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Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine By U-M Researcher Is 93% Effective
...nology since the 1940s, when work on influenza and polio
began." Maassab's vaccine has two advantages. First, his vaccine uses weakened andharmless or "attenuated" live viruses that produce stronger and longer lastingimmunity than that produced with the traditional dead virus vaccine. Andsecond, ...
Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress
...are the only region in theworld to have eliminated polio
and are on track to eradicating measles -- whichkills 1 million people worldwide each year -- by 2000. The eradication plan aimsfor 95 percent vaccination coverage in all districts of all countries in theregion and periodic follow-up campaigns target...
Measles Eradication Plan Approved
...are the only region in theworld to have eliminated polio
and are on track to eradicating measles -- whichkills 1 million people worldwide each year -- by 2000," said Dr. Alleyne. Themeasles eradication plan aims for 95 percent vaccination coverage in alldistricts of all countries in the region and periodi...
UCSF researchers report new risk factors for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
...d increase),gonorrhea among men (2-fold increase), polio
among men (2.5-fold increase),endocrine gland disorders among women (3.3-fold increase), and cimetidine andhistamine H2-receptor antagonists, which are medications for stomach ulcers(2.5-fold). Holly says that the increased risk associated with cimet...
Duke team seeks novel vaccine strategy for HIV
...ight," Letvin said. "In making vaccines to prevent polio
or measles, we didn't have to understandthe biology of the virus--we just made vaccines and they worked. We've had togo back to the basics for HIV and try to find out what is happening inHIV-infected humans that might result in the immunologic cont...
New mathematical model explains changing patterns in epidemics
...of other diseases, including chicken pox, rubella, polio
and whooping cough. The model also could apply to many ecological systems, Earn and Bolker said. For example, it could help predict the development of insect infestations, Bolker said. "The possibility for prediction extends beyond diseases to othe...
HIV vaccine research is 'best hope' for controlling AIDS pandemic
...n the same way we have succeeded against smallpox, polio
and measles. Without these trials, and the support of thousands of volunteers who will participate, HIV will continue to devastate communities throughout the United States and the world. Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Dale and Betty Bu...
Smart Start 'achieving goals,' UNC center report indicates
...ular source of health care and to have had DPT and polio
vaccines than children who had not participated in Smart Start," Bryant said. Smart Start is helping meet the needs of families by helping centers and family child-care homes serve more children, including adding spaces for special age grou...
Nasal spray flu vaccine developed at U-M needs no additional clinical trials, says FDA
...artment and a mentor to Jonas Salk; he oversaw the polio
vaccine clinical trials conducted at U-M. Maassab maintained his interest in flu, building on one finding after another before ultimately coming to the approach used in FluMist, a cold-adapted, live-attenuated, trivalent influenza virus vaccine. Unli...
Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute
...Active immunization, used in measles, smallpox and polio
vaccines, involves exposing patients to a substance that resembles the pathogen that one is immunizing against. If the vaccine works, the body responds with an effective immune response both to the vaccine and to the pathogens that are later encount...
Five more African countries to benefit from Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
...ity in Africa, but as more acute illnesses such as polio
and tuberculosis have been controlled, doctors hav...20 million people. In Africa, as illnesses such as polio
and tuberculosis have been controlled, schistosomiasis has emerged as a major silent killer, typical...
Researchers use crippled poliovirus to attack brain cancer
...all within a matter of four to six hours. In fact, polio
is known to be one of the quickest killers of infe... are all from the poliovirus," said Gromeier. "The polio
proteins kill the cancer cells quickly and efficiently." In fact, polio
New weapon to combat resistant bacteria
...ftab Jasir. Cystapep has also been shown to attack polio
and herpes viruses. The fact that one and the same substance works against not only infectious bacteria but also viruses is unique. And the substance seems to have its very own modus operandi that bacteria cannot easily defend themselves against. ...
Invalid vaccine doses would cost millions to fix
...ose. First doses made up 98 percent of all invalid polio
vaccinations. Children who received vaccinations from multiple healthcare providers and those who were born outside the United States were more likely to get an invalid dose. American Indian, Hispanic and Asian children were also significantly m...
Monkey virus may hold clue for development of common blood cancer
...rus DNA that may have originated from contaminated polio
vaccines. These findings suggest that Simian virus...o whether SV40, which contaminated some batches of polio
vaccine in the 1950s and 60s, could cause human cancer, especially after the virus was discovered in...
Change in polio vaccine policy eliminates cases of vaccine-associated polio in US
A change in the national polio
vaccination policy has led to the elimination of v...vention, Atlanta, and colleagues reviewed national polio
surveillance data in the United States from 1990 through 2003, examining the epidemiology of polio
Book celebrates centenary of city's advances in public health
...alth and social problems like diphtheria, tetanus, polio
and malnutrition of children, remained. Edinburgh pioneered many advances in public health. Edinburgh was the first University in Britain, and one of the first in the world, to have an academic Department of Public Health. Professor Raj Bhopal, the A...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
PITTSBURGH, March 29 The development of the Salk polio
vaccine at the University of Pittsburgh represents... and potent" and ushered in a new era of hope that polio
could be conquered. A community celebration on April 10 will recognize Pittsburgh's own and the na...