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New Hepatitis B Collaboration Aims to Engage, Educate, and Empower

The World Health Organization (WHO) has calculated that at least 2 billion people have been infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) at some point in their lives. Most people experience no symptoms from the virus and their immune systems […]

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Smithsonian Launches Antibody Initiative and Honors Dr. Hilleman’s Legacy  

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History new Antibody Initiative includes a new website that provides access to the museum’s historical antibody-related collections. The collections include items donated by Hilleman’s family and Merck & Co., and the site features several […]

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HILLEMAN Screening with Dr. Paul Offit Q&A at NFID Fall 2017 Clinical Vaccinology Course

  For more than fifty years, US healthcare professionals have administered billions of vaccine doses safely with few serious adverse events. The development of vaccines as a landmark scientific achievement began over two hundred years ago. Hosted by the National […]

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HILLEMAN at National Museum of American History

  Have vaccines been so effective that Americans have forgotten the dangers of diseases such as measles, smallpox, and polio? The National Museum of American History presented Hilleman’s Vaccines: Remembering Why We Immunize Monday, October 16, 6:30-9:00 PM. The vaccines of Dr. Maurice […]

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Animation Expedition: Invisible Enemies: How Do Viruses Reproduce?

This is the third in a series of postings which will occasionally highlight our Vaccine Makers Project animations. Do you remember when you last had a cold? You might have learned that a virus caused your cold. You’ll be amazed […]

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Animation Expedition: A Race Against Time: How do antibodies work?

This is the second in a series of postings which highlight our Vaccine Makers Project film content. Antibodies are Y-shaped molecules. How does an antibody help to fight disease? Click on image to view the animation How do Antibodies Work?   […]

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