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Universal Flu Vaccine on Anvil

Each year, scientists create an influenza (flu) vaccine that protects against a few specific influenza strains that researchers predict are going to be the most common during that year. Now, a new study shows that scientists may be able to create a ‘universal’ vaccine that can provide broad protection against numerous influenza strains, including those that could cause future pandemics. ...

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Poor public delivery systems hindrance to vaccine benefits

Unless Indian public vaccine delivery systems are upgraded, most of the children living in the states with poorly performing public sectors will not benefit from introduction of the pentavalent vaccine, said a study released on Tuesday. As India moves towards upgrading its Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) by introducing newer and more expensive vaccines, “public sector vaccination service delivery systems will ...

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Will sequencing swine flu virus help develop trivalent vaccine? Yes, says expert

As the swine flu in India is taking away enormous dimension with all the states experiencing stress under inadequate medical infrastructure, an expert has advised the nation to sequence the circulating strains to find out if the virus is mutated. Rafi Ahmed, director of Atlanta-based Emory Vaccine Center in US, has asked for immediate screening of the samples for H3N2 ...

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Acceptable Safety, Ability to Generate Immune Response

An experimental Ebola vaccine, which has its first trials at Oxford University has shown an acceptable safety profile as well as the ability to generate an immune response. “The Ebola vaccine was well tolerated. Its safety profile is pretty much as we had hoped,” said professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University who led the trial. The ...

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Scientists Discover New Effective Nicotine Vaccine to Help Smokers Quit

A new effective nicotine vaccine to help smokers and drug addicts overcome their addiction has been discovered by a team of researchers. The team has proved that the structures of molecules used in vaccines are critical. According to researcher Kim Janda, Professor of chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the “study provides new hope that one could make a ...

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Three Decades on, why HIV vaccines failed in trial stage itself?

HIV virus that causes AIDS was different from other viruses known since the very immune cells that these vaccines aim to increase may have already been affected by the virus, effectively making the entire process futile, says a new study. This reason has been cited for the unique challenge that scientists faced in developing an HIV vaccine fore more than ...

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Study Finds Potential Approach to Treat Virus Causing Respiratory Illness

A new research found that a class of compounds could be effective in combating infections caused by enterovirus D68, which has stricken children with serious respiratory and neurological infections. As per the study, Enterovirus D68 is also occasionally associated with infections characterised by symptoms including muscle weakness and paralysis. The researchers have used a technique called X-ray crystallography to learn ...

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New Experimental ‘Candidate’ Vaccine to Fight Ebola Virus Offers Fresh Hope

An experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is developed by a group of Russian scientists and its trials are due to be completed in February, said the Director of St. Petersburg-based Research Institute of Influenza on Monday. “The candidate vaccine against Ebola created by a group of young scientists of our institute is undergoing tests for genetic stability,” said ...

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Understand Myths About Flu Vaccine, says Study

With health systems across the world are trying to increase vaccination levels, a study has suggested that it is critical to understand how to address vaccine hesitancy and counter myths about vaccine safety. Researchers from New Hampshire-based Dartmouth College and the University of Exeter in Britain found that debunking the myth that the seasonal influenza vaccine can give you the ...

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Vaccine found to suppress tumor growth and spreading of breast cancer: Study

Researchers from Uppsala University found that a therapeutic vaccine directed against tumor vessels can reduce tumor burden and suppress formation of spontaneous lung metastases in a mouse model for metastatic breast cancer. The target molecule of the immunization strategy is the extra domain-A (ED-A) of fibronectin, a protein domain which is highly selective for the tumor vasculature in the adult. ...

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New Vaccine for Breast Cancer Found to be Safe, No Side-Effects

Scientists at Washington University’s School of Medicine have developed a new vaccine for breast cancer and found to be safe for patients afflicted with the disease, shows results of a clinical trial. Preliminary evidence also suggested that the vaccine primed the patients’ immune system to attack tumour cells and helped slow the cancer’s progression. The new vaccine causes the body’s ...

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Seems to Be Safe in Test

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report. The trials were conducted at US National Institutes of Health’s clinical centre in Bethesda, Maryland. The candidate vaccine is co-developed by the NIH’s National Institute ...

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Ebola Saga Continues: WHO Hopes Vaccine by 2015 but Scientists Say 5 More Years Needed

The Ebola crisis is unlikely to die down as the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed on Wednesday that 13,703 people have been infected since March, while vaccine front shows that it will be delayed by 5 more years, according to an Israel scientist. WHO said 13,676 cases were reported from three West African countries– 6,535 cases were registered in Liberia, ...

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Ebola Outbreak: 2 Nigerians Admitted to Hospital in India after Being Screened at Delhi Airport

Amid scare of Eloba virus outbreak in some West African countries claiming over 1000 lives till date, two Nigerian nationals travelling from Nigeria were admitted to a hospital in India for observation after being screen at Delhi Airport. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said in a statement that two Nigerian passengers, aged 24 and 27, have been ...

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