1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Research in rats suggests that breast cancer patients should avoid even low levels of light in the bedroom.
Researchers have developed a new pain-free method of vaccination which does not involve an injection. Using mice they have shown that it is possible to deliver a vaccine orally by combining it with protective friendly bacteria.
Scientists have developed a possible way to immunise animals against HIV using the common cold virus.
A cancer ‘vaccine' which can be implanted under the skin and instructs the body to attack tumour cells has proved successful in experiments with mice.
A vaccine based on the one used to prevent rabies can be used to protect against the monkey form of HIV (SIV), a new study has found.
A new vaccine which successfully treated mice with leukaemia will undergo the first human trials this year.
Using a deactivated form of HIV as a vaccine may be the best new treatment for fighting the HIV virus, concluded scientists after studying primate responses to the treatment.
Rewriting the genetic code of the flu virus has helped to produce a stronger immune response, studies on mice have shown.
A vaccine in the form of a skin patch has proved more effective than a needle in mice.
The UN has just announced that rinderpest, a virus that used to cause deadly outbreaks in cattle, has been eradicated in the wild.
Cancer tumours somehow escape the body's immune system, even when that immune system is primed by a vaccine designed to specifically target the cancer.
Cocaine immunity has been induced in mice using an altered version of the common cold virus.
Scientists are closer to developing a vaccine against the superbug MRSA.
A vaccine has been developed that protects monkeys from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), the monkey equivalent of HIV.
The hepatitis C virus infects in the region of 170 million people around the world and creates an increased risk of cirrhosis, liver failure and cancer.
Salmonella poisoning typically causes diarrhoea.
A study using mice has led scientists one step closer to developing a vaccine against the most common cause of bacterial meningitis, Meningococcus B.
It's 30 years since the first cases of HIV infection. During this time, says the website HIVaware, we've seen rapid change.
Scientists have created a vaccine that protects rhesus monkeys from infection by the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), a relative of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.