Tag Archives: Vaccines

What do you think a virus is?

How should we communicate about infectious disease to young people? Continue reading

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HIV thirty years on

It has been thirty years since human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first identified as the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Continue reading

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Will we ever have a universal flu vaccine?

It takes just two shots of the MMR vaccine to protect a child against measles, mumps and rubella for life. Continue reading

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How do you study the pathogenesis of Lassa fever virus? (hint – very, very carefully)

How do you study a virus which is so pathogenic, you are (rightly) not allowed to work with it under normal laboratory conditions? Continue reading

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BTV VLPs, OMG

This paper describes plant-based high-level expression of virus-like particles of BTV serotype 8. Continue reading

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10 things you should know about novel coronavirus (MERS-CoV)

People are dying from novel coronavirus (nCoV) infection. Here are 10 things you should know. Continue reading

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Measles, MMR and the Media

“Scholars have argued that in risk communication a dilemma exists between the media functions of informing the media audience about rational risk behavior, and providing an arena for public deliberation about risk. Optimizing the information function would suggest that media … Continue reading

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Fleas and smaller fleas: virotherapy for parasite infections

The idea of controlling a pathogen with another microorganism is not new. Continue reading

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Sometimes it pays to be recognized

HIV may not always want to go unnoticed. Continue reading

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