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Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

...sis and as research reagents in the development of vaccines and inhibitors," summarized the authors. The study has been published in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....

Harnessing Immune System Power Heralds Next Era of Cancer Treatment

... the NCIC. Besides continuing the development of vaccines specifically for breast cancer, the research will involve experiments to stimulate and enhance immune responses against tumours, and the development of more sophisticated imaging technologies to observe the immune stimulating agents. "The team we h...

Therapeutic Cancer Vaccine Trials

...cancer vaccine trials have yet to show evidence of vaccines spurring a patients immune system to shrink tumors -- yet patients who receive these vaccines in trials tend to live longer and respond better to subsequent treatment. In the July 1 issue of ...

Gadrasil Could Prove Effective in Men too

...m. The Conservative government noted that when new vaccines become available, it's critical to make them available to Canadians as soon as possible. On June 20, 2007, the Nova Scotia government announced Gardasil will be offered to seventh grade girls as part of the school-based vaccination program and will...

Hepatitis Day of Reckoning for a Happening Virus

...efore 1985 in the vulnerable areas are at risk; as vaccines for HEP B were not part of the immunization programme. Honing in on the incidence of the HBV virus, experts have said that the virus is more common than the AIDS virus, and can easily spread through contaminated blood and fluids like saliva, brea...

Efficacy of Lyme Disease Vaccination Examined

...e Mellon University, is not convinced that the two vaccines are comparable. I have trouble extrapolating to HPV. They found that people who deliberately took a vaccine understood and took actions based on the benefit of having it to live easier lives. If I get more benefit at the same level of risk, whats w...

Human Trial for Universal Influenza Vaccine Underway

...product and to provide an initial insight into the vaccines effect on the human immune system. Xavier Saelen...laboration with Acambis, they hope that annual flu vaccines can ultimately be replaced by the new, universal flu vaccine. The goal for this vaccine is that t...

Americas Preparations For Flu Outbreak Still Incomplete

...st detailing who will get the first batches of flu vaccines in the event of an outbreak. Plans to coordinate with state and local governments about when to close schools are also still in the works.These updates were delivered recently in a White House briefing on the governments progress in preparing the nat...

Child Health Key Focus Among Muslim Nations

...urged Muslim states to develop and produce its own vaccines to ensure reliable supply and safety. Officials al...bers. Although the OIC has widely approved child vaccines as halal and safe, hardline Islamic leaders have argued that western-made vaccines may contain alcoh...

Memory T Cells Protect the Body from Viruses

...recurrence of the same disease. This is why before vaccines were developed, childhood diseases such as measles...he body from recurrence of the disease. Similarly, vaccines induce the production of memory lymphocytes, but without causing disease. While scientists have lo...

Genetic Variations Leads to Fever After Smallpox Vaccination

...velop a fever over 99 degrees. Fevers related to vaccines are not considered a serious medical issue, but in rare cases they can lead to more severe complications. Individuals who get a fever after the smallpox vaccine occasionally develop myopericarditis, a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the ...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...es of autistic children who are faulting childhood vaccines containing thimerosal. Commentators suggest that ...not been able to establish a firm link between the vaccines in question and the disease. The first case being heard is that of Michelle Cedillos. Her parents,...

Body's Defence Mechanism Against Viral Disease Discovered

... to metastasise, so this research may help develop vaccines that prevent tumour metastases," said Sigal....

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old

... "catch-up" programme for those of 13 to 16. The vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix have been developed to protect against strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer. HPV is the extremely nasty sexually transmitted disease that causes 70% of cervical cancers - a cancer that affects approximately 3,000 women in...

Girls Could Be Vaccinated Against Cervical Cancer in Britain

...ion and Immunisation (JCVI) recommended the use of vaccines to guard against the human papilloma virus (HPV), ...ould not be compulsory. Currently, there are two vaccines -- Gardasil made by Merck and Sanofi Pasteur and Cervarix made by GlaxoSmithKline -- which are desig...

Vietnam Plans Human Trial of Bird Flu Vaccine

... avian influenza vaccine. "Each one of these three vaccines has a different background in biology, and I actually think it's smart that Vietnam is investing in three technologies at this early stage in research and development," he said. He cautioned that developing an H5N1 vaccine was a complex task. "It's n...

Vaccines That Kick Drug Habits, Minimize Withdrawal Symptoms Developed

Researchers have designed a pair of new vaccines that not only fight cocaine and methamphetamine ad... the study, researchers examined the effect of the vaccines on subjects administered to it. Researchers found that study participants began to respond favoura...

Abbott's RealTime Hepatitis B Viral Load Test Receives CE Marking in Europe

...h problem, but preventable with safe and effective vaccines that have been available since 1982. Of the two billion people who have been infected with the hepatitis B virus, more than 350 million have chronic (lifelong) infections. These chronically infected persons are at high risk of death from cirrhosis of...

Poor Health Practices Plague Rajasthan Tribal Women

...rds of their children. They didn't even know which vaccines their children received and when. Only 5 percent children have received all the vaccines in these villages. According to the NGO, the core reason behind this is that people have many miscon...

Non-availability of Anti-rabies Vaccines Put Jackal Bitten Patients in a Fix

...s Gopalganj district, but there are no anti-rabies vaccines in the government hospitals to treat the patients....u Prasad. But the unavailability of anti-rabies vaccines has added to the problems of the patients. "A mad jackal has created havoc among people in some vi...

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