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New survey reveals insights into unique relationship between mothers and pediatricians

.... While an overwhelming majority of moms chose to vaccinate their babies (98 percent), 59 percent of moms felt anxious about the number of shots. The survey also showed that most moms claim that the shots hurt them more than their child (75 percent) and nearly half (49 percent) feel guilty about the number o...

Susceptibility of mice to mousepox offers promise of smallpox protection

...allpox, monkeypox, and vaccinia, the virus used to vaccinate against smallpox, all make proteins that bind to IFN- to interfere with its signaling pathway. Karupiah's findings bolster suspicions that IFN- and other cytokines play key roles in pathogenesis of these infections. He and his colleagues are the firs...

NIH awards $20.7 million to make smallpox vaccine safer

...eive smallpox vaccination. Decisions about whom to vaccinate are complicated by the fact that there are no reli...ema vaccinatum, and to develop protocols to safely vaccinate atopic dermatitis patients. "We expect that our research program will lead to safer smallpox vaccin...

National Cancer Gene Therapy Foundation gives $4.0 million in research grants

... re-injecting them. However, very few attempts to vaccinate children with cancer have been made. Dr. Vonderheide and his lab are evaluating a novel gene therapy vaccine specifically designed for children and based on the child's own B lymphocytes, a particular type of white blood cell....

Female gluttony blamed on male tick

...as a basis of a vaccine," said Kaufman. "If we can vaccinate cattle against this protein, or voraxin as we have called it, then they would be significantly protected against ticks. Not only would it control the tick problem--which is a $10 billion problem globally--but it would inhibit the disease ticks transf...

Surveillance and containment would be effective intervention against deliberate smallpox attack

...ch more of an adverse effect than would failing to vaccinate a few of the cases during the first period before smallpox is recognized in the community," Dr. Longini said. He added that "nevertheless, containment and surveillance would be effective in containing a moderately large smallpox attack." "This dem...

Emory scientists track down immune sentinel cells with gene gun

...ets, and could lead to a faster and simpler way to vaccinate against emerging diseases like West Nile virus, SARS, or hepatitis C. The research was published online August 10, and will appear in the journal Nature Immunology in September. Lead authors are Sanjay Garg PhD, postdoctoral fellow, and Joshy Jaco...

Smallpox vaccination grinds to halt

A PLAN to vaccinate nearly half a million healthcare workers in the US...officers counted 420,000 people they would want to vaccinate to provide some reasonable standard of emergency care." But doctors and nurses stayed away in droves...

Measles on the rise as vaccinations fall in the UK, Science study reports

... "These findings re-enforce how important it is to vaccinate your child with MMR," said Mary Ramsay, an author on the paper from the Health Protection Agency in London, U.K. "Measles is becoming harder to control due to the lack of confidence in the MMR vaccine and because of this the United Kingdom has the po...

Smart mathematical model prevents the spread of swine fever

...glets infected via the mother 'visible', is not to vaccinate the mother sows. The piglets are then 'normally' ill and can therefore be detected. The researcher's conclusions are based on the mathematical model he developed. That model is valid for areas with an average pig density, relatively many breeding uni...

Indonesia launches nationwide program to protect newborns against hepatitis B

...ur million born outside of hospitals." In order to vaccinate all these children against hepatitis B within thefirst week of life, the Indonesian government, with help from CVP, isbeginning a birth-dose training program this month for 60,000community-based midwives, one for every village in the far-flung nation...

Twenty years of monkey research boosts AIDS knowledge

...sing the SIV monkey model of AIDS to study ways to vaccinate against HIV transmission from adult to adult and from mother to offspring. They are also tackling the problem of eliminating latent virus -- virus that is inactive and "hiding" inside cells in the body -- in individuals taking medications to fight th...

Study examines the potential risks of smallpox vaccination

ANN ARBOR, MI An immunization campaign to vaccinate Americans against smallpox would be protective against a smallpox bioterror attack, but the smallpox vaccination itself poses a risk of death or serious illness. So, a new study recommends, any decision to resume smallpox vaccination should be based ...

Time to vaccinate everyone under 30 against smallpox?

...the smallpox vaccine enough by the end of 2002 to vaccinate all Americans aged 1 to 29 years old. The recent d...omplications related to vaccination. A campaign to vaccinate 75 percent of young people would cost about $430 million. In contrast, ring vaccination efforts aft...

Researchers identify immune response to tuberculosis infection

...ctually have the ability to develop memory. If you vaccinate a monkey with the tuberculosis vaccine, then subsequently infect it with the tuberculosis bacteria, the gamma delta T cell immunity develops very, very rapidly and is effective in controlling the tuberculosis infection. This suggests that the differe...

Scientists milk animals for malaria vaccine

... of the desired vaccine protein, which was used to vaccinate monkeys against malaria. Only one of the five immunized animals contracted the disease. By comparison, six out of seven unvaccinated animals had to be treated for virulent malaria. The high yield of the protein and its ability to stimulate protec...

Cell Genesys reports antitumor activity in Phase I/II GVAX lung cancer vaccine trial

...r cells are then irradiated for safety and used to vaccinate patients to stimulate an immune response against their tumor. The company's lead GVAX cancer vaccine program targets patients with recurrent hormone refractory prostate cancer and is currently being evaluated in two multicenter Phase II trials. A s...

Killer virus

... also appears unnaturally resistant to attempts to vaccinate the mice. A vaccine that would normally protect mouse strains that are susceptible to the virus only worked in half the mice exposed to the killer version. "It's surprising how very, very bad the virus is," says Ann Hill, a vaccine researcher from Or...

Scientists find infection history must play key role in vaccine development

.... This is quite unrealistic when you are trying to vaccinate a human population which would have seen number of infections at various stages of their lives, says Dr Tracy Hussell of the Department of Biochemistry, Imperial College, the senior author on the paper. Dr Tracy Hussell and her collaborators work o...

Scientists reveal new HIV vaccine target

...ral drugs in controlling HIV. They have started to vaccinate monkeys with regions of the Tat protein that they have shown to be recognized by the killer T cells. "This should induce a massive killer T cell response at the onset of infection," says Watkins. However, he cautions, "This virus has evaded nearly ev...

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