More than half of Texas physicians do not always recommend HPV vaccine to girls
... Practices recommends the human papillomavirus vaccination
for all 11- and 12-year-old girls, but results of ... controversy early on with a mandate for universal vaccination
from the governor's office, followed by a swift ... to assess educational needs related to HPV vaccination
among Texas physicians. Kahn and colleagues ...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
... and Chemotherapy , 53. 6: 2510-2516.)
Strategy May Protect Against Both Lethal 1918 and ... Influenza Viruses
A new study suggests that vaccination
with 1918 H1N1 influenza virus-like particles not ... against the 1918 viral challenge. Mucosal vaccination
with 1918 VLPs induced higher levels of ...
Targeting children effective use of limited supplies of flu vaccine and could help control flu spread
... needs to be vaccinated, but suggests that vaccination
programmes for children might help control a ... The researchers argue that targeting children for vaccination
would not only help protect those at greatest ... particular risk from the disease, we believe that vaccination
programmes for the young can be justified," says ...
New study indicates smallpox vaccination effective for decades
... from just one vaccination, even when that vaccination
occurred as much as 88 years ago. They conclude ... Health found permanent immunity was conferred by vaccination
or by survival from an active smallpox infection. ... had childhood smallpox, and 29 with no history of vaccination
or smallpox were included.
Although the ...
Flu shot protects kids -- even during years with a bad vaccine match
... this month. "Conservatively, we can estimate that vaccination
for flu could prevent 2,250 hospitalizations and ... compared to those who were not. Partial vaccination
(receiving one shot when two are recommended) did ... receive full vaccination. Receiving only partial vaccination
has not been shown to protect children from flu, ...
Midge-hunting scientists tackle spread of devastating bluetongue virus
... practice for use of insecticides and timing of vaccination
of animals against this economically important ... both to directly affected farmers and, if vaccination
coverage is poor, to those living in neighbouring ... areas of the south east and East Anglia through vaccination
and vigilance but we know that we couldn't have ...
Defining DNA differences to track and tackle typhoid
... that these mapping data can be used to target vaccination
campaigns more successfully with the aim of ... dead end in humans.
"We believe that concerted vaccination
programmes, combined with epidemiological studies ... causing infection, identify carriers and direct vaccination
programmes most efficiently. It is a remarkable ...
Prostate cancer: Watchful wait or vaccinate?
The researchers created a prime-boost vaccination
scheme using two kinds of vaccines and tested it ... by an army of immune system cells, Kast said. The vaccination
turned the cancer into a chronic, manageable disease.
strategy also works with other antigens, Kast ...
An Alzheimer's vaccine?
... process. The mice who received the vaccination
showed a significant reduction in the build-up of ... who led the study. They certainly show that this vaccination
approach warrants additional investigation as a ... will not necessarily have in another.
approachgetting the immune system to clean up the ...
Influenza vaccine causes weaker immune response for children of rural Gabon than in semi-urban areas
... Researchers have found that vaccination
against influenza strains seem to be more ... already present in the majority of sera before vaccination
indicating that influenza strains have already ... In addition, these studies suggest that influenza vaccination
will be less effective in rural children than in ...
Personalized treatment for early lung cancer
... patients will benefit from the treatment.
"Because the benefits of vaccination
will be limited to a subgroup of patients, strategies to define these ... major clinical relevance, as only these patients might be candidates for vaccination
in the future." A larger, phase III, trial of the vaccine is now underway. ...
Novel lung cancer vaccine shows promise in fighting early-stage lung cancer
... whose tumors expressed MAGE-A3, preliminary results showed that the vaccination
reduced the risk of recurrence and the need for repeat surgery."
may be a promising alternative treatment solution for lung cancer patients ...
African-Americans aware and accepting, but often do not receive, the HPV vaccine
... Health is funding research to develop ways to increase the rate of HPV vaccination
among those at highest risk. HPV vaccination
prevents cervical cancer by inoculating against the human papillomavirus. ...
Texas Hospital nation's first to use large-scale 'cocoon strategy' against whooping cough
... announced that it will implement the nations first major cocoon strategy vaccination
program to protect newborn infants from the life-threatening infection ... serious pertussis disease in our community.
Using the cocoon strategy vaccination
model to prevent whooping cough has been recommended by the CDC since ...
Research sheds new light on how diseases jump across species
... once its in the hosts system.
Current conservation policies include vaccination
of wild animal populations, but this is not appropriate for logistical or biological reasons for most species. Alternative strategies include vaccination
of neighbouring domestic and feral dog populations, which prevents CDV ...
Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma
... of 4.5 years (range 2.4 to 7.4) for the 30 surviving patients. Although not a direct comparison, the results are superior to those observed following vaccination
with irradiated tumor cells in 48 melanoma patients in a previous trial (64 vs. 31 months, p=.016). Eight patients in the dendritic cell vaccine ...
Bioterrorism and disaster preparedness explored in special issue of Medical Decision Making
... in disaster response, and good model reporting of the disaster response.
"Evaluating the Capability and Cost of a Mass Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccination
Clinic via Computer Simulation"
This research set out to determine the best way a clinic could vaccinate as many as 15,000 clients in 17 hours, ...
Ethiopian government celebrates rinderpest eradication
... in remote, marginalized areas of Ethiopia as community-based animal health workers (CAHWs). Most could not read or write, but mastered the cattle vaccination
process by attending special training courses in the field, designed by Ethiopia's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) and Tufts ...
Penn-Wistar team gains insight into HIV vaccine failure
... no significant difference in activation or expansion of CD4 T-cells in either the high- or the low-Ad5 antibody groups.
"It doesn't appear that vaccination
increases the pool of potentially infectable CD4 T-cells in people with pre-existing immunity to Ad5," Ertl says. "When you look at the data ...
22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey
The role of genetic factors in adult ADHD
The future of schizophrenia
Are the monoamines involved in shaping conduct disorder?
for Alzheimers disease in dementia
Novel treatment for smoking
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): new perspectives for ...
Amarna Therapeutics B.V. and TNO announce SVac research and development partnership
... of our time including genetic disorders, autoimmune diseases, allergies and cancer. Amarna Therapeutics acts at the forefront of the therapeutic vaccination
and gene therapy markets. Both markets are rapidly growing to reach an estimated 40 billion Euro’s in 2015. I’m convinced that the ...
Government of Canada announces funding for research on the H1N1 flu virus
... vaccine evaluation. The network will strengthen Canada's capacity to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a pandemic influenza vaccine and vaccination
The network was created through a partnership between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Public Health Agency of ...
Cost-effective measures could stop child pneumonia deaths
... control strategies. Programs to promote better community-based treatment of pneumonia, promotion of exclusive breastfeeding, zinc supplementation and vaccination
for Hib and S. pneumoniae were found to be the most cost-effective interventions. The burning of solid fuels like wood, for cooking and heating, was ...
22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
The future of schizophrenia
The role of genetic factors in adult ADHD
Is the monoamines involved in shaping conduct disorder?
for Alzheimers disease in dementia
Novel treatment for smoking
Deep Brain Stimulation: new perspectives for treatment
A recipe for dog bite injuries: Kids, dogs and warm weather
... ownership and owner's use of restraint, time of the incident, the child's past history of dog bites, location of the incident and the dog's vaccination
"This information is important to be able to identify trends and develop and promote prevention strategies," says Behar.
HPV vaccine may prevent preterm births
... 220 preterm births per 100 000 births could be caused by surgical treatment. Nearly 60 % of these may be prevented by the HPV-vaccine, assuming that vaccination
coverage is 90 %. This would mean that 35-128 preterm births per 100 000 births could be avoided. If 4 % of pregnant women are treated with ...
Fractional dose of scarce meningitis vaccine may be effective in outbreak control
... In view of the current shortage of meningococcal vaccines for Africa, the use of 1/5 fractional doses should be considered as an alternative in mass vaccination
campaigns. The study's findings contributed to a 2007 WHO recommendation that a fractional dosing strategy be utilized in the event of severe vaccine ...
ASU researchers receive NIH awards for studies of malaria and emergent disease
... Africa, Escalante says that little information presently exists with regard to its genetic diversity. Targeting parasite proteins, either by vaccination
or chemotherapeutic drugs, requires an understanding of how the parasites have evolved and the extent and maintenance of their variation.
Avian flu threat: New approach needed
... by over $2bn of public money, has affected the livelihoods and businesses of millions. Markets have been restructured, surveillance and poultry vaccination
campaigns implemented, and over two billion birds have died or been culled. Simultaneously substantial investment has been made in human and animal ...
Bird flu vaccine protects people and pets
... vaccine protects birds and mammals against different flu strains and can even be given to birds while they are still in their eggs, allowing the mass vaccination
of wild birds.
The emergence of bird flu has posed a major challenge to scientists designing vaccines as it can infect a number of different ...
Researchers develop new self-training gene prediction program for fungi
... in developing and producing critical pharmaceuticals. Gene prediction can also help to identify potential targets for therapeutic intervention and vaccination
against pathogenic fungi.
"While we previously showed that our unsupervised training program worked well to predict genes in many eukaryotes, it ...
HPV DNA test identifies cervical pre-cancerous disease in developing countries with 90% success rate
... carcinogenic Human Papilloma Virus and - because it is possible to stop the infectious cycle and therefore the disease - are completely preventable. vaccination
against HPV shows promise for future generations and is currently being implemented in the UK, mostly in young school-aged girls. However, the ...
Vaccine against HER2-positive breast cancer offers complete protection in lab
... of the native HER2 receptor structure. "With this vaccine, I am quite certain the receptor is functionally dead," she said.
"The greatest power of vaccination
is protection against initial cancer development, and that is our ultimate goal with this treatment," Wei said.
Immune system protein accurate predictor of survival in pediatric septic shock
... breathing. The resulting condition, in which multiple organs malfunction, is called septic shock.
Apart from antibiotics, supportive care and vaccination
strategies, no specific therapies are approved by the FDA for pediatric septic shock.
For their study, Dr. Wong and colleagues obtained blood ...
Identification of protein able to stimulate production of T-cells
... age-related decline of the immune system. "Thymic atrophy is a major public health problem," said Dr. Perreault.
"It compromises the efficacy of vaccination
and weakens the resistance to common viruses, for instance to the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which is responsible each year for the ...
A step forward in virology
... especially among the indigenous population of North America who became infected by European settlers. Pox was the first viral disease against which a vaccination
was developed. In 1771, the first rudimentary vaccine was produced from cowpox viruses, which protected people from the sequelae of the disease. ...
Effective cancer immune therapy through order in the blood vessels
... were still alive after 48 weeks into the investigation, all animals with normal Rgs5 formation had died from cancer after 35 weeks at the latest. vaccination
with tumor-specific proteins also resulted in improved survival times of Rgs5-deficient mice, while it showed no effect in control animals.
Biomarkers allow doctors to match therapy to patient
Following vaccination, immunologic responses were similar as measured by delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction; however, patients in the vaccination
arm who were low-expressors of HER2 demonstrated an increased number of E75-specific CD8+ T cells when compared with the vaccinated over-expressors. ...
Mesothelin engineered on virus-like particles provides treatment clues for pancreatic cancer
... single drug is not effective.
Yao and her colleagues are seeking U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to begin studies using their vaccination
on people suffering from pancreatic cancer.
If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands
... They also warn that, in the event of a flu pandemic, good hand hygiene will be the first line of defence during the early critical period before mass vaccination
becomes available. This new report follows on from a study published last month in the British Medical Journal which indicated that physical ...