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First Successful Vaccination Against "Mad Cow"-Like Wasting Disease in Deer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: Protecting U.S. livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.

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MD Anderson Applauds FDA Approval of HPV Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of a new vaccine that targets five additional strains of human papilloma virus (HPV) fortifies a proven cancer-prevention weapon, according to Ronald A. DePinho, M.D., president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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FDA Approval of Nonavalent HPV Vaccine Adds New Tool to Eradicate Cervical Cancer

The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a nonavalent vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) represents another important step in the eradication of cervical cancer, according to the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO).

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Immunizing Schoolkids Fights Flu in Others, Too

Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.

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Flu Vaccine Expert Available to Discuss CDC Report: Deadlier Flu Season This Year, Current Vaccine Poor Match

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The Medical Minute: Vaccination Remains the Best Way to Avoid the Flu

Joy and goodwill aren’t the only things we start spreading to friends, family, colleagues -- even strangers -- this time of year. Late fall and early winter also signal the start of annual spread of the influenza virus.

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A Hybrid Vehicle That Delivers DNA

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A new hybrid vehicle is under development. Its performance isn’t measured by the distance it travels, but rather the delivery of its cargo: vaccines that contain genetically engineered DNA to fight HIV, cancer, influenza and other maladies. Described recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the technology is a biomedical advancement that could help unleash the potential of DNA vaccines, which despite two decades of research, have yet to make a significant impact in the treatment of major illnesses.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Carries Out a Human Trial of Experimental Ebola Vaccine

The Baltimore study is the second Ebola vaccine trial being led by the University of Maryland School of Medicine CVD, the first currently taking place in Mali, West Africa. The Mali trial is being performed by CVD-Mali in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Mali.

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Nasal Spray Vaccine Has Potential for Long-Lasting Protection from Ebola Virus

A nasal vaccine in development by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus.

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74 Percent of Parents Would Remove Their Kids From Daycare if Other Children Are Unvaccinated

In this national sample of parents of child 0-5 years, most indicate that daycare providers should review children’s immunization status every year to ensure they are up-to-date (52 percent strongly agree, 22 percent agree).

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