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New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:11

In a breakthrough, US researchers have found that an improved tuberculosis vaccine can offer strong protection against leprosy.

Two new vaccines that can prevent spread of meningitis by nearly 40 pc, discovered

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 21:25

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered two new vaccines that can prevent the transmission of meningitis bacteria from person to person by nearly 40 percent.

New `virus-like particle` may offer protection against chikungunya

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 12:54

A new study has revealed that a new vaccine developed using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP) appears likely to offer protection against chikungunya virus.

HIV vaccine a step closer

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 14:14

Researchers have uncovered new properties of special HIV antibodies called "broadly neutralising antibodies" or BNAbs, a discovery that could shed light on the pathway the BNAbs take to develop and speed up development of HIV vaccine.

Older people should get high dose flu shot: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:13

Older people are likely to benefit from a high-dose flu vaccine to ward off the seasonal malaise, which can be particularly dangerous to those over 65, researchers said Wednesday.

Canadian Government donates experimental Ebola vaccine to WHO

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 14:19

Amidst global concern regarding Ebola virus, Canada’s government decided to donate doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization.

Rotavirus vaccine can reduce 26,985 deaths in India: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:18

The central government`s decision to introduce rotavirus vaccine in India`s Universal Immunization Programme can reduce as many as 26,985 deaths annually due to rotaviral diarrhoea, a study said.

Ebola vaccine to trial next month, may be ready by 2015: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, August 09, 2014, 22:05

Clinical trials of a preventative vaccine for the Ebola virus made by British pharma company GlaxoSmithKline may begin next month and made available by 2015, the World Health Organisation said today.

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