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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.

Dissolvable microneedles to replace injected flu vaccines

Scientists have developed a new microneedle patch made of dissolvable material that could make flu vaccination easier, safer and less painful by eliminating needle-related risks of diseases and injuries.

Effective vaccines against dengue in the offing

In a finding that could lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against dengue, scientists have determined the structure of a human antibody which can fight the deadly virus.

G7 states vow to wipe out Ebola but offer little concrete action

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations pledged on Monday to wipe out Ebola but offered little in terms of concrete action, disappointing non-governmental organisations.

Vaccines developed against new avian Influenza strains

The US researchers have developed vaccines that can protect chickens from two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.

58% immunisation rate in rural areas, 67 pc in urban: Govt

The current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 per cent while it is over 67 per cent in urban regions of the country, the government Tuesday said and attributed lack of awareness among parents and non- availability of vaccines as the reasons behind the low rate.

EU project to engineer bacteria for novel vaccines

 A European Union-funded project is combining gene engineering and biotechnology to design novel vaccines based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Human trial holds promise for novel cancer vaccine

A small human trial has shown significant promise for developing anti-cancer vaccines and personalised cancer therapies in near future.