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New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...also found in other herpes viruses such as chicken pox or herpes simplex – have the same or very similar sequence, structure and function whether in human or mouse viruses, and present a novel target for the host’s T-cells to muster forces and attack the virus. Secondly, the vaccine also contains a “boos...

Scientists find a key to immune system's ability to remember

...athogens is why we only get the measles or chicken pox once, and is why exposure to deactivated virus particles in vaccines confers protection from disease. But how that memory system works -- how it acts at the finest level of detail to thwart the pathogens that invade our bodies -- is not well unders...

Innovative method for creating a human cytomegalovirus vaccine outlined

...es simplex viruses, the viruses that cause chicken pox (varicella-zoster virus), and infectious mononucleosis (Epstein-Barr virus.) Infectious transmission is via body fluids. ...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

...ere able to protect them from a strain of vaccinia pox virus that is very similar to smallpox and which is lethal to mice." The National Institutes of Health is now funding further research by Dr. Crotty to better understand the molecular processes surrounding the finding. He said one focus of the resea...

Hospitalizations because of chicken pox down dramatically since implementation of vaccine

...pitalizations and doctor visits because of chicken pox have dropped dramatically, according to a study in... hospitalization and ambulatory visits for chicken pox and their associated medical expenditures in the United States, evaluating these factors beginning i...

Secret of smallpox's success may lead to bioterror cure

...the most devastating trick in cellular weaponry of pox viruses like smallpox, Arizona State University vi... that he can turn the biochemical machinery of the pox viruses against themselves ?and protect the public against catastrophic bioterror attacks. And if h...

MUHC scientists describe genetic resistance to rampant virus

...s most prevalent diseases, such as herpes, chicken pox and mononucleosis. The groundbreaking research published in Nature Genetics last week, provides a roadmap for the development of human therapies for CMV, which could prolong the life of HIV patients and improve the success of transplant surgery by re...

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