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2010-05-14 07:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct Relief International announced today that CSL Behring has donated life-saving medicines valued at more than $100,000 to assist earthquake victims in Haiti who are at risk of tetanus or hepatitis B infections.

2010-05-13 11:09:03

Biological differences between the sexes could be a significant predictor of responses to vaccines.

2010-03-22 14:58:35

A new understanding of a certain cell in the immune system may help guide scientists in creating better flu vaccines, report researchers from the Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine and the Immune Disease Institute at Children's Hospital Boston (PCMM/IDI).

2009-11-27 06:00:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preventing disease is the goal of every health care provider and fortunately every year, new vaccines are being added to assist in disease prevention.

2009-10-30 16:59:22

Immunity to whooping cough lasts at least 30 years on average, much longer than previously thought, according to a new study by researchers based at the University of Michigan and the University of New Mexico.

2009-07-30 09:45:38

Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs.

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2009-06-26 14:20:00

New research suggests that a common immunosuppressive drug may have the ability to boost the power of vaccines.

2009-05-05 08:36:32

Children adopted from countries such as Russia, China and Guatemala may not be protected against polio, measles or other diseases despite records indicating they have been immunized, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on vaccines.

2009-04-02 10:49:03

A U.S. study suggests amphibians might be able to develop immunity to the fatal fungus disease that is reducing the Earth's amphibian populations. Jonathan Richmond of the U.S.

2009-03-04 14:33:35

Australian scientists say a bird flu vaccine is closer to reality thanks to their finding that boosting T-cell immunity can protect humans from the disease. The 'Killer T cell' is the hit-man of the immune system, said University of Melbourne Professor Stephen Turner, lead author of the research.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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