COVID-19 patient antibodies may clarify immunity

Nearly all people hospitalized with COVID-19 develop antibodies against the virus within six days of testing positive, new research indicates.

Jill Wu-Emory • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Experts urge child vaccinations even during pandemic

Pediatricians weigh in on the decline of child vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their concerns.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

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New type of HIV vaccine works in monkeys

A new HIV vaccine shows promise in monkeys for longer-term protection. The work could also help in finding a coronavirus vaccine.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

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How smallpox changed the face of public health

A historian explains how smallpox outbreaks changed American public health and vaccination forever, as well as what we can learn for today's pandemic.

Jarret Bencks-Brandeis • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Past measles outbreaks show pandemics spread via small towns

40 years of measles data could help us now as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

Sam Sholtis-Penn State • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Antibody ‘kill switch’ could lead to malaria vaccine

The discovery of an antibody that trigger a "kill switch" in cells and cause them to self-destruct could lead to a new malaria vaccine.

Kevin Stacey-Brown • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~9 min

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Coronavirus vaccine patch shows promise in mice

Scientists have now published the first peer-reviewed study on a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. They've tested the microneedle array on mice.

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~5 min

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Bioethicists: Run human challenge study for coronavirus vaccine

Three bioethicists call for a human challenge study, which they say could bring us a coronavirus vaccine months sooner.

Neal Buccino-Rutgers • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~3 min

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Russian trolls targeted Americans with vaccine tweets

In 2016, Russian trolls used pro- and anti-vaccine messages to target Americans. That has scientists worried about how they'll use COVID-19.

Michael Rozansky-Penn • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~9 min

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New vaccine delivery strip goes in your mouth

A new peelable film can deliver vaccines without refrigeration. Just put the strip on your tongue.

UT Austin • futurity
March 6, 2020 ~3 min

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