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Vaccines News
September 28, 2020

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Something Old, Something New Combine for Effective Vaccine Against Parasitic Skin Disease

Scientists are planning for Phase 1 human trials of a vaccine they developed by using CRISPR gene-editing technology to mutate the parasite that ...

COVID-19: Berlin Scientists Lay Basis for a Passive Vaccination

Researchers have identified highly effective antibodies against the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and are now pursuing the development of a passive vaccination. In this process, they have also discovered ...

T Cells Take the Lead in Controlling SARS-CoV-2 and Reducing COVID-19 Disease Severity

A multi-layered, virus-specific immune response is important for controlling SARS-CoV-2 during the acute phase of the infection and reducing COVID-19 ...
Nineteen global health experts from around the world have proposed a new, three-phase plan for vaccine distribution -- called the Fair Priority Model -- which aims to reduce ...
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Face-Covering Use Up, More People Are Taking COVID-19 Threats Seriously, Study Finds

A new survey of six U.S. states has found that during the past two months, more people are wearing masks, vaccine uncertainty is on the rise, and many people are overestimating their risk of becoming ...

BCG Vaccination in Infancy Does Not Protect Against COVID-19, Swedish Data Indicate

Using information from the Swedish public health agency, researchers determined that BCG vaccination during infancy does not protect against COVID-19. Their results suggest that other, related ...

Do-It-Yourself COVID-19 Vaccines Fraught With Public Health Problems

'Citizen scientists' developing homemade COVID-19 vaccines may believe they're inoculating themselves against the ongoing pandemic, but the practice of self-experimentation with ...

Typhoid: Study Confirms Vi-DT Conjugate Vaccine Is Safe and Immunogenic in Children 6-23 Months

A new study shows that single-dose and two-dose regimens of Vi-DT typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) are safe and immunogenic in children 6-23 months of age, a group with high rates of typhoid fever in ...

Seven in 10 Americans Willing to Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Survey Finds

Almost seven in 10 Americans would be interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available, according to a new study. But researchers say there are concerning gaps in interest, ...

Improving FDA's COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization and Approval Process: Lessons from Hydroxychloroquine

In a new article, researchers propose reforms that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could implement to improve the emergency use authorization process and drug approvals during public ...

Insight on How to Build a Better Flu Vaccine

Repeated exposure to influenza viruses may undermine the effectiveness of the annual flu vaccine. A team of researchers has developed an approach to assess whether a vaccine activates the kind of ...

Vaccines Against Respiratory Infections Linked to Fewer Heart Failure Deaths

Influenza and pneumonia vaccinations are associated with fewer hospital deaths in patients with heart failure. That's the result of a study in nearly 3 million Americans. One out of five ...

Study Confirms Link Between Influenza, Heart Complications

A new study looking at more than 80,000 adult patients hospitalized with flu over eight seasons found that sudden, serious heart complications were common, occurring in 12 percent of patients. The ...

Beating HIV and COVID-19 May Depend on Tweaking Vaccine Molecules

In a new study, researchers show that one way to improve the body's immune response to vaccines is to factor in antigen valency. Valency refers to the number of antibody binding sites on an ...

Prior Zika Virus Infection Increases Risk of Severe Dengue Disease

A new study finds that people who have antibodies to the mosquito-borne Zika virus are more vulnerable to developing dengue disease. This immune interaction, called antibody-dependent enhancement, ...

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Moving Fast, but Will Americans Agree to Get Them?

Only one in three U.S. adults received the flu vaccine in 2018, a number that has critical implications for the impending flu season, which threatens to overwhelm medical resources and lead to tens ...

Neutralizing Antibodies Appear to Protect Humans from Coronavirus Infection

A Seattle fishing vessel that departed port in May returned 18 days later with an unusual haul: the first human evidence that neutralizing antibodies provide protection from reinfection by ...

Obesity Linked With Higher Risk for COVID-19 Complications

From COVID-19 risk to recovery, the odds are stacked against those with obesity, and a new study raises concerns about the impact of obesity on the effectiveness of a future COVID-19 ...

Measles Outbreaks in Niger Linked to Rainfall and Temperature, Study Finds

Rainfall and temperature drive agricultural activity, which, in turn, influences patterns of measles outbreaks in the West African nation of Niger, according to researchers. The findings may be ...

Flexible Targets Help Immune System Make Finely-Tuned Antibodies

An in-depth study of how the immune system generates effective antibodies provides new insights for vaccine ...

Small Change Makes Cancer Vaccine More Effective in Animal Tests

Tweaking the adenovirus spike protein induces a more robust immune reaction for a cancer vaccine against gastric, pancreatic, esophageal and colon malignancies in animal ...

Nasal Vaccine Against COVID-19 Prevents Infection in Mice

Scientists have developed a vaccine that targets the SARS-CoV-2 virus, can be given in one dose via the nose and is effective in preventing infection in mice susceptible to the novel coronavirus. The ...

Vaccine That Harnesses Antifungal Immunity Protects Mice from Staph Infection

Immunization of mice with a new vaccine consisting of fungal particles loaded with Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) proteins protects mice against S. aureus infection, according to a new ...

Defiance and Low Trust in Medical Doctors Related to Vaccine Scepticism

A new study shows that individuals who react negatively to rules and recommendations and have lower trust in doctors more often use complementary and alternative medicine, that is, treatments or ...

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