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BBQ Lighters Spark New Vaccine Delivery Device

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A device inspired by the electrical sparking of battery-free gas lighters could lead to more efficient and cheaper delivery of vaccines. What to know: Electroporation, which can deliver substances such as DNA directly into cells, is commonly utilized only in research

Attitudes toward vaccine travel requirements

There is an urgent need in the tourism industry to determine effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 and facilitate future travel. Pre-travel vaccination requirements may hold the key to restoring travel to pre-pandemic levels, but understanding travelers’ views on such requirements is essential. In a recent study published in the journal Tourism Management,

International organizations, vaccine manufacturers discuss strategies to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines

The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization met with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturing companies to discuss strategies to improve the access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially in low- and lower middle-income countries and in Africa. The Task Force expressed concerns that without urgent steps

Germany urges vaccine shots; warns of fall COVID-19 surge

Germany’s top health official is urging more citizens to get vaccinated, warning Saturday that if the vaccination numbers don’t go up the country’s hospitals may get overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients toward the end of the year. “We need at least 5 million vaccinations for a safe autumn and winter,” Health Minister Jens Spahn tweeted. More

OCTAVE study reveals vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems

The OCTAVE study—a multi-center, UK-wide trial, led by the University of Glasgow and co-ordinated by the University of Birmingham’s Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit—is evaluating the immune responses following COVID-19 vaccination in patients with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases such as cancer, inflammatory arthritis, diseases of the kidney or liver, or patients who are having a

Intranasal vaccine may block COVID-19 where it starts

Research by Lancaster University scientists to create a COVID-19 vaccine which can be administered through the nose has taken a significant step forward. The pre-clinical animal trials of the intranasal vaccine showed a reduction in both the impact of the disease itself and transmission of the virus. The findings—published today in the journal iScience—open the

Text reminders boost vaccine appointments

Coronavirus infections among vaccinated people are on the decline but for the unvaccinated, cases continue to increase. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California, Los Angeles found text-based nudges are an effective way to remind people to schedule their first COVID-19 vaccination appointment and show up. The results of the study are

Researchers warn against relaxing Covid-19 restrictions prematurely

Relaxing Covid-19 restrictions could pave the way for new vaccine-resistant virus mutations – according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute. A new article published today warns against relaxing Covid-19 restrictions prematurely. It describes how we are in an ‘arms race’ with the virus and how rising cases could provide

Malaria vaccine that uses live parasites can give 100% protection

Malaria vaccine that uses live parasites provides 100% protection against a wide range of strains when given alongside 86p pills A vaccine combined with chloroquine gave 100% protection against the disease The US scientists behind the study said the level of protection is ‘unprecedented’ The cheap antimalarial drug was previously touted as a Covid treatment  A

Further hope for BCG vaccine in stemming type 1 diabetes

At the recent 2021 Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) presented positive updates on their trials of the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine to safely and significantly lower blood sugars. In type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease which currently has no cure, T cells attack the pancreas and

Extra COVID-19 vaccine may help protect transplant patients

Fox News Flash top headlines for June 15 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. A small study offers the first hint that an extra dose of COVID-19 vaccines just might give some organ transplant recipients a needed boost in protection. Even as most vaccinated people celebrate a return