Is a coronavirus vaccine on the way?

A new 3D map of the part of the coronavirus that infects human cells could lead to a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19, researchers say.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Feb. 19, 2020 | futurity
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People get their bad vaccine info from social media

A new survey shows people who get more of their news from social media are more likely to believe misinformation about vaccines.

Michael Rozansky-Penn | Feb. 18, 2020 | futurity
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Young sexual minority men need more info on HPV risks

Young sexual minority men need education about the risks, symptoms, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), new research shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers | Feb. 12, 2020 | futurity
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Enhanced cocaine vaccine blocks the high in mice

A new ingredient boosts an existing cocaine vaccine's ability to block the drug's high, a study with mice shows.

Sarah Avery-Duke | Feb. 5, 2020 | futurity
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2 doses of flu vaccine for kids cuts hospitalizations in half

Fully vaccinating children by giving them two doses of the flu vaccine can cut their risk of hospitalization as much as 54%, researchers say.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Jan. 22, 2020 | futurity
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Combo flu vaccine protects mice against 6 strains

A new flu vaccine protects mice against six different strains of the virus—and may have potential as a universal influenza vaccine.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
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IV delivery dramatically ups TB vaccine’s power

When researchers gave monkeys a TB vaccine using an IV, "nine out of 10 animals showed no inflammation in their lungs."

Erin Hare-Pittsburgh | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
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2 new vaccine strategies may outsmart staph bacteria

Vaccinating pregnant women or newborn babies against staph bacteria may be an effective way to fight dangerous infections, research with mice finds.

Kristina Sauerwein-Washington University | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
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For a universal flu vaccine, improve immune cell memory?

Scientists may have figured out why a universal flu vaccine has remained so elusive: our immune cells' faulty memory.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | Dec. 20, 2019 | futurity
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Zika vaccine shields fetus in pregnant monkeys

The first test of a Zika vaccine given before conception could support development of another vaccine in early trials in humans.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Dec. 19, 2019 | futurity
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