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Velneva's Clostridium difficile vaccine Candidate meets Phase II trial target

Valneva SE, a pure-play vaccine company, has announced positive Phase II results for its prophylactic vaccine candidate against Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection (CDI).

The key objectives of this Phase II trial have been met, the vaccine candidate generated strong immune responses against C. 137 kata lagi


Novel insights into genetic cause of autoimmune diseases

A collaboration between researchers at the Babraham Institute and the University of Manchester has mapped the physical connections occurring in the genome to shed light on the parts of the genome involved in autoimmune diseases. 472 kata lagi


How students see scientists: Part X

In the last of our series of blogs written by students who chose to spend their summers at the WIMM, Kristian Rutenberg-Houchen tells us how his time in… 603 kata lagi


In rural South Africa, AIDS treatment gains ground - but so do infections

By Laurie Goering

QUDENI, South Africa (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When HIV-positive patients first came to seek treatment at the rural Uthungulu district health clinic in South Africa’s eastern KwaZulu-Natal province in 1998, their records were kept in brown folders, the colour designated for the disease. 967 kata lagi


India progresses towards polio-free world

India is officially introducing IPV in their national immunization schedule, to supplement the iconic “drops on sugar” of oral polio vaccine (OPV).

Sanofi’s vaccines division “Pasteur” announced on Monday that the first shipment of ShanIPV, a brand new injectable, inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) manufactured by its affiliate Shantha Biotechnics, in Hyderabad, India, will occur in a couple of days. 272 kata lagi


Immune System: What's another way to conceptualise it? The conventional view is detect, defence. How else might you conceptualise it?

Immunology lends itself to metaphors. In fact, they dominate the field. Detect and defend are indeed the dominant metaphors used to define the immune system. However, each human is not an individual but rather a co-evolved ecosystem comprising mammalian and microbial elements that function together as a whole. 689 kata lagi

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Closing the loop on an HIV escape mechanism

Nearly 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. When the virus destroys so many immune cells that the body can’t fight off infection, AIDS will develop. 775 kata lagi