Vaccination

Vaccines are important—but what are they, and how do they work?

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives would be an understatement. Since March, when stay-at-home orders were first put in place, many of us have spent our time in our homes, avoiding crowds, wearing masks, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omega-3 fatty acids can neutralize listeria

Certain fatty acids are not only part of a healthy diet—they can also neutralise the harmful listeria bacterium, a new study shows. This discovery could eventually lead to improved methods to combat dangerous and drug-resistant ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Preclinical evaluation of a vaccine against herpes viruses

Oral and genital herpes are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which both cause lifelong infection. HSV-2 infection is associated with increased risk for HIV infection. ...

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