Mymetics Corp. HIV vaccine candidate shows potential

A recent study of a Mymetics Corp. HIV vaccine candidate showed that it generated significant protection against repeated AIDS virus exposures in groups of 12 female monkeys. Read More »

Research shows gut microbes could affect malaria's severity

Researchers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Louisville recently co-authored a study that shows how the gut’s microorganisms may change the level of malaria severity. Read More »

Molecules and acid-sensitivity key to pandemic influenza

Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently discovered that the hemagglutinin protein has a molecular property that was part of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus pandemic. Read More »

Some patients develop corneal inflammation from chickenpox vaccine

Scientists from the University of Missouri School of Medicine recently discovered  there are rare cases where the varicella zoster virus vaccine, which is meant to protect people from chickenpox and shingles, causes corneal inflammation. Read More »

Missouri scientists create influenza vaccine for infants

Scientists from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have used a natural protein to develop an influenza vaccine that could prevent babies under 6 months old from contracting the flu. Read More »

University of Missouri researchers discover how IFITM proteins block HIV cell-to-cell transmission

Researchers at the University of Missouri have gained an unprecedented level of understanding in how Interferon Induced Transmembranes (IFITM) proteiens serve an antiviral function and help inhibit HIV. Read More »

Chikungunya virus antibodies developed

Large panel of antibody treatments against mosquito-borne virus developed by Vanderbilt researchers Read More »

Tennessee officials issue MERS health alert

Late last week, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) issued an alert to health care providers in response to a Korean outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS Co-V). Read More »