Avoiding The Ouch. Scientists Are Working On Ways To Swap The Needle For A Pill

A lot of vaccines and some medications need to be delivered by injection. Two groups of researchers are designing ways of delivering these medications by putting them in pill form.(Image credit: Felice Frankel/MIT)
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The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases.
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Millions of cases could be prevented with high HPV vaccine and screening coverageCervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research.The HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, which protects against the virus that causes most cases, has dramatically reduced incidences of cervical cancer wherever uptake has been high. There are hopes that the jab given to young girls, together with occasional HPV screening, could end the scourge of a disease that kills more than 300,000 women globally every year.Continue reading...
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This study aimed to explore the individual risk factors for the dengue virus infection in Guangdong Province and to provide a scientific basis for the future prevention and control of DF. A case-control study including 237 cases and 237 controls was performed. Cases were defined for samples who were IgG-antibody positive or IgM-antibody positive, and willing to participate in the questionnaire survey. Additionally, the controls were selected through frequency matching by age, gender and community information from individuals who tested negative for IgG and IgM and volunteered to become part of the samples. Data were collec...
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A measles outbreak in Vancouver that has infected nine individuals since Feb. 15 has led officials in the western Canadian city to urge the unvaccinated and under-vaccinated to be immunized.
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Marietje Schaake is a leading and influential voice in Europe on digital platforms and the digital economy. She is the founder of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe and has been a member of the European Parliament since 2009 representing the Dutch party D66 that is part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) political group. Schaake is spokesperson for the center/right group in the European Parliament on transatlantic trade and digital trade, and she is Vice-President of the European Parliament ’s US Delegation. She has for some time advocated more regulation and ...
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Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Nikolaos P.E. Kadoglou, John Parissis, Petar Seferovic, Gerasimos Filippatos
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In a discovery that the researchers have deemed to be 'paradigm-shifting,' 'killer' immune cells may offer protection against all types of flu virus.
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Condition:   Influenza Interventions:   Biological: Flucelvax Quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine;   Other: A/Bethesda/MM2/H1N1 Passage 6 virus Sponsor:   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Recruiting
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Officials are worried that a prion disease spreading among deer in the U.S. may someday threaten the health of humans. Chronic wasting disease (CWD), which is nicknamed “zombie deer disease,” gets its name from a range of symptoms. For deer, elk and moose, these include stumbling, listlessness, drooling and rapid weight loss. The fatal disease degrades the brains, spines and bodies of the animals it infects, and there are no known treatments or vaccines. No cases of CWD have been recorded in humans. It has not even been definitely proven that humans can be infected by CWD, though some research has suggested it&...
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This study aimed to determine the frequency and intensity of neonatal diarrhea and the incidence of RVA and attempted to monitor the G and P genotypes present in the RVA strains circulating in a high milk yield cattle herd vaccinated with RVA G6P[5] strain. Fecal samples (n = 1,220) from 122 Holstein heifer calves between 0-30 days old that were born from RVA-vaccinated cows were collected at 10 different time points, regardless of the presence or absence of diarrhea. The presence of RVA in fecal samples was determined by the polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE) technique and confirmed by reverse transcr...
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