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Covid-19 induced immune response may damage brain, NINDS study finds

Pharmaceutical Technology

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) unit National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) have found that Covid-19-induced immune response could damage the blood vessels of the brain and may lead to short and long-term neurological symptoms. .

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Vaxcyte files patent for immunogenic composition for inducing immune responses against gas infections

Pharmaceutical Technology

This innovative composition induces a protective immune response against Group A Streptococcus (GAS) bacteria, offering potential targets for vaccine development. Discover a groundbreaking immunogenic composition patent that combines GAS polypeptide antigens and polypeptide-polysaccharide conjugates.

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Gut bacteria could be behind weaker immune responses to COVID-19 vaccine

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Gut bacteria that break down a sugar called fucose could be dampening our immune response to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, according to a study led by researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

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Underactive immune response may explain obesity link to COVID-19 severity

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Individuals who are obese may be more susceptible to severe COVID-19 because of a poorer inflammatory immune response, say Cambridge scientists.

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Moderna says 'bivalent' booster sparks stronger immune response against omicron

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech claims study results could position its reformulated vaccine as a booster in the fall, though it’s unclear how well the shot can prevent sickness caused by omicron or newer strains of the variant.

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How sound waves trigger immune responses to cancer in mice

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When non-invasive sound waves break apart tumors, they trigger an immune response in mice. By breaking down the cell wall "cloak," the treatment exposes cancer cell markers that had previously been hidden from the body's defenses, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown.

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NIH study finds mixing COVID-19 boosters increases immune response

Bio Pharma Dive

Results suggested Pfizer's and Moderna's vaccines may serve as a more potent booster for those who initially received Johnson & Johnson's shot, although data are limited and preliminary.