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Anthrax Antibodies
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This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, features an interview with George Georgiou about efforts to make a better vaccine against anthrax. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLink lessons and other related resources.

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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
Date Added:
10/28/2006
Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.

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Information Science
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Lecture
Provider:
University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
Author:
Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
Date Added:
08/20/2012
Combating NTDs: Lessons from India
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In this collection PLOS NTDs highlights the contributions of Indian authors, labs, and institutions to the global fight against neglected tropical diseases. It includes over 40 primary research articles reporting significant advances in the fields of epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, vaccine development and applications, and vector control.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Data Set
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Public Library of Science
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Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Added:
04/07/2016
How vaccines train the immune system in ways no one expected | Christine Stabell Benn | TEDxAarhus
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Vaccines do much more than protect against the disease they are designed for. Watch this talk from TEDxAarhus 2018 by medical doctor and professor in global health Christine Stabell Benn and learn how hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved every year just by using the existing vaccines smarter. Christine Stabell Benn is a medical doctor and professor in global health. By studying real-life effects of vaccines in Africa, she has found that vaccines do much more than protect against the target disease; they have so-called non-specific effects. In most cases, they come with an added bonus of increased resistance against other infections than the target disease. If we take that into account, we can save hundreds of thousands of lives every year just by using the existing vaccines smarter. Christine argues that we should not only study vaccines' effects on the target infection, but also ask the often ignored question: what is the impact of vaccines on overall health?

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Christine Stabell Benn
Date Added:
03/25/2019
Influenza, an Ever-Evolving Target for Vaccine Development
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It's that time of year again. Coughing coworkers, student absences, and reminders to get your shot are sure signs that flu season is upon us. This year's epidemic seems to have struck earlier and harder than usual all amid concerns over shortages of the flu vaccine. While some vaccines provide lifelong protection with one or a few doses (e.g., measles, mumps, and polio), the flu requires a new shot every year. And in some years, the flu shot is hardly effective at all. Why is the flu vaccine different from so many other vaccines? A look at the evolution of the flu virus can explain the weaknesses of current vaccines and points the way towards a vaccine that could provide long-lasting, universal protection.

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Biology
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National Center For Science Education
University of California Museum of Paleontology
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Understanding Evolution
Date Added:
02/01/2013
TEDx talk about vaccines "How vaccines train the immune system in ways no one expected"
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Vaccines do much more than protect against the disease they are designed for. Watch this talk from TEDxAarhus 2018 by medical doctor and professor in global health Christine Stabell Benn and learn how hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved every year just by using the existing vaccines smarter. Christine Stabell Benn is a medical doctor and professor in global health. By studying real-life effects of vaccines in Africa, she has found that vaccines do much more than protect against the target disease; they have so-called non-specific effects. In most cases, they come with an added bonus of increased resistance against other infections than the target disease. If we take that into account, we can save hundreds of thousands of lives every year just by using the existing vaccines smarter. Christine argues that we should not only study vaccines' effects on the target infection, but also ask the often ignored question: what is the impact of vaccines on overall health?

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Christine Stabell Benn
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Using Trees to Uproot Hiv: The Work of Satish Pillai
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This research profile follows scientist Satish Pillai as he studies the evolution of HIV within infected individuals. His research uses the tools of phylogenetics to investigate vaccine development and the possibility of curing the disease.

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Biology
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Center For Science Education
University of California Museum of Paleontology
Provider Set:
Understanding Evolution
Date Added:
05/17/2013
Using Vaccines to Fight Outbreaks
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  What exactly is a vaccine? Can vaccines prevent outbreaks? How effective does a vaccine need to be to help a population during an outbreak? Students will explore these questions and more in this lesson plan by first learning the biology behind vaccines. They will then use Science Buddies' SimPandemic, a free online tool, to model different vaccine parameters to understand how vaccines affect both individuals and populations during a COVID-19 outbreak.  Remote learning adaptation: This lesson plan can be conducted remotely. Students can work independently on the Explore section of the lesson plan using the Student Worksheet as a guide. The Engage and Reflect sections can either be dropped entirely, done in writing remotely, or be conducted over a video chat.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Information Science
Life Science
Biology
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
Science Buddies
Date Added:
09/09/2020
Vaccine Dilemma
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This unit includes 5 lessons that culminate in students using scientific inquiry to create a group presentation discussing childhood vaccination. Using inquiry-focused reading, a video, and activities, students will learn how to formulate a conclusion based on scientific evidence. Students will research and choose additional texts to support their conclusions. When choosing additional sources, students are required to consider the questions: Is the information I am using good science? Is it a reliable source? The unit includes discussing the Wakefield Study as an example of poor scientific research and how poor research can spread inaccurate information. Students will need to include quoted information to support their conclusions and a MLA Works cited page

Students will watch a documentary, NOVA: Vaccines-Calling the Shots. Before viewing each section , students will read a supplementary essay. Students will answer and discuss the questions that accompany each video segment and essay. Using their discussions and answers, each group will devise their own set of two questions for each segment. They will answer and defend their conclusions using fact based research.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Assessment
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Lesson Plan
Reading
Author:
Molly Horn
Madeleine Wright
Date Added:
01/06/2017