Nov 27, 2016

New HIV vaccine to be tested in South Africa

Scientists say a new vaccine against HIV, to be tested in a trial to be launched in South Africa this week, could be “the final nail in the coffin” for the disease if it is successful. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. government’s National ...

U.S. agency helps fund Takeda effort to develop Zika vaccine

Sep 2, 2016

U.S. agency helps fund Takeda effort to develop Zika vaccine

Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. on Thursday said it is developing a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects, and has secured funding from a U.S. government agency. Takeda, which is also working on vaccines for other ...

Feb 23, 2016

Japanese researchers clone Zika virus

A team led by Shigeru Tajima, a researcher at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, has succeeded, probably for the first time in the world, in making a clone of the Zika virus. This could lead to the development of a vaccine for Zika ...

Monkey tests show promise for needle-free Ebola vaccine

Jul 14, 2015

Monkey tests show promise for needle-free Ebola vaccine

The first vaccine against Ebola that patients can inhale instead of inject has shown promise in tests on monkeys and should move into human trials soon, researchers said Monday. The study in Journal of Clinical Investigation was led by researchers at the University of ...