Latest Immunity Stories

2008-11-24 11:23:59

In the first study of its kind, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, have developed a multidisciplinary approach involving immunology, genomics and bioinformatics to predict the immunity of a vaccine without exposing individuals to infection.

2008-10-01 09:00:48

HALIFAX, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- ImmunoVaccine Technologies' (IVT) patented depot vaccine formulation, DepoVax(TM) is showing positive pre-clinical results, with single-dose efficacy achieved in therapeutic cancer and several infectious disease vaccine models.

2008-09-24 12:00:37

U.S. scientists say the discovery of a new mechanism of immunity suggests a more effective pneumococcal vaccine might be in the offing.

2008-08-13 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has shown that a nasal hepatitis B vaccine elicits a dramatic immune response in animals without requiring three vaccinations, sterile syringes or refrigeration-three factors that impede the delivery of current hepatitis B vaccines.

2008-07-16 09:01:20

Garrett and Alisa are newlyweds with a new house and an 8-week-old French bulldog named Boston. Alisa knows Boston needs to be vaccinated but she has heard that even with vaccinations, Boston should not be allowed outside "for a while." Her question: How long is that? I can understand her confusion.

2008-03-03 12:15:00

ETH Zurich professor Peter Seeberger has been working on a sugar-based malaria vaccine for years. The new test takes him one important step closer to his goal.

2007-01-08 09:27:58

Mexicans have long been taught to blame diseases brought by the Spaniards for wiping out most of their Indian ancestors. But recent research suggests things may not be that simple.

2006-09-01 12:20:43

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- chemicals widely used in industry -- apparently reduces children's immune response to vaccinations, according to a report.

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