Medical research

A cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections

Preclinical experiments by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Whooping cough vaccine: The power of first impressions

The current whooping cough vaccine was universally adopted in the US in 1996 to replace the original vaccine based on killed Bordetella pertussis because of a stronger safety profile. The new formulation was found to be effective ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study predicts 2018 flu vaccine will have 20 percent efficacy

A Rice University study predicts that this fall's flu vaccine—a new H3N2 formulation for the first time since 2015—will likely have the same reduced efficacy against the dominant circulating strain of influenza A as the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

PATH and WRAIR announce largest-ever controlled malaria infection

PATH's Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) and the US Department of Defense's Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) announced today that vaccinations are under way in a clinical trial to evaluate modifications to the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Modified experimental vaccine protects monkeys from deadly malaria

Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, modified an experimental malaria vaccine and showed that it completely protected four of eight ...

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