ImmunoCellular Therapeutics and PharmaCell partner for trial in Europe

ImmunoCellular Therapeutics, Ltd. and PharmaCell BV, a manufacturer of cellular therapies and regenerative medicine, have agreed to a partnership to conduct a Phase III clinical trial for a brain cancer vaccine in Europe. Read More »

Genetic clues identify TB's origins, immunity factors

Researchers recently conducted a genetic study to determine what makes some people more susceptible to tuberculosis (TB) than others in hopes of furthering the understanding of TB’s biological mechanisms. Read More »

Researchers test off-patent antibiotics to treat MRSA

Researchers have discovered that two common antibiotic treatments effectively treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterial skin infections that are contracted outside the hospital environment.  Read More »

Need for vaccines increases in Ebola-stricken countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that countries affected by the Ebola outbreak must increase routine vaccination activities to counteract the rising risk of outbreaks of pertussis, measles and other illnesses. Read More »

Many advanced rapid diagnostic tests don’t detect multi-drug resistant TB strain from Swaziland

Doctors Without Borders has recently reported that a mutated multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) strain from Swaziland is not detected by many advanced rapid molecular diagnostic tests currently used throughout the world. Read More »

WHO encourages worldwide elimination of TB

In commemoration of World Tuberculosis Day on Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) encouraged health professionals around the globe to embrace the latest 20-year strategy to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) worldwide. Read More »

New vaccine fights placental malaria

The University of Copenhagen, Biotech Company, and ExpreS2ion Biotechnologies recently announced the creation of a vaccine candidate to fight against placental malaria, a strain of the disease that only affects pregnant women. Read More »

Rule changes proposed for electronic health records

Goal is to support nationwide interoperability of Medicare records. Read More »

Researchers trap malaria mosquitoes before they produce offspring

For the first time, researchers targeting malaria have developed a strategy to trap and eliminate female mosquitoes before they produce eggs. Read More »

TB cases down slightly, but health officials still concerned

Washington's tuberculosis (TB) rates decreased 8 percent in 2014, but state and local health professionals remain concerned about the illness. Read More »

Global medical community works toward norovirus vaccine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CDC Foundation and the CDC brought together norovirus experts from around the world last month -- including representatives from the medical industry, private charitable foundations, governments and academia -- from 17 countries on six different continents to discuss the prospects for creating a norovirus vaccine. Read More »

Bangladeshi children to receive two new vaccines

Children in Bangladesh will regularly receive a pneumococcal vaccine (PCV) and an Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) that are being added to the country’s national immunization program. Read More »

WHO urges boost in routine-vaccination efforts in West Africa

There has been a growing risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses in West Africa's Ebola-ravaged nations, as health resources have been concentrated on Ebola-response measures. Health professionals are concerned about the heightened risk, specifically of pertussis (whooping cough) and measles, as well as other diseases. Read More »

Australia supports vision of polio-free world

Australia’s government representatives will meet with two Australians from global polio-eliminating organizations in April to further the worldwide fighjt against polio. Read More »

Recto recalls the fallen 27,000 on World TB Day in Philippines

Philippines Sen. Ralph Recto has asked his nation's government to remember that tuberculosis (TB) claims 27,000 Philippine lives each year as health professionals prepare for World TB Day. Read More »

Blood-thinning drug increases understanding of HIV natural barrier

Scientists from the University of East Anglia recently gained further understanding of the natural barrier of HIV, thanks to a blood-thinning drug. Read More »

DNA sequencing tracks spread of drug-resistant TB

BodyFor the first time, scientists have used DNA sequencing to determine the spread of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) among the TB patients residing in the UK. Read More »

GIV Mobile partners with AIDS vaccine initiative

GIV Mobile has partnered with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) to further speed the research and development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine that will be accessible to the public. Read More »

VaxCorps forms network of clinical research centers

The VaxCorps network has recently formed from a group of experienced, geographically diverse clinical research centers that specialize in vaccine trials for pediatric, elderly and healthy adult populations. Read More »

Norovirus candidate vaccine provokes broad immune response

A new multivalent candidate vaccine has induced a broad antibody response to a number of strains of norovirus, even strains that were not included in the new vaccine or encountered by the subjects before the study. Read More »