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Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...direct modification to enhance gene gun-based pDNA immunization against influenza," say the researchers. "Such a vaccination strategy is predicted to be safe and efficient and would result in long-lasting protection against heterologous strains of the virus." ...

Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory

...an mice that didn't get the T cells. "This partial immunization suggests that we may need to look at generating large populations of these memory T cells at the time of vaccination," says study coauthor Stephen Beverley, Ph.D., the Marvin A. Brennecke Professor and head of the Department of Molecular Microbiology...

Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents

...times) those observed in infants following primary immunization with a DTaP vaccine (Infanrix ) [Diphtheria and T...centrations observed in infants, following primary immunization with a DTaP vaccine (Infanrix ), in whom efficacy against pertussis disease was demonstrated; The...

Gene vaccine for Alzheimer's disease shows promising results

...nical trials of patients with Alzheimer's disease, immunization with amyloids slowed the buildup of plaque on the brain and appeared to slow cognitive loss. "Although human clinical trials are still at least two years out, theoretically, we are on the right track," he said. Other UT Southwestern authors involved...

Preparing for the inevitable: New book for nurses guides patient care during a disaster

...olunteer to give smallpox vaccinations should mass immunization become necessary. Driven by the Sept. 11 terrorism attacks, Langan collaborated on "Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management" with Dotti James, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at Saint Louis University. They say they wrote the book because ther...

Survivors to revisit the polio scare

... was announced, the U.S. government suspended mass immunization for several weeks when several bad vaccine batches...olio. So the state of Massachusetts suspended its immunization program until the following January. Inside the iron lung The so-called iron lung was the first e...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... been conducted with live vaccines to determine if immunization would be effective at prevention, but they are not...booster doses with viral proteins, for large-scale immunization programs," say the researchers. (D.K. Singh, Z. Liu, D. Sheffer, G.A. Mackay, M. Smith, S. Dhillon, ...

Leslie Roberts of Science wins ASM Public Communications Award

...lls why the oral polio vaccine that revolutionized immunization in the industrialized world has encountered obstacles ranging from reduced efficacy to social and political opposition in the developing world. The Award, established in 1996 to recognize achievement in promoting public understanding of microbiology...

CDC: Rubella, a major cause of birth defects, no longer a health threat in US

...esday March 22 includes a plenary session with CDC immunization expert Dr. Jeanne Santoli, who will provide an overview of the 2004-2005 influenza season and vaccine shortage. Later, Dr. Glen Nowak, CDC's acting director of media relations, will discuss effective communication in an emergency. A special plenary...

Leslie Roberts, Science Deputy News Editor, wins prize for 'first-rate' polio story

...i-billion dollar program of research, tracking and immunization aimed at eradicating the disease. In part because of social and political obstacles, the goal is remarkably difficult to achieve, but Roberts describes why the polio eradication team considers the current campaign their "last, best chance" to succee...

JCI table of contents May 1, 2005

...gainst pulmonary P. aeruginosa infection following immunization with a replication-deficient adenovirus AUTHOR CONTACT: Ronald G. Crystal Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY USA Phone: (212) 746-2258; Fax: (212) 746-8383; E-mail: geneticmedicine@med.cornell.edu View the PDF of this artic...

JCI table of contents May 1, 2005

...ure to either IL-7 or IL-15 protein at the time of immunization dramatically enhances immune cell responses. This work provides a compelling basis for use of IL-7 in vaccines to improve the immune response in situations where current vaccines are suboptimal such as for chronic infections or cancer,. As IL7 has ...

U. Iowa finding speeds up immunization booster schedule

..." is required by the immune system between initial immunization and subsequent booster shots to maximize the size ...ic cell vaccination, can dramatically speed up the immunization process by greatly reducing the required "lag time" between the initial vaccination and the booster ...

Fragment of yellow fever virus may hold key to safer vaccine

...r has been on the rise, mostly due to the lapse of immunization programs in high risk areas. More recently, serious and potentially fatal side effects from the vaccine have been reported, mainly in elderly persons in northern Europe. "Yellow fever research was neglected because the vaccine was so effective," ter...

Studies reveal how plague disables immune system, and how to exploit the process to make a vaccine

...tunately, because it suppresses the immune system, immunization with this molecule may be harmful. Schneewind and colleagues, however, tested 11 truncated versions of LcrV, snipping out, from different locales, 30 of the protein's 326 amino acids in hopes of eliminating the elements that suppressed the immune res...

Effective Alzheimer treatment: The nose knows

... the treatment of AD. Previous studies utilizing immunization against Abeta, a key pathogenic player in AD, to generate antibodies against Abeta were discontinued because of unacceptable side effects in AD patients. Here, the researchers use a specific nasal vaccination to decrease AD burden in mice. The vacc...

JCI table of contents September 1, 2005

... the treatment of AD. Previous studies utilizing immunization against Abeta, a key pathogenic player in AD, to generate antibodies against Abeta were discontinued because of unacceptable side effects in AD patients. Here, the researchers use a specific nasal vaccination to decrease AD burden in mice. The vacc...

Old drug, new tricks: Prospects for slashing the impact of malaria

...parently healthy child during their routine infant immunization visits dramatically reduced the impact of any subsequent malaria infection. Used in this way, Fansidar does not prevent malaria but seems to produce a massive 50% reduction in death, debilitation and complications of malaria, such as severe anaemia a...

Boston consortium awarded Center of Excellence grant for medical record surveillance systems

...tem that will initially focus on asthma, influenza immunization in at-risk populations, and sexually transmitted d..., the initial focus will be on improving influenza immunization rates in high-risk populations. There will be a link with a state immunization registry as part of t...

Scientific institute founded by Jonas Salk to host meeting for polio survivors on Oct. 27

...without an epidemic somewhere." Thanks to massive immunization campaigns, the Western Hemisphere is polio free, according the CDC. Outside the U.S., polio strikes in several African countries as well as in India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Today about 250,000 polio survivors may have post polio syndrome, accordi...

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