Tag: "vaccine" at medical news
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
...BURGH, March 29 The development of the Salk polio vaccine
at the University of Pittsburgh represents one of ...the April 12, 1955, announcement that declared the vaccine
"safe, effective and potent" and ushered in a new era of hope that polio could be conquered. A com...
Vaccine against childhood pneumonia shows promise
against pneumonia and invasive pneumococcal diseas...eek's issue of THE LANCET. The authors believe the vaccine
should be made available to children in Africa, where rates of severe invasive pneumococcal disease ...
Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection
... sinusitis, pneumonia, and meningitis. A childhood vaccine
released in 2000 has decreased rates of illness du...eumococcus and good hygiene, Dr. Huang added. "The vaccine
is very effective and prevents infection. In addition, wash [children's] hands and encourage their f...
Risky surgery not always necessary to treat cervical disease
...es have been used. These include the prophylactic vaccine
which focuses on human immune responses that may h...revent HPV infections. The other is a therapeutic vaccine
which stimulates the immune responses to eliminate already infected cells. Researchers comment that ...
NIAID initiates trial of experimental avian flu vaccine
...s begun for a trial to investigate the safety of a vaccine
against H5N1 avian influenza, the National Institu...es in humans were reported. The initiation of this vaccine
trial marks a key advance in our efforts to prepare to respond to an avian flu pandemic," adds Dr. F...
Study finds majority of women willing to accept cervical cancer vaccine for self and children
...f women would be willing to take a cervical cancer vaccine
themselves and would allow it to be administered t...he first study to examine women's perceptions of a vaccine
for both girls and boys. Specifically, the study included 200 surveys conducted between February and...
Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared
... prepared. "This year's serious problems with flu vaccine
supply showed us just how unprepared we are," says...mediately. The last three are longer-term: Secure vaccine
and antiviral supplies. Enough vaccine
and antivirals need to be in place before a pandemic strikes...
Invasive pneumonia and antibiotic resistance decreased after childhood vaccine introduced
...following the licensing and use of a new conjugate vaccine
for young children in February 2000, according to ...cinated children and unvaccinated adults after the vaccine
was introduced. The research, led by David S. Stephens, MD, professor and vice chair of medicine an...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...em, triggering a vaccine-like reaction." Just as a vaccine
is able to remove invading pathogens by using antibodies to the pathogen, antibodies to methamphetamine attack and begin to clear the drug, Janda says. If the antibodies prevent some of the drug from reaching its place of action in the brain's pleasu...
Earlier use of prostate cancer vaccines urged by Hopkins scientists
...me," Drake says. "But we found that if we use the vaccine
to activate the immune system right after we give ... clinical trials are yet available for the earlier vaccine
regimen. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. The average time to...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...Kline (NYSE: GSK) today announced that its booster vaccine
candidate, BoostrixTM [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Dip...istration (FDA). Currently, there is no pertussis vaccine
approved for use in the U.S. for children seven years of age or older. Immunity from childhood vacc...
SAM on the favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...dministration (FDA) regarding the development of a vaccine
to prevent the occurrence of pertussis in adolescents. We believe that the development of this vaccine
will further the health and well-being of adolescents by helping to protect teens from this serious ...
Openness is key to winning the war over MMR
...racting the diseases that parents began to see the vaccine
itself as more of a threat to their children. He believes that the explanation for the reversal lies not with Wakefield or even with parents who took his claims seriously, but with a failure of leadership by health professionals, lack of support for ...
Many children are undervaccinated or have delayed vaccinations in their first 2 years of life
...children in the United States for each recommended vaccine
and for all vaccines combined. The study consiste...than 6 months ranged from 9 percent for poliovirus vaccine
to 21 percent for Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine. An estimated 25 percent of children had del...
Researchers close in on breast cancer vaccine
Progress toward development of a breast cancer vaccine
has been reported by researchers at Washington Uni...nt, the researchers report that they constructed a vaccine
consisting of copies of the DNA sequence that makes mammaglobin-A in humans. The researchers theoriz...
'Smart' immune cells kill more cancer
... Borrello, they may find that an additional cancer vaccine
may increase the overall anti-tumor effect of the marrow T-cells. They also believe that patients with other blood, bone marrow and solid tumors such as breast cancer may benefit from this type of immunotherapy. Evidence from other research groups ...
Chemists synthesize molecule that helps body battle cancers, malaria
...ignificantly improve the body's immune response in vaccine
therapies against aggressive diseases such as mela...y to elicit an immune response, allowing for lower vaccine
doses with greater effectiveness. The molecule could therefore save patients money on expensive drug...
Study documents initial differences in sexual transmission of HIV between males and females
... differences occur and for future development of a vaccine
or other preventive methods that could stop sexual transmission of HIV-1. The couples in the study come from the Rakai Cohort, a Uganda-based population in a long-term study of HIV infection. The researchers tested each couple's viral RNA to deter...
Female sex hormones play a vital role in defense against sexually transmitted diseases
...t. Additionally she says, if they were designing a vaccine
trial against HSV-2 and if the mice results hold t... exposed to the real herpes virus, they received a vaccine
Surprisingly, unlike in the first study, the progesterone-treated mice and the mice that received no...
Vaccine may complement conventional treatment for chronic leukaemia
that boosts the immune response could improve the ...y of Siena, Italy) and colleagues tested whether a vaccine
that targets a protein derived from the Philadelphia chromosome could help to eradicate the disease ...
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