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UR Medicine, community pediatricians team up to encourage vaccinations

UR Medicine, community pediatricians team up to encourage vaccinations

February 7, 2019

In the wake of the measles cases that have arisen in the Rochester area over the past several weeks, pediatricians throughout the region have collaborated on a video in the hopes of spreading awareness about the benefits of vaccination.

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Horses get the flu, too

Horses get the flu, too

April 30, 2018

Flu vaccines for horses haven’t been updated in more than 25 years, and now Rochester researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that is not only safer and more effective for horses, but also protects people.

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10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

10 years ago: Cancer vaccine with Rochester roots approved

June 7, 2016

Largely unreported in 2006 was the remarkable story of three Rochester virologists whose innovation, dedication, and perseverance resulted in the key breakthrough that lies at the heart of the first vaccine targeting the leading cause of cervical cancer.

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Scientists seek to improve flu vaccine for the very young

Scientists seek to improve flu vaccine for the very young

February 11, 2016

Researchers have discovered a way to make a nasal spray flu vaccine safer for those who are at greatest risk of catching the flu, particularly infants under the age of 2.

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Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

Toxic chemicals may weaken infants’ response to TB vaccine

December 18, 2015

The study focused on two common toxins: PCBs, an industrial chemical; and DDT, used in pesticides. These so-called “persistent” pollutants are not easily broken down and remain a health threat years after being banned.

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Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

Is chemical exposure linked to poor infant vaccine response?

December 9, 2015

Early life exposures to toxic chemicals such as PCBs and DDT dampen an infant’s response to the tuberculosis vaccine, according to a new study from the University’s Environmental Health Sciences Center.

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Exposure to chemicals lowers babies’ TB vaccine response

Exposure to chemicals lowers babies’ TB vaccine response

December 9, 2015

The two chemicals shown to lower the body’s response to the vaccine are present in nearly all people because of the long time they take to degrade in the environment.

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December 1 is World AIDS Day

December 1 is World AIDS Day

November 30, 2015

Michael Gottlieb ’73M (MD), examines AIDS awareness posters that are part of the AIDS Education Posters Collection, a collection of more than 6,500 AIDS education posters from around the world. Gottlieb, a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, was the first to identify the disease that would come to be known as AIDS.

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Researchers test new way to protect people from HIV

Researchers test new way to protect people from HIV

November 20, 2015

The Medical Center is testing a new method to prevent HIV that scientists hope will boost the development of an effective vaccine for the virus.

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$3 million funds research to develop new HIV vaccine strategies

$3 million funds research to develop new HIV vaccine strategies

September 25, 2015

Infectious disease researchers at the School of Medicine and Dentistry will use $3.1 million from the National Institutes of Health to find new ways to develop a vaccine to prevent HIV.

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