Whooping cough on the rise in Fresno

The number of whooping cough cases in Fresno, California, is on the rise, health officials have said, adding that a Fresno County infant died from the disease recently. Read More »

Possible link between complications and H1N1 vaccine investigated

Stressing that concerns are most likely a false alarm, federal health officials have begun investigating the possibility that there could be significant complications from H1N1 vaccine. Read More »

BioSante to begin tests on prostate cancer vaccine

Testing of an experimental prostate cancer drug begun almost two years after the research was stopped will soon restart, BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said on Monday. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions V.P. to present at conference

W. James Jackson, Ph.D., the senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., will speak this week on a panel titled "Vaccines for the 21st Century." Read More »

Advaxis advances clinical development of prostate cancer vaccine

Advaxis, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops proprietary, live, attenuated Listeria monocytogenes immunotherapeutics that deliver engineered tumor antigens, which are used to fight cancer, announced that it is advancing the clinical development of Read More »

Merck announces agreement to distribute diphtheria and tetanus vaccine

Merck & Co., Inc. announced in April that it has entered into an agreement that provides the company with exclusive rights to market and distribute a tetanus and diphtheria toxoids adsorbed vaccine produced by vaccine maker MassBiologics in 49 states. Read More »

Giardia parasite breakthrough could lead to malaria vaccine

A Howard Hughes Medical Institute international research scholar has reported in the journal Nature Medicine that advances have been made in creating a vaccine against the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia. Read More »

Lawsuit filed over side effects of HPV vaccine

The Associated Press reports that, on behalf of her teenage daughter, an Albuquerque, N.M., woman has sued the producer of a vaccine that is supposed to protect women from cervical cancer. Read More »

GlycoVaxyn receives NIH grant for Staphylococcus aureus vaccine study

GlycoVaxyn AG and Professor Jean Lee, principal investigator at the Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women Read More »

Child vaccine refusals on the rise in the U.S.

More U.S. parents are refusing or delaying vaccinations for their children, a study presented May 4 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Vancouver has revealed. Read More »

E.coli vaccine becoming more of a possibility

Novartis scientists say they are getting closer to creating a universal E.coli vaccine. Read More »

Aradigm gets FDA approval for Cystic drug fibrosis clinical trial

Aradigm Corporation announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its inhaled liposomal ciprofloxacin Investigational New Drug application. Read More »

Whooping cough outbreak in San Luis Obispo

Several confirmed cases of pertussis, also known as whooping cough, have resulted in a California county issuing a public alert warning of the disease. Read More »

Outbreak of Rift Valley Fever reported in World Cup host country

The World Health Organization is not advising international travel restrictions to South Africa for those attending this summer's World Cup tournament despite a recently reported Rift Valley Fever outbreak. Read More »

New clue to fighting Dengue fever

Scientists may have discovered new clues as to how the body fights off the tropical disease Dengue fever, according to research published in the journal Science. Read More »

Pig virus DNA found in Merck's Rotateq vaccine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported May 6 that fragments of two types of pig viruses were found in Merck & Co.'s Rotateq vaccine. Read More »

New discovery could be boon to AIDS vaccine work

A study published in the online journal Nature says that a small percentage of people who are slow to progress to AIDS are helping researchers learn why some have a natural protection against HIV and may help in developing a vaccine for AIDS. Read More »

New therapeutic TB vaccine could cut treatment time

Archivel Farma, S.L. has announced at the 2010 BIO International Convention that its therapeutic TB vaccine, RUTI(R), can cut treatment time for the virus from nine months to one month when used with an antibiotic. Read More »

Shingles vaccine not a risk for side effects

Merck & Co.'s shingles vaccine does not appear to have a risk of serious side effects, according to a new study. Read More »

Immunizations for Phase 3 study of hepatitis B vaccine complete

Dynavax Technologies reports that it has completed immunizing over 2,000 subjects in a Phase 3 study of HEPLISAV, an adult hepatitis B vaccine. Read More »