Vaccine to prevent mononucleosis could be on the horizon

Vaccine to prevent mononucleosis could be on the horizon

Mononucleosis is a contagious disease that is most often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Symptoms can include fatigue, fever, rash, sore throat, aches and pains, and swollen lymph nodes, liver and spleen. Unfortunately, the disease takes a while to kick–while some patient improve within a couple of weeks, symptoms have been known to last […]

Cotton Rats, Calves and Clinical Trials: New RSV vaccine shows great promise.

Cotton Rats, Calves and Clinical Trials: New RSV vaccine shows great promise.

Guest Post By Blue Sky Science at the Speaking of Research site.  Originally posted here and cross-posted with permission.  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) affects almost two-thirds of babies in their first year of life, and is a leading cause of bronchiolitis and severe respiratory disease in infants, young children, immunocompromised individuals, and the elderly throughout […]

Tasmanian devils: saved by mice?

Tasmanian devils: saved by mice?

Tasmanian devils are in for some good news. Unfortunately, a rare, contagious facial cancer has devastated many wild populations of these striking animals. But researchers have developed a vaccine that could be a game-changer, and mice are partly to thank for it! The vaccine works by making the cancer cells more visible to the animals’ […]