Tag Archives: Vacinology

* Vaccine study shapes plan to wipe out rabies in free-roaming dogs

Rabies could be eradicated from street dogs in India with the help of a new smartphone app, a study has shown. Researchers are using the app to track free-roaming dogs that have been vaccinated against rabies. Monitoring them in this way has enabled vets to vaccinate 70 per cent of the dog population in the […]

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Major advance toward more effective, long-lasting flu vaccine

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) have found a way to induce antibodies to fight a wide range of influenza subtypes — work that could one day eliminate the need for repeated seasonal flu shots. “This study shows that we’re moving in the right […]

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* Synthetic DNA vaccine against MERS induces immunity in animal study

A novel synthetic DNA vaccine can, for the first time, induce protective immunity against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in animal species, reported researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. David B. Weiner, PhD, a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and colleagues published their work in Science […]

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