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TB vaccine trial results offer potential for BCG Revaccination, hope for subunit vaccines

EurekAlert! - Dom, 02/18/2018 - 23:00
Aeras, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing vaccines against tuberculosis (TB), today announced results from an innovative clinical trial that provides encouraging new evidence that TB vaccines could prevent sustained infections in high-risk adolescents. In a prevention-of-infection Phase 2 trial conducted in South Africa, revaccination with the Bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine significantly reduced sustained TB infections in adolescents. An experimental vaccine candidate, H4:IC31, also reduced sustained infections, although not at statistically significant levels.

Unconventional superconductor may be used to create quantum computers of the future

EurekAlert! - Dom, 02/18/2018 - 23:00
With their insensitivity to decoherence what are known as Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of a quantum computer. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumstances. Now researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in manufacturing a component that is able to host the sought-after particles.

Lack of guidance may delay a child's first trip to the dentist

EurekAlert! - Dom, 02/18/2018 - 23:00
Without a doctor or dentist's guidance, some parents don't follow national recommendations for early dental care for their children, a new national poll finds.

How companies can restore trust after CEO misconduct

EurekAlert! - Dom, 02/18/2018 - 23:00
A new study published today in the Journal of Trust Research reveals how boards of directors can proactively address CEO misconduct to increase public trust towards an organization.

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