Getting vaccines in different arms improves effectiveness, study finds

Researchers have found that getting a vaccine booster shot in a different arm from the one you got the first in may improve the body’s immune response up to four-fold. While they exclusively studied responses to the COVID-19 vaccine, they suspect this … Continue reading Getting vaccines in different arms improves effectiveness, study finds

Virus-mimicking DNA particles deliver vaccine without immune side effects

MIT researchers have delivered a type of vaccine called a particulate vaccine to mice using a virus-mimicking scaffold made from particles of DNA instead of the usual protein particles. It not only generated a robust immune response but avoided the off… Continue reading Virus-mimicking DNA particles deliver vaccine without immune side effects

Facial recognition app helps scientists identify rabies-vaccinated dogs

In regions where dogs often run loose, don’t wear tags and aren’t microchipped, it can be difficult for authorities to keep track of which ones have already been vaccinated against rabies. A new app could help, by identifying individual dogs via facial… Continue reading Facial recognition app helps scientists identify rabies-vaccinated dogs

Lax vax resulted in thousands more COVID deaths, UK-wide study shows

The largest study of its kind ever carried out in the UK has found that 7,180 of the 40,393 hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 could have been avoided had the population been fully vaccinated.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Coron… Continue reading Lax vax resulted in thousands more COVID deaths, UK-wide study shows

Novel nasal COVID-19 vaccine offers longer, better immunity than jabs

Researchers have developed an intranasal COVID-19 vaccine that enhances the immune system’s response to the virus, providing longer-lasting, greater protection than vaccine injections, even against new and emerging variants. The novel vaccine candidate… Continue reading Novel nasal COVID-19 vaccine offers longer, better immunity than jabs

Single-dose inhaled dry powder vaccine may replace arm jabs

Researchers have developed a single-dose powdered vaccine that is inhaled directly into the lungs to produce an effective immune response. The vaccine can deliver multiple antigens, meaning one dose could provide broad-spectrum protection against sever… Continue reading Single-dose inhaled dry powder vaccine may replace arm jabs

Single-dose inhaled dry powder vaccine may replace arm jabs

Researchers have developed a single-dose powdered vaccine that is inhaled directly into the lungs to produce an effective immune response. The vaccine can deliver multiple antigens, meaning one dose could provide broad-spectrum protection against sever… Continue reading Single-dose inhaled dry powder vaccine may replace arm jabs

mRNA mod responsible for off-target effects identified & fixed

Researchers have discovered that a chemical modification to the synthetic messenger RNA used in therapeutics can cause the cell’s machinery to misread its instructions and result in unintended immune responses. Importantly, they’ve also discovered a so… Continue reading mRNA mod responsible for off-target effects identified & fixed

Bacteria-based cancer therapy reactivates vaccines you’ve already had

Vaccines against cancer are somewhat of a holy grail for medicine – but what if you could repurpose a vaccine you’ve already had? Scientists have demonstrated in mice a way to trick the immune system into attacking tumors by mistaking them for a pathog… Continue reading Bacteria-based cancer therapy reactivates vaccines you’ve already had

Experimental type of vaccine could prevent hospital-acquired infections

Hospitals are meant to be places of healing, but patients often pick up new infections there that are potentially dangerous and hard to treat. A new, experimental vaccine given on arrival to hospital could help prevent infections from a range of drug-r… Continue reading Experimental type of vaccine could prevent hospital-acquired infections