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Inside the body, the reagent – CpG oligodeoxynucleotides or CpG-ODNs – alerts the body’s natural warning system to an invader, says Andrew L. Mellor, immunologist and director of the Medical College ...


A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo has reported in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science ( PNAS ), a new way to generate genetica ...


The incidence of pneumonia among older adults has decreased substantially, linked to the introduction of a pneumonia vaccine for children in 2000. The pneumococcal conjugate vaccine ( PCV-7 ) was l ...


Researchers at Saint Louis University have demonstrated that immunization with a new vaccine could potentially prevent more than a million cases of pertussis ( whooping cough ) each year in adolescent ...


FDA ( U.S. Food and Drug Administration ) and CDC ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ) are alerting consumers and health care providers to five reports of Guillain Barre syndrome ( GBS ) fol ...


FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has received five reports of Guillain Barre syndrome, following administration of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine A, C, Y, and W135 ( Menactra ), manufactured by ...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) approved Fluarix, an influenza vaccine for adults that contains inactivated virus. Fluarix is approved to immunize adults 18 years of age and older against ...


The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum uses different pathways to invade red blood cells, evading the body's immune system and complicating efforts to create effective vaccines against the disease ...


Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine ( BCM ) at Houston showed that special stretch of genetic material may turn off the immune suppression that stymies attempts to fight cancer with a vaccine. ...


Researchers developed a vaccine against Lassa fever that fully protects nonhuman primates from experimental infection with lethal doses of Lassa virus. The research, published in the journal PLoS ...


The results from an ongoing clinical study demonstrated investigational T-cell receptor ( TCR ) peptide vaccine, NeuroVax, stimulates a significant increase in FOXP3, a gene marker recently shown to ...


A research has showed promising results in mice of a vaccine approach to treating Parkinson’s and similar diseases. These findings appear in the journal Neuron. Eliezer Masliah, at the University ...


FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved a new vaccine for a single booster immunization against pertussis ( whooping cough ), in combination with tetanus and diphtheria, for adolescents and ...


Researchers at the University of Iowa – Carver College of Medicine have discovered that a vaccination strategy, called dendritic cell vaccination, can dramatically speed up the immunization process by ...


Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute have described a molecular mechanism that appears to make malignant brain tumors more vulnerable to chemotherapy afte ...