vaccinology


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vac·ci·nol·o·gy

 (văk′sə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The science or methodology of vaccine development.

vac′ci·nol′o·gist n.
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Advances in influenza virology, immunology and vaccinology make the development of a universal influenza vaccine more feasible than a decade ago, according to the authors.
LAHORE -- Lahore-59 The Department of Parasitology of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore has signed an agreement as part of collaborative project named the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) with Director of International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Dr Timothy Connelley and Research scientist Dr Umer Naveed Chaudhry, both scientist from Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
International Veterinary Vaccinology Network Director Dr Timothy Connelley and Research Scientist Dr Umer Naveed Chaudhry reached the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on a week-long tour.
GSK Vaccines chief scientist, Rino Rappuoli, said, 'This designation emphasises the importance of tackling big scientific challenges like meningitis B and breaking new ground in disease prevention through approaches like reverse vaccinology.
Melvin earned his bachelor's degree (cum laude) and MD from the University of the Philippines, Executive Master's degree in Vaccinology and Pharmaceutical Clinical Development (cum laude) from the UniversitAaAa degli Studi di Siena in Italy, and Master's degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Talking about the study, Myron M Levine, MD, DTPH, the Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology and Infectious Disease at UMSOM and senior author in the study, noted, "Immunisation with a single-dose cholera vaccine that could rapidly protect people in low-income countries who have not previously been exposed to cholera would be a significant asset in helping control outbreaks and lower mortality rates.
Panacea Biotec has also introduced inactivated polio vaccine in association with the Institute for Translational Vaccinology, the Netherlands.
They explain infections and syndromes related to specific organ systems, as well as the fundamentals of modern medical virology, including immune responses and vaccinology, diagnostics, and antivirals, then agent-specific chapters on the virology, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnosis, and prevention and treatment of key viral pathogens: specific DNA viruses, RNA viruses, and subviral agents.
Significant advances in basic biology, immunology, and vaccinology have led to a better understanding of the virus, and new tools such as reverse genetics make "it possible to make any live virus you want as long as you know what you want," he added.
Vaccinology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; South African Medical Research Council: Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit, Johannesburg; Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation: Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Johnnesburg; and National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa shabirm@nicd.
Advances in molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology, immunogenetics and genetic engineering have paved new dimensions to vaccinology and disease diagnosis, despite the threats posed by progressively virulent or exotic pathogens.
However, viruses also have certain beneficial properties that can be exploited for useful purposes such as gene therapy or vaccinology.