SB 277 would end some families' personal belief exemptions for vaccines

The full assembly recently passed Senate Bill 277, legislation designed to end the personal belief exemption for vaccines in California. Read More »

Maryland researchers report decoy molecule may decrease flu deaths

A scientist from the University of Maryland School of Medicine recently identified a “decoy” molecule that may be crucial to reducing the risk of flu deaths each year. Read More »

Xenex robots reduce infections by disinfecting rooms

Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots disinfect rooms so efficiently that multiple hospitals have stated that their infections rates have decreased thanks to the new technology. Read More »

Researchers evaluate genetic war between mosquitoes and humans

Researchers have stated that approximately 5 to 20 percent of a mosquito population’s genome is adaptable to evolutionary pressures at all times, which makes it more likely to adapt to local humans and environments. Read More »

Scripps team studies new treatments for Marburg virus

A team of scientists from the Scripps Research Institute (SRI) recently conducted a study to identify noel immune molecules to protect people against Marburg virus, which is related to Ebola. Read More »

Cellular Biomedicine Group acquires GVAX vaccine

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc., a biomedicine company that focuses on creating new treatments for cancerous and degenerative diseases, recently announced that it has acquired the CD40LGVAX vaccine from Blackbird Bio Finance and the University of Florida. Read More »

CDC committee votes to allow meningococcal group B vaccine

Newly available vaccinations to combat the “B” strain of meningitis should only be considered for use by individuals and their physicians, recommends the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, a committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

First-ever INTERCEPT pathogen-reduced platelet units produced in US

Cerus Corp. and the SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB) recently announced that they have produced the first pathogen-reduced platelet units within the U.S. Read More »

Bird flu spreads to farms in 11 states

Health officials have announced that the highly pathogenic strain of bird flu known as H5N2 has affected more than 25 million birds throughout 11 states within the U.S. and it continues to spread. Read More »

MRSA epidemic increases antibiotic resistance

Health professionals recently reported that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which is the form of Staphylococcus aureus that is antibiotic resistant and widespread throughout healthcare facilities in the U.S., livestock, communities and environments, is increasing the severity of antibiotic-resistant illnesses. Read More »