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US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

...when the head of the household makes a choice ?flu shots or no flu shots ?on behalf of all the other household members, there is no individual decision-making, and adaptabil...

Students invent protective pouch to enhance cell therapy

...mother has it, and she has to give herself several shots a day. If it works, this cell therapy could eliminate the need for that." Progress in cell therapy has been slow for several reasons. First, the injected cells are often attacked by a patient’s immune system. Also, the injected cells cannot surviv...

Study shows continued success for new HPV vaccine against virus responsible for cervical cancer

... next generation of young women, a series of three shots of a new HPV vaccine marketed by Merck under the n...vaccine to begin their vaccination series of three shots over six months and to continue seeing their doctor for regular checkups and screenings. ...

Biodegradable microspheres deliver time release vaccines, stimulate different immune response

...e polymer may not only reduce the need for booster shots in some cases, but also appears to stimulate an immune response that traditional vaccines do not. Researchers from Iowa State University report their findings today at the ASM Biodefense and Emerging Disease Research Meeting. "Current vaccines are ...

Antibody signal may redirect inflammation to fuel cancer

...o evidence and no likelihood that periodic booster shots of the immunoglobulin antibody, or even blood transfusions from someone with precancerous tissue could trigger cancer progression in a recipient. ...

2,000 influenza virus genomes now completed and publicly accessible

...00 to half a million deaths annually. Seasonal flu shots are updated every year to target the latest strains in circulation. Developing such vaccines is challenging, however, because the influenza virus is prone to high mutation rates when it replicates, and these mutations can alter the virus enough that ...

Archerfish tune their shots to universal properties of prey adhesion

...t knock prey onto the water's surface. These water shots were once thought to be all-or-none in quality, bu...ly and that the fish tune the force of their water shots by adjusting the mass of water in a shot, rather than altering the initial release pressure and spee...

Pilot study successful in taming allergic reactions to food

...ch, called immunotherapy, physicians give patients shots containing small amounts of the troublesome allergen in an effort to build their tolerance to it. The therapy works on a cellular level to alter specific immune system cells, called lymphocytes, that play a part in orchestrating allergic reactions an...

Ozone recovering, but unlikely to stabilize at pre-1980 levels, says study

When given extra shots of the plant steroid brassinolide, plants "pump up" like major league baseball players do on steroids. Tracing brassinolide's signal deep into the cell's nucleus, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have unraveled how the growth-...

Salk scientists untangle steroid hormone signaling in plants

When given extra shots of the plant steroid brassinolide, plants "pump up" like major league baseball players do on steroids. Tracing brassinolide's signal deep into the cell's nucleus, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have unraveled how the growth-...

Tamoxifen for breast cancer prevention does not benefit most women

...67-percent risk level. In comparison, annual flu shots cost about $980 per year of life saved for patients ages 65 and older; colonoscopy every 10 years costs about $11,000 per year of life saved for people 50 and older; and annual mammography costs about $58,000 per year of life saved for women ages 40 ...

Johns Hopkins flu expert calls for mandatory vaccination of health care workers

...vious research from Hopkins showed that annual flu shots have been almost 88 percent effective at reducing ...ed nationwide. Among her recommendations are free shots for all staff, easy access to flu shot clinics on site, flexible vaccination hours, emphasis on pati...

Effective, safe anthrax vaccine can be grown in tobacco plants

... the needs for requiring doctors to administer the shots and for shipping vaccines in refrigerated trucks, ...he military now administers the vaccine with three shots in the first four weeks, three more in the next 17 months and then annual booster shots, according t...

Health benefits of a Christmas brandy

...of the properties of whiskey. "We have found that shots of whiskey and brandy are very similar in terms of their antioxidant potential," Dr Troup said. ...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

...des in that marine environment. Three nuclear test shots were set off under Amchitka by the U.S. Government...at leaves the cavities created by the nuclear test shots will travel more slowly than previously thought. Challenge for the Future Vanderbilt's David Kosso...

Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic?

...esearch site in 2003. He photographed mid-distance shots of the large bear with characteristic grizzly features including a prominent shoulder hump, dark brown hair on and around the rear legs, and faded (grizzled) hair on the rest of the body. Then in the summer of 2004, Dr. England's research group foun...

Agilent Technologies releases automated literature search tool for biology researchers

...jects/sysbio/sysinformatics/download.html. Screen shots of Agilent Literature Search Software in action are available at www.labs.agilent.com/research/mtl/projects/sysbio/sysinformatics/litsearch_screens.html. About Cytoscape Cytoscape is a bioinformatics software platform for visualizing molecular inte...

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