A study examining the effect of a video educational intervention aimed at increasing HPV vaccinations among adolescents could help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meet its goal of getting more eligible adolescents vaccinated against certain cancers and diseases caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The research, performed by Regenstrief Institute, Indiana University School […]Continue Reading ...
Toxic amyloid plaques (red) and tau tangles (brown) form on the brain of a mouse modeled to have Alzheimer’s disease. A study shows a DNA vaccine reduces both amyloid and tau in the mouse AD model, with no adverse immune responses. Credit: UT Southwestern A DNA vaccine tested in mice reduces accumulation of both types […]Continue Reading ...
Matthew Banks, Pharm.D., Ph.D. Credit: VCU Virginia Commonwealth University researchers are testing a vaccine against opioid abuse developed by the Scripps Research Institute in California. The vaccine is meant to block the effects of heroin and fentanyl in patients with opioid use disorder. The methodology of VCU’s preclinical tests was recently featured in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
FDA Approves Vaxelis Pediatric Hexavalent Combination Vaccine BRIDGEWATER, N.J. and KENILWORTH, N.J. – December 26, 2018 –The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vaxelis™ (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus b Conjugate [Meningococcal Protein Conjugate] and Hepatitis B [Recombinant] Vaccine) for use in children from 6 weeks through 4 […]Continue Reading ...
This graphic shows a modified HIV Env trimer (yellow) bound by neutralizing antibodies (left) and multiple modified HIV Env trimers (yellow) displayed on nanoparticle (blue) to mimic whole virus (right). Credit: Jiang Zhu/Scripps Research A new candidate HIV vaccine from Scripps Research surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts, and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV […]Continue Reading ...
The first baby in Indonesia to be vaccinated with the new vaccine. Credit: Melbourne Children’s Campus Bio Farma, Indonesia’s national vaccine company, is completing a phase 1 trial of a new rotavirus vaccine invented in Melbourne and has started pilot manufacture of the vaccine. Licencing trials are next, followed hopefully by release of the new […]Continue Reading ...
Skin vaccination using a microneedle patch that contains the inactivated respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and a compound that stimulates immune responses to the virus has been found to enhance protection against this serious disease and reduce inflammation in the body after exposure to the virus, according to a study led by Georgia State University. The […]Continue Reading ...
With the world’s second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) and Merck must do more to ensure all options are on the table to fight the virus, including ensuring vaccines are available to all who need them. Although […]Continue Reading ...
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the expanded use of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine Adsorbed) to include repeat vaccination to help protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. It is now the first and only Tdap vaccine in the U.S. […]Continue Reading ...
Friday, December 14, 2018 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) announced today the initiation of a Phase 3 program for its 20-Valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (20vPnC) candidate, PF-06482077, for the prevention of invasive disease and pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes in the vaccine in adults aged 18 years and older. “While the full extent of Prevenar […]Continue Reading ...
Dec 27 2018 A group of researchers led by Michael Diamond of Washington University in St. Louis have developed a vaccine that is effective in mice against Powassan virus, an emerging tick-borne virus that can cause life-threatening encephalitis in humans. They also show that the vaccine produces antibodies that can protect the mice against other, […]Continue Reading ...
A live vaccine genetically engineered from a common measles vaccine promises to be effective against the chikungunya virus. Such is the central finding of a recently completed Phase II trial now published in the prestigious journal “The Lancet”. Two MedUni Vienna departments were also involved in the study: Institute of Specific Prophylaxis and Tropical Medicine […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists at the KU Leuven Rega Institute in Belgium have developed a new vaccine against the Zika virus. This vaccine should prevent the virus from causing microcephaly and other serious conditions in unborn babies. In 2015 and 2016, the world was shocked by the sudden and massive outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America. […]Continue Reading ...
Columbia’s Celiac Disease Center will take part in a clinical trial to test what could be the first vaccine for people with the autoimmune disease.Continue Reading ...
For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now new research, published in Immunity, shows that their experimental vaccine strategy works in non-human primates. The new study shows that rhesus macaque monkeys can be prompted to produce neutralizing antibodies against one strain of […]Continue Reading ...
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