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Federally Recommended Immunization Schedule Ok
2013-01-16 18:59:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Skeptical parents and organizations have been raising concerns about the federally recommended immunization schedule for young children in recent years over the notion that it is potentially dangerous or has negative side effects. In light of this debate, the Institute of Medicine, which advises the government, has released a new study by 14 committee members that says the benefits of the federally recommended schedule far...

Child Immunizations Can Be Increased With Regular Reminders
2013-01-08 09:57:36

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It was just about 14 years ago that a study published in the prestigious English medical journal The Lancet unleashed a firestorm of paranoia that swept new and expecting parents. At the time, it appeared to researcher Andrew Wakefield and his colleagues that there was a connection between the child immunization program for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and the diagnosis of autism. Wakefield´s contention was that the MMR...

Measles Vaccine Using A Microneedle Patch Could Boost Immunization Programs
2012-11-27 19:10:00

Georgia Institute of Technology Research News Measles vaccine given with painless and easy-to-administer microneedle patches can immunize against measles at least as well as vaccine given with conventional hypodermic needles, according to research done by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the study, the researchers developed a technique to dry and stabilize the measles vaccine — which depends on a live attenuated virus...

2012-11-14 11:21:43

But researchers, reporting at ASTMH annual meeting, also cite barriers to complete elimination from a surge of cases in Nigeria to intensifying vaccine refusals in Pakistan Polio cases worldwide reached historic lows in 2012, and for the first time there were no new outbreaks beyond countries already harboring the disease, leaving researchers confident that a massive and re-energized international campaign to eradicate polio is on a path to success, according to presentations today at the...

2012-11-13 12:45:13

Sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) enter the body through the mucosal epithelial cells and the ability to direct pathogen-clearing T-cells to points of infection may be the critical element in developing successful vaccines against these infections. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by John Schiller at the National Cancer Institute investigated the immune response to intravaginal immunization in mice infected with a form of the HPV virus carrying...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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