A new vaccine promises better protection against a virulent honeybee infection.
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A vaccine for bees may evoke images of teeny hypodermic needles, but this product works in a sophisticated way that reflects the social structure of honeybee colonies.
Many viruses interact with the olfactory system, and can damage other areas of the brain through it.
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Inflammation and damage to the olfactory system from shingles, COVID-19 and herpes infections may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.
Moderna is testing an mRNA vaccine in combination with pembrolizumab to treat melanoma.
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Preventive and therapeutic vaccines both train the immune system to fight disease, but they are used in different ways.
Suspended MP Andrew Bridgen’s comments are a prime example.
Cells secrete exosomes carrying molecules that play a critical role in both health and disease.
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People with an active case of shingles have up to an 80% higher risk of stroke than those without. The increased risk is highest for patients under 40.
California red-legged frogs are threatened with extinction.
Amphibians have been devastated by a chytrid fungus pandemic. Researchers immunized California red-legged frogs in Yosemite to give them a fighting chance at survival, with surprising results.
Nasal vaccines for COVID-19 are still in early development.
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An effective nasal vaccine could stop the virus that causes COVID-19 right at its point of entry. But devising one that works has been a challenge for researchers.
The Chinese government has loosened restrictions designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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Strict lockdowns, quarantines and testing have prevented many people in China from catching COVID-19. With concerns over Chinese vaccine efficacy and uptake, China may be facing a looming COVID-19 surge.
Throughout the pandemic, much discussion about COVID-19 transmission focused on individual-level decisions, making it easy to blame the unvaccinated.
Systemic social issues affect vaccine access and acceptability. Yet, the term ‘vaccine hesitancy’ overlooks this, reducing the multiple factors that affect vaccine uptake to individual-level choices.
The COVID vaccine should be available to everyone regardless of gender, sexuality and class.
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LGBT+ people have been eligible to receive COVID vaccines, but lack of ID cards, discrimination, accessibility issues and misinformation have emerged as challenges to do so.
Imaging the proteins on the surface of HCV has been challenging because of the virus’s shape-shifting nature.
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Using a Nobel Prize-winning technique called cryo-EM, researchers were able to identify potential areas on the hepatitis C virus that a vaccine could target.
Pediatric emergency rooms in some states are at or over capacity due to the surging number of respiratory infections.
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Respiratory viruses are hitting young children and infants particularly hard this fall and winter season, and experts don’t yet know exactly why.
These types of vaccines could offer certain advantages over conventional COVID shots. But we need more data to show us they’re effective.
A 10-year-old Toronto boy receives his COVID-19 vaccine shot from a Toronto Public Health nurse at a children’s vaccine clinic at Scotiabank Arena in December 2021.
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Adding COVID-19 to a list of ‘designated diseases’ will not make vaccination mandatory for school entry. But it may help increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children.
Microscopic view of the Ebola virus.
Ebola is a highly transmissible disease but its spread can be prevented through behavioural measures.
Louis Pasteur was a pioneer in chemistry, microbiology, immunology and vaccinology.
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On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
Vaccinating at-risk groups is just one of the public health strategies many countries are using.
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Public health measures have played a big role in curbing the current outbreak.
It is safe to get the newly formulated COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot at the same time.
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When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Routine immunisation has resulted in diseases like measles being drastically reduced.
The pandemic has disrupted national immunisation programmes. As a result, the African continent is seeing more outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases.
In 1956, during the height of the polio epidemic in the U.S., health officials in Chicago offer polio shots at a public school.
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With poliovirus circulating in New York, health authorities worry that pockets of the county with low polio vaccination rates could give the virus a foothold.