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Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination

... Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that polio vaccination in the United States has resulted in a...trospectively demonstrate the enormous benefits of polio vaccination appears as part of a special issue on polio in the December 2006 issue of Risk Analysis....

'Protecting virus' offers instant flu protection and converts flu infections into their own vaccines

...is works well for many diseases, such as smallpox, polio and measles, but is much less effective with influenza, as the coat of the flu virus is continually changing. Vaccination against one strain of flu, for instance H3N2, is totally ineffective against another, such as H5N1. This is especially problema...

Research holds promise for herpes vaccine

...code would remain intact. Measles, mumps, rubella, polio and yellow fever vaccines are all made from attenuated viruses. Research in recent decades has focused on subunit vaccines, which are made from one piece of a virus (a protein subunit). Subunit vaccines are safer than attenuated virus vaccines bec...

Mayo Clinic study suggests that a central nervous system viral infection can lead to memory deficits

...y include those that cause foot-and-mouth disease, polio and hepatitis A. Researchers were intrigued by the...ause a variety of brain injuries. For example, the polio virus can cause paralysis. It can injure the spinal cord and different parts of the brain responsibl...

Rhesus monkeys in Nepal may provide new alternative for HIV/AIDS research

... discovery of vaccines to prevent diseases such as polio and yellow fever, and represent one of the most widely used primate models for AIDS-related research. India, however, banned the export of all macaques in 1978, thus leading to the current shortage. Although China has been exporting captive-bred an...

AIDS vaccine research offers new insights on survival

...vaccine protection against other viruses including polio and hepatitis B -- have been unsuccessful. "HIV mutates so quickly it can evade antibody immunity," explains Letvin. Instead, Letvin and other scientists in this field have focused their work on developing a vaccine that confers cellular immunity, s...

Survivors of childhood polio do well decades later as they age

...al aging. "Other researchers have suggested that polio is a more aggressive condition later in life, but ...d lead study researcher. "Our results suggest that polio survivors may not age any differently than those in the normal population -- they're not doing too b...

Polio vaccination strategies assessed as eradication nears

...inactivated version may affect communities. Oral polio vaccine (OPV), one of the vaccines instrumental in...itted to contacts, thus potentially re-introducing polio into the community. Concerns had been raised that this issue would be a particular challenge in coun...

Stem cell training program to make its Stanford debut

...enerations of researchers. Jonas Salk, M.D., whose polio vaccine all but eradicated the crippling disease poliomyelitis in 1955, founded the Institute in 1960 on land donated by the City of San Diego and with the financial support of the March of Dimes. ...

Promiscuous Catalytic Activity Possessed by Novel Enzyme Structure

...enerations of researchers. Jonas Salk, M.D., whose polio vaccine all but eradicated the crippling disease poliomyelitis in 1955, founded the Institute in 1960 on land donated by the City of San Diego and with the financial support of the March of Dimes. ...

New Vaccine To Be Used For First Time In Polio Outbreak Response

Eighteen new cases of polio have today been announced in Yemen, bringing the r...plementary immunization activities. Four cases of polio were confirmed on 20 April in just one governorate in the south-western part of the country, on the ...

UN pours polio vaccine into Yemen amid outbreak

...UNICEF) said it was shipping in 6 million doses of polio vaccine. In addition, 10 experts from the World H...nth, UNICEF said. "Experience shows that sporadic polio outbreaks in previously polio-free countries, such as Yemen and Indonesia, can be stopped quickly, p...

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