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FierceVaccines covers vaccine research, funding and production. Find the latest news on vaccine research for the flu, cancer, HIV/AIDS and more. For more information and analysis on these topics, please visit our biotechnology reports.

Study: Thoughts can impact vaccine efficacy

A patient's thoughts and feelings play a big role in determining just how effective their annual flu shot can be, says a new study from the University of Wisconsin. In the study, researchers divided Read more...

Scientists tackle vaccine for nicotine addiction

An in-development vaccine that weans addicts from their substance of choice has shown the most promise against cocaine addiction so far, but its developers are testing it against other substances Read more...

FDA warns Novartis over contaminated vaccines

The FDA has warned Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics of the "significant deviations" found at its manufacturing plant in Marburg, Germany, accusing the pharma giant of producing contaminated vaccines Read more...

SPOTLIGHT: Study tracks mercury in vaccines

A new study indicates that the mercury in vaccines disappears quickly from the blood. Investigators in Argentina were exploring the controversial claim that the mercury in vaccines was responsible Read more...

ALSO NOTED: ABC urged to cancel vaccine-related show; New studies on H5N1 vaccines; and much more...

Vaccine Market The American Academy of Pediatrics wants ABC to cancel "Eli Stone," a new show, saying it gives its audience the false idea that vaccines cause autism. In the first episode, a mother Read more...

Adults steering clear of a new vaccines

American adults are largely ignoring a slate of important new vaccines that can prevent serious illness, according to a new survey from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. Only about Read more...

Malaria vax trial shows positive human response

A small clinical trial of a malaria vaccine funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has delivered positive data, triggering a move to expand the research into a second Read more...

GAO: Big delays in pandemic vaccine access

The GAO says that a pandemic vaccine can offer little help during the crucial initial stages of an outbreak. The Department of Health and Human Services has estimated that it would take 20 to 23 Read more...

Wisconsin researchers make ebola breakthrough

Researchers have made a key breakthrough in the quest to discover a vaccine or therapy to cure the deadly ebola virus. A team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin in Madison knew that Read more...

SPOTLIGHT: European agency endorses HPV vaccines

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has provided a key endorsement of cervical cancer vaccines to prevent cancer. Its approval is likely to influence the policies of a long lineup Read more...

ALSO NOTED: Canadians recommend rotavirus jab; Vaccine developer on the auction block; and much more...

Vaccine Market > Canadian scientists are recommending that parents get rotavirus vaccine shots for their babies to ward off a disease that triggers severe diarrhea and vomiting. Cost-effectiveness Read more...

Gates backs vaccine tech for developing countries

PATH is using a $39 million grant from the Gates Foundation to help developing Read more...

PATH, Intercell collaborate on adjuvant research

PATH is funding new research at Austria's Intercell into its adjuvant IC31 in combination with recombinant malaria antigen from the National Institutes of Health to determine its effectiveness Read more...

Biologist calls for campaign to stop rabies

If the world could eradicate a disease so terrible that human victims often claw off their own skin, retch so violently they tear their throats, and finally go mad--should it? Evolutionary biologist Read more...

Bird flu spurs call for vaccination program

The conclusion that a mute swan died after it was probably infected with the avian flu virus has spurred renewed calls for a national campaign to vaccinate all free range, organic and hobby birds in Read more...
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