COVID-associated bleeding risk
May. 5, 2022—While case reports have noted acquired hemophilia after COVID-19 infection or vaccination, a new study finds no increased risk.
Grant boosts vaccine effectiveness research
Jan. 6, 2022—by Nancy Humphrey Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have received a $10.7 million research award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue the IVY Research Network, originally created in 2019 to look at how well flu vaccines work at preventing severe flu illness, and expanded in 2021 to enroll patients...
Exploiting viral vulnerabilities
Dec. 10, 2020—The isolation of human monoclonal antibodies against dangerous viruses including EEEV, Hendra and Nipah could offer new ways to treat and prevent these infections.
Younger parents less likely to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19
Nov. 16, 2020—Younger parents were much less likely than older parents to say they planned to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19.
Rational vaccine design
Sep. 22, 2020—Understanding immunity generated by smallpox vaccine may hold lessons for COVID-19 vaccine development.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center to recruit up to 1,000 volunteers for COVID-19 vaccine Trial
Jul. 15, 2020—In late July, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will begin recruiting up to 1,000 volunteers in a late-stage study of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna Inc. in collaboration with the Vaccine Research Center of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health.
VUMC studies provide key positive results for COVID-19 vaccine in early-stage clinical trial
Jul. 14, 2020—An experimental coronavirus vaccine stimulated robust immune responses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and raised no serious safety concerns in an early-stage clinical trial.
RSV transmission in the Middle East
Nov. 14, 2019—Understanding how RSV is transmitted, which strains dominate and how new strains emerge around the globe will guide better vaccine and anti-viral drug design.
Low oxygen and antibody responses
Apr. 25, 2019—Mark Boothby and colleagues are exploring the factors that contribute to antibody production and quality, which are key to our defense against pathogens and response to vaccines.
A “public” target for HIV
Jun. 8, 2018—Common sequences of antibodies against HIV may be key to developing a successful vaccine strategy for the virus.
New target to stop Ebola
May. 21, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study suggests it may be possible to develop antibody therapies or a universal vaccine effective against multiple Ebola virus family members.
Hope for an RSV vaccine
Feb. 23, 2018—Newly discovered features in an RSV protein may be useful for rational structure-based vaccine design.