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The effects of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories on vaccination intentions | Vaccinews Blog

The effects of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories on vaccination intentions | Vaccinews Blog | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
A belief in anti-vaccine conspiracy theories may have significant and detrimental consequences for children's health, new research from the University has shown.
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Daniel Jolley said: ‘This research is timely in the face of declining vaccination rates and recent outbreaks of vaccinated-against diseases in the UK, such as measles. Our studies demonstrate that anti-vaccine conspiracy theories may present a barrier to vaccine uptake, which may potentially have significant and detrimental consequences for children’s health.’


Go to PLOS one publication: http://www.vaccinews.net/downloads/blog/March_3.pdf 

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El movimiento antivacunas amenaza la salud mundial

El movimiento antivacunas amenaza la salud mundial | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
Las vacunas son uno de los pilares básicos entre los que se asienta la medicina científica y la sanidad actuales.  Y aunque desde nuestra visión occidental marcada por el ideal de progreso y supera...
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Estamos llegando a límites insospechados. El movimiento anti-vacunas que últimamente está creciendo (por poner un ejemplo están llegando ya a Valencia las llamadas "small-pox parties") puede poner en jaque el sistema sanitario de muchos países.

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WHO | World Immunization Week 2013

WHO | World Immunization Week 2013 | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
World Immunization Week, April 2013: news, campaign materials, technical resources.
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Immunization averts an estimated 2-3 million deaths every year, providing protection from diphtheria, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, polio, rotavirus diarrhoea, rubella and tetanus. Yet, an estimated 22 million infants are not fully immunized with routine vaccines. There is an urgent need to better communicate the health benefits of vaccination and the dangers of not immunizing children.

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Major step toward an Alzheimer's vaccine

Major step toward an Alzheimer's vaccine | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
Medical researchers have discovered a way to stimulate the brain's natural defense mechanisms in people with Alzheimer's disease.
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A team of researchers from Université Laval, CHU de Québec, and pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has discovered a way to stimulate the brain's natural defense mechanisms in people with Alzheimer's disease. This major breakthrough, details of which are presented January 15 in an early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), opens the door to the development of a treatment for Alzheimer's disease and a vaccine to prevent the illness.

 

DIRECT LINK TO THE PNAS PAPER:

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/01/15/1215165110.abstract?sid=77e73b2c-8672-4359-897b-20c360c991b7

Toll-like receptor 4 stimulation with the detoxified ligand monophosphoryl lipid A improves Alzheimer’s disease-related pathologyJean-Philippe Michauda,Maxime Halléb,Antoine Lamprona,Peter Thériaulta,Paul Préfontainea,Mohammed Filalia,Pascale Tribout-Joverb,Anne-Marie Lanteigneb,Rachel Jodoinb,Christopher Cluffc,Vincent Brichardd,Rémi Palmantierd,Anthony Pilorgetb,Daniel Larocqueb,1, andSerge Rivesta,1
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The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers - AAS simple and informative brochure

The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers - AAS simple and informative brochure | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it

The Science of Immunisation: questions and answers

 

This publication aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in immunisation science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.

 

The document is structured around six questions:

1 What is immunisation?

2 What is in a vaccine?

3 Who benefits from vaccines?

4 Are vaccines safe?

5 How are vaccines shown to be safe?

6 What does the future hold for vaccination?

 

The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers was prepared by a Working Group of eight members, co-chaired by Professors Tony Basten AO FAA FTSE and Ian Frazer AC FAA FRS FTSE. The document was also reviewed by an Oversight Committee chaired by Sir Gus Nossal AO CBE FAA FRS FTSE.

 

Link to de low resolution booklet:

http://www.science.org.au/policy/documents/AAS_Immunisation_FINAL_LR_v3.pdf

 

Link to the high resolution booklet:

http://www.science.org.au/policy/documents/AAS_Immunisation_FINAL_HR_v3.pdf

 

 

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The weak link: adult immunisations

The weak link: adult immunisations | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
Adults account for 95 percent of individuals who die from vaccine-preventable diseases (The weak link: adult immunisations. Adults account for 95% of individuals who die from vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Adults account for 95 percent of individuals who die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet vaccination rates among adults remain “very low”. The latest feature film from Chain of Protection discusses the importance and need for adult immunisation in the fight against preventable infectious diseases.

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The Quest for an HIV-1 Vaccine — Moving Forward — NEJM

The Quest for an HIV-1 Vaccine — Moving Forward — NEJM | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it

Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — The Quest for an HIV-1 Vaccine — Moving Forward 

Dan H. Barouch, M.D., Ph.D.

N Engl J Med 2013; 369:2073-2076

November 28, 2013DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1312711

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Testing only four HIV-1 vaccine concepts for clinical efficacy over the past three decades is insufficient given the scope of the global HIV-1 epidemic. We clearly need more “shots on goal.” We should therefore accelerate the advancement of a diverse series of novel and promising HIV-1 vaccine candidates into clinical efficacy trials over the next several years.

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.: VacciNews - Facts about vaccination and immunization :.

.: VacciNews - Facts about vaccination and immunization :. | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
VacciNews.net provides up-to-date information to the public, media, health professionals and policy makers to help them understand the facts about vaccines and immunization.
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Great web page with all necessary information for the public and for professionals.

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History of Medical Discoveries: a "must" visit for any Student in Medicine or Biology

History of Medical Discoveries: a "must" visit for any Student in Medicine or Biology | Immunology for University Students | Scoop.it
Explore an interactive timeline of the history of medical discoveries and modern medicine.  Each medical image links to historical medical information and articles published in NEJM.
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Diphteria vaccine in 1913,

Spanish Influenza Pandemic 1918

.... and so on.... to our days

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