Skin bacteria may boost immune response of mice vaccinated with smallpox vaccine, study shows

Journal Reference: Evgeniya V. Shmeleva, Mercedes Gomez de Agüero, Josef Wagner, Anton J. Enright, Andrew J. Macpherson, Brian J. Ferguson, Geoffrey L. Smith. Smallpox vaccination induces a substantial increase in commensal skin bacteria that promote pathology and influence the host response. PLOS Pathogens, 2022; 18 (4): e1009854 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009854 The smallpox vaccination was administered via … Read more

Novavax says vaccine targeting Covid and flu shows promising results in early data – Reuters News in France and abroad

Novavax says vaccine targeting Covid and flu shows promising results

Novavax said on Wednesday that its vaccine targeting both Covid-19 and influenza triggered a similar immune response to its standalone shots against each virus, in an early indication that a combination vaccine targeting the two viruses could prove effective well. that further study is needed. Chief Medical Officer Filip Dubovsky, on a call with reporters, … Read more

Smartwatches and fitness bands reveal individual physiological responses to COVID-19 vaccine

Journal Reference: Giorgio Quer, Matteo Gadaleta, Jennifer M. Radin, Kristian G. Andersen, Katie Baca-Motes, Edward Ramos, Eric J. Topol, Steven R. Steinhubl. Inter-individual variation in objective measure of reactogenicity following COVID-19 vaccination via smartwatches and fitness bands. npj Digital Medicine, 2022; 5 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41746-022-00591-z The study, published in npj Digital Medicine, analyzed sensor data … Read more

Innovative technology will use smart sensors to ensure vaccine safety

Journal Reference: Yftach Gepner, Merav Mofaz, Shay Oved, Matan Yechezkel, Keren Constantini, Nir Goldstein, Arik Eisenkraft, Erez Shmueli, Dan Yamin. Utilizing wearable sensors for continuous and highly-sensitive monitoring of reactions to the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Communications Medicine, 2022; 2 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43856-022-00090-y The study was led by Dr. Yftach Gepner of the Department of … Read more

Newly developed COVID vaccine from Austria could protect against omicron and other variants, study finds

Journal Reference: Pia Gattinger, Bernhard Kratzer, Inna Tulaeva, Katarzyna Niespodziana, Anna Ohradanova‐Repic, Laura Gebetsberger, Kristina Borochova, Erika Garner‐Spitzer, Doris Trapin, Gerhard Hofer, Walter Keller, Isabella Baumgartner, Ivan Tancevski, Musa Khaitov, Alexander Karaulov, Hannes Stockinger, Ursula Wiedermann, Winfried F. Pickl, Rudolf Valenta. Vaccine based on folded RBD‐PreS fusion protein with potential to induce sterilizing immunity to … Read more

Universal flu vaccine candidate

Journal Reference: Ranmali Kavishna, Tha Yang Kang, Maurizio Vacca, Benson Yen Leong Chua, Hae-Young Park, Peck Szee Tan, Vincent TK Chow, Mireille H Lahoud, Sylvie Alonso. A single-shot vaccine approach for the universal influenza A vaccine candidate M2e. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (13) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2025607119 Influenza, commonly referred to as … Read more

Nanoparticle-based COVID-19 vaccine could target future infectious diseases

Journal Reference: Michelle H. Teplensky, Max E. Distler, Caroline D. Kusmierz, Michael Evangelopoulos, Haley Gula, Derek Elli, Anastasia Tomatsidou, Vlad Nicolaescu, Ian Gelarden, Anjana Yeldandi, Daniel Batlle, Dominique Missiakas, Chad A. Mirkin. Spherical nucleic acids as an infectious disease vaccine platform. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2022; 119 (14) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2119093119 In a … Read more

New study confirms bioengineered RSV protein vaccine evokes protective immune response

Journal Reference: Ana M. Nuñez Castrejon, Sara M. O’Rourke, Lawrence M. Kauvar, Rebecca M. DuBois. Structure-Based Design and Antigenic Validation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus G Immunogens. Journal of Virology, 2022; DOI: 10.1128/jvi.02201-21 For fifth-year Baskin Engineering student and the paper’s lead author Nuñez Castrejon, a bout of pneumonia that lingered for months when she was … Read more

L.A. could soon end COVID vaccine mandate for restaurants, bars, gyms, movie theaters

LA could soon end COVID vaccine mandate for restaurants bars

Los Angeles could soon ease city rules requiring indoor restaurants, gyms, bars, movie theaters, hair salons and other businesses to check that customers are vaccinated against COVID-19 before letting them inside. L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez put forward a proposal this week to stop requiring such businesses to check whether customers are vaccinated, instead … Read more

Pfizer and Moderna project $51 billion in combined vaccine sales this year – Reuters

Pfizer and Moderna project 51 billion in combined vaccine sales

Vials with Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine labels are seen in this illustrative photo taken March 19, 2021. Dado Ruvic | Reuters Pfizer and Moderna expect $51 billion in combined vaccine sales over the coming year, even as the omicron wave wanes significantly in many parts of the world and the two companies … Read more