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Measles Deaths Worldwide Drop By Nearly 40% Over Five Years

...n US $144 million and has helped African countries vaccinate over 150 million children against measles. Other key partners include the governments of Australia, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom as well as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Global Alliance for Vaccine...

Parents need to be educated about HPV vaccinations for daughters

...d are approved for use, then they could be used to vaccinate girls at puberty in order to prevent HPV infection. By preventing HPV infection, this could have the effect of preventing the pre-cancerous and cancerous changes that HPV infection can trigger. Women and men need to be more aware of HPV infection an...

Simple idea to dramatically improve dengue vaccinations

...he first time, the failure of previous attempts to vaccinate against the four known Dengue viruses, and it suggests a very simple solution ?injecting the four vaccines simultaneously at different locations on the body. A mosquito-born disease, Dengue kills tens of thousands of people per year and sickens 100 ...

Boosting newborns' immune responses

...in human babies." Levy notes that the ability to vaccinate newborns ?rather than wait until they reach 2 months of age ?would provide important global health benefits. "Birth is a point of contact with healthcare systems," he says. "Families may not see a health care provider after that. From a global health...

Scientists one step closer to cancer vaccine

...ecognises. Using this peptide, the researchers can vaccinate and protect against the spread of tumours from different tissues, including melanoma, colon cancer, lymphoma, and fibrosarcoma. "So far we've only conducted research on mice, so it's too early to get out hopes up too much," says research scientist E...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

...ulations of immunocompromised patients, but not to vaccinate them needlessly." Patients on chemotherapy, on immunosuppressive drugs, or with diseases that weaken the immune system may be especially vulnerable to influenza, whether the ordinary annual variety or deadlier types. The researchers will study how s...

U of S researchers develop new vaccine candidate against hepatitis C

...s the body's own cells, called dendritic cells, to vaccinate against hepatitis C," said Dr. Bhagirath Singh, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity. Dendritic cells are key components of the immune system, activating and shaping the immune response. "The vaccine reduced the amount...

Experimental vaccine protects lab animals against several strains of H5N1

... strain. They inactivated the virus and used it to vaccinate ferrets. The vaccine protected the ferrets from getting sick when exposed not only to the flu strain from which the vaccine was made, but also two other strains, including a deadly strain labeled A/Vietnam/1203/04. Cross-strain protection is exactly...

Immune system police learn early and sometimes badly

...on of regulatory T cells in the thymus as a way to vaccinate children against diseases such as lupus, arthritis and type 1diabetes. Or, they might add regulatory T cells to improve the mix in people who already have some bad police. "We need some of the regulatory cells more than others," says Dr. Ignatowicz...

Control measures fail to stop spread of new H5N1 virus

...t of southern China, despite an ongoing program to vaccinate poultry, according to researchers at the University of Hong Kong in collaboration with scientists at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The new virus, called Fujian-like (FL), appears to be responsible for the increased occurrence of H5N1 poultr...

HIV exploits competition among T-cells

...aid one strategy to combat this effect would be to vaccinate against the strains of HIV that will inevitably evolve in the body in a manner that was designed to reduce immunodominance. One such strategy ?polytopic vaccination ?involves giving vaccines against different strains of the same disease simultaneousl...

Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack

...ailure to quickly isolate known smallpox cases and vaccinate their close contacts could thwart the containment of an epidemic. These findings emerge from a committee of smallpox experts ?including infectious-disease modelers, epidemiologists, statisticians and clinicians ?who were commissioned by former Secr...

What does the public really know about HPV?

...he media and public has influenced the decision to vaccinate among women at risk. What Do U.S. Women Know Ab...s of the newly approved HPV vaccine, intentions to vaccinate are mixed," said Amy Leader, MPH, Research Director, EPIC Center of Excellence in Cancer Communicati...

Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice

...cancer alone would be a big victory). We may also vaccinate ageing rodents, the majority of which develop endocrine tumours in old age. "In terms of human testing, if all goes well, then I think this vaccination might best be tested in women at high (genetic) risk of breast cancer, in people with high (gen...

In-shell vaccine for chick disease

...try but scientists are now developing a new way to vaccinate chicks against the disease ?one that can be delivered while they are still in their egg. A pre-hatching prototype vaccine virus which provides immunity to IBV has been developed by scientists at the Institute for Animal Health (IAH) and vaccine com...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...contain a potential influenza pandemic would be to vaccinate large numbers of people before they were exposed to an influenza virus strain that is easily transmitted from person to person. Developing such a vaccine in advance, however, is difficult because an influenza virus mutates as it replicates, and over ...

Smallpox outbreak: How long would it take for vaccines to protect people? Would it work?

...ere were a release of the smallpox virus, we would vaccinate people immediately after the release," Frey said. "We'd move in and vaccinate people to prevent the spread." Frey said this research compares the ability of a new investigati...

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