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Immunology

How does vaccination thwart pneumococcal infection? Animal model uncovers 'capture and kill' scenario

In findings that are nothing short of surprising, scientists have demonstrated that the liver is the site where the immune system unleashes its assault on pneumococcal bacteria following vaccination against the potentially ...

Medical research

How to make mRNA therapeutics safe from the start

The success of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 has unleashed a flood of interest in using the technology to create more vaccines and treatments for everything from rare diseases and infections to cancer.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers examine the benefits of COVID-19 nasal spray vaccination

A research team at Freie Universität Berlin has conducted a comprehensive comparison of the efficacy of a mucosal, replication-competent but fully attenuated virus vaccine, sCPD9-ΔFCS, with the monovalent mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: 'Hexaplex' vaccine aims to boost flu protection

Recombinant protein vaccines, like the Novavax vaccine used to fight COVID-19, offer several advantages over conventional vaccines. They're easy to produce precisely. They're safe and potentially more effective. And they ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID vaccine during pregnancy improves neonatal outcomes: Study

An international study of COVID-19 in pregnancy, which included Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, found that neonates of booster-vaccinated mothers had less risk of being infected with COVID-19 compared ...

Oncology & Cancer

TB vaccine shrinks liver cancer tumors in mice

A UC Davis Health study found that a single dose of Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), the vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), reduced liver tumor burden and extended the survival of mice with liver cancer. The study, published ...

Vaccination

CDC may recommend COVID boosters for some this spring

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is weighing whether to recommend another COVID booster shot this spring, most likely for those who are vulnerable to severe illness.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Immunocompromised population shown to react well to COVID-19 vaccine

First-year Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine (HMSOM) student Elizabeth Titova leveraged her background in phlebotomy and scientific research to publish a new clinical study around COVID-19 vaccination in Microbiology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil launches dengue vaccination amid outbreak

Brazil launched a dengue fever immunization campaign Friday, becoming the first country in the world to provide the vaccine through its public health system as it deals with a surge in cases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Measles vaccine uptake must increase in UK, says expert

Following an increase in reported cases of measles across the U.K., the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has declared a national incident and initiated a public campaign to increase childhood vaccination against the disease.

HIV & AIDS

Scientists see an ultra-fast movement on surface of HIV virus

As the HIV virus glides up outside a human cell to dock and possibly inject its deadly cargo of genetic code, there's a spectacularly brief moment in which a tiny piece of its surface snaps open to begin the process of infection.

Oncology & Cancer

Vaccine skepticism, equity issues hinder cervical cancer fight

Cervical cancer is the only cancer that is vaccine-preventable and curable, but the United States is lagging in its efforts to meet the World Health Organization's 2030 targets to effectively eliminate the disease.