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Vaccine Generates Immune Response Against Breast Cancer in Trial

Researchers in a new study describe the development of an experimental vaccine that could be used to prevent or treat an aggressive form of breast cancer, safely generating an immune response against an important driver of breast cancer growth.
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Monkeypox Mutations Cause Virus To Replicate and Evade Treatments

The specific mutations to the monkeypox virus that have contributed to the virus becoming more infectious and harder to treat have been identified by a team of researchers.
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Senescent Cell “Vaccine” Reduces Tumor Development in Cancer Models

Researchers have used senescent cells as a "vaccine" that can be used as a prophylaxis and a therapeutic to prime the immune system against cancer cells, which has shown positive results in cancer models.
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Getting “To the Heart” of Cardiovascular Risks Post-COVID-19 Vaccination

A meta-analysis of cardiovascular reactions in people under 40 following COVID-19 vaccination aims to clarify the risks of vaccines and contribute to a safer vaccination strategy for high-risk individuals.
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Key Differences in the Immune Responses to SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines

Researchers have characterized the different immune responses to inactivated virus vaccines and to mRNA vaccines.
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Why Shingles Can Sometimes Cause Strokes

Shingles can increase the risk of stroke for a year after infection, and researchers have identified how in a new study.
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Nasal Vaccine Bolsters Immune Responses to COVID-19 in Vaccinated Animals

A new "prime and spike" vaccine approach that uses a nasal vaccine to boost the immune response after intramuscular vaccination has been shown to be effective in animals.
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mRNA COVID Vaccine Effectiveness Lower in Immunocompromised People

A study has found that for immunocompromised adults, overall protection provided by vaccination was lower than for those without immunocompromising conditions.

Spacing COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Two- or Four-Weeks Apart Results in Similar Immunity

A clinical trial evaluating two different immunisation schedules for a new COVID-19 vaccine shows that both regimens generate a similar immune response, according to results published in eLife.
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Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Against Variants in Animals

Researchers have developed an intranasal vaccine for COVID-19 that, in hamsters, can fight off the original virus and two variants.