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CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

By Catherine Offord | February 16, 2018

The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.

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Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer

By Ruth Williams | February 15, 2018

Stem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.

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image: Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

By Shawna Williams | February 5, 2018

The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine.

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The BMJ inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.

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Dengue Vaccine Program Halted Over Safety Issues

By Shawna Williams | December 5, 2017

The drug may worsen future infections for people who haven't already been exposed to the virus.

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image: Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Clinical Trial

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Clinical Trial

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 5, 2017

In humans, the DNA vaccine elicited the production of antibodies, which then protected mice from Zika infection.

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Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Custom-Made Molecules

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2017

A new prototype machine can make the biological molecules of one’s choice from digital DNA sequences.

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image: Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika

Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika

By Catherine Offord | August 18, 2017

A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.

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image: Vaccine Blocks Psychostimulant Drug in Mice: Study

Vaccine Blocks Psychostimulant Drug in Mice: Study

By Aggie Mika | August 17, 2017

Scientists also show that fenethylline’s chemical constituents work together to produce its rapid, potent effects, which have been exploited by Islamic State fighters.

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