Vaccine

A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "remember" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
What are Vaccines?

There are several diseases like Diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps, Yellow fever, small pox and German measles (rubella) that are unfamiliar to many these days.

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S-pseudotyped VLPs offer promising COVID-19 vaccine platform

S-pseudotyped VLPs offer promising COVID-19 vaccine platform

T cells on the front line of COVID-19 response

T cells on the front line of COVID-19 response

Michigan sees increasing EEE cases

Michigan sees increasing EEE cases

New drug candidate suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication

New drug candidate suppresses SARS-CoV-2 replication

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s scandal week

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s scandal week

Study: T cells play a vital role in controlling SARS-CoV-2 during acute phase of infection

Study: T cells play a vital role in controlling SARS-CoV-2 during acute phase of infection

Optimal antibody combinations and Fc binding inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vivo

Optimal antibody combinations and Fc binding inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in vivo

Self-assembling nanoparticles as a way towards next-generation COVID-19 vaccines

Self-assembling nanoparticles as a way towards next-generation COVID-19 vaccines

Candidate monoclonal antibody shows hope as COVID-19 treatment

Candidate monoclonal antibody shows hope as COVID-19 treatment

Sub-Saharan Africa needs greater access to live-saving antibodies

Sub-Saharan Africa needs greater access to live-saving antibodies

COVID vaccine trials move at warp speed, but recruiting Black volunteers takes time

COVID vaccine trials move at warp speed, but recruiting Black volunteers takes time

AI and machine learning tools can help separate COVID-related claims

AI and machine learning tools can help separate COVID-related claims

Study highlights role of specific protein in the mass production of antibodies

Study highlights role of specific protein in the mass production of antibodies

SARS-CoV-2 infection severity linked to superior humoral immunity against the S-protein

SARS-CoV-2 infection severity linked to superior humoral immunity against the S-protein

New antibody assay for COVID-19 promises sensitive mass-scale detection

New antibody assay for COVID-19 promises sensitive mass-scale detection

Immunologists analyze types of immune response to predict an effective COVID-19 vaccine

Immunologists analyze types of immune response to predict an effective COVID-19 vaccine

NIH and FDA examine serious side effect that surfaced in COVID vaccine trial

NIH and FDA examine serious side effect that surfaced in COVID vaccine trial

Oxford University and AstraZeneca resume COVID-19 vaccine trial

Oxford University and AstraZeneca resume COVID-19 vaccine trial

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is U.S. site for new study of SARS-CoV-2 spread within households

Children's Hospital Los Angeles is U.S. site for new study of SARS-CoV-2 spread within households

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for children?

Should a COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory for children?