Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Injected vaccine could help eradicate polio

Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease, according to new research.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In victory over polio, hope for the battle against COVID-19

For much of the 20th century, summer was considered "polio season," and people were accustomed to seeing swimming pools and movie theaters closed to stave off the latest epidemic. Shaking hands was off limits, and even touching ...

Vaccination

Experimental COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response

An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralizing antibody activity in healthy ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study shows H1N1 microneedle vaccine protects better than injection

(Medical Xpress) -- A vaccine delivered to the skin using a microneedle patch gives better protection against the H1N1 influenza virus than a vaccine delivered through subcutaneous or intramuscular injection, researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Emerging form of poliovirus threatens hopes for eradication

Polio is about to be eradicated. By 2018, if all goes according to the World Health Organization's plans, the last diagnosis of paralytic polio would mark the end of the devastating, potentially fatal illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 antibody 'cocktail' protects chronically ill: study

A monoclonal antibody cocktail against the COVID-19 virus discovered at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and developed by AstraZeneca reduced the risk of symptoms in a study of immunocompromised and chronically ill adults ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Engineered DNA vaccine protects against emerging Mayaro virus

Infections by the mosquito-borne Mayaro virus (MAYV) have largely been restricted to people who ventured into the heavily forested areas of Trinidad and Tobago and neighboring regions of South America. However, recent laboratory ...

Medical research

A silver lining like no other

Vaccinations are the world's frontline defence against infectious diseases yet despite decades of interventions, unsafe injection practices continue to expose billions of people to serious infection and disease.

Medications

Intranasal vaccine protects mice against West Nile infection

Researchers from Duke University have developed a nasal vaccine formulation that provides protective immunity against West Nile virus (WNV) infection in mice after only 2 doses. They present their findings at the 2014 American ...

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