Stories of meningococcal outbreaks tell us it's that season again. But what is meningococcal, why does it occur in seasons, and why does it strike fear into the hearts of so many?
Rotavirus vaccines are expensive and take time to produce. For developing countries, the fact that the vaccines need cold storage also presents a challenge.
There's an effective vaccine – but it's not always the best option.
Infection with streptococcus bacteria leads to a wide array of diseases ranging from strep throat to rheumatic heart disease.
Public health experts enlist the molecular biology tools that create genetically modified organisms – as well as the GMOs themselves – in the fight against emerging infectious diseases.
A few cancers vanish without any medical treatment. Researchers are studying these 'spontaneous regressions' to see if they can lead to new cancer treatments.
They kill thousands of animals and people every year by spreading rabies. New research findings could solve the problem.
Individual stories of perceived vaccine harms can undermine trust in vaccine safety, even if people don't believe the vaccine was to blame.
Understanding how the flu virus copies itself could open a way to killing it.
A new animal study has shown injections of antibodies might protect against HIV infection, albeit for only a limited time.
Every year hundreds of thousands of children die from vaccine-preventable diseases. Africa leaders could change this if they improved vaccination efforts.
New initiative with old handsets halves rates of the disease in southern Tanzania – and is being applied to other conditions, too.
Nobel Laureate Barry Marshal discovered that bacteria called Helicobacter pylori caused peptic ulcers. He is using the same bacteria to create probiotics and edible vaccines.
There is an increasing focus on alternative treatment strategies, developed to treat other diseases and conditions but re-purposed to tackle TB.
Half of all vaccines are wasted. Microneedles may be one way to tackle the problem.
There are demands for older children to get the MenB vaccine – but what is the thinking behind the current guidance?
Bats can carry some of the deadliest diseases known to affect humans and yet they don't seem to get sick. So what can we learn from a bat's immune system?
Globalisation has ensured that pandemics are a fact of life, but are we learning from past mistakes?
Despite Nigeria's success in eradicating polio, it is struggling to get a grip on mother and child vaccinations.
Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.