Administering the BCG vaccine intravenously, as opposed to intradermally, could improve the efficacy of the immunization according to new research in macaque models.
Using animal models, researchers have discovered that antibodies can be coaxed into proliferating and targeting HIV.
In this interview, we speak to Jenn Edwards from the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (OH, USA) about her research using the primary human epithelial cell models to examine Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections, the potential for vaccination against gonorrhea and a possible host-targeted therapy for this infection.
A peek behind the paper – Eloise Müller-Schulte and Barbara C. Gärtner on vaccinations during pregnancy – a call to sting into action
Take a look behind the scenes of a recent Future Microbiology editorial, entitled ‘Vaccinations during pregnancy: a call to sting into action’, as we ask the authors about vaccines currently administered during pregnancy, vaccine confidence in pregnant women and the future of this field.
Research published today in Infection and Immunity suggests a novel vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus may be on the horizon, with the candidate protecting 80% of immunized mice.
A clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan African countries over 3 years, has revealed a candidate vaccine for tackling tuberculosis. The candidate vaccine, M72/AS01E, was reported to be 54% effective at preventing active pulmonary tuberculosis disease.
An independent commission of experts concluded that wild type poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide, representing a historic achievement.
Two analyses supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s US influenza data have demonstrated that immunization reduces the risk of hospitalization in children and death in adults
Health authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo plan to introduce a second experimental Ebola vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, from mid-October.
The social media platform Pintrest has announced that it will introduce a new experience for vaccine-related searches, ensuring that terms such as ‘measles’ and ‘vaccine safety’ will only bring up results from public health organizations.