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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Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Veterinary ParasitologyAuthor(s): Rodolfo Cordeiro Giunchetti, Patricia Silveira, Lucilene Aparecida Resende, Jaqueline Costa Leite, Otoni Alves de Oliveira Melo-Júnior, Marina Luiza Rodrigues Alves, Laís Moreira Costa, Daniel Ferreira Lair, Vinícius Rossi Chaves, Ingrid dos Santos Soares, Ludmila Zanandreis de Mendonça, Mariana Ferreira Lanna, Helen Silva Ribeiro, Ana Alice Maia Gonçalves, Bruno Mendes Roatt, Rodrigo Dian Oliveira Aguiar-Soares, Juliana Vitoriano-Souza, Nádia das Dores Moreira, Fernando Augusto Siqueira Mathias...
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Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Fish &Shellfish ImmunologyAuthor(s): Guo Qiao, Chen Xu, Qirui Sun, De-Hai Xu, Mingming Zhang, Peng Chen, Qiang LiAbstractSoiny mullet (Liza haematocheila) is an important economic fish species in China, but stress and diseases have seriously restricted its culture. There are no effective methods such as vaccines to prevent or control these diseases. Alternative methods should be employed, such as using novel immunostimulant poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB). The present study aimed to evaluate effects of dietary PHB supplementation on the growth, antioxidant enzymes...
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Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
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[Cameroon Tribune] The Social Vaccine programme of the First Lady of Cameroon was at the locality of Ombessa and Bafia in the Mbam and Inoubou Division over the weekend.
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Conclusions: HZ produces a spectrum of potentially blinding and life-threatening complications that adversely affect quality of life and increase health care costs. Individuals at risk for HZ, such as the elderly and immunocompromised, should be encouraged to receive the highly effective VZV vaccine to prevent HZ and its complications.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: State-of-the-Art Review Source Type: research
[Daily Trust] The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Babatunde Ipaye, says about 1.2 million children under the age of five are expected to be immunise during the ongoing Outbreak Response (OBR) campaign. He spoke yesterday while monitoring the OBR campaign against the circulating vaccination derived polio virus in the southwest,t at Imoba Community in Ifo Local Government Area of the st.
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[CAJ News] Maputo -GLOBAL authorities have vaccinated hundreds of thousands of children affected by successive cyclones in Mozambique.
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Warming weather usually slows transmission of the virus, but it is not clear that this outbreak is fading, experts said.
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(McMaster University) Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the way for life-saving anti-viral vaccines to reach remote and impoverished regions of the world.
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Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General SubjectsAuthor(s): Yasunori Watanabe, Thomas A. Bowden, Ian A. Wilson, Max CrispinAbstractGlycosylation is a ubiquitous post-translational modification responsible for a multitude of crucial biological roles. As obligate parasites, viruses exploit host-cell machinery to glycosylate their own proteins during replication. Viral envelope proteins from a variety of human pathogens including HIV-1, influenza virus, Lassa virus, SARS, Zika virus, dengue virus, and Ebola virus have evolved to be extensively glycosylated. These host...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) General Subjects - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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