The Lancet Volume 378, Issue 9788, Pages 296 – 298, 23 July 2011 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60765-4 Published Online: 09 June 2011 Richard Horton a, Pamela Das a The next decade will likely bring astonishing successes in vaccine biology, discovery, and delivery. Justifiable confidence in this proposition led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation last year to pledge […]
Rising Costs Complicate Vaccine Guidelines
By Jon Hamilton The group that advises the U.S. government on vaccination thinks some new vaccines may not be worth the cost. In 2009, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, decided it’s not cost effective to routinely vaccinate boys for human papillomavirus, though they do recommend the vaccine for girls. Now the group […]
Virus-mimic 'paves way for vaccine'
From The Press Association Artificial particles which resemble virus material could form the basis of super-efficient vaccines, new research has suggested. The nanoparticles have already been used to protect mice and monkeys against flu. Scientists now hope to develop hybrid natural-synthetic vaccines that can prevent serious infections for a lifetime. The experimental vaccine consists of […]
Flu breakthrough promises a vaccine to kill all strains
By Alok Jha, Science Correspondent Scientists at Oxford University have successfully tested a universal flu vaccine that could work against all known strains of the illness, taking a significant step in the fight against a disease that affects billions of people each year. The treatment – using a new technique and tested for the first […]