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Genomic Analysis Uncovers New Targets for HIV Vaccine

...pect the new findings to aid the search for an HIV vaccine that would work by boosting the protective effects...ne of the genes looks particularly attractive as a vaccine target. The study, published early online by the journal Science July 19, was directed by David Gol...

Identified main genetic variants involved in response to HIV

...be very useful in the long road to a more rational vaccine development. This and similar studies should push us toward more personalised medicine, where the most suitable drugs for each individual would be determined on the basis of their gene characteristics....

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

...ine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never ... in certain individuals. “For example, the current vaccine cannot be used in immune-compromised individuals, such as patients with HIV or individuals with cert...

Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...The findings could also renew efforts to develop a vaccine or other strategies against Alzheimer’s by engagin... could have ramifications for the development of a vaccine or other strategy to protect against or fight off Alzheimer’s. Work on an Alzheimer’s vaccine has at...

Progress toward an antitumor vaccine

...eases: immunization. The production of a selective vaccine is not a trivial task, however. A team led by Hors...ntibodies. “Immunization is only successful if the vaccine is anchored to an immunizing carrier protein by means of a spacer,” explains Kunz. This would be ver...

Potent possibilities for parasite attack

...mited repertoire of potential targets for drug and vaccine development allowing researchers to optimise the use of limited resources." Leishmaniasis is one of the neglected diseases that desperately need new research, as WHO/TDR notes: "Treatment of visceral leishmanisis by first-line drugs is long (4 we...

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

...effectiveness would be dependent upon how well the vaccine was matched to the virus.1 “The World Health Or...emic outbreak, especially as it is unlikely that a vaccine fully matched to the strain will be available in the initial wave of a pandemic.” Prophylaxis ...

New vaccine prevents CMV infection and disease in mice

...es have patented a strategy for developing a human vaccine to prevent against Human Cytomegalovirus (hCMV) in...til now, scientists haven’t been able to develop a vaccine to protect against CMV,” said Deborah H. Spector, Ph.D., UCSD Professor of Cellular and Molecular Me...

New study suggests potential for a broadly-protective HIV vaccine

...USU) suggests that it may be possible to develop a vaccine that protects against the myriad strains of the HI... virus. HIV is extremely variable, so an effective vaccine may need to stimulate the body to produce cross-reactive antibodies that will neutralize multiple vi...

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

...ity will look at the ability of an investigational vaccine made by Bavarian Nordic to stimulate the immune sy...ovide protective effects. For example, for the flu vaccine to work, people need to get vaccinated before being exposed to influenza. The currently licensed sma...

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

...nd population-level variables ?that is, the yearly vaccine coverage level and influenza prevalence, where prevalence is defined as the proportion of the population that is infected. The individual-level model was based on the human biological attributes of memory and adaptability. "We assume that the dec...

Vaccine prevents prion disease in mice

An oral vaccine can prevent mice from developing a brain disease s...mmune system does not fight them off. To develop a vaccine that would stimulate the mice's immune system, researchers attached prion proteins to a genetically ...

UQ research heralds vaccine technology breakthrough

... but may be curable by the development of this new vaccine technology by the Sir Albert Sakzewski Virus Resea...out one in 1000 die from the illness. However, the vaccine that is being developed is expected to treat the illness in infected people as well as prevent again...

Warts vaccine -- 1 of many in pipeline

...aked version of Professor Frazer’s cervical cancer vaccine to treat genital warts. Professor Frazer said this vaccine could be one of the first made locally at the biopharmaceutical production centre, which received $1...

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

A new vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer is nearly 100 ...vical cancer. Results of a nationwide study of the vaccine will be published in the May 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Cervical cancer is the...

The quest for an effective HIV vaccine presents new possibilities, challenges

A vaccine that prevents HIV infection remains an important g...in the fight against AIDS, but the current top HIV vaccine candidates may not work in this way, say scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infecti...

Biodegradable microspheres deliver time release vaccines, stimulate different immune response

A new vaccine delivery system using microspheres of a biodegrada...the need for booster vaccinations, by developing a vaccine delivery system that released the vaccine into the system slowly over time. They chose a biodegrada...

NIAID expands capability for influenza research and surveillance

...ses that may have pandemic potential and to create vaccine candidates targeted to those viruses. Ultimately, these studies will lay the groundwork for developing new and improved control measures for emerging and reemerging flu viruses. Summaries of the six NIAID Centers of Excellence for Influenza Resear...

Studies force new view on biology of flavonoids

...o trigger them ?conceptually, it’s a little like a vaccine in which only a very small amount of an offending substance is required to trigger a much larger metabolic response. Because of this, there would be no benefit ?and possibly some risk ?to taking dietary supplements that might inject large amounts of ...

Rapid response was crucial to containing the 1918 flu pandemic

...me at the beginning of a pandemic while a targeted vaccine is being produced.? The historical analyses are...ansmitted from person to person. Developing such a vaccine in advance, however, is difficult because an influenza virus mutates as it replicates, and over time...

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