Developing A Malaria Vaccine

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:44

Newly discovered antibodies might help block a key signaling pathway that the malaria parasite uses to gain entry to the host's red blood cells.


Princeton Begins Meningitis B Vaccinations In Hopes Of Halting Outbreak

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:02

Hoping to halt the meningitis B outbreak that has caused eight people to fall ill, Princeton University began administering the vaccine Bexsero, which is not yet approved in the U.S.

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Vaccine Proven Effective As MS Treatment

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:05

Doctors effectively treated patients showing early symptoms of multiple sclerosis by using a vaccine that is based on a weakened form of bacteria.

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Whooping Cough Vaccine's 'Mismatched' Protection May Explain Recent Surge In Cases

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 14:47

Researchers suspect that the various shortcomings of the current pertussis vaccine might explain why the U.S. has the highest rate of whooping cough it's seen in 50 years.

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NIH Launches Experimental Trial Designed To Prevent Genital Herpes

By | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:19

The NIH recently launched clinical testing that will decide the efficacy of an experimental vaccine to prevent genital herpes.

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NIH Scientists Hopeful RSV Vaccine Will Begin Human Clinical Trials In 2 Years

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 14:00

A new experimental vaccine to protect against RSV has passed the first hurdle of animal testing.


Diabetes Vaccine Breakthrough Names Specific Virus Causing The Disease

By | Mon, 10/21/2013 - 16:56

A team of Finnish doctors say they've made a breakthrough in diabetes vaccine research.

Rabies Vaccine

Rabies Kills 24,000 In Africa Each Year

By | Fri, 10/11/2013 - 09:46

A total of 24,000 Africans die each year from rabies, due to the high cost of vaccines.


First Malaria Vaccine Could Hit The Market In Africa By 2015

By | Tue, 10/08/2013 - 13:34

GlaxoSmithKline hopes to have the first ever malaria vaccine reach children in Africa by 2015.

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New Tuberculosis Vaccine Could Impact One-Third Of World's Population

By | Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:03

A new tuberculosis vaccine could be on the horizon after a breakthrough by McMaster University researchers.

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Cleveland Clinic To Develop Breast Cancer Vaccine: Will It Prevent Tumor Growth?

By | Fri, 09/20/2013 - 00:20

A company within the Cleveland Clinic plans to develop a breast cancer vaccine based on research completed on mice.


Engineered Strain Of MERS Coronavirus Could Serve As Basis For Vaccine

By | Mon, 09/09/2013 - 22:00

Scientists have discovered a way to make MERS coronavirus unable to grow, and have figured out how they can use it to create a vaccine for the deadly infection.


Malaria Breakthrough: New Vaccine Shows Promise In Small-Scale Trial

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 16:54

A new malaria vaccine has been tested on a small group of volunteers, US health officials announced Thursday.


Seasonal Flu Drugs May Protect Against H7N9 Influenza

By | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 13:00

A new study finds that human H7N9 influenza strains are sensitive to antiviral drugs used for seasonal flu viruses.


Pfizer Pneumococcal Vaccine Approved For Use In Adults By European Union

By | Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:11

With adults aged 18-50 left out of previous approvals, the new Pfizer pneumococcal vaccine can now be given to everyone.