Vaccines for Infectious Diseases: How Do They Work?

The goal of any vaccine is to generate immunity to pathogens, in order to reduce the spread of infectious diseases. A vaccine antigen (a foreign substance, usually a protein, that induces an immune response) is introduced into the body (most often via…

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Going Viral: How Climate Change Drives Pandemic Disease
Researchers find habitat loss due to climate change increases the risk of zoonotic disease and pandemic viral spread.

Going Viral: How Climate Change Drives Pandemic Disease

Thanks to Al Gore, Greta Thunberg and myriad unnamed scientists and researchers around the world (who have labored for decades to raise awareness), most global citizens are now aware of climate change, and the catastrophic effect of human behavior on our natural…

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Animal Vaccination: Our Best Defense Against the Next Pandemic
Animal vaccination against Type A influenza could drastically reduce risk of the next pandemic.

Animal Vaccination: Our Best Defense Against the Next Pandemic

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise, experts are raising alerts regarding the likelihood of the next pandemic, likely originating from a family of zoonotic influenza strains well-positioned for the jump from animals to humans. Similar to the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes…

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What We Can Learn from the Spanish Flu

As the world reels from the recent impact of COVID-19, researchers are examining ways that the past can inform current and future pandemic response. The most widely documented historic pandemic is that of the Spanish flu in 1918, and while a different…

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Preparing the World for the Next Pandemic | EnGen Bio
Researchers focus their efforts on preparing for the next pandemic.

Preparing the World for the Next Pandemic | EnGen Bio

As the world still holds its breath for the widespread rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, the experts studying infectious diseases are already shifting their focus to the prevention of the next pandemic. While this may seem pessimistic to those eager to celebrate the…

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What Bill Gates is afraid of

Scientists agree that the next flu pandemic is a matter of when, not if. EnGen Bio is developing a therapy and vaccine to provide lifetime immunity to Type A flu.

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