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Mayo Clinic Researchers Create 'Obedient Virus'; First Step To Use Measles Virus Against Cancer

...e that the measles strain used internationally for vaccinations has natural anticancer activity. "But we had a concern that the measles virus may be a little too promiscuous in its ability to infect both cancer cells and non-cancer cells, so we wanted to develop a method whereby we could retarget the virus to in...

Stopping smallpox in its tracks: A new anti-viral approach

...t health threat, especially since routine smallpox vaccinations have been discontinued and no clinically approved treatment currently exists. In the February 1 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Ellis Reinherz and colleagues from Harvard Medical School propose a new antiviral therapy ?a low molecular...

Live vaccines more effective against horse herpes virus

...s virus. The study found that the horses with MLV vaccinations consistently had lower fevers, no neurological disorders and less virus in nasal fluids. One horse vaccinated with the inactivated virus and one from the control group showed mild neurological symptoms. All the horses, however, have fully recovered. ...

Cancer drug slows poxvirus in mice

...y of pathogenic microorganisms," he says. Routine vaccinations for smallpox ended in this country in the early 1970s, and the World Health Organization declared smallpox eradicated in 1980. Nevertheless, concern remains that smallpox virus could be unleashed through an act of bioterror. For this reason, scientis...

A vaccine to kill tapeworm

...itology in Melbourne last week. At the moment, two vaccinations about one month apart provide several months of immunity. The team's aim is to provide lifelong immunity with one or two shots, though they say the vaccine will still be beneficial even it has to be given yearly. There is no reason why the vaccine w...

LIAI scientists make major finding on potential smallpox treatment

... The virus was eradicated in the U.S. by 1950 and vaccinations for the general public were ended in 1972. But in the aftermath of 9-11, new concerns have arisen that the smallpox virus could be used as a bioterrorist agent. Disease experts fear that samples of the smallpox virus may have fallen into the hands...

Researchers develop new testing methods for potential monkeypox or smallpox outbreak

... three of eight subjects who had previous smallpox vaccinations failed to show any outward signs of viral infectio...ective immunity that is maintained after childhood vaccinations -- an important point to consider if we were ever to be deliberately attacked with smallpox or other...

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

...eral workers' rights prevent employers from making vaccinations a requirement. Perl says her proposal is open to discussion at Hopkins. "Ultimately, we want to make vaccination as mandatory for workers as the law allows in order to effectively accomplish what we cannot enforce," she says. ...

Parents need to be educated about HPV vaccinations for daughters

...0% of cervical cancers worldwide. "If the current vaccinations that are being developed 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 tha...

Simple idea to dramatically improve dengue vaccinations

... person has hundreds of lymph nodes. Deem believes vaccinations at four different sites, served by four different lymph nodes, could allow the body to simultaneously develop immune responses against all four versions of Dengue. "The literature about immunodominance is new and growing," Deem said. "Ours is the fi...

New Rotavirus vaccine joins routine infant immunization schedule

The federal agency that oversees childhood vaccinations today recommended a new vaccine for routine use against rotavirus infection, a common childhood illness that is the single largest infectious disease killer of infants and young children worldwide. Three scientists associated with The Children's Hosp...

BiovaxID?yields 89 percent survival in patients with aggressive non-Hodgkins

...mab). Of the 26 patients in the study, 23 received vaccinations with BiovaxID commencing at least three months after completing their last chemotherapy and Rituxan treatments. Upon the 46-month (3.8-year) follow-up, the overall survival rate was 89%. This study showed that, despite an almost complete depletion of...

Combating anthrax: Results of study published this month as researchers look for a better vaccine

...rrently licensed for use in the United States. All vaccinations were administered intramuscularly. ...

Planning ahead: Having the healthiest baby possible

...e's health through supplements such as folic acid, vaccinations for Rubella, Hepatitis B, and screening for HIV, and Avoiding alcohol, anti-epileptic drugs, acne-controlling medicines, oral anticoagulants and smoking More information on these and other measures are now freely accessible online in a special Su...

Vaccine for brain tumors shows promising results

...four injections: the first group receives biweekly vaccinations and the second receives weekly vaccinations. Patients are monitored for immune response before, during and after treatment. In the first group, study results showed tumor-specific immune response was detected after vaccination in all six patients....

Engineer ramps up protein production, develops versatile viral spheres

...es on capsids may provide safer and more effective vaccinations than current methods, Swartz says. Most vaccines today work by introducing dead or weakened copies of viruses, mixed with other chemicals, into the bloodstream with the hope that they will provoke a strong, albeit general, response by the immune syst...

Novel vaccine shows promise against early-stage breast cancer

...e response. The participants received four weekly vaccinations into normal lymph nodes in their groins and were evaluated both pre- and post-vaccination for immune response, level of HER-2/neu expression, and cell infiltrates. The researchers found that most patients responded well to the vaccination. Nearly ...

Vaccination with embryonic stem cells prevents lung cancer in mice

...e today (Wednesday 8 November): "We found that the vaccinations were between 80-100% effective in preventing tumour growth in mice that were subsequently challenged with transplanted Lewis lung carcinoma, and it was between 60-90% effective in mice subsequently exposed to carcinogens that cause lung cancer. "O...

Billions of dollars saved in US by polio vaccination

...future investments translate into over 1.7 billion vaccinations that prevent approximately 1.1 million cases of paralytic polio and over 160,000 deaths, thus saving Americans hundreds of billions of dollars in treatment costs. Dr. Stephen Cochi, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Immunizat...

UCSF brain tumor vaccine trial shows promising results

...our injections. The first group receives biweekly vaccinations and the second receives weekly vaccinations. Patients are monitored for immune response before, during and after treatment. The UCSF investigators will continue to follow patients for progression-free survival and overall survival. According to in...

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