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Study shows cancer vaccines led to long-term survival for patients with metastatic melanoma

... a clinical study showing patient-specific cancer vaccines derived from patients' own cancer cells and ... Tumor Cells as Patient-Specific Anti-Tumor vaccines in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma," was ... the potential these types of personalized cancer vaccines have for patients diagnosed with metastatic ...

American Chemical Society weekly presspac -- June 10, 2009

... a food poisoning microbe to carry medicines and vaccines Molecular Pharmaceutics Scientists have ... potential new way of giving patients medicine and vaccines in pills rather than injections. The study is in ... of injections. But many medicines and vaccines cannot be given by mouth because they would be ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird and seasonal flu viruses

... Ruben Donis, chief of the Molecular Virology and vaccines Branch at CDC. vaccines consisting of attenuated or killed virus do not ... a significant threat to human health. While vaccines can control influenza, they are not always ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird, seasonal flu viruses

... Donis, PhD, chief of the Molecular Virology and vaccines Branch at CDC. vaccines consisting of attenuated or killed virus do not ... a significant threat to human health. While vaccines can control influenza, they are not always ...

Vaccines and autism: Many hypotheses, but no correlation

... many studies refuting the claim of a link between vaccines and autism. The review, in the February 15, 2009 ... these claims. "When one hypothesis of how vaccines cause autism is refuted, another invariably ... Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Fears about vaccines are pushing down immunization rates and having a ...

Researchers recreate SARS virus, open door for potential defenses against future strains

... step forward in their ability to find effective vaccines and treatments for any strain of SARS virus that ... he said. "The key problem is that many of the vaccines and therapeutics targeting the 2002-2003 epidemic ... animals will allow researchers to search for vaccines and treatments that would be effective against ...

New type of vaccines deliver stronger and faster immune response

... known, represents an advance on the original DNA vaccines and generates new vaccines with greatly enhanced properties. The platform ... and could have enormous potential. In principle, vaccines of this type could be used to inoculate against a ...

UT Southwestern researcher awarded Gates Foundation grant for novel vaccine development

... is a collaborator on the project. Currently, vaccines are developed using dead or attenuated microbes, ... advantage to using peptoids to develop mimetic vaccines is that these vaccines would not be limited in their effectiveness to a ...

Bird flu vaccine protects people and pets

... posed a major challenge to scientists designing vaccines as it can infect a number of different animals, ... important limitation in the current design of flu vaccines is that they are usually species specific. Our ... is unrealistic to consider preparing different vaccines specifically tailored to different animal species ...

RNA molecules, delivery system improve vaccine responses, effectiveness

... lead to more efficient and more disease-specific vaccines against infectious diseases has been developed by ... is a delivery system that provides DNA-based vaccines along with RNA which allows us to significantly ... tailor the immune response because, Singh says, vaccines for parasitic infections may need more of an ...

ACS PressPac -- Sept. 17, 2008

... male contraceptive Toward more effective drugs, vaccines for fighting HIV Journalists' Resources: ... Sept. 22, 2008 Toward more effective drugs, vaccines for fighting HIV Chemical & Engineering News ... reporting progress toward a wave of new drugs and vaccines that could significantly improve the health and ...

Syracuse University partners with Serum Institute of India to develop vaccines for children

... India could lead to better access to life-saving vaccines for children living in some of the most ... College of Arts and Sciences, to develop new oral vaccines against tetanus and rotavirus, a severe form of ... India produces and supplies low-cost, life-saving vaccines for children and adults living in low-income ...

Nano vaccine for hepatitis B shows promise for third world

... many of them children. Even with three effective vaccines available, hepatitis B remains a stubborn, ... refrigerated conditions required for the current vaccines are costly and hard to come by. It's often ... an antigen already used in existing hepatitis B vaccines to activate the body's immune defenses. "Our ...

From foe to friend: Researchers use salmonella as a way to administer vaccines in the body

... would be a key component to a new way to deliver vaccines in animals and humans. If fully developed, the new method could be used to administer vaccines to many of those who do not benefit from traditional vaccines because of their cost, because of drug resistance ...

VaxInnate to discuss seasonal and pandemic flu vaccines during BIO 2008 this week

... for producing seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccines during BIO 2008 here this week. VaxInnate ... approach to developing and producing influenza vaccines is based upon a proprietary combination of ... bacterial expression for production of influenza vaccines does not require costly expansion of ...

New technology for boosting vaccine efficiency

... This is called a recombinant vaccine. Recombinant vaccines give the most hope today as anti-viral and ... A lot of research groups rushed to enhance their vaccines by fusing different viral proteins used in vaccines with specific transport signals directing the ...

New vaccine may give long-term defense against deadly bird flu and its variant forms

... technology, a couple of problems with existing vaccines used to fight annual flu outbreaks are solved. Problems with current influenza vaccines include that they are made from eggs, a process ... populations, the egg supply needed to produce vaccines would be drastically cut. The new vaccine uses ...

Vaccine for Ebola virus

... who have successfully tested several Ebola vaccines in primates and are now looking to adapt them for ... in getting the right staff and facilities, vaccines for viruses like Ebola, Marburg and Lassa fever ... in non-human primates. One of the candidate vaccines is about to be tested on people for the first ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 19, 2008

... RELEASE Toward a new generation of vaccines for malaria and other diseases Accounts of ... for designing the next generation of synthetic vaccines that could lead to more effective treatments for ... diseases could result in new, more effective vaccines to help fight these diseases, the scientists say. ...

New hope for hepatitis C sufferers

... a $2 million five-year project to develop new vaccines and explore better treatment options for ... and HCV/hepatitis C. The development of vaccines and better treatments for both these viruses are ... in disease progression, Dr Beard said. He said vaccines had been trialled for HIV, but with little ...

Prostate cancer: Watchful wait or vaccinate?

... therapeutic prostate cancer vaccines, Kast says. vaccines now in testing are designed to treat men whose ... (PSCA), the protein target of some therapeutic vaccines under development. PSCA, a membrane protein, is ... prime-boost vaccination scheme using two kinds of vaccines and tested it in 8-week-old mice that were ...

Iowa State researchers look for smaller, cheaper, 1-dose vaccines

... of researchers is hoping to find a way to produce vaccines that work better, use smaller doses and require ... the doctor's office. Traditionally, injectable vaccines have often been prepared from killed bacteria. ... This combination of new approaches will allow vaccines doses to be smaller, safer and induce fewer side ...

UTMB researchers to be honored at 'Oscars of invention'

... allow researchers to speed the development of vaccines are being honored tonight at a showcase known as ... and cheaply screen large numbers of prospective vaccines and therapeutic compounds. The technology, ... that will have a big impact on the way we develop vaccines in the future, Nichols said. This is the one of ...

Flu vaccine in painless skin patches under development at Emory, Georgia Tech with NIH grants

... should significantly impact the way that other vaccines are delivered." The project team has extensive ... the use of hypodermic needles could make vaccines more widely available and address the problem of ... is working to improve the effectiveness of flu vaccines through a number of different projects studying ...

First genetically-engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

... of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Professor Cowman said similar vaccines had been tested in mice and offered 100 per cent protection against ... in animal models and humans in developing the vaccine. "Although vaccines are under development that use whole malaria parasites weakened by ...

Avian flu research sheds light on swine flu outbreak

... one of the sites where human antibodies created in response to current vaccines would bind. "Because the binding site of the mutant virus is different ... anticipated," said Perez. "We should keep this in mind when designing vaccines for an avian flu pandemic in humans." However, scientists cannot ...

HIV pays a price for invisibility

... infection to rapidly proceed to clinical illness. This study suggests that vaccines should be designed to produce a T cell response against a number of different viral peptides something that experimental human vaccines so far have yet to achieve. ...

New evidence explains poor infant immune response to certain vaccines, says MU researcher

... require some time after birth to mature to a point where the benefits of vaccines can be fully realized. Habib Zaghouani, a professor of molecular ... had responded to the antigen given at birth. "Perhaps we should test vaccines at a very early age in animals to establish a regimen with the most ...

Researchers find chink in the armor of viral 'tummy bug'

... cells and reproduce rapidly, causing illness," he said. "Rotavirus vaccines are still in their infancy, as problems emerged with the first vaccine that was trialled a number of years ago. While other vaccines are now in clinical use, new directions are required in the development of ...

Life Sciences Discovery Fund awards health research program grants

... multi-institutional program to stimulate discovery and development of vaccines for widespread use Scientific and financial constraints throughout the ... of candidate vaccines. Because of these challenges, the firms that develop vaccines do so only when validated animal tests or human clinical trials ...

Research identifies type of vaccine that holds promise in protecting against TB

... BCG vaccine. Researchers compared five immune functions induced by the vaccines and found that the investigational vaccine induced more powerful responses ... despite the availability of a tuberculosis vaccine," Hoft said. "New vaccines are urgently needed to reduce this immense burden of TB." The World ...

Scientists determine drug target for the most potent botulinum neurotoxin

... ounce can cause muscle paralysis and eventual death. Although experimental vaccines administered prior to exposure can inhibit the destructive action of this ... the successes we have realized in developing effective next-generation vaccines to protect our citizens against the toxins deadly effects prior to ...

Veterinary college researchers explore function of biofilm in bovine respiratory disease

... provides to H. somni then we can develop more successful and efficacious vaccines for this and other biofilm diseases, said Inzana. A biofilm is an ... and the brain causing further damage and eventually death. While vaccines against H. somni are currently on the market, none have proven to be ...

Solving an avian scourge could also provide benefits to human health

... several researchers and commercial enterprises have developed Salmonella vaccines for animal health, but they are only effective against a few strains. ... vaccines. Curtiss international team alone has already developed two vaccines that are effective against Salmonella in livestock. By freeing animals ...

Texas Hospital nation's first to use large-scale 'cocoon strategy' against whooping cough

... adolescents and adults who have lost their immunity from their childhood vaccines and need a booster vaccine. While this population has less severe ... This program enables us to provide whooping cough education and booster vaccines to adolescent and adult family members who need it, helping protect the ...

Ebola virus disarmed by excising a single gene

... feared of exotic pathogens. Due to its virulent nature, and because no vaccines or treatments are available, scientists studying the agent have had to ... expensive, basic research that is the basis for any potential drugs or vaccines to thwart the virus has been limited to perhaps half a dozen labs ...

MIT finds key to avian flu in humans

... monitor the evolution of avian flu strains and aid in the development of vaccines against a deadly flu pandemic. The researchers found that a virus's ... alpha 2-6 receptors. That knowledge could help them create vaccines tailored to combat a potential pandemic. Similarly, these findings will ...

Multiple species of bacteria may cause trachoma: Implications for treatment

... of bacteria are involved in trachoma would involve a re-evaluation of vaccines and treatment programmes. It is accepted that Chlamydia trachomatis (C. ... findings are confirmed in other trachoma-endemic regions, then future vaccines and treatments w ill need to combat all these bacteria and not just C. ...

Scripps research team blocks bacterial communication system to prevent deadly staph infections

... Scripps Research and a vaccine expert who has worked on the development of vaccines for obesity and drugs of addiction, among other problems. The genes ... induce production of antibodies to block quorum sensing. He says such vaccines could, for instance, be given to patients entering the hospital for ...

New nanoparticle vaccine is more effective but less expensive

... Switzerland, have developed and patented a nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost ... along, this memory kicks in and the intruder is quickly eradicated. Most vaccines protect against viruses or bacteria, but vaccine techniques are also being ...
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