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Influenza A virus Subtype: Effectiveness of Synthetic DNA Vaccine

Currently available vaccines for the prevention of seasonal influenza virus infection have limited ability to induce immunity against diverse H3N2 viruses, an influenza A subtype that has led to high morbidity and mortality in recent years. Now, scientists have engineered a synthetic DNA vaccine shown to produce broad immune responses against these H3N2 viruses.

Fight of Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Novel Approaches

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by Dr. Dick Menzies, senior scientist. These findings precipitated a complete overhaul of worldwide TB treatment guidelines, with the results of this work published today in the British medical journal The Lancet.

Cancer Cells Killed with Bioadhesive, Wirelessly-Powered Implant, Findings

A new wirelessly-powered light-emitting device, which sticks onto animal tissue like a sticker with tissue-adhesive and elastic nanosheets, could possibly facilitate treatment for hard-to-detect microtumors and deeply located lesions that are hard to reach with standard phototherapy.

If clinically applied, the device could be beneficial for cancer patients who seek minimally invasive treatment, helping them live longer and improve their quality of life.