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Natural Killer Cells as Helper Cells in Dendritic Cell Cancer Vaccines

María Betina Pampena and Estrella Mariel Levy

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Using LinkedIn to Change the Lives of Patients Affected by Rare Diseases

Using LinkedIn to Change the Lives of Patients Affected by Rare Diseases | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
I was on the 21st floor of the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco, looking out over an expansive view of the city, musing on how my life had changed from one of a scared and uninformed mom of a very sick child, to one of a rare disease advocate giving ...

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New Vaccine Research Aimed at Cattle Killer | 99FM

New Vaccine Research Aimed at Cattle Killer | 99FM | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
New research is underway to develop an advanced vaccine against East Coast fever – a parasitic disease that killed more than one-million cattle in Africa last year. Researchers say the project also could lead to better treatments for malaria ...

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Building an online immunity community

Building an online immunity community | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
At this year’s World Vaccine Congress Europe from 16-17 October in Lille, Vaccines Europe; Europe’s leading industry body for vaccine access, awareness

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Coming: A Breast Cancer Vaccine

Coming: A Breast Cancer Vaccine | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
“In your lifetime or my lifetime, we may be able to have a vaccine capable of stopping this terrible disease,” says Vincent Tuohy, PhD, at the Cleveland Clinic. After 11 years, his dream to develop a
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Bring Back the Lyme Vaccine - New York Times

Bring Back the Lyme Vaccine - New York Times | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
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PHILADELPHIA — IN August 2005 my son Alec, then 39 years old, collapsed into unconsciousness while walking his dog in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
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Cancer growth in mice slowed by depletion of \'traitor\' immune cells

Cancer growth in mice slowed by depletion of \'traitor\' immune cells | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
When a person has cancer, some of the cells in his or her body have changed and are growing uncontrollably. Most cancer drugs try to treat the disease by killing those fast-growing cells, but anoth
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Photo of the Day: How HIV Attacks

Photo of the Day: How HIV Attacks | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
On September 12, scientists from China and San Diego, CA published a paper in Science showing the first high-resolution atomic structure of the CCR5 receptor, where the majority of HIV strains attach to infect white blood cells known as T cells.
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New technology transforms research in viral biology

New technology transforms research in viral biology | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Mount Sinai Medical Center have developed an innovative system to test how a virus interacts with cells in the body - to see, for example, what happens in lung cells when a dead
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Mosquito bites deliver potential new malaria vaccine

Mosquito bites deliver potential new malaria vaccine | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
There is hope for new live-attenuated malaria vaccine according to a new study.
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New bird flu 'has unique traits'

New bird flu 'has unique traits' | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
The new bird flu which has emerged in China may be able to transmit easily and cause severe pneumonia, research suggests.

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HIV Vaccine Candidate Clears AIDS-Causing Virus In Monkey Test Subjects; Immune Response Could 'Completely Remove HIV From The Body,' Researchers Say

HIV Vaccine Candidate Clears AIDS-Causing Virus In Monkey Test Subjects; Immune Response Could 'Completely Remove HIV From The Body,' Researchers Say | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
A new type of vaccine modeled on the cytomegalovirus has completely cleared test subjects of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the virus that causes AIDS in monkeys.
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Potential use of [gammadelta] T cell-based vaccines in cancer immunotherapy

Mohd Wajid A. Khan, Matthias Eberl and Bernhard Moser

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CellAct Pharma receives orphan drug designation in EU for cancer drug - The Pharma Letter

CellAct Pharma receives orphan drug designation in EU for cancer drug - The Pharma Letter | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
The Pharma Letter CellAct Pharma receives orphan drug designation in EU for cancer drug The Pharma Letter EU orphan drug designation is given to products for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of rare diseases that are life-threatening or very...

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12 Projects in Pursuit of the Universal Flu Vaccine

12 Projects in Pursuit of the Universal Flu Vaccine | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
We learned last week that a team at Imperial College London had uncovered a “blueprint” for a universal influenza vaccine. But what other approaches are
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Historically, vaccines have had an unmatched impact on improving public health | Vaccinews Blog

Historically, vaccines have had an unmatched impact on improving public health | Vaccinews Blog | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Question: Looking ahead, what are the biggest obstacles and exciting opportunities in the vaccine field?
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Scientists prepare to test vaccines to protect against new bird flu strain

Scientists prepare to test vaccines to protect against new bird flu strain | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Scientists at Group Health Research Institute are preparing for the potential pandemic spread of a new bird flu strain that caused severe disease in China earlier this year, joining researchers from seven other Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation...
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Calls to give boys anti-cancer jab

Calls to give boys anti-cancer jab | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Schoolboys should be given the HPV vaccine to protect them developing mouth and throat cancers, according to public and sexual health bodies.
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Pfizer's Vaccination Business – Antibiotic Resistant Staph (MRSA) Opportunity - Trefis

Pfizer's Vaccination Business – Antibiotic Resistant Staph (MRSA) Opportunity - Trefis | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Pfizer's Vaccination Business – Antibiotic Resistant Staph (MRSA) Opportunity
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When Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) acquired Wyeth a few years ago, one of the objectives was to gain access to its key vaccine, Prevnar.
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Why Can't We Find an AIDS Vaccine?

Why Can't We Find an AIDS Vaccine? | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Don't celebrate this week's promising-seeming AIDS vaccine trial yet—there's a reason we haven't found one.
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Roche, Inovio Pharmaceuticals to develop DNA-based vaccines for prostate cancer and hepatitis B

Roche, Inovio Pharmaceuticals to develop DNA-based vaccines for prostate cancer and hepatitis B | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Roche and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that they have entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement to research, develop and commercialize Inovio's highly-optimized, multi-antigen DNA immunotherapies targeting prostate...
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Meningitis A mass vaccination campaign in sub-Saharan Africa shows dramatic impact of new vaccine | Science Codex

Meningitis A mass vaccination campaign in sub-Saharan Africa shows dramatic impact of new vaccine | Science Codex | Vaccine News | Scoop.it
Evaluation of the effectiveness of a mass vaccination campaign with a new meningitis serogroup A vaccine, PsA-TT, in sub-Saharan Africa found that it had a dramatic impact on cases of serogroup meningitis and on carriage of the disease-causing bacteria...
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12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines - ABC News

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12 Myths and Facts About Vaccines
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Thimerosal, a preservative containing about 50 percent mercury, prevents contamination by bacteria. It can be found in most flu shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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