UK vaccine start-up raises £14mn to develop AI-boosted adaptable vaccines
Baseimmune aims to predict future pathogen mutations to create jabs that will be effective for longer (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 26, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is the 100-year old TB vaccine a new weapon against Alzheimer ’s?
Studies suggest the BCG jab discovered a century ago could provide a cheap and effective way of boosting the immune system to protect people from developing the conditionScientific discoveries can emerge from the strangest places. In early 1900s France, the doctor Albert Calmette and the veterinarian Camille Gu érin aimed to discover how bovine tuberculosis was transmitted. To do so, they first had to find a way of cultivating the bacteria. Sliced potatoes – cooked with ox bile and glycerine – proved to be the perfect medium.As the bacteria grew, however, Calmette and Gu érin were surprised to find thateach generatio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2024 Category: Science Authors: David Robson Tags: Alzheimer's Immunology Science Society Health Medical research Biochemistry and molecular biology Tuberculosis Vaccines and immunisation Dementia Source Type: news

What the Latest Covid Vaccine Safety Data Tells Us
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Source: Reuters: Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brazil rolls out dengue vaccines as cases rise sharply
Infections triple from last year after warnings that warming temperatures will increase cases (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 25, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uptake of shingles jab must rise, warn experts as shocking figures show less than half of all 71-year-olds have had it
A review carried out by health officials has found that sending postal invitations to those eligible for the crucial vaccine could significantly boost uptake of the Shingrix jab, offered to over 70s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who is Florida's controversial top doctor Joseph Ladapo? Harvard-graduate who railed against face mask mandates and advised men NOT to get the Covid vaccine
Dr Joseph Ladapo, Florida's surgeon general, was recently accused of endangering unvaccinated children at school by failing to tell parents to keep them home following a measles outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctor on the cusp of a cancer cure: Sjöberg Prize-winning oncologist whose discovery means killer disease could be treated with a vaccine in years to come
Dr Catherine Wu (pictured), now an oncologist at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has pioneered the research fueling a new frontier of 'personalized cancer vaccines.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poised to be first widely consumed gene-edited animals, virus-resistant pigs trot toward market
Pigs, cattle, and other livestock with edited genes are still far from most dinner plates, but a U.K. company has taken a big step toward the supermarket by engineering several commercial breeds of pigs to be resistant to a virus that devastates the swine industry. The firm, Genus plc, hopes that by year’s end the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will formally approve the pigs for widespread human consumption, a first for a gene-edited animal. Alison Van Eenennaam, an animal geneticist at the University of California, Davis, is cheering the news. “There’s no point having a pig getting sick and dying if t...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Make sure you have 2 measles shots before you travel on spring break, says Canada's top doctor
Canada's top doctor is calling on people to check that they're fully immunized with two doses of measles vaccine before heading out of the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 23, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Maternal Booster COVID-19 Vaccination Protects Infants Through 6 Months
FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2024 -- Maternal booster COVID-19 vaccination protects infants from infection in the first six months of life, according to a study published online Feb. 9 in Pediatrics. Cristina V. Cardemil, M.D., M.P.H., from the National... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 23, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Europe Greenlights Two Avian Flu Vaccines Europe Greenlights Two Avian Flu Vaccines
The vaccines, Celldemic and Incellipan, protect against the H5N1 subtype of the influenza A virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 23, 2024 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Hepatitis E Vaccine Protects for at Least a Decade
(MedPage Today) -- A three-dose vaccine regimen prevented hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections with high efficacy in adults over the course of 10 years, a phase III trial from China found. The HEV239 vaccine, sold under the name Hecolin outside... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - February 23, 2024 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Birth Month Linked to Timing of Influenza Vaccination in Young Children
THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2024 -- For young children, birth month is associated with timing of influenza vaccination, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in The BMJ. Christopher M. Worsham, M.D., M.P.H., from Harvard Medical School in Boston,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MMR vaccine uptake is below safe target for third year in a row - leaving 250,000 kindergarteners at risk of catching measles, CDC report shows
Vaccine coverage across America has dropped a further two percent between the 2019-2021 school year to the 2022-2023 school year, according to the CDC. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Local teens testing pediatric Lyme disease vaccine
Ashton and Jordan Miller, helping Upstate researchers find the elusive vaccine for Lyme disease. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - February 22, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news