Tag Archives: Vaccines

Chagas Disease vaccine works in mice

Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insects in Latin America is among the most common tropical diseases, and so far without effective vaccine. A new study published in PLOS Pathogens shows that a candidate vaccine can induce … Continue reading

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Is a small artificial virus fragment the key to a Chikungunya vaccine?

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and causes Chikungunya fever. CHIKV occurs in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Regions where it has already caused epidemics include Africa, territories around the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and … Continue reading

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Morbillivirus Infections: An Introduction

Research on morbillivirus infections has led to exciting developments in recent years. Continue reading

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Oncolytic viruses as anticancer vaccines

Oncolytic viruses are natural or genetically modified viral species that selectively infect and kill cancer cells. Continue reading

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Why HIV Virions Have Low Numbers of Envelope Spikes: Implications for Vaccine Development

A theoretical basis why artificial virus-like particles (VPLs) with a high density of envelope spikes might make a safe and efecting prophylactic vaccine against HIV. Continue reading

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10 things you should know about Ebola virus

7 things you should know about Ebola virus Continue reading

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Further delay before the end of smallpox virus?

Should we wait longer before destroying the last remaining stock of smallpox virus? Continue reading

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Making sense of microbiology

In a discussion on Twitter earlier this week I made an off the cuff remark which turned out to be unexpectedly telling. Continue reading

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Dengue Vaccines: Not A Reality Just Yet

Dengue virus infections cause the most important arthropod-borne viral disease in terms of worldwide prevalence, human suffering, and cost. Continue reading

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