Items tagged with Vaccines

Temperature-stable experimental TB vaccine enters clinical testing (post)

Vaccinations have begun in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing a freeze-dried, temperature-stable formulation of an experimental tuberculosis (TB) vaccine candidate. The trial is being conducted at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development and will enroll as many as 48 healthy adult volunteers aged 18 to 55 years. The experimental vaccine, called ID93, was developed by scientists at the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) in Seattle. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is supporting the trial through a contract to IDRI.

Alternative vaccination route protects against TB (post)

Rijswijk, 21 January - A different approach to vaccination could stop hypersensitive rhesus monkeys from developing tuberculosis (TB). Researchers from the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC) have demonstrated that administration of the existing BCG vaccine via the airways instead of the skin can protect against TB. As far as is known, this is the first time that the protection of rhesus monkeys against infection with TB - by means of a preventive vaccine - has been documented. Nature Medicine, a prominent scientific magazine, published the BPRC article about this study this week.

BCG vaccine scars tied to decline in infant mortality (post)

Scarring caused by bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, vaccine in both mothers and infants was associated with a significant decrease in infant mortality, according to findings from a randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. The researchers wrote that the effect of the tuberculosis vaccine on mortality was not as strong when only the child had scarring.

Texas Biomed scientists developing new vaccine strategy for TB (post)

For years, scientists have been trying to come up with a better way to protect people against tuberculosis, the disease caused by infection with the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacteria. Texas Biomedical Research Institute Professor Jordi Torrelles, Ph.D., says new hope is on the horizon after a recent experiment performed in mice showed great promise. The study was published in the journal Mucosal Immunology.

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Novel vaccine trial design aims to answer key TB questions (post with simple image)

Prevention of infection study underway in South Africa.

The Lancet journals: World TB Day media alert (post with simple image)

For World TB Day 2014, The Lancet group publishes a Series of papers to highlight the need for global collaboration to diagnose, treat, and cure people with tuberculosis.

HIV i-Base/TAG: 2014 Pipeline Report (post with simple image)

Latest annual review on pipeline drugs for adults and children, strategies for cure and prevention for HIV, HCV, TB and vaccine research.

New vaccine shows promise as stronger weapon against both tuberculosis and leprosy (post with simple image)

UCLA-led research finds that a variant of an existing vaccine offers stronger protection against both diseases

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