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US records 43,742 new virus cases in 24 hours: tracker

The United States notched more than 43,000 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Saturday, amid a surge of infections around the country. The Baltimore-based university’s tracker showed 43,742 more cases as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday), bringing the country’s total number of cases since the pandemic began […]

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B cells and their function in the immune system

Whenever a germ gets into the human body, the immune system usually responds immediately to fight off the enemy attacker. One of our defense system’s most important strategies involves B lymphocytes, also known as B cells, which produce antibodies that target and neutralize pathogens. B cells play a central role in adaptive immunity and, together […]

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School HPV vaccine policies could result in higher vaccination rates, reduction in cancers

A UCLA-led study has found that in two of three states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies. In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average of […]

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Not on the window sill: medication during the summer camps

In summer, when the temperatures rise, need drugs special protection. "Most of the medicines can also wear on a hot summer day without the concerns of the pharmacy home. But you aufbewahren&quot not to hot;, Thomas Benkert, Vice-President of the Federal chamber of pharmacists says. Therefore, you should not store his medication at home on […]

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Researchers overcome a vexing problem in vaccine research

Researchers at UConn’s Center of Excellence in Vaccine Research (CEVR) have made a breakthrough in vaccine development for a common and difficult to treat pneumonia-causing pathogen. Their research was recently published in the Nature Partner Journal—Vaccines. For Mycoplasma pneumoniae, vaccine development has been stalled since the 1960s due to a phenomena called vaccine-enhanced disease (VED) […]