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Vaccine Design and Testing – News and Features

A health practitioner delivers a nasal vaccine.

Nasal Vaccine Could Offer Protection From Strep A Infections

A new nasal vaccine, which uses an experimental liposome-based approach and is now in Phase 1 clinical trials, could provide long-term protection from Strep A.
A woman receiving a vaccine.

Non-Menstruating Women Reported Vaginal Bleeding After COVID-19 Vaccination

A new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) found that women who do not menstruate, due to the use of hormonal contraception or menopause, reported unexpected vaginal bleeding after COVID-19 vaccination.
Two winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

mRNA Vaccine Scientists Win 2023 Nobel Prize

Dr. Katalin Karikó and Dr. Drew Weissman share the 2023 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for their research on nucleoside base modifications, which began in the 1990s and ultimately enabled the development of life-saving COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
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Humans Can Serve as Sentinels for “Forever Chemicals” Ecological Harm

"PFAS is not just a problem for humans. It's a problem for species across the globe." Can humans act as an early warning system to understand their impact on other species?
T cells.

Study Sheds Light on How Immunity Changes Over an Individual's Lifetime

Researchers employed cutting-edge technologies to examine killer T cells in different age groups – newborns, school-aged children, adults and older adults (60+ years) – to understand how age shapes our immunity to influenza viruses.
An image of a vaccine being administered to a large viral particle.

New Vaccine Trial Launched for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

The third Phase 1 clinical trial of the ChAdOx1 MERS vaccine, developed by researchers at the University of Oxford’s Pandemic Sciences Institute, has launched.
Five round influenza virus particles, the spike proteins on the surface just visible.

Universal Flu Vaccine Trial Begins

The Phase 1 trial of a new investigational universal flu vaccine has begun, which will evaluate the vaccine's safety and immunogenicity.
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HPV Is Not Just a Women’s Health Issue

A recent study found that over one-third of men aged 15 years and over are infected with at least one type of HPV. In this article, we explore why HPV is not just a women's health issue.
This digitally-colorized, negative-stained transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image depicted a number of Influenza A virions.

Triggers for Development of Lung-Resident Memory B Cells in Influenza Infection Identified

Lung-resident memory cells are critical for pulmonary immunity. The pathway by which they develop following influenza infection has now been identified.
A person having their temperature checked.

Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever Vaccine Tested in Humans for First Time

The clinical trial of the ChAdOx2 CCHF vaccine aims to confirm its safety and understand how individuals develop immunity following vaccination.