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Ebola Vaccine Clinical Trial Open at Sanford

Study will explore safety, ability of vaccine to generate immune response

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Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

An oral cholera vaccine that is in short supply could treat more people and save more lives in crisis situations, if one dose were dispensed instead of the recommended two, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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New Study by TSRI and Janssen Makes Major Advance Toward More Effective, Long-Lasting Flu Vaccine

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Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes—work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots.

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Pliable Plant Virus, a Major Cause of Crop Damage, Yields Its Secrets After 75+ Years

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Edward H. Egelman, PhD, of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has used the Titan Krios microscope to determine the structure of the bamboo mosaic virus, a flexible filamentous virus that has eluded researchers for decades.

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Synthetic DNA Vaccine Against MERS Induces Immunity in Animal Study

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A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species. The experimental, preventive vaccine, given six weeks before exposure to the MERS virus, was found to fully protect rhesus macaques from disease.

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Animal Trial to Test Promising Vaccine for H1N1

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A new H1N1 vaccine is entering a definitive round of testing this month. Researchers hope to establish its ability to ward off the virus. If tests yield results as expected, hog farmers could begin using the new vaccine as early as the end of the year.

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Combination Vaccine Could Reduce Number of Shots for Infants

In a phase III trial reported in the August 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the new combination vaccine was determined to be effective, safe and well-tolerated.

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Could Flu Someday Be Prevented Without a Vaccine?

Researchers have discovered a way to trigger a preventive response to a flu infection without any help from the usual players – the virus itself or interferon, a powerful infection fighter. The finding suggests that manipulating a natural process could someday be an alternative way to not just reduce flu severity, but prevent infection.

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Developing a Better Flu Vaccine

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers say they have developed a method that could make a nasal spray flu vaccine effective for those under two and over 49 – two groups for which the vaccine is not approved.

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Study Finds State Policies Influence Vaccination, Disease Outbreak Rates

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Lax state vaccination laws contribute to lower immunization rates and increased outbreaks of preventable diseases—like whooping cough and measles—according to a new study from the University of Georgia.