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Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...eradicated in 1980 with the success of a worldwide vaccination program. Routine vaccination against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for ...

Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

...d B and T cell immune responses following maternal vaccination against influenza with Fluzone during pregnancy. The vaccination of pregnant women against influenza is considered safe and is recommended by the Centers for Disease...

Genetic factors are linked to fever following smallpox vaccination

..., hypothesized that people who develop fever after vaccination may have genetically determined differences in the...ividuals who had participated in previous smallpox vaccination trials, 94 of whom developed fevers after vaccination. The authors analyzed 19 gene clusters (calle...

Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention

...e cost. The research also showed that pre-pandemic vaccination programmes would play an important role but their effectiveness would be dependent upon how well the vaccine was matched to the virus.1 “The World Health Organisation provides a strong recommendation for the use of Tamiflu for the prevention of av...

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

... control severe flu epidemics and pandemics unless vaccination programs offer incentives to individuals. Accor...ecide each year whether or not to participate in a vaccination program. The model Blower's team developed is inspired by game theory, used in economics to pred...

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

...es females eligible for the vaccine to begin their vaccination series of three shots over six months and to continue seeing their doctor for regular checkups and screenings. ...

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

... relationship with." Scientists previously used vaccination to eliminate the deadly and highly contagious smallpox virus. Vaccines are currently in use or in clinical trials for several disease-causing strains of herpes. Human herpes viruses include oral and genital herpes, the chickenpox virus, cytomegalo...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...s, and analyze human immune responses to influenza vaccination and infection. The researchers will examine how hu... better define human immune responses to influenza vaccination and infection. Additionally, the center will study how flu viruses adapt to new species of animals. ...

Africa's first large-scale HIV vaccine study launches

...ower HIV levels in those who become infected after vaccination or both. In addition, investigators for the South Africa vaccine trial will determine if this vaccine, which is based on clade B HIV, has the potential to protect against the clade C virus, the subtype prevalent in South Africa. Phase IIb trials cann...

Anthrax attack posed greater potential threat than thought

...dy shows, prompt intervention with antibiotics and vaccination appeared to be highly effective against the disease. In October of 2001, a letter containing spores of Bacillus anthracis, the bacterium that causes the deadly disease anthrax, was opened in Daschle's office at the Hart Senate Office Building in Was...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

...are currently searching for funding to implement a vaccination program using one of the several vaccines that have now successfully protected laboratory monkeys from Ebola. ...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

... a group of 12 study patients showed that vitespen vaccination (trademarked as Oncophage) was effective in stimu...on between immune response as a result of vitespen vaccination and potential clinical benefit,?said Andrew T. Parsa, MD, PhD, assistant professor in the Department...

Cancer vaccines -- Taking a jab at cancer by stimulating the immune system

...found in the cervix. They also found that the vaccination offered significant protection against genetically...tical vaccine formulations." The dendritic cell vaccination strategy combines a cancer protein with the patient’s own dendritic immune cells. These cells are an...

New research shows that flu is a trigger of heart attacks

...s calls for more intensive efforts to increase the vaccination rate in people at risk of coronary heart disease. This may be especially important in an influenza pandemic when we would expect to see high mortality amongst the elderly and those suffering from heart problems or who have multiple coronary risk fact...

Experimental vaccine given during pregnancy reduces stillbirths from common virus

... the pups of mothers that had not received the CMV vaccination before becoming pregnant. The vaccine greatly reduced the total amount of virus found in the mothers?blood. The vaccine in the study was developed in collaboration with researchers at AlphaVax, Inc. Background CMV is a common viral infection...

Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination

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

Are genomic technologies the answer to world hunger?

...cts in plants, with the potential to revolutionise vaccination procedures. However, these technologies are only likely to impact on world hunger if there is effective and efficient exchange of knowledge and experience through partnerships. A keynote speaker at the ESRC Innogen Centre's Annual Conference to be h...

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

... first infection (and possibly longer). Existing vaccination methods depend on stimulating the body's immune sy..., whereas protection generated by conventional flu vaccination takes 2-3 weeks to become fully effective. Experiments so far show that a single dose of protecting...

Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice

... had cancer cells transplanted into them after the vaccination or that had been exposed to cancer-causing chemica...t) to determine whether the preventative effect of vaccination extends beyond our models of lung cancer (although in our state of Kentucky with its high smoking ra...

Progress made in HIV vaccine development

... boosting. Combining these distinct gene-delivery vaccination approaches has the potential to induce higher levels of T cell responses and a different quality of response than either approach by itself." As Robinson and Weinhold add, the idea behind combining strategies is that "the vaccine uses DNA to prime ...

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