Five countries still infected with bird flu identified

Fears of 2006's bird flu epidemic have been raised again as five countries have been identified as potentially still being infected with the disease, which poses a global threat to human and animal health Read More »

HPV virus trial suspended in India

Following the deaths of six children who had been administered the controversial Human Papilloma Virus vaccines in India, a phase-3 trial of the vaccines has been canceled by the nation's government. Read More »

Antibodies from hen eggs may fight H5N1

Antibodies found in common eggs laid by hens vaccinated against the H5N1 virus can possibly prevent an H5N1 pandemic, new research has shown. Read More »

HPV vaccine may prevent other types of cancer

The human papilloma vaccine, which is intended to prevent cervical cancer, is now believed by cancer doctors to prevent other cancers in both men and women. Read More »

New use of proteins in genetic material could help in cancer fight

A new study in mice has shown that a transcription factor normally found in male germ cells could become a target for cancer vaccines, according to a report by HealthDay News. Read More »

Boston Univ. professor receives grant to fight streptococcus pneumonia

The Boston University School of Medicine's Richard Goldstein, a professor of pediatrics, has been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to aid in his research to create a more effective pneumonia vaccine. Read More »

Study on pneumonia virus raises hope for vaccine

In a study published in The Lancet, scientists have revealed that a virus responsible for wheezing and pneumonia claims the lives of as many as 200,000 children worldwide each year. Read More »

NanoBio announces development of intranasal hepatitis B vaccine

An initiative has been announced by NanoBio Corporation to develop an intranasal vaccine for the treatment of hepatitis B. Read More »

Euorpean volcano ash slows West African vaccinations

At least 15 million doses of polio vaccine destined for a West Africa vaccination campaign have been delayed at airports in Germany and France as a result of the volcanic ash cloud, a U.N. official has revealed. Read More »

HHS says doctors and minorities mistrust vaccines

The recent H1N1 swine flu pandemic has revealed a dangerous mistrust of vaccines in doctors and minorities, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on Monday. Read More »

Merck gains exclusive rights for tetanus and diphtheria vaccine

An agreement has been announced between MassBiologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Merck & Co., Inc., that provides the exclusive rights to market and distribute MBL's tetanus and diphtheria toxoids adsorbed vaccine in the United Read More »

Australian children fall ill after flu vaccine administered

The West Australian Health Minister has announced that more than 60 West Australian children may have had adverse reactions to a flu vaccine. Read More »

AIDS vaccine collaboration announced

A collaboration has been announced between the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and Lentigen to design a preventive AIDS vaccine based on Lentigen's technology. Read More »

Scientists create patch for vaccine delivery

Scientists at the University of Queensland have developed a patch the size of a postage stamp that they claim can be used in delivering cheap, needle-free vaccines with much smaller doses while achieving the same results of a traditional needle. Read More »

UN urges Chinese parents to vaccinate children

Parents in China are being urged by the United Nations health agency to get their children vaccinated against measles and hepatitis B to protect their children against premature death and long-term liver problems. Read More »

WHO flu expert says vaccines not to blame for Australian sicknesses

An expert on influenza with the World Health Organization has said that it is unlikely that the bad reactions seen in western Australian children are the result of a bad batch of seasonal flu vaccine. Read More »

2010 World Vaccines Congress hands out awards

The 2010 World Vaccines Congress met last week just outside Washington D.C., with attendees discussing the latest news in the vaccine world. Read More »

Australian biotech firm to begin testing Alzheimer's vaccine

Testing is expected to begin soon on a new vaccine developed by Affiris, an Austrian biotechnology firm, to fight Alzheimer's. Read More »

Vaccine clinical research center opens in China

A vaccine clinical research center has been opened by PPD, Inc., in Taizhou, China, one of the country's major regions for conducting vaccine studies. Read More »

Malaria vaccine enters third phase of testing

The third phase of testing for the world's most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate began last year and researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institutes and Centers of Disease Control believe it could lead to the nation's first malaria vacci Read More »