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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089593/physician-knowledge-and-attitudes-about-hepatitis-a-and-current-practices-regarding-hepatitis-a-vaccination-delivery
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Noele P Nelson, Mandy Allison, Megan C Lindley, Michaela Brtnikova, Lori A Crane, Brenda L Beaty, Laura P Hurley, Allison Kempe
OBJECTIVES: To assess physicians' 1) knowledge and attitudes about hepatitis A disease and HepA vaccine, and 2) child care and school HepA vaccine mandates; 3) practices related to HepA vaccine delivery; 4) factors associated with strongly recommending HepA vaccine to all 1-2 year olds; and 5) feasibility of implementing HepA catch-up vaccination at health maintenance visits. METHODS: A national survey was conducted among representative networks of pediatricians and family medicine physicians (FMs) from March to June, 2014 by e-mail or mail based on provider preference...
January 9, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089548/nanoformulation-of-synergistic-tlr-ligands-to-enhance-vaccination-against-entamoeba-histolytica
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Mayuresh M Abhyankar, Zannatun Noor, Mark A Tomai, James Elvecrog, Christopher B Fox, William A Petri
Diarrheal infectious diseases represent a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. There is an urgent need for vaccines against diarrheal pathogens, especially parasites. Modern subunit vaccines rely on combining a highly purified antigen with an adjuvant to increase their efficacy. In the present study, we evaluated the ability of a nanoliposome adjuvant system to trigger a strong mucosal immune response to the Entamoeba histolytica Gal/GalNAc lectin LecA antigen. CBA/J mice were immunized with alum, emulsion or liposome based formulations containing synthetic TLR agonists...
January 12, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088881/an-industry-update-the-latest-developments-in-therapeutic-delivery
#3
Iain Simpson
This Industry Update covers the period from 1 October through to 31 October 2016, and is based on information sourced from company press releases, scientific literature, patents and various news websites. The month saw several news items covering drug-delivery devices, including a new sensor to monitor and support the use of inhalers; launch in the UK of a new autoinjector for Cimzia(®), UCB's rheumatoid arthritis drug; and approval of Roche's Lucentis(®) in a prefilled syringe. Research was also published to show the value of continuous blood pressure monitoring in dementia management...
February 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088862/self-assembling-peptides-epitopes-as-a-novel-platform-for-anti-cancer-vaccination
#4
Mazda Rad-Malekshahi, Marieke F Fransen, Małgorzata Krawczyk, Mercedeh Mansourian, Meriem Bourajjaj, Jian Chen, Ferry Ossendorp, Wim E Hennink, Enrico Mastrobattista, Maryam Amidi
The aim of the present study was to improve the immunogenicity of peptide epitope vaccines using novel nanocarriers based on self-assembling materials. Several studies demonstrated that peptide antigens in nanoparticulate forms induce stronger immune response than their soluble forms. However, several issues such as poor loading and risk of inducing T cell anergy due to premature release of antigenic epitopes have challenged the clinical success of such systems. In the present study, we developed two vaccine delivery systems by appending a self-assembling peptide (Ac-AAVVLLLW-COOH) or a thermosensitive polymer poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (pNIPAm) to the N-terminus of different peptide antigens (OVA250-264, HPV-E743-57) to generate self-assembling peptide epitopes (SAPEs)...
January 14, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079006/a-new-vaccine-delivery-vehicle-and-adjuvant-candidate-bordetella-pertussis-inactivated-whole-cells-entrapped-in-alginate-microspheres
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Naser Mohammadpour Dounighi, Fereshteh Shahcheraghi, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Mojtaba Nofeli, Hossein Zolfagharian
There is no doubt about whole cell pertussis vaccine efficacy, but it is necessary to improve the vaccine quality specially to decreasing its toxicity by obtaining good immunogenicity with low bacteria number content. In this work, under optimum condition inactivated B. pertussis bacteria cells entrapped alginate microparticles were fabricated and in vivo immunogenicity and potency of new microparticle based vaccine evaluated in mice. Microspheres loaded inactive B. pertussis bacterium cells were prepared via an emulsification method and analyzed for morphology, size, polydispersity index, loading efficiency, loading capacity, release profile and in vivo potency...
January 12, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078770/synthetic-plant-virology-for-nanobiotechnology-and-nanomedicine
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John F C Steele, Hadrien Peyret, Keith Saunders, Roger Castells-Graells, Johanna Marsian, Yulia Meshcheriakova, George P Lomonossoff
Nanotechnology is a rapidly expanding field seeking to utilize nano-scale structures for a wide range of applications. Biologically derived nanostructures, such as viruses and virus-like particles (VLPs), provide excellent platforms for functionalization due to their physical and chemical properties. Plant viruses, and VLPs derived from them, have been used extensively in biotechnology. They have been characterized in detail over several decades and have desirable properties including high yields, robustness, and ease of purification...
January 11, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077246/testing-of-a-palatable-bait-and-compatible-vaccine-carrier-for-the-oral-vaccination-of-european-badgers-meles-meles-against-tuberculosis
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Sonya Gowtage, Gareth A Williams, Ray Henderson, Paul Aylett, Duncan MacMorran, Si Palmer, Andy Robertson, Sandrine Lesellier, Stephen P Carter, Mark A Chambers
The oral vaccination of wild badgers (Meles meles) with live Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is one of the tools being considered for the control of bovine tuberculosis (caused by Mycobacterium bovis) in the UK. The design of a product for oral vaccination requires that numerous, and often competing, conditions are met. These include the need for a highly palatable, but physically stable bait that will meet regulatory requirements, and one which is also compatible with the vaccine formulation; in this case live BCG...
January 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075558/immunological-principles-guiding-the-rational-design-of-particles-for-vaccine-delivery
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Katelyn T Gause, Adam K Wheatley, Jiwei Cui, Yan Yan, Stephen J Kent, Frank Caruso
Despite the immense public health successes of immunization over the past century, effective vaccines are still lacking for globally important pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus, malaria, and tuberculosis. Exciting recent advances in immunology and biotechnology over the past few decades have facilitated a shift from empirical to rational vaccine design, opening possibilities for improved vaccines. Some of the most important advancements include (i) the purification of subunit antigens with high safety profiles, (ii) the identification of innate pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and cognate agonists responsible for inducing immune responses, and (iii) developments in nano- and microparticle fabrication and characterization techniques...
January 11, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075551/cucurbit-n-uril-based-microcapsules-self-assembled-within-microfluidic-droplets-a-versatile-approach-for-supramolecular-architectures-and-materials
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Ji Liu, Yang Lan, Ziyi Yu, Cindy S Y Tan, Richard M Parker, Chris Abell, Oren A Scherman
Microencapsulation is a fundamental concept behind a wide range of daily applications ranging from paints, adhesives, and pesticides to targeted drug delivery, transport of vaccines, and self-healing concretes. The beauty of microfluidics to generate microcapsules arises from the capability of fabricating monodisperse and micrometer-scale droplets, which can lead to microcapsules/particles with fine-tuned control over size, shape, and hierarchical structure, as well as high reproducibility, efficient material usage, and high-throughput manipulation...
January 11, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075363/maternal-and-child-health-of-internally-displaced-persons-in-ukraine-a-qualitative-study
#10
Svitlana Nidzvetska, Jose M Rodriguez-Llanes, Isabelle Aujoulat, Julita Gil Cuesta, Hannah Tappis, Joris A F van Loenhout, Debarati Guha-Sapir
Due to the conflict that started in spring 2014 in Eastern Ukraine, a total of 1.75 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled the area and have been registered in government-controlled areas of the country. This paper explores perceived health, barriers to access to healthcare, caring practices, food security, and overall financial situation of mothers and young children displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. This is a qualitative study, which collected data through semi-structured in-depth interviews with nine IDP mothers via Skype and Viber with a convenience sample of participants selected through snowball technique...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075069/ebola-vaccination-using-a-dna-vaccine-coated-on-plga-pll-%C3%AE-pga-nanoparticles-administered-using-a-microneedle-patch
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Hung-Wei Yang, Ling Ye, Xin Dong Guo, Chinglai Yang, Richard W Compans, Mark R Prausnitz
Ebola DNA vaccine is incorporated into PLGA-PLL/γPGA nanoparticles and administered to skin using a microneedle (MN) patch. The nanoparticle delivery system increases vaccine thermostability and immunogenicity compared to free vaccine. Vaccination by MN patch produces stronger immune responses than intramuscular administration.
January 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071145/bacteriophages-and-their-derivatives-for-the-treatment-and-control-of-food-producing-animal-infections
#12
Carla Carvalho, Ana Rita Costa, Filipe Silva, Ana Oliveira
Nowadays, the world is facing an increasing emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Simultaneously, the banning of some existing antibiotics and the lack of development of new antimicrobials have created an urgent need to find new alternatives against animal infections. Bacteriophages (phages) are naturally occurring predators of bacteria, ubiquitous in the environment, with high host specificity and harmless to animals. For these reasons, phages and their derivatives are being considered valuable antimicrobial alternatives and an opportunity to reduce the current use of antibiotics in agri-food production, increasing animal productivity and providing environmental protection...
January 10, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070572/electrostatic-layer-by-layer-construction-of-fibrous-tmv-biofilms
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Brylee David B Tiu, Daniel L Kernan, Sicily B Tiu, Amy M Wen, Yi Zheng, Jonathan K Pokorski, Rigoberto C Advincula, Nicole F Steinmetz
As nature's choice in designing complex architectures, the bottom-up assembly of nanoscale building blocks offers unique solutions in achieving more complex and smaller morphologies with wide-ranging applications in medicine, energy, and materials science as compared to top-down manufacturing. In this work, we employ charged tobacco mosaic virus (TMV-wt and TMV-lys) nanoparticles in constructing multilayered fibrous networks via electrostatic layer-by-layer (LbL) deposition. In neutral aqueous media, TMV-wt assumes an anionic surface charge...
January 10, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069945/charge-altering-releasable-transporters-carts-for-the-delivery-and-release-of-mrna-in-living-animals
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Colin J McKinlay, Jessica R Vargas, Timothy R Blake, Jonathan W Hardy, Masamitsu Kanada, Christopher H Contag, Paul A Wender, Robert M Waymouth
Functional delivery of mRNA to tissues in the body is key to implementing fundamentally new and potentially transformative strategies for vaccination, protein replacement therapy, and genome editing, collectively affecting approaches for the prevention, detection, and treatment of disease. Broadly applicable tools for the efficient delivery of mRNA into cultured cells would advance many areas of research, and effective and safe in vivo mRNA delivery could fundamentally transform clinical practice. Here we report the step-economical synthesis and evaluation of a tunable and effective class of synthetic biodegradable materials: charge-altering releasable transporters (CARTs) for mRNA delivery into cells...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064259/maternal-and-neonatal-tetanus-a-journey-into-oblivion
#15
Jasmeet Sidhu, Pooja Dewan, Piyush Gupta
India was declared free of maternal and neonatal tetanus on 15th May, 2015. The journey towards its elimination from India has not been easy, and sustained efforts will be required to maintain this status. As the schedule of tetanus vaccination during pregnancy has been same across various health programs by the Government of India, we deliberated to find out other factors that contributed to a decline in maternal and neonatal tetanus in India. The emphasis on augmenting antenatal care services, increasing institutional deliveries and improving routine vaccination coverage are factors that might have led to a reduction in cases of neonatal tetanus...
December 15, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063980/plant-viral-nanoparticles-based-her2-vaccine-immune-response-influenced-by-differential-transport-localization-and-cellular-interactions-of-particulate-carriers
#16
Sourabh Shukla, Jay T Myers, Sarah E Woods, Xingjian Gong, Anna E Czapar, Ulrich Commandeur, Alex Y Huang, Alan D Levine, Nicole F Steinmetz
Cancer vaccines are designed to elicit an endogenous adaptive immune response that can successfully recognize and eliminate residual or recurring tumors. Such approaches can potentially overcome shortcomings of passive immunotherapies by generating long-lived therapeutic effects and immune memory while limiting systemic toxicities. A critical determinant of vaccine efficacy is efficient transport and delivery of tumor-associated antigens to professional antigen presenting cells (APCs). Plant viral nanoparticles (VNPs) with natural tropism for APCs and a high payload carrying capacity may be particularly effective vaccine carriers...
December 27, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060016/excess-respiratory-viral-infections-and-low-antibody-responses-among-hiv-exposed-uninfected-infants
#17
Adriana Weinberg, Marisa M Mussi-Pinhata, Qilu Yu, Rachel A Cohen, Volia C Almeida, Fabiana Amaral, Jorge Pinto, Maria L B Teixeira, Regina C M Succi, Laura Freimanis, Jennifer S Read, George Siberry
OBJECTIVE: HIV-exposed uninfected infants (HEUs) have frequent severe infection, hospitalization and death. We performed a serologic investigation to determine the role of common childhood respiratory pathogens in the excess incidence of infections in HEUs. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study of mother-infant pairs. METHODS: Among 247 HEUs and 88 HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) infant-mother pairs, we measured maternal antibodies to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and pneumococcus (PNC 1, 5, 6B, 14); infant antibodies to RSV, influenza A (Flu), parainfluenza viruses (PIV 1, 2, 3), and PNC 1, 5, 6B and 14 were measured at 0 and 6 months, and anti-tetanus antibodies at 6 months...
January 4, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057521/biodegradable-nanoparticle-delivery-of-inactivated-swine-influenza-virus-vaccine-provides-heterologous-cell-mediated-immune-response-in-pigs
#18
Santosh Dhakal, Jagadish Hiremath, Kathryn Bondra, Yashavanth S Lakshmanappa, Duan-Liang Shyu, Kang Ouyang, Kyung-Il Kang, Basavaraj Binjawadagi, Jonathan Goodman, Kairat Tabynov, Steven Krakowka, Balaji Narasimhan, Chang-Won Lee, Gourapura J Renukaradhya
Swine influenza virus (SwIV) is one of the important zoonotic pathogens. Current flu vaccines have failed to provide cross-protection against evolving viruses in the field. Poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) is a biodegradable FDA approved polymer and widely used in drug and vaccine delivery. In this study, inactivated SwIV H1N2 antigens (KAg) encapsulated in PLGA nanoparticles (PLGA-KAg) were prepared, which were spherical in shape with 200 to 300nm diameter, and induced maturation of antigen presenting cells in vitro...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057194/budget-impact-of-polio-immunization-strategy-for-india-introduction-of-one-dose-of-inactivated-poliomyelitis-vaccine-and-reductions-in-supplemental-polio-immunization
#19
M M Khan, S Sharma, B Tripathi, F P Alvarez
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a budget impact analysis (BIA) of introducing the immunization recommendations of India Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) for the years 2015-2017. The recommendations include introduction of one inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) dose in the regular child immunization programme along with reductions in oral polio vaccine (OPV) doses in supplemental programmes. STUDY DESIGN: This is a national level analysis of budget impact of new polio immunization recommendations...
January 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056224/recombinant-fowlpox-virus-vector-based-vaccines-expression-kinetics-dissemination-and-safety-profile-following-intranasal-delivery
#20
David G Townsend, Shubhanshi Trivedi, Ronald J Jackson, Charani Ranasinghe
We have previously established that mucosal uptake of recombinant fowlpox virus (rFPV) vaccines is far superior to other vector-based vaccines. Specifically, intranasal (i.n.) priming with rFPV vaccines can recruit unique antigen presenting cells (APC), which induce excellent mucosal and systemic HIV-specific CD8+ T cell immunity. In this study, we have for the first time investigated the in-vivo dissemination, safety and expression kinetics of rFPV post i.n. delivery using recombinant viruses expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) or mCherry...
January 5, 2017: Journal of General Virology
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