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Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit

By Catherine Offord | March 15, 2018

The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.

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CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

By Catherine Offord | February 16, 2018

The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.

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Meningitis Vaccine May Protect Against Gonorrhea

By Diana Kwon | July 11, 2017

Individuals who received a meningitis B vaccine were less likely to have contracted the sexually transmitted infection than their unvaccinated counterparts.

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The European Union’s highest court issued a ruling yesterday that allows plaintiffs to sue vaccine makers without providing scientific evidence of harm.

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Toward a Virus-Free Polio Vaccine

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 19, 2017

Researchers are developing polio vaccines based on the viral capsid alone. When produced in recombinant systems, these could eliminate the need to propagate live poliovirus for vaccine production. 

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Zika Update

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 9, 2016

Testing a new vaccine; Cuba’s aggressive Zika-control tactics pay off 

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More Zika Vaccines Progress Toward Human Trials

By Amanda B. Keener | August 4, 2016

Researchers show three vaccines protect nonhuman primates from infection.

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The Growth of Iowa Biotech

By Jenny Rood | August 1, 2016

The state’s industry draws inspiration from medicine as well as agriculture.

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Opinion: Target the Vector

By Mirco Junker | June 28, 2016

Officials’ increased emphasis on mosquito control could benefit public health efforts beyond the ongoing Zika outbreak. 

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Zika and Dengue Immunity: A Complex Relationship

By Amanda B. Keener | June 28, 2016

Researchers examine the blood of people infected with dengue virus, finding a few Zika-neutralizing antibodies among mostly enhancing ones.

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