China says making progress on African swine fever vaccine

China will start work on clinical trials of an African swine fever vaccine, state media said on Friday, as the disease continues to spread through the world's biggest hog herd.
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Authors: Li D, Wang J, Garigen J, Treanor JJ, Zand MS Abstract The current gold standard for measuring antibody-based immunity to influenza viruses relies on the hemagglutinin inhibition assay (HAI), an 80-year-old technology, and the microneutralization assay (MN). Both assays use serial dilution to provide a discrete, ranked readout of 8-14 categorical titer values for each sample. In contrast to other methods of measuring vaccine antibody levels that produce a continuous readout (i.e., mPLEX-Flu and ELISA), titering methods introduce imprecision and increase false discovery rates (FDR). In this paper, we assess ...
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Authors: Martiñón S, Cisneros A, Villicaña S, Hernández-Miramontes R, Mixcoha E, Calderón-Vargas P Abstract Adjuvants are a diverse family of substances whose main objective is to increase the strength, quality, and duration of the immune response caused by vaccines. The most commonly used adjuvants are aluminum-based, oil-water emulsion, and bacterial-origin adjuvants. In this paper, we will discuss how the election of adjuvants is important for the adjuvant-mediated induction of immunity for different types of vaccines. Aluminum-based adjuvants are the most commonly used, the sa...
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The summertime mantra of “leaves of three, let it be” may hold less importance if a Memphis company and a regional university’s patented product is effective. Poison ivy is nearly everywhere in the South — from forested areas to backyards — but often goes unseen until a skin rash appears and itching commences. Memphis-based biopharmaceutical firm Hapten Sciences and the University of Mississippi have multiple patents on a compound they hope will clear up exposure to poison ivy’s potent…
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Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): David W. Doo, Lyse A. Norian, Rebecca C. ArendAbstractOvarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic malignancy, and relapse after initial treatment is frequently fatal. Although ovarian cancer typically has an immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, a strong intratumoral T cell presence is associated with an improved response to chemotherapy and better overall prognosis. Given the success of checkpoint inhibitors in the treatment of other malignancies, there has been an attempt to replicate these results in ovarian cancer clinical...
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Worldwide, 79 per cent of people agree that vaccines are safe and 84 per cent agree that they are effective, with trust highest in poorer countries, Wellcome Global Monitor study says.
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This updated guidance now includes advice on inadvertent vaccination with MMR in immunosuppressed individuals. It also includes an update to dosing of Human Normal Immunoglobulins following changes to vial sizes, and information on ordering Immunoglobulins.
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Trust and belief in vaccines lowest in higher-income countries.
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Trust in vaccines - one of the world's most effective and widely-used medical products - is highest in poorer countries but weaker in wealthier ones where skepticism has allowed outbreaks of diseases such as measles to persist, a global study found on Wednesday.
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