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Benefits of animal vaccination for animals & people

Roxane Feller, Secretary General of AnimalhealthEurope, helps us understand the benefits of animal vaccination for both animals and people.
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COVID-19, communicable disease & immunology

Academic Research Scholar, Prof Wendy M. Purcell, provides an update on COVID-19, communicable disease and immunology.
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Overconfidence lends itself to anti-scientific views

Overconfidence bolsters anti-scientific views as the further an individual strays from science, the stronger their opinions become.

COVID-19 symptoms are changing with new variants

A sore throat and hoarse voice were the main COVID-19 symptoms with newer variants – but have symptoms changed as variants get smarter?
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Is a sore throat the most accurate indicator of COVID?

COVID-19 is considered "too clever" - it is constantly evolving and mutating and resisting our immune defences.
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Number of UK COVID deaths surpasses 200,000

UK Covid deaths have passed 200,000 meaning Britain has one of the highest death tolls in Europe, with 2,689 deaths per million people.

The all-in-one vaccine for future COVID-19 threats

Using almost $30 million in funding, an all-in-one vaccine is being developed to bring new protection against a range of new and existing coronavirus variants.
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Omicron subvariants are better at eluding vaccines

The most recent omicron subvariants have caused new infection spikes across the United States, as researchers find they are better at eluding vaccines.
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Rising COVID numbers: 1 in 18 people with Omicron variant in Scotland

COVID cases are up by 32% in the UK as Omicron sub-variants continue to spread at an alarming rate, with 1 in 18 infected in Scotland.
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Universal flu vaccine trial opens at NIH Clinical Center

A Phase 1 clinical trial of a universal flu vaccine has started inoculating healthy adult volunteers at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.
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Disease X and other high priority diseases

According to the WHO, Disease X refers to a hypothetical, unknown pathogen that could cause a future epidemic.
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Genomic characterisation for improved responses to dengue outbreaks in Tanzania

Gaspary Mwanyika from the SACIDS Foundation for One Health, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania details the importance of genomic characterisation in the control of dengue.
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Lessons from the mouse model of cutaneous leishmaniasis

Peter Bretscher, from the University of Saskatchewan looks at whether mouse models of cutaneous leishmaniasis are pertinent for vaccination against and treatment of AIDS, infectious diseases, and cancer.
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Should we be preparing for a widespread monkeypox outbreak?

This ‘unusual’ monkeypox outbreak has been found to be larger and more widespread than previous outbreaks outside of Africa, and health experts propose better preparation.
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$70 billion in US healthcare costs saved by Pfizer vaccine rollout

The Pfizer vaccine saved up to $40 billion in healthcare costs and over 110,000 lives, in just one year of being rolled out to the US population.
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Negative sentiments on social media influence vaccine hesitancy

Research examining Twitter opinion about vaccines shows that social media is a considerable factor influencing vaccine hesitancy.
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WHO licensing agreement can improve access to COVID health technologies

The WHO licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and US National Institutes of Health (NIH) should improve access to some COVID health technologies, like early-stage vaccines and diagnostic tools.
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Understanding the immune system to create new malaria treatments

By analysing patient samples, researchers believe they now understand how the human immune system protects the body from malaria - opening the door to new malaria treatments.
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How long does COVID pneumonia last?

Scientists describe COVID pneumonia as "multiple wildfires spreading across a forest" - but how different is the condition from regular pneumonia?
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Could nanoparticle deception be a future COVID treatment?

Potential new COVID-19 treatment may see decoy nanoparticles trick the life-threatening virus and render them inactive

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