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Human Antibodies Target Marburg, Ebola Viruses; One Step Closer to Vaccine

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Researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and The Scripps Research Institute for the first time have shown how human antibodies can neutralize the Marburg virus, a close cousin to Ebola.

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The Psychology Behind Why Parents Don't Vaccinate

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Polio Vaccination with Microneedle Patches Receives Funding for Patch Development, Clinical Trial

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The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization.

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Study: Advocacy, Race Affect Flu Vaccination Rates

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A doctor’s recommendation and a patient’s race may influence flu vaccination rates, according to researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Researchers found that 90 percent of patients received vaccination if their physician advocated for it compared to 58 percent of patients whose physician did not.

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New Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Approved After International Phase 2/3 Trial Involving Moffitt Cancer Center

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A pivotal international phase 2/3 clinical trial involving Moffitt Cancer Center faculty demonstrated that vaccination with Gardasil 9 protects against nine HPV types, seven of which cause most cases of cervical, vulvar, and vaginal disease. The trial data indicate that if populations are vaccinated with Gardasil 9 approximately 90 percent of all cervical cancers worldwide can be prevented.

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New HPV Vaccine Shows Promise to Dramatically Reduce Cervical Cancer

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Renowned UAB HPV expert, Warner Huh, says new nine-valent HPV vaccine has the potential to eradicate the majority of cervical cancer.

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Scripps Research Institute Scientists Announce Anti-HIV Agent So Powerful It Can Work in a Vaccine

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In a remarkable new advance against the virus that causes AIDS, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate so potent and universally effective, it might work as part of an unconventional vaccine.

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Seasonal Flu Vaccine Induces Antibodies That Protect Against H7N9 Avian Flu

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Antibodies that protect against H7N9 avian flu, which emerged in China in 2013 and sparked fears of a global pandemic, have been isolated in individuals who received seasonal flu vaccinations and appear to broadly neutralize H7 viruses.

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GW Experts Available to Comment on Measles Outbreak

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New Study Suggests How Health Authorities Might Improve Communication about Vaccinations

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Fatalists trump rational thought: A new study by a political scientist at the University of Arkansas examines perceptions of U.S. citizens about the benefits and risks of immunizations.