Quantcast
Last updated on April 18, 2014 at 21:21 EDT

Latest Vaccine Stories

2013-04-04 16:11:30

Viruses have historically been classified into one of two types — those with an outer lipid-containing envelope and those without an envelope. For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered that hepatitis A virus, a common cause of enterically-transmitted hepatitis, takes on characteristics of both virus types depending on whether it is in a host or in the environment. "The whole universe of virology is divided into two types of viruses —...

2013-04-02 11:07:27

These findings will help inform vaccine design and interpretation of vaccine trials, and provide new insights into the basic biology of viral/host dynamics of infection. A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania scientists defines previously unknown properties of transmitted HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. The viruses that successfully pass from a chronically infected person to a new individual are both remarkably resistant to a powerful initial human...

One In Ten Parents Still Believe Too Many Vaccines Cause Autism
2013-03-29 11:08:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite all the scientific evidence that indicates vaccines do not cause autism, about 10 percent of parents still skip getting their children immunized for fear that the science is wrong. A growing number of parents are also forgoing vaccinations for their babies because they feel they are getting “too many shots, too soon.” Many of these parents are subscribing to a false belief that not vaccinating their children is...

2013-03-27 08:33:09

TUBINGEN, Germany, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CureVac GmbH, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that has pioneered the development of a new class of therapies and vaccines based on messenger RNA (mRNA), today announced that it has initiated a double-blind, randomized Phase 2b clinical trial of its RNActive(®) cancer vaccine, CV9104, for the treatment of patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer. The Phase 2b trial will enroll up to 200 patients in eight European...

2013-03-20 10:52:11

In Africa, issues of vaccine supply, financing, and sustainability require urgent attention if the Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved, according to African experts writing in this week's PLOS Medicine. Shingai Machingaidze, Charles Wiysonge, and Gregory Hussey from the University of Cape Town in South Africa commend African countries for their progress in immunization programs but infectious disease outbreaks, for example, polio and measles outbreaks, as well as high vaccine...

2013-03-18 08:30:18

Next Generation Technology Already In DCVax®-Direct; Will Be Applicable To All DCVax® Products BETHESDA, Md., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that it has been issued a key U.S. patent (#8389278) covering novel processes for manufacturing human dendritic cells. The cells produced through these processes are much...

2013-03-18 08:28:27

--Study published in Journal of Virology demonstrates GEN-003 capable of eliciting immune responses that provide protection against recurrent disease in preclinical models-- CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genocea Biosciences Inc., a clinical-stage company pioneering novel T cell vaccines, announced today the publication of new data to support GEN-003, its investigational vaccine for the treatment of HSV-2. The results, which are available today in the print edition...

Donor Kidney With Rabies Kills Recipient
2013-03-15 22:26:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) announced today a Maryland man who recently died of rabies contracted the disease when he received an infected transplanted kidney a year and a half ago. As a result of this revelation, three other patients who received organs from the same donor are “doing fine,” but have been given rabies shots as a precaution, according to CDC officials. The doctors who...

2013-03-15 08:26:40

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) will report financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012 on Friday, March 22, 2013, before the U.S. financial markets open. The announcement will be followed by a webcast and conference call at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the company's fourth quarter and 2012 financial results and 2013 business outlook. To listen to the live conference call, please dial 877-558-0567 (U.S. or Canada) or...

2013-03-14 11:05:56

Initial vaccinations for human papillomavirus (HPV) at a young age is important for maximizing quadrivalent HPV vaccine effectiveness according to a Swedish study published March 13 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. HPV vaccination programs have been launched around the world in hopes of preventing cervical cancer and other HPV-related cancers. While incidence of genital warts is the earliest possible disease outcome to measure the efficacy of the HPV vaccine, the results of...


Latest Vaccine Reference Libraries

0_57c89d5bd133fff5bf10b17b705f87c1
2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

0_c4753f392575c29d1886d90b7b382782
2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

69_4d4f0262395c820ee8c505456f4ca4d4
2011-01-12 16:40:04

Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...

More Articles (3 articles) »