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The BCG Vaccine is a vaccine containing bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis, with non-specific immunoadjuvant and immunotherapeutic activities. Although the mechanism of its anti-tumor activity is unclear, immunization with BCG vaccine likely activates a Th1 cytokine response that includes the induction of interferon. Vaccination with BCG vaccine may be immunoprotective against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Researchers reveal the mechanism of action of century-old BCG vaccine

Researchers reveal the mechanism of action of century-old BCG vaccine

Study suggests BCG vaccination might confer immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Study suggests BCG vaccination might confer immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Study shows BCG vaccination reduces SARS-CoV-2-induced lung inflammation in hamsters

Study shows BCG vaccination reduces SARS-CoV-2-induced lung inflammation in hamsters

The Future of Tuberculosis; An Interview with the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

The Future of Tuberculosis; An Interview with the Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute

Mice study shows how to improve long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine

Mice study shows how to improve long-term effectiveness of TB vaccine

Researchers launch a multi-center trial to investigate new treatment for pediatric type 1 diabetes

Researchers launch a multi-center trial to investigate new treatment for pediatric type 1 diabetes

Study shows BCG vaccine provides no protection against SARS-CoV-2 in mice and hamsters

Study shows BCG vaccine provides no protection against SARS-CoV-2 in mice and hamsters

Flu shots and COVID-19 immunity

Flu shots and COVID-19 immunity

Study shows bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine can protect mice against lethal SARS-CoV-2 challenge

Study shows bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine can protect mice against lethal SARS-CoV-2 challenge

First dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines has strong protective effect against COVID-19 in older adults

First dose of Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines has strong protective effect against COVID-19 in older adults

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

New positive data on BCG’s ability to safely and significantly lower blood sugars

Researchers determine molecular structure of bacterial protein complex critical for tuberculosis

Researchers determine molecular structure of bacterial protein complex critical for tuberculosis

Study explores the immune response to COVID-19-specific vaccines in Brazilian healthcare workers

Study explores the immune response to COVID-19-specific vaccines in Brazilian healthcare workers

Composition and function of gut microbiota are key in affecting immune responses to vaccinations

Composition and function of gut microbiota are key in affecting immune responses to vaccinations

Researchers find the right dosing of an old anti-tuberculosis drug

Researchers find the right dosing of an old anti-tuberculosis drug

Vaccination against tuberculosis has influence on the epidemiology of COVID-19

Vaccination against tuberculosis has influence on the epidemiology of COVID-19

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

Immune system differences, better blood vessel health could protect children from severe COVID-19

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

Certain live-attenuated vaccines can prevent severe complications of COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline

The COVID-19 vaccine pipeline