Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.
Researchers are piloting a smartphone app to collect better information about who is getting vaccinated and to design better incentives for health workers on vaccination drives.
In light of the newly ignited political debate about vaccines, here in one article are some of the highlights of our vaccines coverage.
Media coverage of a recent study involving a "leaky" vaccine raised questions about the possibility that they could make viruses more dangerous.
Was the Ebola vaccine 100% effective, or 100% lucky? The good money is on a percentage somewhere in between, but in truth, we will never know.
Hepatitis B vaccines have been available for over 20 years but the virus is still endemic in Africa, with the continent carrying over one third of the globe's case load.
The anti-vaccination movement is not the cause of falling vaccination rates. It is a symptom of the public’s growing distrust in the government and the medical profession.
Viruses cause all kinds of infections from relatively mild cases of the flu to deadly outbreaks of Ebola. Clearly, not all viruses are equal and one of these differences is when you can infect others.
Vaccines have always had potential side effects but they remain our best defence against far more dangerous infectious diseases.
When the measles vaccine was introduced, it was associated with reductions in more childhood disease deaths than were actually caused by the measles. How does that work?
Big pharma is finally starting to pay attention to the developing world. Here's why.
During World War II the US military forged partnerships with industry and academia that translated laboratory findings into working products at an unprecedented pace.
A small dose of a weak form of anti-science can inoculate people against the real thing, just like a vaccine.
Understanding public opinion can help officials target messages during a health crisis. But current survey methods aren't good at generating representative samples. Can Twitter fill in the gaps?
It’s that time of year again when scientists and doctors make predictions about the impending flu season and we must decide whether to go out and get the flu vaccine.
Studies show that the more familiar we become with false information, the more likely we are to later remember it as fact.
The government believes innovation will be crucial to our future productivity, yet it is threatening cuts to research infrastructure that is instrumental to promoting innovation and new technologies.
Research shows that what’s most effective is when health-care providers tailor the conversation to address parents’ particular concerns.
Prior to the 1970s, almost all Phase I and II drug trials were conducted on prisoners. Our standards have gotten better since then, but still need revision.
Kids are flu super spreaders, which is why locating vaccination programs in schools can protect whole communities.