Vaccine

HPV vaccine could reduce Pap tests in a lifetime

HPV vaccine could reduce Pap tests in a lifetime

Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women living in less developed regions with an estimated 445,000 new cases in 2012 (84 per cent of the new cases worldwide), according to the World Health Organisation. 

Nov 12, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
This vaccine may prevent childhood respiratory disease

This vaccine may prevent childhood respiratory disease

Researchers in Australia have found that the vaccine that protects against cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV) also prevents an uncommon but incurable childhood respiratory disease.

Nov 10, 2017, 17:31 PM IST
New flu shot may protect you lifelong

New flu shot may protect you lifelong

Scientists researched whether a universal flu shot could be created by using a combination of multiple genes shared at the ancestral level by flu strains circulating.

Nov 03, 2017, 19:48 PM IST
Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Genes linked to better immune response to flu vaccine identified

Researchers have identified several genes and gene clusters associated with the immune response to flu vaccination.

Aug 26, 2017, 19:20 PM IST
HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

HIV vaccine a step closer? Cows become scientists' aides in developing immunisation!

It is believed that cows evolved a supreme immune defence due to their complex and bacteria-packed digestive system.

Jul 21, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Tailor-made cancer `vaccine` proves safe in trials

Tailor-made cancer `vaccine` proves safe in trials

The vaccines also triggered an immune response to tumour cells, they said, although this does not necessarily equate to a cure.

Jul 06, 2017, 16:34 PM IST
Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab may prevent heart disease

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine jab may prevent heart disease

The vaccine called AT04A induces antibodies against a target protein that is produced by the body, researchers said.

Jun 21, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
Investigational vaccine may protect monkeys from HIV-like virus: Study

Investigational vaccine may protect monkeys from HIV-like virus: Study

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center in Durham said the improved vaccine added three more targets to a human vaccine candidate that showed a promise.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Health Minister JP Nadda launches pneumonia, meningitis vaccine

Union Minister of Health JP Nadda on Saturday launched the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine under the Universal Immunisation Programme that protects a child against severe forms of pneumococcal disease.

May 13, 2017, 21:11 PM IST
Vaccine to get rid of acne comes closer to reality

Vaccine to get rid of acne comes closer to reality

A team of scientists may have found a cure for acne, but in the form of a vaccine.

Apr 12, 2017, 22:17 PM IST
This protein can enhance vaccine efficacy

This protein can enhance vaccine efficacy

The researchers purified a protein found on the exterior of bacteria (neisseria meningidis) and used it as an accessory to provide a better vaccination response. 

Apr 08, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
New Zika vaccine protects animals with single dose

New Zika vaccine protects animals with single dose

A new Zika vaccine tested in animals has the potential to provide long-term protection against the virus with a single dose, scientists say.

Feb 03, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

Vaccine shows promise in fight against breast cancer

This suggests that strategies that can restimulate the immune system to recognise and target HER2 early during cancer development may be effective treatment options.

Jan 04, 2017, 16:14 PM IST
Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

Six-in-one pediatric vaccine launched in India

The vaccine, Hexaxim, indicated for primary and booster vaccination of infants and toddlers from six weeks to 24 months of age, provides protection against six major childhood diseases -- diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, Haemophilus influenza B and Hepatitis B.

Nov 24, 2016, 20:07 PM IST
Scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose

Scientists develop vaccine against opioid overdose

The vaccine blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models, said the study published online in the journal ACS Chemical Biology.

Nov 24, 2016, 17:12 PM IST
People above 60 years should get vaccinated against invasive pneumonia: AIIMS doctors

People above 60 years should get vaccinated against invasive pneumonia: AIIMS doctors

Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Friday suggested people above 60 years to get themselves vaccinated against invasive pneumonia, an acute condition when the organisms goes beyond the respiratory tract causing severe infection.

Nov 12, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

Unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection is triggered by inflammation

 A study finds fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection.

Oct 22, 2016, 20:13 PM IST

India's Sun Pharma joins hands with ICGEB to develop dengue vaccine

The vaccine will be targeted against all the four serotypes of dengue virus that cause fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rash in humans.

Oct 19, 2016, 14:39 PM IST

World's first dengue vaccine 'Dengvaxia' now approved in 11 countries

Dengvaxia, world's first vaccine for the deadly disease dengue has now been approved in 11 more countries.

Oct 04, 2016, 23:45 PM IST

New dengue vaccine may up infection in low affected areas: Study

 The newly licensed dengue vaccine may actually increase the incidence of infections if used in low transmission areas, a team of international researchers has warned.

Sep 02, 2016, 18:17 PM IST