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Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination

September 9, 2019

The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human…
Mumps study shows immunity gaps among vaccinated people

September 4, 2019

Immunity against mumps virus appears insufficient in a fraction of college-aged people who were vaccinated in childhood, research…
Pneumonia mapped in largest genomic survey of any disease-causing bacterium

June 19, 2019

Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria…
Lower Risk of Type 1 Diabetes in Children Vaccinated Against ‘Stomach Flu’ Virus

June 14, 2019

Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood “stomach flu” greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick…
NIH announces two awards for multi-year studies of influenza immunity in children

May 23, 2019

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced…
New single vaccination approach to killer diseases

May 21, 2019

Scientists from the University of Adelaide’s Research Centre for Infectious Diseases have developed a single vaccination approach to simultaneously combat…
Vaccination May Help Protect Bats from Deadly Disease

May 2, 2019

“This is a significant step forward in developing control mechanisms to combat the devastating spread of white-nose syndrome…
Decline in measles vaccination is causing a preventable global resurgence of the disease

April 19, 2019

In 2000, measles was declared to be eliminated in the United States, when no sustained transmission of the…
Analysing a Facebook-Fueled Anti-Vaccination Attack

March 25, 2019

Social media has given those espousing anti-vaccination sentiments an effective medium to spread their message. However, an analysis…
Reevaluating Pneumococcal Vaccine Guidance: An Analysis

March 7, 2019

If mitigating racial disparities in those who contract pneumococcal diseases, such as meningitis and pneumonia, is a top…
To vaccinate, or not? Berkeley’s Art Reingold says there’s only one answer

February 28, 2019

Measles is more than just a little rash. The highly contagious virus can pack a serious punch, landing…
What’s Causing the Latest Measles Outbreak?

February 6, 2019

Many people believe measles poses no public health threat. The highly contagious infectious disease seems relegated to another era or…
Math can improve flu vaccine, Baker Institute experts say

November 9, 2018

Mathematical modeling can improve the flu vaccine’s effectiveness, according to experts at Rice University — where one such…
Vaccinating humans to protect mosquitoes from malaria

October 9, 2018

For decades, scientists have been trying to develop a vaccine that prevents mosquitoes from spreading malaria among humans.…
Flu vaccination rates in clinics drop as day progresses, but ‘nudges’ give them a boost

September 26, 2018

Primary care clinics experienced a significant decline in influenza vaccinations as the day progressed, researchers from Penn Medicine…
Leveraging Quality Improvement Efforts to Increase HPV Vaccination Rates in Tennessee

June 7, 2018

HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccination is an important component to adolescent health because it protects against six cancers (cervical,…
First child vaccinated with typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa

February 23, 2018

History was made in the fight against typhoid fever today, as the first child in Africa was vaccinated…
Alternative Vaccination Strategy for Meningitis in Africa Found to be Effective, Economical

February 1, 2018

In sub-Saharan Africa, meningococcal meningitis continues to pose a serious health threat, with sporadic epidemics resulting in some…
Study identifies genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine

August 29, 2017

Yale experts and their partners in a national research consortium have identified several genes and gene clusters associated…
Combating misconceptions about vaccines just spreads the myths even more

August 13, 2017

There is a lot of misinformation about vaccinations. Some people purposely are trying to demolish the image of…
Vaccines protect fetuses from Zika infection, mouse study shows

July 17, 2017

Zika virus causes a mild, flu-like illness in most people, but to pregnant women the dangers are potentially…
Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Successful in First Human Clinical Trial

June 29, 2017

Despite the potentially severe consequences of illness and even death, only about 40 percent of adults in the…
New process may lead to vaccine for schistosomiasis

June 13, 2017

Cornell and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research scientists have developed a way to produce a protein antigen that…
Understanding T cell activation could lead to new vaccines

May 31, 2017

Scientists could be one step closer to developing vaccines against viruses such as Zika, West Nile or HIV,…
Jet-spray Pill Could Make Vaccinations Needle-free

March 31, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed the MucoJet, a pill that blasts vaccines through the…
“Substantial” Room for Improvement in HPV Vaccination Coverage, Study Finds

March 27, 2017

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. There are 14 million…
Threading the RSV needle: live attenuated vaccine effective in animals

December 26, 2016

Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been a minefield for 50 years, but scientists believe…
Researchers harness antibody evolution on the path to an AIDS vaccine

September 9, 2016

A series of new studies led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the International AIDS…
Google searches for ‘chickenpox’ reveal big impact of vaccinations

June 1, 2016

Countries that implement government-mandated vaccinations for chickenpox see a sharp drop in the number of Google searches for…
Threat of novel swine flu viruses in pigs and humans

April 27, 2016

The wide diversity of flu in pigs across multiple continents, mostly introduced from humans, highlights the significant potential…
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