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Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

Plant-based vaccines could help eradicate polio virus

The novel vaccine was produced with a method that uses virus-like particles (VLPs) -- non-pathogenic mimics of the polio virus which are grown in plants.

No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

No more flu shots? These painless disposable patches may soon replace needles

The new technology can be self-administered and stored without refrigeration, making it significantly cheaper that traditional vaccines.

Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

Parents' ignorance, fear among reasons why children miss out on vaccination

As per the report, 14 percent of the children missed out as they were not in their village the day the exercise was carried out while in the case of another five per cent, the parents simply refused to get their child vaccinated.

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Antibody found in blood of infected people offers hope for Zika vaccine

Scientists say the discovery of an antibody in the blood of infected people may lead to a new vaccine against the disease.

 

Tiny silica 'cages' to keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

Tiny silica 'cages' to keep vaccines safe at high temperatures

The team, working with colleagues at the University of Newcastle in the UK, created a technique which can keep proteins intact at high temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius, by encasing them in silica cages.

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

Zika vaccine from live virus found to protect mice

Rapid and promising progress has been made towards Zika vaccines, but they have been made either from an inactivated version of the Zika virus or subunits of the virus.

Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

Vaccination rescued more than 10 million lives in the US after 1962 breakthrough, say researchers!

In 1963, vaccination against these infections became widespread, thanks to the development of a human cell strain that allowed vaccines to be produced safely.

Many websites providing 'misleading' vaccine safety info: WHO

Many websites providing 'misleading' vaccine safety info: WHO

The global health body said every month around 173 million users access VSN websites that contain, among other information, credible vaccine safety information.

Zika vaccines give complete protection against virus in monkeys!

The researchers found that all the three experimental vaccines, when tested on rhesus monkeys gave complete protection against infection with the virus. 

Must Watch: Why you should vaccinate your child!

Immunization or vaccination protects the child from serious illness and complications of vaccine-preventable diseases.

How much do you know about immunization and vaccines? Take the quiz here!

Take this WHO quiz to find out how much do you know about vaccines and immunization!

World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap – Watch!

Immunization, also known as vaccination, is a process in which a person is given vaccine to make him/her immune or resistant to an infectious disease. 

450 million Africans threatened by spinal meningitis

Spinal meningitis, which can kill in 24 hours, poses a threat to 450 million Africans this year, according to medical experts from eight of the continent's countries.

US officials dampen hope for Zika vaccine in near future

 The US researchers are working on two potential vaccines for the Zika virus, but warned that it will likely take years before these are ready for use, a senior US health officials said.

Vaccines for adults: What you need to know

Here are some essential vaccines that adults need to take.

How 'self-sabotage' prevents immune response against malaria

New research has revealed how malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body's ability to protect itself against the disease.

MedImmune- new way to cure cancer

MedImmune is the newest member of the Human Vaccines Project, which will help to accelerate the research and development of vaccines and immuno therapies for infectious disease and cancer.

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

 A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

New fridge developed that can store vaccines for 10 days

A UK-based company has developed an energy-efficient fridge that can store vaccines for more than 10 days.

Now vaccines can be stored at room temperature

For the first time scientists at
Oxford University have found a way of keeping vaccines stable
without refrigeration, even at tropical temperatures.