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A review of a trial of a HIV vaccine in Thailand has concluded that it does show real signs of a protective effect.

2009-10-20

 AIDS vaccine
They found antibodies produced in response to the virus do not do a very effective job. Rather than neutralising the virus, they actually help it infect more cells, springing into action when a person is infected a second time by a different strain of the virus. This phenomenon accounts for why a second bout of dengue fever can be more severe and dangerous.

2010-05-06

 dengue virus vaccine fever
American scientists say they have developed a vaccine which has prevented breast cancer from developing in mice.

2010-05-31

 breast cancer vaccine
People who recover from swine flu may be left with an extraordinary natural ability to fight off flu viruses, findings suggests.

2011-01-11

 swine flu immunity flu vaccine
We're not driven only by emotions, of course—we also reason, deliberate. But reasoning comes later, works slower—and even then, it doesn't take place in an emotional vacuum. Rather, our quick-fire emotions can set us on a course of thinking that's highly biased, especially on topics we care a great deal about. ... Given the power of our prior beliefs to skew how we respond to new information, one thing is becoming clear: If...

2011-04-18

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The CIA ran a fake vaccine programme in the Pakistani town of Abbottabad to try to get a DNA sample from the family of Osama Bin Laden, media reports say.

2011-07-12

 CIA DNA genetics Osama bin Laden Pakistan USA vaccine identification
A vaccine which triggers the immune system to attack the most common type of lung cancer has shown promise in early clinical trials.

2011-10-21

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A Pakistani commission investigating the US raid that killed Osama Bin Laden says a doctor accused of helping the CIA should be tried for high treason. ... Pakistan, which was deeply embarrassed by the raid, has described the covert US special forces operation as a violation of its sovereignty. ... Washington has been arguing that Dr Afridi should be freed and allowed to live in the US.

2011-10-06

 Osama bin Laden doctor Pakistan extrajudicial killing vaccine treason