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A major measles outbreak in Washington state is being blamed on low-vaccination rates. In response, Washington lawmakers are currently debating a measure seeking to remove a current exemption that allows parents to refuse vaccinating their child based on philosophical or personal beliefs... Continue Reading Measles resurgence raises concerns over vaccine exemptions Category: Health & Well
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), pneumonia is responsible for 16 percent of all deaths of children under five years of age, accounting for over 920,000 child deaths in 2015. Although vaccinations are available, they are only effective against certain strains. GPN Vaccines has developed a vaccine that is claimed to be effective against all forms of Streptococcus pneumoniae,
Vaccine hesitancy, where people are reluctant or refuse to have themselves or their children vaccinated, is a growing movement among those fearing negative health outcomes from immunizations, such as the (non-existent) risk of autism. This collective uncertainty has now gathered such momentum that the World health Organization (WHO) sees fit to list vaccine hesitancy as one of its 10 threa
Although polio is now rarely heard of in First World countries, it sometimes still occurs in developing nations which lack facilities for refrigerating the vaccine. That may soon no longer be a problem, however, as scientists have developed a freeze-dried vaccine which can be stored at room temperature... Continue Reading Freeze-dried vaccine may help eradicate polio once and for all Cate
Early results from a phase 1 clinical trial into the safety and efficacy of a new cancer vaccine is suggesting promise for a new treatment designed to stimulate the immune system into attacking certain cancers known to overexpress a specific protein... Continue Reading Early clinical trials showing promise for new kind of cancer vaccine Category: Science Tags: Breast
Every year, the world enters an arms race with the flu. With the virus adapting constantly, scientists try to predict which strains will be the most prevalent in a given year and develop vaccines to fight those, but they don't always get it right. Creating a universal flu vaccine would give us the upper hand for the foreseeable future, and a new study from Oxford has identified a way to ma
Acne sufferers, take heart. Scientists from the University of California, San Diego are now in the process of developing what could – eventually – be a vaccine for the skin disease. Not only may it drastically reduce inflammation, but it's also unlikely to have the side effects of currently-used medications... Continue Reading Potential acne vaccine goes after bacterial toxins Category: M
Strong and light, spider silk is one of the most impressive materials in the natural world. Both the real thing and synthetic versions have been used to improve everything from clothing to car seats, cooling electronics to preserving produce, making sweet music or helping people hear it, and even patching up severed nerves. Now, scientists in Germany and Switzerland have found a new use fo
An experimental Ebola vaccine, not yet officially licensed for human use, has been engaged in a newly spreading outbreak after a request from the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to access this potentially life-saving new vaccine... Continue Reading Experimental Ebola vaccine rolled out to battle Congo outbreak Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags: Ebola Va
An impressive new study from researchers at Stanford University has found that mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) display significant immune system responses to a variety of cancers. If the study can be replicated in humans this research could pave the way for a groundbreaking personalized cancer treatment that essentially vaccinates patients against many ty


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