First Vaccine for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Via Peters

Researchers are working on a first-of-its-kind vaccine to prevent triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) from developing. It’s called TNBC because the tumor cells test negative for three key receptors: Estrogen and progesterone are female hormones. HER2 is a protein that helps cells grow. Why does this matter? Because there are several […]

The controversial quest to make a ‘contagious’ vaccine

Via Peters

Vaccines in progress  Renewed interest and funding for the technology popped up around 2016, and today several research groups are developing self-spreading vaccines for animals. Each of these new vaccines are so-called recombinant viruses. Researchers first identify a protein from the target microbe that serves as an antigen—a substance that […]

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Susceptibility to Vaccine Misinformation

Via Peters

Study data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that depressive symptoms may be associated with engagement in COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation. In an online survey conducted among US adults, respondents with depression were significantly more likely to endorse misinformation-driven statements about vaccines. Further, survey participants who endorsed misinformation were significantly less […]