Modified Tetanus Vaccine Could Protect Against Alzheimer’s

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…Continue readingModified Tetanus Vaccine Could Protect Against Alzheimer’s

Improving Malaria Vaccine Could Hinge On Carbohydrates

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 –…Continue readingImproving Malaria Vaccine Could Hinge On Carbohydrates

Antigenically Stable Influenza Vaccine Uses Dual-HA Viruses

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…Continue readingAntigenically Stable Influenza Vaccine Uses Dual-HA Viruses

Nanoparticle Vaccine Immunotherapy Targets Multiple Cancer Types

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…Continue readingNanoparticle Vaccine Immunotherapy Targets Multiple Cancer Types

High Risk HPV Infects More Than 1 In 5 US Adults: CDC

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…Continue readingHigh Risk HPV Infects More Than 1 In 5 US Adults: CDC

RNA Nanoparticle Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika Virus

Using a new strategy that can rapidly generate customized RNA vaccines, MIT researchers have devised a new vaccine candidate for the Zika virus. The vaccine consists of strands of genetic material known as messenger RNA, which are packaged into a nanoparticle that delivers the RNA into cells. Once inside cells,…Continue readingRNA Nanoparticle Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika Virus

Ebola Vaccine Is Safe And 100% Effective, Test Results Confirm

Nearly one year after the Ebola outbreak in west Africa’s official end, final results from one of the only vaccine trials for the virus are now in, and they look quite promising. An international group of researchers associated with the World Health Organization reports the vaccine is 100 percent effective…Continue readingEbola Vaccine Is Safe And 100% Effective, Test Results Confirm