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Bed Nets and Vaccines: Some Combinations May Worsen Malaria

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Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines and other control measures may provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, which killed nearly 600,000 people worldwide in 2013, most of them African children.

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Developing Vaccines for Insect-Borne Viruses

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Rift Valley Fever, a mosquito-borne disease, can devastate a sheep herd causing 90 percent mortality in lambs and 100 percent abortion rates in pregnant ewes. Current vaccines either don’t provide long-term immunity or cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant ewes. Medgene Labs is developing a new vaccine that is proving to be both safe and effective.

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Human Mode Of Responding To HIV Vaccine Is Conserved From Monkeys

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The antibody response from an HIV vaccine trial in Thailand was made possible by a genetic trait carried over in humans from an ancient ancestry with monkeys and apes, according to a study led by Duke Medicine researchers.

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Vaccine-Induced CD4 T Cells Lead to Adverse Effect in a Mouse Model of Infection

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A study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has found that a vaccine that elicits only CD4 T cells resulted in an overwhelming inflammatory response in a mouse model of infection.

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One Punch to Knock Out Flu

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Researchers show that when comparing the potency of an isolated strain-specific flu antibody (the type that current vaccines generate) with an isolated broadly-neutralizing flu antibody (the type generated by universal vaccines) in a lab setting, the latter have much weaker neutralization activity than the strain-specific antibodies.

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TSRI Scientists Design Nicotine Vaccine that Provokes Robust Immune Response

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A team from The Scripps Research Institute has designed a more effective nicotine vaccine and proven that the structures of molecules used in vaccines is critical.

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New Recommendation for Cervical Cancer Screening, Using HPV Test Alone

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HPV testing alone is an effective alternative to current cervical cancer screening methods that use a Pap smear, or Pap smear-plus HPV test.

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

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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

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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

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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).