Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine beneficial in HIV, report says

A seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine can protect adults with HIV against recurrent pneumococcal infection, according to research published in the March 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More »

Supreme Court to decide if vaccine makers can be sued


1 in 5 at-risk babies in U.S. doesn't get hepatitis B vaccine

About one in five babies born to mothers with hepatitis B aren't getting treatments that have been shown to prevent the infection in newborns, a study whose findings were released online March 8 in advance of the April print issue of Pediatrics. Read More »

Crucell appoints new chief medical officer

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Baby given overdose of TB vaccine

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Students urged to get H1N1 shot before spring break

With spring break coming up and large numbers of students expected to travel both domestically and internationally, getting vaccinated against 2009 H1N1 influenza is especially important. Read More »

CDC study finds U.S. herpes rates remain high

Approximately 1 in 6 Americans (16.2 percent) between the ages of 14 and 49 is infected with herpes simplex virus type 2, according to a national health survey released March 9 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More »

Nabi closes license deal for smoking vaccine candidate

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Vaccination, prevention beating back hepatitis, report says

Decades of vaccination and prevention efforts may have the hepatitis viruses on the run, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released March 10. Read More »

Doctors should help increase immunizations in adults, report says

Up to 50,000 U.S. adults die each year from vaccine preventable diseases, and the direct health care burden of vaccine preventable diseases in American adults is $10 billion a year. Read More »

Transgene sells option on cancer vaccine to Novartis

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Battelle, IBM, Merck join university in plan for vaccine factory

An ambitious plan to build a vaccine factory in the Pittsburgh area is gaining momentum with the announcement March 11 of three new partners in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center project, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported. Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions' CEO recognized as outstanding international business leader

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GlaxoSmithKline makes vaccine executive changes

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Autism study researcher suspected of misappropriating $2 million

A Danish scientist involved in two major studies that debunked any linkage of vaccines to autism is suspected of misappropriating $2 million in U.S. grants at his university in Denmark, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported March 12. Read More »

Novel strategies may vaccines' increase stability, professor says

Cell-based vaccines are at the forefront of influenza vaccine development, according to findings presented March 10 at the 14th International Congress on Infectious Diseases in Miami and reported by Pediatric SuperSite. Read More »

Drugmakers agree on vaccines deal for developing nations

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Baxter presents results from Phase III study of Preflucel

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H1N1 flu spreads slower than seasonal flu, study says

The H1N1 flu appears to spread more slowly than "regular" seasonal flu in a household setting, but when it does spread it's more likely to affect children, a new study suggests. Read More »

Glioblastoma vaccine shows promise in animal study