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Vaccine News Roundup - November 23, 2018

November 23, 2018

It's Friday, so it's time to look at the vaccine-related news that circulated this week.

In Cleveland, an Orthodox Jewish school has decided to revamp its vaccine requirements after seeing what low vaccination rates have done with regards to measles in Israel and New York:

Ebola Vaccine Deployed in DRC Outbreak

May 25, 2018

Ebola viruses budding from cell, NIAID
Ebola viruses budding from cell, NIAID

Lasker Prizer Goes to HPV Vaccine Developers

September 12, 2017

Lowy and Schiller, both wearing white coats, in laboratory
Lowy, left, and Schiller. Courtesy National Cancer Institute.

Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research

April 24, 2017

Stanley A. Plotkin, MD
Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

Women's History Month: Pittman and Kendrick

March 30, 2017

Margaret Pittman working in lab
Margaret Pittman, courtesy US FDA

With Women’s History Month coming to an end, intern Carley Roche recognizes two influential female researchers whose work has saved countless lives.

A Scab Story Bites Back

March 6, 2017

Curator Dhody & John Faherty of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health
Curator Dhody & John Faherty of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Photo by Evi Numen, Mütter Museum

Today's blog post is by Robert D. Hicks and Anna N. Dhody

When Bad News Is Good News

December 20, 2013

Haemophilus influenzae, (c) Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.Our advisor, Thomas Fekete, MD, FCPP, is the author of today’s post. Dr.

NFID Conference: Challenges of Maternal Immunization

April 24, 2013

Source: CDC.govDay 2 of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Annual Conference on Vaccine Research included a focus on maternal immunization. Carol J.

History of Vaccines by Wistar Institute President

October 1, 2012

Philadelphia is an excellent place to learn about the history of vaccines, and The Wistar Institute, the country’s first independent biomedical research facility, is in great part responsible for this rich history. On Friday, September 28, Wistar Institute President and CEO Russel E. Kaufman, MD, spoke to a group of Wistar Institute friends and donors at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

Plant-Based Vaccine Manufacturing

August 1, 2012

Nicotiana. Source openi.nlm.nih.govAs visitors to this site know, the development of new methods to cultivate viruses for vaccine use has been an important part of the history of vaccines. From living, complex organisms such as humans and cows, to chicken eggs, to tissue explants, to mammalian cells in culture, various hosts have been used at different stages of technological development to produce vaccine material.