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CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 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.
Investigation Questions Transparency for Failed TB Vax
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2018
inquiry finds that researchers presented only select results from animal experiments when applying for funding and approval for human trials.
Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV Antibodies
Jef Akst | Jul 20, 2017
Cows injected with a protein that mimics HIV’s envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.
Pathway to Polio Virulence Revealed
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 23, 2017
Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.
Researchers Call for Retraction of Paper that Questions HPV Vaccine
Jef Akst | Dec 23, 2016
Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.
Americas Declared Measles-Free
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 30, 2016
Health officials announce that measles is no longer endemic to any region in the Americas, thanks to widespread vaccination.
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in HIV Patients
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2016
Researchers identify aspects of the patient, the virus, and the infection itself that influence whether a person with HIV will produce broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Another DNA Vaccine for Zika Shows Promise
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 22, 2016
A plasmid-based vaccine against the virus is immunogenic in mice and protects Rhesus macaques against infection, researchers report.
Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 22, 2016
Donald Henderson, who led the World Health Organization’s fight against the disease in the 1960s and ’70s, has passed away at age 87.
More Zika Vaccines Progress Toward Human Trials
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 4, 2016
Researchers show three vaccines protect nonhuman primates from infection.