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Thermally-stable TB vaccine closer to reality thanks to microscopic silica cages

A promising TB vaccine can be protected from heat damage with a technique developed at the University of Bath. Scientists working on a new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine have achieved a major step forward by showing that a promising TB antigen and a novel vaccine adjuvant can be protected from heat damage with a technique developed… Read More »

Weak vaccine blamed for flu increase

A substantial increase in the number of people being hospitalised with the flu over recent years may be partly to blame on a ineffective influenza vaccination. Australia has been hit by an early and particularly nasty flu season this year, with more than 40,000 confirmed cases so far in 2019. It is unclear why Australians… Read More »

Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

With malaria deaths rebounding worldwide, a pilot program testing a new and fiercely debated malaria vaccine began on Tuesday in Malawi. Dr. Katherine O’Brien, the World Health Organization’s director of immunization, called the rollout “a historic moment in the fight against malaria,” and said the testing will soon expand to malarious regions of Ghana and… Read More »