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Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

Are T cells key to controlling COVID-19 and reducing its severity?

A new study has confirmed that T cells play an important role in the body’s response to COVID-19. The findings show that a multi-layered, virus-specific...
UK secures access to 90 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

UK secures access to 90 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine

The UK Government has today announced it has secured early access to 90 million doses of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Announced by Business Secretary Alok...
New EU approved flu vaccine is designed to protect over 65’s

New EU approved flu vaccine is designed to protect over 65’s

The European Commission has given regulatory approval for the first adjuvanted quadrivalent influenza vaccine to become available across Europe and is designed to protect...
WHO: reducing disease inequality with vaccine funding

WHO: reducing disease inequality with vaccine funding

The World Health Organization has welcomed crucial new funding for vaccines across the globe that it says will help in the fight against COVID-19,...
Coronavirus Global Response campaign aims for affordable vaccine for all

Coronavirus Global Response campaign aims for affordable vaccine for all

The European Commission’s Coronavirus Global Response campaign has teamed up with Global Citizen to launch the next phase of the campaign that aims to...
New microneedle vaccine could expand global immunisation capabilities

New microneedle vaccine could expand global immunisation capabilities

A new microneedle vaccine delivery system has been developed that has the potential to improve cellular immune responses in patients and expand global immunisation...
The Wellcome Trust’s battle to turn COVID-19 to COVID-Zero

The Wellcome Trust’s battle to turn COVID-19 to COVID-Zero

COVID-19 is a global crisis – but a solvable one. The Wellcome Trust is inviting businesses to donate a percentage of funds to help...
Research shows how to boost immune responses to vaccines in seniors

Research shows how to boost immune responses to vaccines in seniors

New research has shown how older people’s immune system response to vaccines could be boosted using immunology expertise and the surprising use of genital...
Horizon 2020 collaboration to develop COVID-19 vaccine

Horizon 2020 collaboration to develop COVID-19 vaccine

OPENCORONA consortium has been awarded €3m funding by Horizon 2020 to support emergency research and development against the COVID-19 outbreak, aiming to develop a...
Stem cells: what do bones have to do with boosting immunity?

Stem cells: what do bones have to do with boosting immunity?

A newly discovered memory that is stored in our bones has revealed the surprising role of stem cells in boosting our immunity. A  research team...
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Ebola vaccine authorised by European Commission

The European Commission has granted its first ever marketing authorisation for a vaccine protecting patients against Ebola. The Commission has adopted a decision granting authorisation...
Oral cholera vaccine: IVI awarded $4.5 million grant to increase accessibility

Oral cholera vaccine: IVI awarded $4.5 million grant to increase accessibility

The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) has received a $4.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to increase accessibility of oral cholera...
C difficile infection: The search for new Clostridioides difficile vaccine

C difficile infection: The search for new Clostridioides difficile vaccine

University of Exeter researchers have made a breakthrough in the quest for a new vaccine for killer hospital bug Clostridioides difficile (C difficile infection). The...
New effective vaccines for Lyme disease are coming

New effective vaccines for Lyme disease are coming

There is no effective vaccine currently available to prevent Lyme disease in humans. Experts from academia, government, and industry convened at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's...

New technology paves the way for needle-free flu vaccine

A new study has shown that a new needle-free flu vaccine patch worked for the immune system much like a traditional flu shot – without any...
Tackling the spread of infectious diseases through vaccinology training in Seoul

Tackling the spread of infectious diseases through vaccinology training in Seoul

The International Vaccine Institute (IVI) is set to help developing countries tackle the spread of infectious diseases by building capacity through vaccinology training in...
Decoding the human immune system with the Human Vaccines Project

Decoding the human immune system with the Human Vaccines Project

Director General Dr Jerome Kim joins the Human Vaccines Project’s efforts as one of four distinguished global leaders to decode the human immune system. Dr...
Breakthrough monkey malaria study offers cure for relapsing malaria

Breakthrough monkey malaria study offers cure for relapsing malaria

A breakthrough in monkey malaria research by University of Otago, New Zealand, could help scientists diagnose and treat a form of relapsing malaria. Published in...
Learn about the nano-vaccine for melanoma that has proven to be effective

Learn about the nano-vaccine for melanoma that has proven to be effective

Tel Aviv University scientists have developed a novel nano-vaccine for melanoma, whereby injection of nanoparticles has proven effective in mouse models. Researchers at Tel Aviv...
Maximising vaccine effectiveness for children using genome-wide genotyping

Maximising vaccine effectiveness for children using genome-wide genotyping

Published in Cell Reports, genetics influence how protective childhood vaccines are, and researchers have found a way of maximising vaccine effectiveness using genome-wide genotyping. A...

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