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  • Trial Results Confirm Ebola Vaccine Provides High Protection Against Disease
    An experimental Ebola vaccine was highly protective against the deadly virus in a major trial in Guinea, according to a new study that included researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM). Researchers from the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Closer to Developing RSV Vaccine
    Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been a minefield for 50 years, but scientists believe they have found the right balance. Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta report that they have engineered ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop First Chikungunya Vaccine From Benign Insect-Specific Virus
    Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed the first vaccine for chikungunya fever made from an insect-specific virus that doesn't have any effect on people, making the vaccine safe and effective. The newly developed vaccine quickly ...More
    December 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • UTMB Develops an Oral Vaccine Against Salmonella
    Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a vaccine against salmonella poisoning designed to be taken by mouth. The findings are detailed in an article published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. In earlier ...More
    December 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Nanoparticle-Based Method Shows Promise in DNA Vaccine Delivery
    Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. The method harnesses gold nanoparticles that are electrically activated, causing them to oscillate and bore holes in cells' outer membranes and allowing ...More
    December 19, 2016 Posted in News
  • Public Skepticism Would Likely Greet a New Zika Vaccine, UGA Study Says
    As scientists race to create a vaccine for the Zika virus, new research from the University of Georgia suggests almost half of Americans wouldn’t be interested in getting the shot even if public health officials recommended it for them. Only 1 in 3 people in ...More
    December 13, 2016 Posted in News
  • Flu Season and Vaccines: What You Need to Know
    Approximately 970,000 Americans were hospitalized due to the flu in 2014, and more than 40 million were affected by flu-related illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to symptoms including sore throat, aches and fever, the ...More
    December 9, 2016 Posted in News
  • Researchers Combine MERS and Rabies Viruses to Create Innovative 2-for-1 Vaccine
    In a new study, researchers have modified a rabies virus, so that it has a protein from the MERS virus; this altered virus works as a 2-for-1 vaccine that protects mice against both Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and rabies. Because it uses an already-tested ...More
    December 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • New, More Effective Strategy for Producing Flu Vaccines
    A team of researchers led by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of pathobiological sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has developed technology that could improve the production of vaccines that protect people from influenza B. ...More
    December 6, 2016 Posted in News
  • Scientists Publish Evidence for World's First Therapeutic Dental Vaccine
    A world-first vaccine developed by Melbourne scientists, which could eliminate or at least reduce the need for surgery and antibiotics for severe gum disease, has been validated by research published this weekend in a leading international journal. ...More
    December 5, 2016 Posted in News
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