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NIH awards seven research grants for vaccine adjuvants

October 18, 2014

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the NIH, has awarded seven research grants to separate institutions to explore and develop new adjuvants to enhance the effectiveness of existing and future vaccines.

“The goal of this research is to identify novel adjuvant candidates that safely and selectively boost vaccine-induced immune responses,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, NIAID director, said in a press release. “Such adjuvants could be used to improve current vaccines, extend the vaccine supply or enhance vaccine efficacy in people with immature or weakened immune systems, such as infants and the elderly.”

$5.8 million contract awarded for development of third Ebola vaccine

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The US Department of Health and Human Services announced a $5.8 million contract toward the development of a third Ebola vaccine, according to a press release.The…
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Vaccination coverage rates high among US kindergarteners

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Researchers identified a significant relationship between oral HPV-16 infection and behavioral and objective biomarkers of current tobacco use, according to data…

Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

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May 16, 2014
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First attempt at cocoon vaccination ineffective against pertussis

May 13, 2014
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2013 New York measles outbreak reached 58 cases

May 12, 2014
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Perceived risks still influence pregnant women’s intent to vaccinate

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BETHESDA, Md. — Future vaccination promotion efforts should target pregnant women’s concerns about the severity of pertussis to infants…
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UTMB researchers to develop universal flu vaccine

May 10, 2014
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers have been awarded a $4.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases…
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