Combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease, research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has demonstrated. The vaccine showed positive results in models of psoriasis and cat allergy and was shown to raise antibody… Read more

Carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria’s ability to infect mosquito and human hosts, an international research team has shown for the first time. The finding suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria – the most deadly form of… Read more

A novel method of producing the seasonal flu vaccine could speed up the process and provide better protection against infection. For decades, vaccine manufacturers have used chicken eggs to grow the flu virus strains included in the seasonal flu shot. But because these human strains frequently mutate to adapt to their new environment in eggs… Read more

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types has been developed by researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The nanovaccine is made up of tumor antigens – tumor proteins that can be recognized by the immune system – within a synthetic polymer nanoparticle. Nanoparticle vaccines deliver minuscule particulates that… Read more

According to the CDC’s latest report on the prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV), more than 42 percent of all American adults from age 18 through 59 are infected with genital HPV. More worryingly, the analysis found that some high-risk strains of human papillomavirus infect 25.1 percent of men and 20.4 percent of women in the… Read more