dated ... new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had not proven ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog ... auto insurance policy . , Auto insurance quotes help ... is no longer necessary to call an agent or visit ... online on a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... of Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science ... L-Citrulline before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) ... 1 , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut ... the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are ... for release through White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , ... sacred path available to all of us to walk out of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 JJsHouse.com is a famous dress online ... business announces its latest collection of wedding dresses , ... important issue is the wedding dress on your big day; ... woman’s life. Every bride wants to find the most suitable ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:Find The Most Suitable Wedding Dress At JJsHouse.com 2
... Canada are raising a hue and cry over inadequate facilities in ... ill-equipped and many a times patients have to be treated in ... the B.C. Nurses' Union president Deb McPherson said that the status ... have no privacy and no direct access to a washroom, or ...
... reporting that the traditional method of assessing the heart ... danger //of missing one-third of women who are predisposed ... ,Roger Blumenthal, M.D., an associate professor and director ... Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart Institute ...
... The health services in Australia’s Townsville will be revolutionized after ... the James Cook University (JCU).// A rural medical school has ... JCU. The University’s new clinic will cost A$ 3 million, ... This will serve to give them experience with regard medicine ...
... to Food science and consumer acceptance in Norway the ... do experts to cheese.// ,The food compared was ... expert dairy assessors. The rating was based on reaction ... was difference of opinion in both factions. As a ...
... Researchers from the Pennsylvania State University are trying to determine ... the zebra fish. The team led by Mark Shriver studied ... change in their key gene plays a major role in ... of Science, may not only help explain why people of ...
... against cancer focusing at the molecular and genetic levels, ... coming under increasing scrutiny.// Now scientists at the University ... these supporting cells are indeed key players in the ... ,These findings were arrived at after studying a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Calcium Levels Could Indicate Future Heart Disease Risk 2Health News:Cancer Cells Trigger Supporting Cells to Turn Cancerous 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... VEGAS , Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood America, ... ) ("CBAI" or the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, ... www.sec.gov ) today, and provides an update for shareholders detailing ... shares is requested. Dear Shareholders, As ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial soft ... Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study will ... GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults as ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO GPX-150 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... BOULDER, Colo. , Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is ... Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott ... Takeda Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Amgen throughout the course ... and development. "Scott is a nationally recognized ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
... J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson,s Research awarded about $2.9 ... drugs already approved in other disease indications for potential ... are already known to be safe for humans, they ... use in Parkinson,s patients if they prove effective in ...
... 12 Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX ... development of drugs for the treatment of human viral ... initiated a proof-of-concept study of IDX184, a liver-targeted nucleotide ... Investigational New Drug application (IND) with the U.S. Food ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.9 Million for Two New Parkinson's Disease Clinical Trials 2Idenix Pharmaceuticals Initiates Proof-of-Concept Study of IDX184 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) 2Idenix Pharmaceuticals Initiates Proof-of-Concept Study of IDX184 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) 3Idenix Pharmaceuticals Initiates Proof-of-Concept Study of IDX184 for the Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) 4
For the quantitative in vitro determination of Microalbumin in urine....
Determination of the Thrombin Time by STA Analyzers. Freeze-dried human thrombin (1.5NIH units/mL) with calcium....
Quantitative determination of Fibrinogen by STA Analyzers (Clauss Method). Freeze-dried human thrombin (~100NIH units/mL) with heparin inhibitor and calcium....
Determination of Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (APTT) by STA Analyzers. Cephalin reagent with kaolin activator....
Medicine Products: