Investigational Preventative HIV Vaccine Well-Tolerated, Elicited Antibody Responses in Early Clinical Trials

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Press Release

Mosaic-based vaccine includes characteristics from several common strains of HIV.

In the APPROACH multi-site, randomized and controlled study of 393 healthy people in five countries, investigational vaccines were well-tolerated and elicited antibody responses in 100 percent of volunteers.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey Visits CVVR

Senator Markey speaks with Dr. Dan Barouch about the research being done at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research.

Senator Markey speaks with Dr. Dan Barouch about the research being done at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research.

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Kathryn Stephenson discusses the work being done in the lab.

Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dr. Kathryn Stephenson discusses the work being done in the lab.

Dr. Dan Barouch and Senator Markey speak to other doctors and researchers in the Center about the importance of Zika research.

Dr. Dan Barouch and Senator Markey speak to other doctors and researchers in the Center about the importance of Zika research.

The lab team with Senator Markey, a proponent of government-funded Zika research.

The lab team with Senator Markey, a proponent of government-funded Zika research.

The Boston Red Sox Celebrate the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research

As the official hospital of the Boston Red Sox, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center not only has First Aid Stations set up at Fenway Park, but also has a strong working relationship with it's physicians.  As part of the Red Sox and BIDMC partnership, the Red Sox organization chooses an outstanding physician or researcher to celebrate in a pre-game ceremony at every Friday home game.  On July 8th, Dr. Dan Barouch from the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research was chosen as a BIDMC All Star in honor of his leadership in HIV research.

 

A Red Sox official introduces Dr. Dan Barouch, being honored for his leadership in HIV research.

A Red Sox official introduces Dr. Dan Barouch, being honored for his leadership in HIV research.

Dr. Barouch being given an honorary Red Sox jersey while being recognized as a Medical All-Star.

Dr. Barouch being given an honorary Red Sox jersey while being recognized as a Medical All-Star.

Dr. Barouch and a Red Sox official pose with Wally for a photo opp after being honored as a Medical All-Star.

Dr. Barouch and a Red Sox official pose with Wally for a photo opp after being honored as a Medical All-Star.

Boston-Based Research Shows Promise for Zika Virus Vaccine

  • WGHB News
  • By:  Marilyn Schairer & Michael Agnello

Researchers at Boston's Beth Israel  Deaconess Medical Center have made some promising advances in developing a vaccine to halt the spread of the mosquito-born Zika virus.

Less than a year after Brazilian officials confirmed the country’s first case in 2015, the World Health Organization declared the virus a public health emergency due to its link to fetal microcephaly. Since then, health officials have made stopping the spread of the Zika virus  a global priority.

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Zika Update: Two New Zika Vaccine Effective in Mouse Models

  • Nature World News
  • By Jean Raphael

Two new vaccines against Zika virus have proven its effectiveness in preclinical trials involving mice challenged with Zika virus, suggesting that Zika vaccines for humans are still achievable.

Their findings, published in the journal Nature, showed that the two experimental vaccines have protected mice from ZIka virus four to eight weeks after receiving the initial injections.

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