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Smallpox vaccine can be diluted and still be effective, expanding supply if needed

...500,000 people. However, the current supply of the vaccine falls short of the Department of Health and Human ... injected 340 healthy volunteers with the smallpox vaccine in a double-blind, randomized controlled trial conducted between October 2002 and February 2003. Tes...

Most physicians agree that widespread routine influenza vaccination for young children is feasible

...ckground information in the article, the influenza vaccine must be given annually, and for children younger than nine years old receiving the vaccine for the first time, a second dose should be given at least four weeks after the first. However, lit...

Needle-free anthrax vaccine shows promise in animal studies

...chers have developed a powdered form of an anthrax vaccine that could potentially be inhaled through the nose...ciety, the world's largest scientific society. The vaccine represents a growing pipeline of needle-free drug delivery technologies that are being developed for...

New survey reveals surprising insights into parental attitudes toward teenage sexual behavior

...han one third (37 percent) were unaware there is a vaccine available to prevent it. SAM Provides Help to Enhance the Parent-Adolescent Relationship "The teen-parent relationship is ever evolving and the transition through the teen years can be particularly tough on both adolescents and their parents," sai...

EDCTP welcomes G8 support for HIV/AIDS vaccine development

...Enterprise: a virtual consortium to accelerate HIV vaccine development by enhancing coordination, information...accelerating the research on and availability of a vaccine against HIV, one of the major impediments today to sustainable development of underprivileged countr...

News briefs from the journal Chest, June 2004

...dy, Bangkok researchers administered the influenza vaccine to 62 patients with COPD, mean age 67, and compare...ourse 18 months. The overall effectiveness of the vaccine was 76 percent, as compared to 30-50 percent effectiveness rates in similar elderly populations. In...

Mouse study could aid vaccine designers

...we are correct, what we've found will put rational vaccine design on a firmer footing," says Jonathan Yewdell...isms behind cross-priming to exploit this route in vaccine design. Test tube experiments suggested that molecular "chaperones" accompany peptides from infecte...

OHSU vaccine and gene therapy institute receives $3.5 million for AIDS vaccine research

...rector of the VGTI and director of the institute's vaccine program, will serve as principal investigator of t...rch team is hoping to develop a new class of viral vaccine vectors to serve as the basis of HIV vaccine. Vectors are modified viruses used to safely deliver p...

New technology blocks gene to increase immune response against deadly brain tumor cells

...ists at the Institute have developed and studied a vaccine in the treatment of highly aggressive brain tumors...ongoing studies aimed at making the dendritic cell vaccine more effective against the deadliest tumors. "We are accumulating evidence that brain tumors themse...

NIAID forms network to tackle potentially fatal reaction to smallpox vaccine

...an develop when AD patients are given the smallpox vaccine or come into close personal contact with people wh...ple with AD have such severe reactions to smallpox vaccine by evaluating their immune responses after natural exposure to less harmful skin viruses such as her...

Childhood vaccination coverage affected by temporary suspension of hepatitis B vaccine

...rary suspension of the initial dose of hepatitis B vaccine appears to have contributed to fewer newborns bein...d that all children receive 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine by 19 months of age, part of a comprehensive strategy to eliminate hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmiss...

National Academies news: vaccines and autism

...pidemiological studies, neither the mercury-based vaccine preservative thimerosal nor the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine are associated with autism, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academi...

Cardiac complications from smallpox vaccination higher than expected among military personnel

...ely eight out of 100,000 in those who received the vaccine for the first time a rate similar to what had been reported in some European literature of the 1960s and 1970s," said Dr. Cassimatis. "This cardiac side effect was virtually unreported in the U.S. experience with vaccination. Fortunately, Dr. Renata...

Vaccine reduces racial disparity in incidence of childhood pneumonia and meningitis

A vaccine that was distributed beginning in 2000 has reduced...in the article. Following recommendation of a new vaccine (7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine) for children in October 2000, the incidence of invasive pn...

NIAID rotavirus vaccine licensed for commercialization

...roduct, plans global commercialization of the oral vaccine (RotaShield). Rotaviruses are consistently shown t...n, M.D., who led the NIAID team that developed the vaccine and serves as head of the epidemiology section in the Institute's Laboratory of Infectious Diseases....

REI medical/research briefs

... 55 years of age, who have not received an anthrax vaccine and have not been exposed to anthrax, are needed to participate in this study. Participants will need to be available for 14 visits to the clinic (Torrance) over a one-year period. Participants will be compensated up to $700 for completion of study ...

Business strategy used to increase immunization rates in children

... system, collaboration with the pharmacy to ensure vaccine was consistently available, mailed postcard reminders to all families, open access scheduling for shots, in-clinic reminders to patients and providers, prominently posted results, and phone calls to those not immunized by a certain date. After seven ...

HIV: A sugar shield to evade host defences

...rus (HIV) strains is a major obstacle to anti-AIDS vaccine elaboration or the development of new treatments a...nt of new treatments and, possibly, of a candidate vaccine against Aids, viable for all HIV strains. Other research work is planned aiming to reinforce these r...

New type of anthrax vaccine moves into larger-scale trial at Saint Louis University

ST. LOUIS - A potentially safer vaccine to protect against anthrax is moving into a larger...se II human study of a new investigational anthrax vaccine developed by VaxGen Inc. "The goal is to develop an anthrax vaccine with better protectio...

Phase II trial of anthrax vaccine to begin

...rch needs volunteers for Phase II Trial of anthrax vaccine candidate (Torrance, CA April 22, 2004) The UC...veloping rPA102 to address the need for an anthrax vaccine that has an improved safety profile and a more practical dosing schedule compared to the existing li...

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