Tag: "vaccine" at biology news
Gladstone investigator Mike McCune wins prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award
...eutics for those with HIV, as well as to effective vaccine
strategies for those at risk of being infected wit... want to apply this knowledge to the creation of a vaccine
that will prevent people from developing AIDS -- and that will also be available for use around the ...
Cancer vaccine based on pathogenic listeria bacteria shows promise targeting metastases
Berkeley -- An experimental cancer vaccine
using defanged listeria bacteria is showing great ...y hopes to use the genetically engineered listeria vaccine
to target cancers such as pancreatic and ovarian cancer, and possibly leukemia and various solid tum...
UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...nts to numerous new potential targets for drug and vaccine
therapy. DeRisi is acutely aware of the need for such therapies, noting that Third World diseases such as malaria have not been a prime focus of pharmaceutical companies. "If you have an infectious disease like malaria, you're out of l...
Keep genome data freely accessible
...s and its pathogenicity, led to the development of vaccine
candidates and diagnostic tests, and helped guide the antiviral drug research. "Unfettered, free access to the results of life-science research . . . has served science and society well", the panel argues, accelerating research and speeding the "life...
Bullish chemical could repel yellow fever mosquitoes
...frica, the Caribbean and South America. There is a vaccine
against the yellow fever virus, but its widespread administration by WHO, UNICEF and other agencies has not achieved total success. Organic chemists William J. Andrews, David K. Leahy and Daisuke Uraguchi also contributed to the report. It was funded...
Scientists decipher genetic code of biothreat pathogen
...ates in 425 B.C., scientists have yet to develop a vaccine
that is effective against this highly infectious equine disease. When humans are infected, treatment requires a long-term regimen of multiple antibiotics. A test developed by German scientists after B. mallei was isolated in 1882 greatly improved the...
Pioneering AIDS researcher to speak at UH
...ected with HIV by 2010. Ho will talk about a DNA vaccine
that has already reached phase-I human trial, as w...eradicate HIV, in addition to efforts to develop a vaccine
to halt the spread of the AIDS epidemic. The lecture will be Web cast live at http://www.uh.edu/s...
Pneumococcal vaccine reduces ear infections, pneumonia, new study shows
...nia, a new study shows. "This highlights that the vaccine
significantly decreases illnesses in children and ... journal "Pediatrics." The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
is well known to control bacterial meningitis and bacteremia -- a bacterial infection in the blood s...
Identifying tick genes could halt disease, bioterrorism threat
...ansmit a number of illnesses for which there is no vaccine
and, in some cases, no cure. These creatures even could become bioterrorism weapons. To find new ways to control the tiny animals and halt the spread of the pathogens they carry, Purdue University researchers and colleagues from the University of Con...
Highlights of American Chemical Society national meeting in Philadelphia, Aug. 22-26
...om maternal antibodies and parental concerns about vaccine
safety have resulted in continuing outbreaks. Researchers at Emory University in Atlanta have developed a series of promising small-molecule compounds that could help close this vaccination gap. In laboratory studies, the non-peptidic compounds inhib...
University of Pittsburgh receives $10 million grant for head and neck cancer
... up an additional project to develop a therapeutic vaccine
that targets the tumor-suppressing gene p53. A critical gene involved in the development of many cancers, p53 is damaged in most cancers and this damage is correlated with worse clinical outcomes. Previous research has indicated that mutant p53 also ...
UC Irvine scientists to develop vaccine to combat bioterrorism threat from deadly bacteria
...2004 -- Researchers at UC Irvine will develop a vaccine
against the bacterium Burkholderia pseudomallei ,...se that affects humans and animals. At present, no vaccine
against melioidosis exists. "The development of a vaccine
against B. pseudomallei is a national an...
Images reveal how rotavirus - leading cause of diarrhea - enters cells
...f how viruses cause infection, and illustrates how vaccine
development can be made "smarter" by probing the p...ating with several other institutions to develop a vaccine
based on their discoveries. Rotavirus infects almost all children, usually between 6 months and 2 y...
Regular physical activity really does boost immune system in older men
...studies which typically utilized in vitro tests or vaccine
or recall antigens to elicit an immune response. In the first stage, all subjects were "immunized" with KLH with blood collected on day one and then each week for a month. The samples were comprehensively tested by ELISA (enzyme-linked immunoabsorben...
OneWorld Health compiles comprehensive state of infectious diarrhea treatments, potential solutions
...mine the feasibility of an international diarrheal vaccine
effort, with particular emphasis on pediatric solutions. The group explored the state of vaccine- and diarrheal-disease research, clinical, regulatory, and legal issues, and health economics. Vaccines against the viral- and bacterial-causing agents ...
First clinical study of new pediatric croup vaccine shows safety, tolerability in adults
... Hospital are investigating in adults the use of a vaccine
given by nose drops that might ultimately protect ...ine. Successful development of an effective hPIV-1 vaccine
would be significant because none is currently available and a vaccine
that is given to infants usin...
Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...Researchers from Maryland have developed a new DNA vaccine
that targets proteins expressed in cervical cancer...ation. In the study mice were immunized with a DNA vaccine
encoding CRT (a binding protein with many cellular functions) and linked to E6 targeting HPV-associa...
British scientists exclude 'maverick' colleagues, says report
...rs with contentious results such as the MMR vaccine
controversy - has done little to inspire public trust in science." Her research centred on a year-long qualitative study, interviewing some 30 scientists in Britain and Sweden, all working with issues regarding genetic modification. It was funded by...
Protective gene may enhance vaccine responses
... memory T cells, the cells that form the core of a vaccine
response. The finding could help scientists create more effective vaccines and may lead to potent immune system-based therapies against diseases that have previously eluded vaccines, such as cancer or AIDS. When the immune system detects an invader,...
Protein vaccine fully protects mice from lethal aerosol challenge with ricin toxin
Scientists have developed an experimental vaccine
against ricin, a potential biological threat agent...gical warfare or terrorism. Currently, there is no vaccine
or therapy available for human use. According to lead investigator Mark A. Olson, Ph.D., ricin is...
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