Vaccination
New biomarkers to consider for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have made new discoveries about how the immune system responds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that could be important to consider in vaccine research. more
Doubts greet $1.2 billion bet by United States on a coronavirus vaccine by October  Science Magazine · 2 days
Operation Warp Speed's funding of AstraZeneca is intended to deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by October, although some call that timeline... more
Coronavirus vaccine developed in China shows promise after early study in 100 people  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
A potential coronavirus vaccine developed in China appeared safe and able to generate an immune response after an early trial in more... more
First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe and induces rapid immune response  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study of 108 adults finds that the vaccine produced neutralizing antibodies and T-cell response against SARS-CoV-2, but... more
Self-healing microcapsules synergetically modulate immunization microenvironments for potent cancer vaccination  Science Magazine · 3 days
Therapeutic cancer vaccines that harness the immune system to reject cancer cells have shown great promise for cancer treatment. Although a wave of efforts have spurred to improve... more
UK to start huge vaccine test; China reports promising hints  ABC NEWS · 3 days
British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot... more
Different immune responses can occur in Covid-19, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The human immune system is reactive to more than just the viral protein on which researchers have focused to date. This is relevant for tests and potential vaccines. more
Changes in antibodies and RNA shedding during early SARS-CoV-2 infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching implications continue to unfold globally and disrupt our normal way of life, scientists and researchers are racing to find an appropriate... more
IL-6 blocker use in severe COVID-19 increases risk of secondary infections  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
With many hundreds of thousands of deaths due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a rush to find an effective vaccine or drug against the... more
UK's COVID-19 study aims to vaccinate more than 10,000  ABC NEWS · 3 days
British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works more
Study evaluates the effectiveness of interferon beta 1b in COVID-19 pneumonia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
As the world struggles to overcome the current COVID-19 pandemic with non-pharmacological interventions, in the absence of an effective drug or vaccine, existing immunomodulators are being... more
Simple molecular 'switch' transforms autoimmunity drugs into powerful anti-cancer treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists from the Antibody and Vaccine group at the University of Southampton have discovered a way to transform antibody drugs previously developed to treat autoimmunity into antibodies with... more
Computational immunology paves the way for SARS-CoV-2 peptide cocktail vaccine candidate  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
By employing an immunoinformatics approach, a new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv* shows how the combination of peptides designed from severe acute respiratory syndrome... more
Producing Virus-Specific Antibodies after COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In order to design effective vaccines for COVID-19, we need to understand our immune responses. News-Medical speaks to Professor Chen Dong to find out more. more
LLNL engineers address shortage of nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In this era of COVID-19, tracking the disease adequately enough to allow state and local officials to lift shelter-in-place orders and return to a semblance of normalcy in the absence... more
AstraZeneca secures orders for virus vaccine under testing  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Drug maker AstraZeneca has secured the first agreements Thursday for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is being trialed more
Analysis: Get ready for the vaccine — they’re never simple  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
If there is a silver lining to the flawed U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic, it is this: The relatively high number of new cases being diagnosed daily... more
AstraZeneca secures orders for COVID-19 vaccine  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Drug maker AstraZeneca has secured the first agreements Thursday for 400 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that is being trialed more
Lattice light-sheet microscopy could help in drug and vaccine development  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
From testing drugs to developing vaccines, the close study of the immune system is key to improving real-world health outcomes. T-cells are integral to this research, as these... more
MIT researchers describe new methods for accelerating drug approvals during pandemics  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a pair of studies in a COVID-19 special issue of the... more
SARS-CoV-2 infection protects against rechallenge in rhesus macaques  Science Magazine · 4 days
An understanding of protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2 is critical for vaccine and public health strategies aimed at ending the global COVID-19 pandemic. A key unanswered question is whether infection with SARS-CoV-2 results... more
DNA vaccine protection against SARS-CoV-2 in rhesus macaques  Science Magazine · 4 days
The global COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus has made the development of a vaccine a top biomedical priority. In this study, we developed a series of DNA vaccine candidates expressing... more
New Studies Show That Developing A Coronavirus Vaccine Should Be Possible  NPR · 4 days
Three studies published Wednesday suggest it should be possible to come up with a coronavirus vaccine — tests performed on animals have shown the right results... more
Study shows engineered SARS-CoV-2 spike protein may be utilized for vaccine development  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In a new study available on the preprint server bioRxiv, researchers demonstrate how the conformation of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)... more
New Studies Show That A Coronavirus Vaccine Might Be Protective Of The Virus  NPR · 5 days
Three studies published Wednesday suggest it should be possible to come up with a coronavirus vaccine — tests performed on animals have... more
New imaging analysis pipeline could aid in drug and vaccine development  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
From testing drugs to developing vaccines, the close study of the immune system is key to improving real-world health outcomes. T-cells are integral to this research,... more
Monkey studies encouraging for coronavirus vaccine; virus travels further on breezy days  REUTERS · 5 days
The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines... more
Kids missing measles shots due to coronavirus pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A year ago, the United States saw the highest annual number of measles cases since 1992, with 1,249 cases reported. Of these, 89 percent of the measles patients were unvaccinated or had... more
Researchers describe new methods to speed up drug approvals during pandemics  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a pair of studies in a COVID-19 special issue of the... more
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine candidate shows promise in phase I trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Moderna, who partnered with the National Institutes of Health, announced that its candidate vaccine appeared to be safe when administered to eight healthy volunteers. The vaccine also stimulated... more
Countries that develop a coronavirus vaccine may not share it, health expert warns  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The pandemic has sparked a worldwide race to develop a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. But a health expert has warned that... more
How to improve the pneumococcus vaccine  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Pneumococcus kills 1 million children annually according to the World Health Organization. The key to the pathogen's virulence is its thick sugar capsule, which is also the active ingredient in vaccines. Different strains have different capsules.... more
What Happened Today: House Passes A New Relief Package, Vaccine Questions  NPR · 5 days
NPR's science correspondent answers listener questions about the latest in the hunt for a coronavirus vaccine. more
X-ray experiments demonstrate a new way to block the entry of SARS-CoV-2  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As scientists across the globe race to develop a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, an international team led by Davide Corti... more
New capsules are critical for addressing the rapidly changing bacteria, says expert  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Vaccines that protect people from infection by Streptococcus pneumonia, which kills up to 1 million children every year worldwide, train the immune system to... more
New animal model for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to ravage the world, scientists are frantically searching for a vaccine or new drug that will effectively counter the lethal effects of the virus that leads to COVID-19... more
New vaccine appears to be highly protective against Ebola infection in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
As the world focuses on finding a COVID-19 vaccine, research continues on other potentially catastrophic pandemic diseases, including Ebola and Marburg viruses. more
Novel insights on SARS-CoV-2 cell entry may inform further vaccine and treatment development  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A research group from Harvard Medical School reported two cryo-electron microscopy structures derived from a single preparation of severe acute respiratory syndrome... more
Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows promise in early results  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
The vaccine seems safe and able to prompt the body to produce antibodies against the coronavirus at levels comparable to a natural infection. more
US autoworkers return, while possible vaccine shows promise  ABC NEWS · 7 days
More than 130,000 autoworkers returned to factories across the U.S. in one of the biggest steps yet to restart American industry, while an experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in... more
Antibodies eye mosquito-transmitted Ross River fever  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Ross River fever is a mosquito-transmitted disease endemic to Australia and surrounding Pacific Islands. There is no specific treatment or vaccine for Ross River virus (RRV) infection, which causes rash, fever and debilitating muscle and joint... more
Drugmakers tout COVID-19 vaccines to refurbish their public image  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Johnson & Johnson researchers working on a vaccine against the coronavirus are "just like the heroes in the hospitals" fighting to save patients, J&J CEO Alex Gorsky said on the... more
Moderna: Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A Massachusetts company says its experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing more
Coronavirus, 'Plandemic' and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The conspiracy theory video "Plandemic" recently went viral. Despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook, it continues to get uploaded and viewed millions of times. The video is an... more
University of Valencia files patent application for COVID-19 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The University of Valencia has filed a patent application for a vaccine candidate against COVID-19, developed by a research team from the Department of Microbiology more
The Latest: Outbreak at German asylum center under control  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The European Medicines Agency’s executive director says a coronavirus vaccine won’t be available soon more
The Latest: European official says vaccine not coming soon  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The European Medicines Agency’s executive director says a coronavirus vaccine won’t be available soon more
COVID-19 clinical trials show positive early results, says GlobalData  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths increasing with each passing day, the need for a therapeutic or a vaccine for the pandemic intensifies. more
Long-acting injectable drug prevents HIV infections  Science Magazine · 1 week
New AIDS strategy acts like a vaccine and could avoid requiring people to take pills daily to prevent infections. more
Oxford University vaccine prevents SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia in rhesus macaques  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, many scientists, institutions, and pharmaceutical companies are working hard to develop an effective vaccine. more
Researchers investigate safety of convalescent plasma for COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The current pandemic of COVID-19 seems to be slowing down in various parts of the world, but is far from controlled, as incidence rates rise in new regions. In the absence of... more
Inadequate vaccine and epidemic control in the US  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new paper published on the preprint server medRxiv* in May 2020 shows that vaccination must be combined with nonpharmacological interventions (NPIs) to achieve rapid and effective control of the ongoing pandemic. more
Staggered local re-openings could be the best COVID-19 exit strategy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
When a new infectious disease appears, the lack of an effective treatment or vaccine strategy often results in the application of non-pharmacological interventions (NPIs) or containment measures, including... more
Specific immune cells induced by vaccination are early indicators of vaccine efficacy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich researchers have shown that a specific class of immune cells in the blood induced by vaccination is an earlier indicator of... more
New algorithm could help investigate the genetic clues behind immunity  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists with UC San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering and the Qualcomm Institute have developed a new gene prediction algorithm, called MINING-D, that could help researchers investigate the... more
The Latest: Pence adds five new members to virus task force  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Vice President Mike Pence is adding five new members to the government’s coronavirus task force as the White House increasingly focuses on efforts to reopen the... more
Detailed analysis of immune response to SARS-CoV-2 bodes well for COVID-19 vaccine  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study documents a robust antiviral immune response to SARS-CoV-2 in a group of 20 adults who had recovered from COVID-19. The findings... more
SARS lessons for COVID-19 vaccine design  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Important lessons learned from the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2002-2003 could inform and guide vaccine design for COVID-19, according to a new article. more
US begins 'warp speed' vaccine push as studies ramp up  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump vowed to use “every plane, truck and soldier” to distribute COVID-19 vaccines he hopes will be ready by year's end, as he formally unveiled an... more
Should researchers deliberately infect volunteers with coronavirus to test vaccines?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
More than 20,000 people around the world have already expressed interest in participating in such a challenge, if it were ever to be brought to light. more
The Latest: Trump hopeful to have vaccine by end of year  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump said that he’s hopeful to have a coronavirus vaccine on the market by the end of the year or shortly thereafter more
NIH director: Large-scale vaccine testing expected by July  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The head of the National Institutes of Health says several COVID-19 vaccines currently in testing look promising more
First cellular immunology data to help guide social distancing recommendations  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 infection, and epidemiologists are trying to predict how the coronavirus pandemic will unfold until... more
To develop a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists around the world are racing to develop a vaccine to protect against COVID-19 infection, and epidemiologists are trying to predict how the coronavirus pandemic will unfold until such a... more
HVTN and HPTN initiate first clinical trial in response to COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The NIH-funded HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) have initiated their first clinical trial in response to COVID-19. more
Importance of detecting neutralizing antibody response in recovered COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In an article published today in Cell Host and Microbe, Professor Kanta Subbarao stressed the importance of detecting a neutralizing antibody response in recovered COVID-19 patients, and of... more
I-ACT for Children's COVID-19 Emergency Access Program launched to accelerate pediatric trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the number of children with severe COVID-19 illness grows, there is increasing urgency to ensure that potential treatments and vaccines are tested for... more
Whistleblower: US still lacks virus plan; Americans at risk  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A government whistleblower is warning that the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus in critical areas like masks, testing, treatments and vaccines more
De novo protein design enables the precise induction of RSV-neutralizing antibodies  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
De novo protein design has been successful in expanding the natural protein repertoire. However, most de novo proteins lack biological function, presenting a major methodological challenge.... more
Pandemic research: Economics project to explore impact of biases on social distancing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With neither a vaccine nor a proven treatment available, many communities are relying on social distancing to battle the coronavirus pandemic, from closing non-essential... more
Virus whistleblower tells lawmakers US lacks vaccine plan  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The U.S. immunologist who says he lost his government job because he warned the Trump administration to prepare for the coronavirus pandemic isn't backing off his bleak forecast more
Sanofi walks back after saying US would get vaccine first  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
French pharmaceutical group Sanofi says it will make its COVID-19 vaccine, when ready, available in all countries more
SARS-CoV-2: A new song recalls an old melody  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In an article published today in Cell Host and Microbe, Professor Kanta Subbarao, director of the WHO Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Doherty Institute, stressed the importance of... more
EU: Possible virus drug approval 'before the summer'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The European Medicines Agency predicted that there could be licensed drugs to treat the new coronavirus in the next few months and that a vaccine might even be approved in early 2021,... more
Passive immunization may slow down SARS-CoV-2 and boost immunity in patients, buying time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A potential interim solution to the COVID-19 pandemic may be a passive vaccine, or passive immunization (PI), which can provide instant, short-term... more
Researchers identify CoV Mac1 proteins as a potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine target  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A recent study by researchers at the University of Kansas and published on the preprint server bioRxiv* reveals that Mac1 protein implicated in the infection process... more
U of A researchers and Tonix Pharmaceuticals join forces to develop, test COVID-19 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Alberta researchers launched a joint effort with U.S.-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals to develop and test a vaccine against COVID-19. more
U of A researchers join forces with Tonix Pharmaceuticals to develop, test COVID-19 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
University of Alberta researchers launched a joint effort with U.S.-based Tonix Pharmaceuticals to develop and test a vaccine against COVID-19. more
Why anti-vaxxers often win out on Facebook  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Groups that spread vaccine misinformation on social media have more impact than government health agencies and other expert organizations on undecided people, a new study finds. more
[Research Articles] Antigen-stimulated PBMC transcriptional protective signatures for malaria immunization  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Identifying immune correlates of protection and mechanisms of immunity accelerates and streamlines the development of vaccines. RTS,S/AS01E, the most clinically advanced malaria vaccine, has moderate efficacy in African... more
Vaccine design can face specific challenges, say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The goal of a vaccine is to trigger a response that safely protects against an infection and/or the burden of disease. more
Passive immummization can offer instant, short-term fortification against infectious agents  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 4 million people and killed close to 280,000.1 Finding a vaccine has become a global public health priority. more
USP launches new program to accelerate the development of effective COVID-19 treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
To accelerate the development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, medicines and other treatments, the U.S. Pharmacopeia has launched a new program to support... more
Virus consipracy-theory video shows challenges for big tech  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Tech companies scrambled to take down a slickly produced, documentary-style video in which an anti-vaccine activist and discredited researcher promotes a string of questionable, false and potentially dangerous coronavirus conspiracy theories more
Rotavirus vaccination leads to a decrease in hospitalizations and deaths of children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Vaccination against rotavirus has led to a significant decrease in hospitalisations and deaths of children due to severe diarrhoea in the Western Pacific region,... more
Neovii and Tel Aviv University partner to develop novel COVID-19 vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Ramot, Tel Aviv University's technology transfer company, and Neovii, a Swiss-based biopharmaceutical company and a member of Israel-based Neopharm Group, announced today that they have signed... more
The challenges of developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have identified critical points to pay close attention to when designing and developing COVID-19 vaccines. more
The Latest: Fauci: Hopeful of vaccine trials by winter  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the government is working on several potential vaccines for COVID-19 more
Nanotechnology-based approaches to testing for COVID-19 infections in high-risk individuals  nanowerk · 2 weeks
In the absence of vaccines, many scientists argue that the best approach to control the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) would be fast,... more
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