Could gene editing chickens prevent future pandemics?
Rearing virus-resistant birds could benefit humans too, say scientists, and Covid may have made us more open to the controversial technologyDiseases such as avian flu trigger the culling of millions of birds each year. But that need not be the case for much longer.Vaccines are one preventive strategy employed in some countries, but they do not stop birds from being infected, getting mild versions of the disease and transmitting it to healthy chickens. In fact, this imperfect shield can make things worse, incentivising the virus to mutate to evade the vaccine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Gene editing Bird flu Environment Health Society Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science Chicken Food World news Animals Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Results from Phase 1b/2 NORSE Study in Patients with Metastatic or Locally Advanced Urothelial Carcinoma Treated with BALVERSA ® (erdafitinib) in Combination with Cetrelimab, a PD-1 Inhibitor
September 17, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced results from the Phase 1b/2 NORSE (NCT03473743) study evaluating BALVERSA® (erdafitinib) in combination with cetrelimab, an anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) monoclonal antibody, compared to BALVERSA® monotherapy in patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (mUC) with fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR)3 or FGFR2 genetic alterations who are ineligible for cisplatin, a current standard of care treatment for mUC. The results were highlighted in an oral present...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Ivermectin: Cochrane ’s most talked about review so far, ever. Why?
In this author interview with Stephanie Weibel and Maria Popp, we find out more about their Cochrane review, Ivermectin for treating and preventing COVID-19. The review currently has an Altmetric Attention Score of more than 7000, which makes it the most talked-about review in the history of the Cochrane Library.Briefly, what is Ivermectin?Ivermectin is a medicine used to kill parasites, such as intestinal worms (helminths) in animals or scabies in humans. It is inexpensive and it is widely used in regions of the world where parasitic infestations are common, such as in parts of Asia and South America. Ivermectin has few u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

FEAR-BASED pandemic goal: Create "novel" viruses, then reduce world's population by several billion by scaring everyone into taking deadly vaccines
(Natural News) “The Covid-19 virus was an animal virus that was manipulated by human beings to become infectious to human beings, and then its lethality was augmented for it to be more destructive to human lung tissue,” Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, Md. informs us all. Well, not too many people know this (plus YouTube deleted it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bite injuries among vaccination staff participating in a mass canine rabies vaccination campaign, Haiti 2016-2017 - Kirkhope RT, Gibson AD, Augustin PD, Crowdis K, F énelon N, MacLeod ET, Vigilato MAN, Pieracci EG, Wallace RM.
Elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies worldwide will require large-scale dog vaccination campaigns. However, this places participating vaccinators at increased risk. Data from the 2016-2017 Haitian mass rabies vaccination campaign was analyzed to det... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Brookfield Zoo Vaccinating Animals Against COVID-19 Brookfield Zoo Vaccinating Animals Against COVID-19
Animals at Brookfield Zoo in suburban Chicago are getting their own COVID-19 vaccinations.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Janssen Demonstrates Commitment to Advancing Science and Innovation in the Treatment of Solid Tumors at ESMO Annual Congress
September 8, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that more than ten data presentations from its lung cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer portfolio and pipeline will be featured during the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2021 virtual meeting, September 16–21. Further details about these data and the science Janssen is advancing will be made available throughout ESMO via the Janssen Oncology Virtual Newsroom.“With a diverse oncology portfolio and pipeline spanning bladder cancer, lung cancer and prostate can...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - September 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

South Africa: MEC Ivan Meyer Joins Veterinary Services Officials During Rabies Vaccination Campaign in Klapmuts
[Govt of SA] Free animal health care makes a difference in the fight against rabies (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A human is not a horse. So why is a livestock drug sweeping America? | Arwa Mahdawi
There is scant evidence that ivermectin can treat or prevent Covid - but that hasn ’t stopped rightwing pundits and conservative politicians from promoting itYou arenot a horse. You are not a cow. You are, I ’m afraid, a homo sapiens living in a world so deranged that people would rather poison themselves with worm medicine meant for farm animals than take a vaccine meant for human beings.Related:Australian imports of ivermectin increase tenfold, prompting warning from TGAContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Arwa Mahdawi Tags: Health Science Life and style Coronavirus World news US news Animals Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Janssen Presents Phase 1 Results for RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) in the Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with MET Exon 14 Skipping Mutations
August 19, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced preliminary data from the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS study evaluating RYBREVANTTM (amivantamab-vmjw) for the treatment of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) exon 14 skipping (METex14) mutations. The initial data showed anti-tumor activity in patients with METex14 mutations and a safety profile consistent with reported experience at the approved CHRYSALIS Phase 2 dose (RYBREVANTTM 1050 mg [
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

GSK and CureVac’s second vaccine yields stronger response
Results of animal study shows success in tackling several coronavirus variants (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GSK and CureVac’s second Covid vaccine yields stronger response
Results of animal study show success in tackling several coronavirus variants (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Second GSK/CureVac vaccine shows promise in animal trial
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/intranasal-covid-19-vaccine-effective-animal-studies " > Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine effective in animal studies < /a >
A nasal spray of a COVID-19 vaccine protected hamsters and monkeys against serious disease and reduced the amount of virus in the nose. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - August 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lancaster University intranasal vaccine offers promise to block COVID-19 where it starts
Research by Lancaster University scientists to create a COVID-19 vaccine which can be administered through the nose has taken a significant step forward. The pre-clinical animal trials of the intranasal vaccine showed a reduction in both the impact of the disease itself and transmission of the virus. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - August 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

This Body: confronting medical mistrust in Black America
Zac Manuel discusses his documentary about a young Covid vaccine trial participant intent on challenging vaccine hesitancy in her communityOur recent release on the Guardian Documentary strand isThis Body, a film about a young woman called Sydney Hall who has decided to go against the skeptics and participate in a Covid vaccine trial. A veterinary student, her trust in science and the medical industry is not one shared with most of her community, especially in the echoes ofthe Tuskegee syphilis experiment alongside contemporary medical inequalities that continue towards Black America to this day.The director, Zac Manuel, i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lindsay Poulton and Ekaterina Ochagavia Tags: Guardian Films Documentary films Vaccines and immunisation Medical research Coronavirus Race US news Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

MRNA ’s Next Chapter Has Nothing to Do With COVID-19 Vaccines
It’s safe to say that before the development of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, most people hadn’t thought about messenger RNA, or mRNA, since high school science class—if ever. The molecule plays a pivotal role in the body, carrying the recipes for making various proteins to the parts of cells that produce them. But “mRNA” wasn’t exactly a common phrase until Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna harnessed the genetic material’s power to teach the body to make a piece of a protein found on the COVID-19 virus’ surface, thus training it to fight the real thing, were i...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 2, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: Education Reports - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: BioScience Press Releases - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: AIBS News - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: Eye on Education - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: Washington Watch - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

August Issue of BioScience Now Available
The July 2021 issue of BioScience is now available on the Oxford University Press website. Some articles you will see in this month’s issue: Exorcising Race and Empire from American Nature Conservation The Internet of Things Comes to the Farm The AIBS Diversity Plan Population Viability of Sea Turtles in the Context of Global Warming Trading Animal Lives: Ten Tricky Issues on the Road to Protecting Commodified Wild Animals Regional Networks of Biological Field Stations to Study Climate Change     Related StoriesEnvironmental DNA and RNA May Be Key in Monitoring Pathogens such as ...
Source: AIBS BioScience Editorials - August 2, 2021 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Uganda: Livestock Farmers Seek Permission to Buy Vaccines
[Monitor] Livestock farmers in Ankole Sub-region are seeking government authorisation to buy the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines to reduce the number of animal deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Eritrea Towards Control and Eradication of Ppr
[Shabait] The Government of Eritrea has been engaged in various programs of controlling and eradicating animal diseases. The ultimate goal of these programs is to enhance the production of healthy animals and their products for domestic market as well as to penetrate in to the lucrative regional and international livestock markets. Vaccinations, quarantine and treatment of animals are the common methods used to circumvent livestock disease outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protein-based vaccine candidate combined with potent adjuvant yields effective SARS-CoV-2 protection
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new protein-based vaccine candidate combined with a potent adjuvant provided effective protection against SARS-CoV-2 when tested in animals, suggesting that the combination could add one more promising COVID-19 vaccine to the list of candidates for human use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inhaled COVID Vaccine Shows Promise in Animal Trials
TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 -- Breathing in protection: Scientists say an experimental inhaled COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in animal tests. " The currently available vaccines against COVID-19 are very successful, but the majority of the world's... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MIND-BLOWING: Oakland and Denver zoos giving COVID-19 spike protein vaccines to animals – including bears, gorillas, tigers and mountain lions
(Natural News) With zero science to back up giving zoo animals China virus jabs, and zero animals testing positive for Covid, the Oakland Zoo and Denver Zoo are both moving forward, shooting up animals with toxic “inoculations” that cause blood clots and heart inflammation in humans. There are also no records of any animals transmitting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inhaled COVID-19 vaccine prevents disease and transmission in animals
(University of Iowa Health Care) In a new study assessing the potential of a single-dose, intranasal COVID-19 vaccine, a team from the University of Iowa and the University of Georgia found that the vaccine fully protects mice against lethal COVID-19 infection. The vaccine also blocks animal-to-animal transmission of the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DEATH TO ALL: Vaccine industry now tweaking spike proteins to target minks, cats, dogs, and other pets
(Natural News) The vaccine industry and its gain-of-function, virus engineering infrastructure is not content with forcing spike protein experiments on every man, woman and child. The vaccine industry and its vast network of propagandists are now targeting animals – minks, cats, dogs and other pets. In fact, Great Britain’s Labour Party is already urging health... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flaws in Asia ’s Pearl
In March 2021, the UN Human Rights Council was given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009. Meanwhile, Western nations taking a cue from the Human Rights Council’s highly critical resolution on Sri Lanka appear to be tightening the noose. Credit: UN Photo / Violaine Martin. 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. By Neville de SilvaLONDON, Jul 5 2021 (IPS) For well over a century Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has been known to the world as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for its multifaceted attractions. That is unt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neville de Silva Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

It's the VACCINATED who are speeding up the evolution of variants and spreading them to others, including the Delta Variant
(Natural News) In the same way the US has overused and abused antibiotics for humans and animals, rendering most of them useless, while creating superbugs that are immune to those antibiotics, the Covid-19 vaccines are creating super-virus “bugs” that vaccinated people are MORE susceptible to catch, transmit to each other, and then die from. Did... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: scrapping quarantine for double jabbed being considered; Vietnam reports highest daily total
Governmentlooking at whether to dropself-isolation measures for double-jabbed; healthcare workers in Italylaunch legal bid against requirement they get Covid vaccination, according to reportsMinisters urged to keep some restrictions in England after 19 JulyIran fears fifth wave of Covid cases linked to Delta variantThailand reports record Covid-19 cases amid fears over vaccine shortagesDelta variant poses threat to New Zealand ’s Covid-free bubbleSee all our coronavirus coverage10.40pmBSTProf Catherine Bennett recalls being in a supermarket the first time she was recognised.“A woman called out acknowledging she...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed (now) and Clea Skopeliti (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Science Vaccines and immunisation Society Health World news Source Type: news

Oakland Zoo opens Covid-19 vaccination to tigers, bears, mountain lions and ferrets
Oakland Zoo is one of 70 zoos receiving a donation of experimental Covid-19 vaccine for animals from Zoetis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Oakland Zoo opens Covid-19 vaccination to tigers, bears, mountain lions and ferrets
Oakland Zoo is one of 70 zoos receiving a donation of experimental Covid-19 vaccine for animals from Zoetis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Zoo Animals Are Getting Experimental Coronavirus Vaccines
Big cats, ferrets, apes and bears are benefiting from a gift of 11,000 doses, but vaccines for pets are not recommended. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Cats Dogs Minks (Animals) Tigers Vaccination and Immunization Zoos Agriculture Department Zoetis Inc Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Denmark Oakland (Calif) Russia Source Type: news

Former congressman joins Cincinnati startup looking to develop universal flu vaccine
A former Republican Congressman with a background in veterinary medicine has joined the ranks of a Cincinnati biopharma startup looking to develop a universal flu vaccine as it company moves toward market entry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Former congressman joins Cincinnati startup looking to develop universal flu vaccine
A former Republican Congressman with a background in veterinary medicine has joined the ranks of a Cincinnati biopharma startup looking to develop a universal flu vaccine as it company moves toward market entry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Philippines' Duterte threatens vaccine decliners with jail, animal drug
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, frustrated by the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in his country, threatened people who refuse... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New universal vaccine targets coronaviruses to prevent future pandemics
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) The SARS-CoV-2 is not the first coronavirus to jump from animals to humans - and it won't be the last. To prevent future coronavirus pandemics, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed a universal vaccine that's effective in mice and could provide protection from multiple coronaviruses and a dangerous variant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 22, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antibody disease enhancement of COVID-19 does not appear to occur in animal models
(Duke University Medical Center) In a study published in the journal Cell, Duke investigators demonstrated in mice and monkeys that human antibodies lacked the ability to make SARS-CoV-2 infection worse and, instead, exerted their defensive powers against the infection. The findings help reinforce evidence that antibodies are safe when given as treatments or induced by COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

mRNA vaccine yields full protection against malaria in mice
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) WRAIR scientists and partners developed an mRNA vaccine that protects against malaria in animal models. Malaria remains a large public health and economic burden worldwide as well as a danger to deployed Service Members. This vaccine uses mRNA accompanied by a lipid nanoparticle to prompt cells to code for circumsporozoite protein, which then triggers an immune response against malaria. The vaccine achieved high levels of protection in mice, encouraging further development for the novel platform. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

We Used to Have a Lyme Disease Vaccine. Are We Ready to Bring One Back?
At my animal hospital in upstate New York, an epicenter of the U.S. tick epidemic, my dog Fawn lets out a whimper as the veterinarian injects her with her annual Lyme disease shot. I roll my eyes. She doesn’t know how good she has it. The injection means that if a tick bites her (and in rural New York, a tick always does), the creepy crawly will feast on dog blood that’s been supercharged with a Lyme bacteria-killing substance, and Lyme disease won’t be transmitted to Fawn. I wish I could be shot up with that superpower. Currently, there is no human vaccine for Lyme disease—even though more than two...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

Vaccination, previous infection, protect against gamma variant in animal model
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In a new study using variant virus recovered from one of the original travelers, researchers in the US and Japan have found that vaccination with an mRNA vaccine induces antibody responses that would protect humans from infection with the gamma/P.1 variant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Highly Multiplexed Cytokine Analysis in Small Animal Models
New cytokine analysis technology advances cancer therapeutics and vaccine development. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

New radiotracer visualizes protein key to cancer cell metabolism
A team from Stanford University has used a new molecular imaging agent to visualiz...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI can detect lung fibrosis FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer PET radiotracer tweaked for greater precision in AD detection 'Early frame' PET may reduce cost and burden in Alzheimer's disease PET imaging shows how COVID vaccines confound cancer detection (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Animal study suggests Ga-68 PET FAPI can detect lung fibrosis
PET imaging with a gallium-68 (Ga-68)-labeled fibroblast activation protei...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET lymph node uptake after COVID-19 vaccines mimics cancer AI algorithm can predict severity, progression of COPD Thoracic radiologists give top tips for CT evaluation of lung parenchyma Preclinical lung imaging offers effective evaluation of drug candidates CT shows lung damage 6 months after COVID-19 recovery (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news