Latest immunization Stories

2012-04-12 22:19:59

Critical improvements necessary to help scale up vaccine access, save children's lives A study released today by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has identified the most feasible and impactful solutions for Nigeria's immunization program that could offer the best hope yet for scaling up vaccine access to the nation's most rural areas and taking aim at the country's precipitous number of child deaths. While the nation...

2012-03-29 23:20:41

Findings target disease-causing tau isoform and raise the possibility of an immunization strategy at early stage of disease Under normal circumstances, the tau protein is a hard-working participant in memory and normal brain functioning. But as is becoming increasingly evident, in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, tau not only ceases to play a productive role in brain health, but actually undergoes a Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation to become a misshapen villain that...

2012-02-22 06:14:07

Ivanhoe Newswires)-- Immunization of pregnant women may help increase unborn babies birth weights, and give them a healthier start at life. A recent study used a randomized trial consisting of 340 healthy pregnant women in Bangladesh in their third trimester. Researchers looked at the effect of vaccinating with the influenza vaccine on babies born to vaccinated mothers. It was part of the Mother's Gift project looking at the safety and efficacy of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines in...

Circadian Rhythm Controls Immunity
2012-02-17 06:14:34

Researchers are continuously learning how the body´s immune system is put together, and a recent discovery has found that the circadian clock may help determine the success of healing against pathogens in the body. The study, published in the Cell Press journal Immunity, examined the function of Toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9), a protein in the immune system that detects the DNA of viruses and bacteria. The researchers found, according to a press release, that the circadian clock...

Immunization For MRSA On The Horizon
2012-02-15 04:30:37

New hope for total joint replacement patients Methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA) infections are resistant to antibiotics and can cause a myriad of problems -- bone erosion, or osteomyelitis, which shorten the effective life of an implant and greatly hinder replacement of that implant. MRSA can result in prolonged disability, amputation and even death. Although only 2 percent of the American population that undergo total joint replacement surgery will suffer an infection, half of...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.