MedImmune- new way to cure cancer

MedImmune is the newest member of the Human Vaccines Project, which will help to accelerate the research and development of vaccines and immuno therapies for infectious disease and cancer.

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space
Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

 A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

Dissolvable microneedles to replace injected flu vaccines

Scientists have developed a new microneedle patch made of dissolvable material that could make flu vaccination easier, safer and less painful by eliminating needle-related risks of diseases and injuries.

Effective vaccines against dengue in the offing

In a finding that could lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against dengue, scientists have determined the structure of a human antibody which can fight the deadly virus.

G7 states vow to wipe out Ebola but offer little concrete action

Leaders of the Group of Seven industrial nations pledged on Monday to wipe out Ebola but offered little in terms of concrete action, disappointing non-governmental organisations.

Vaccines developed against new avian Influenza strains

The US researchers have developed vaccines that can protect chickens from two new strains of avian influenza that can be transmitted from poultry to humans.

58% immunisation rate in rural areas, 67 pc in urban: Govt

The current immunisation rate in rural areas is around 58 per cent while it is over 67 per cent in urban regions of the country, the government Tuesday said and attributed lack of awareness among parents and non- availability of vaccines as the reasons behind the low rate.

EU project to engineer bacteria for novel vaccines

 A European Union-funded project is combining gene engineering and biotechnology to design novel vaccines based on the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Human trial holds promise for novel cancer vaccine

A small human trial has shown significant promise for developing anti-cancer vaccines and personalised cancer therapies in near future.

Universal immunisation programme coverage 65% in 2014: Nadda

The coverage of full immunisation programme, which includes vaccines against diseases like polio, diphtheria and tetanus, was about 65 per cent last year, Health Minister J P Nadda said Tuesday.

Tweets to be tapped to find why people fear vaccines
Tweets to be tapped to find why people fear vaccines

To better understand why people refuse vaccination, the US researchers have initiated a study that will draw partly on tweets as people tend to freely share their fears and concerns about vaccines on the microblogging site.

Steps taken to deal with swine flu, encephalitis: Nadda

Union government has taken all necessary steps to deal with swine flu and Japanese encephalitis, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Saturday.

Online comments influence people's vaccination choice

Online comments from individuals whose expertise is unknown heavily influence the way people feel about vaccines and their choice of getting themselves and their families vaccinated, says a study.

Bed nets and vaccines together may worsen malaria

Combining insecticide-treated bed nets with vaccines may not provide the best chance at eliminating malaria, finds a study.

Chennai: Two infants die after vaccination, govt issues clarification

Two infants Saturday died at a government hospital here allegedly after they were administered BCG vaccine, prompting the state government to issue a clarification.

SC asks Centre to respond on clinical trial of vaccines

Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to file its response giving details like process of taking consent of persons on whom clinical trial of cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, have been carried out.

TB rate going down, but not fast enough to meet WHO target

India is unlikely to reach the WHO target of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) by 2050 going by the rate at which incidence of the disease is declining in the country.

WHO deems two Ebola vaccines 'acceptably safe'

Two vaccines for treating the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which have already undergone the first phrase of trials, were deemed to be acceptably safe by the World Health Organization (WHO) Friday.

Flu vaccines may help prevent heart attacks

The easily available flu vaccines may hold the key to developing a vaccine against heart diseases too, researchers have found.

Pakistan to intensify effort to end polio

The Pakistan government has decided to intensify its effort to eradicate polio, a media report said.