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Tuberculosis Vaccine Fails Infant Trial
2013-02-04 14:42:30

[ Watch the Video: Discussing New Tuberculosis Vaccine Trials ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new vaccine considered to be the most advanced for tuberculosis (TB) among more than a dozen now in trials has failed its study. Researchers said they were disappointed by the results of the study, which showed that the vaccine offered little to no protection at all from TB. Nearly 3,000 babies in South Africa took part in the study, all of whom had already been...

2012-08-29 07:57:54

Cases of one of the world's deadliest diseases–tuberculosis–are rising at an alarming rate, despite widespread vaccination. Reasons for the ineffectiveness of the vaccine, especially in regions where this infectious disease is endemic, as well as arguments for replacing the existing vaccine with novel synthetic vaccines, are presented in a review published online August 28th in Trends in Molecular Medicine. "Tuberculosis is a global health threat, and it is a highly...

2011-03-22 23:28:05

In this week's PLoS Medicine, and to coincide with World TB Day, Madhukar Pai from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and colleagues introduce the BCG World Atlas, an open access, user friendly website for TB clinicians to discern global BCG vaccination policies and practices and improve the care of their patients. The Bacille Calmette-Gu©rin (BCG) vaccine continues to be controversial, with known variations in BCG substrains and vaccine efficacy. Vaccine policies and practices vary...

2008-07-23 12:01:24

The University of Oxford and Emergent BioSolutions have formed a joint venture, The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium, to further develop MVA85A, a clinically advanced vaccine candidate for the prevention of tuberculosis. The University of Oxford, through its technology transfer office, Isis Innovation, has exclusively licensed the MVA85A tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate and related technology to the consortium. The consortium will work with the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation...


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