By Kate Kelland | Jan 10, 2013 08:35 AM EST
A biomedical engineer has developed the so-called "nanopatch" to try to transform delivery of life-saving vaccines against potential killers like flu and the HPV virus that causes cervical cancer.
By Makini Brice | Jan 08, 2013 04:06 PM EST
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have conducted the first human trial of a vaccine that, they hope, would prevent colon cancer.
By Makini Brice | Jan 03, 2013 12:10 PM EST
In a clinical trial, a therapeutic vaccine was found to show promise in the fight against the disease.
By Amber Moore | Dec 04, 2012 10:22 AM EST
The flu season this year has begun early and is expected to be really bad.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 26, 2012 11:39 AM EST
A new experimental flu vaccine made out of mRNA that may work for life is now being developed.
By Makini Brice | Nov 19, 2012 02:02 PM EST
Sudan has launched a massive vaccination effort to combat yellow fever in an attempt to stem its massive outbreak, the United Nations says.
By Makini Brice | Nov 15, 2012 05:29 PM EST
An advisory panel for the United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a vaccine for H5N1 created by drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline.
By Kate Kelland & Ben Hirschler | Nov 09, 2012 09:23 AM EST
The world's first potential malaria vaccine proved only 30 percent effective in African babies in a crucial trial.
By Amber Moore | Oct 26, 2012 09:09 AM EDT
Vaccines against whooping cough are safe for pregnant women and these must be administered to all pregnant women, preferably during the last trimester.
By Makini Brice | Oct 15, 2012 05:23 PM EDT
Scientists may have just begun the last chapter in the fight against the deadly disease Ebola.
By Charles Poladian | Oct 15, 2012 10:28 AM EDT
The fear that the Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination would lead to more promiscuous behavior in girls has been debunked in a new study.
By Amber Moore | Oct 11, 2012 10:18 AM EDT
A new vaccine has been shown to be effective in treating women who are already infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV).
By Ian Simpson | Sep 28, 2012 09:10 AM EDT
U.S. health officials urged more Americans to get vaccinated against influenza for the upcoming flu season.
By Makini Brice | Sep 14, 2012 11:45 AM EDT
If the whooping cough vaccine was 95 percent effective immediately after the initial doses, after five years, it would only be 72 percent effective.
By Makini Brice | Sep 11, 2012 11:18 AM EDT
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-SA's vaccine against dengue fever has fallen below expectations in protecting against the "bone-breaking" disease.