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Phase II study of therapeutic vaccine shows efficacy in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

...rchers noted no complications stemming from TroVax vaccination or any other evidence that would call into question the safety of the vaccine. While the study was not designed to prove that patients survived longer than would normally be expected, the researchers noted that, on average, the overall median surv...

Handicapping tuberculosis may be the way to a better vaccine

...ough it is largely ineffective. Despite widespread vaccination programs, the World Health Organization estimates ...team had the same successes when they repeated the vaccination experiments in guinea pigs, which are highly susceptible to TB infection, further encouraging the no...

Developing a more effective vaccine for tuberculosis

...her immune cell type, the macrophage. Importantly, vaccination of mice and guinea pigs with M. Tuberculosis lacki...on against infection with M. Tuberculosis than did vaccination with M. bovis BCG. These data led the authors to suggest that this approach, in combination with oth...

JCI table of contents: August 1, 2007

...her immune cell type, the macrophage. Importantly, vaccination of mice and guinea pigs with M. Tuberculosis lacki...on against infection with M. Tuberculosis than did vaccination with M. bovis BCG. These data led the authors to suggest that this approach, in combination with oth...

Fever after smallpox vaccination tied to individual genetic variations

...etic variations linked to fever following smallpox vaccination may also influence fever risk after other live-vir...ividuals who had participated in previous smallpox vaccination clinical trials evaluating Dryvax, the vaccine given to U.S. military personnel. About 95 percent of...

JCI table of contents -- June 1, 2007

...d B and T cell immune responses following maternal vaccination against influenza with Fluzone during pregnancy. The vaccination of pregnant women against influenza is considered safe and is recommended by the Centers for Disease...

Innovative smallpox vaccine research study to be conducted at Case Medical Center

...eradicated in 1980 with the success of a worldwide vaccination program. Routine vaccination against smallpox among the general public was ceased in 1972 because it was no longer necessary for ...

Pregnant mom's exposure to flu vaccine kick-starts fetal immune system

...d B and T cell immune responses following maternal vaccination against influenza with Fluzone during pregnancy. The vaccination of pregnant women against influenza is considered safe and is recommended by the Centers for Disease...

Anti-inflammatory drugs interact with HRT, and more

...off and colleagues model the benefits of different vaccination strategies and suggest that small differences in how populations mix can change the best vaccination strategy from one focused on the most vulnerable individuals to one focused on the most transmissive...

Landmark study details demographic, ecological and genetic spread of rabies in raccoon outbreak

... States, according to the CDC. These costs include vaccination of companion animals, animal control programs, maintenance of rabies laboratories and medical costs....

Herpes infection may be symbiotic, help beat back some bacteria

...ic relationship with." Scientists previously used vaccination to eliminate the deadly and highly contagious smallpox virus. Vaccines are currently in use or in clinical trials for several disease-causing strains of herpes. Human herpes viruses include oral and genital herpes, the chickenpox virus, cytomegalovi...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

... control severe flu epidemics and pandemics unless vaccination programs offer incentives to individuals. Accord...ecide each year whether or not to participate in a vaccination program. The model Blowers team developed is inspired by game theory, used in economics to predic...

US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows

... control severe flu epidemics and pandemics unless vaccination programs offer incentives to individuals. Accord...ecide each year whether or not to participate in a vaccination program. The model Blower's team developed is inspired by game theory, used in economics to predi...

Pioneering research on sleeping sickness wins MERIAL Award for Parasitology

...conomic loss of more than one billion euro. Today, vaccination against trypanosoma, the parasite that causes sleeping sickness, is not at all effective, and the only remedy that works in all stages of infection is based on arsenic, which has severe side effects and can be deadly itself. So, Stefan Magez and his ...

Ebola outbreaks killing thousands of gorillas and chimpanzees

...are currently searching for funding to implement a vaccination program using one of the several vaccines that have now successfully protected laboratory monkeys from Ebola....

Little lifesavers -- Nanoparticles improve delivery of medicines and diagnostics

...maximize the effectiveness of inhaled, needle-free vaccination systems. Prud'homme's research group is part of a Grand Challenges in Global Health research project led by David Edwards of Harvard University and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop nanoparticle-based aerosol vaccines for tub...

What led to the Nigerian boycott of the polio vaccination campaign?

...per historical and political context. "The polio vaccination boycott," says Jegede, "should not be considered in isolation, but rather in the context of the history of orthodox health services in northern Nigeria. Generally, utilization rates of orthodox health-care services in the region have always been low....

Mathematical model predicts cholera outbreaks

...eases, such as cholera, and inform decisions about vaccination and other disease-prevention strategies. In research done over the past seven years, Pascual and colleagues have found evidence that a phenomenon known as the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a major source of climate variability from year to ye...

Global study concludes 'attack rate' of flu in kids is 55 percent lower with nasal spray vaccine

... more hospitalizations in the six months following vaccination than children in the injectable vaccine group.Belshe said that these final findings demonstrate the need for an improved flu vaccine for infants younger than 12 months. FEWER EAR INFECTIONS REPORTED WITH FLUMIST, AND BROADER PROTECTION AGAINST MIS...

Flu shot might also offer some protection against H5N1

...ls had developed antibodies from previous seasonal vaccination or from exposure to influenza viruses that carried N1. "Although the number of human donors in this study was limited, the results show that some individuals have levels of antibodies that are high enough to react against H5N1," Webby said. If ...

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