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Maximising the Effectiveness of Therapeutic Vaccines a Step Closer

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Scientists at UCL have significantly boosted the effectiveness of a therapeutic vaccine designed to control chronic hepatitis B (HBV) infection, after uncovering and thwarting ‘the enemy within’.

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Study Identifies Factors That Shape Vaccine Preferences

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A study involving hypothetical COVID-19 vaccines suggests that vaccine effectiveness and risk of side effects significantly influence people’s preferences for one vaccine over another, and that differences between vaccines may matter less to those who are vaccine hesitant. Sabrina Stöckli of the University of Bern and the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and colleagues present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS ONE on May 4, 2022.

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Genetic Breakthrough Creates New Ear Cells Which Can Cure Age-related Deafness

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Thanks to the discovery of a “master gene,” scientists can now create new hearing cells that can overcome age-related deafness. The genetic discovery allows for the production of new inner or outer ear hair cells. Until now, hearing loss due to aging, noise, and certain cancer therapies or antibiotics has been irreversible…

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Sweet and Squishy As Ever, the Gummy Universe Keeps Expanding

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On its 100th anniversary, the colorful gummy candy has evolved from dancing bears to a booming industry — and for some, a bountiful obsession.

Original Source: seattletimes.com

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