Clinical Interventions

$2 million DOD Grant Funds Zika Vaccine Testing at Texas Biomed

June 4, 2019

The emerging Zika virus is a particular threat to pregnant women. The disease can be transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito and is associated with devastating birth defects, like microcephaly. No approved vaccine against the virus exists.

Public Health Leaders Call for New Efforts to Promote Vaccination Acceptance

May 30, 2019

Today, an international coalition of public health leaders including CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) dean Ayman El-Mohandes and senior scholar Scott Ratzan issued a statement asserting its commitment to vaccine acceptance around the world and to eliminating vacc

Researchers Study Resistance to 'Protect' Anti-TB Drug

May 30, 2019

Last year, South Africa became the first country to roll out a new anti-tuberculosis drug in its national program. This new drug, called bedaquiline, is the first new anti-tuberculosis drug to be developed in four decades.

Group A Strep Genome Research Expedites Vaccine Development Efforts

May 29, 2019

The global search for a group A streptococcal (Strep A) vaccine has narrowed after researchers identified a common gene signature in almost all global Strep A strains by sequencing thousands of genomes in a project spanning 10 years and more than 20 countries.