Russia’s COVID-19 defense may depend on mystery vaccine from former bioweapons lab—but does it work? | Science

In March, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin (center) went to the institute that established EpiVacCorona. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool through REUTERS Science’s COVID-19 reporting is supported by the Heising-Simons Foundation. When... Read more »

Could a rare clotting disorder dash the world’s hopes for AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine? | Science

A male gets a dosage of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine at a conference center in Rome on 24 March. Italy stopped usage of the vaccine on 15 March however resumed... Read more »

Critics ‘alarmed by lack of interest’ in studying children put at risk by dengue vaccine | Science

Schoolchildren inoculated with Dengvaxia light candle lights throughout a February 2018 demonstration in Manila. AP PHOTO/BULLIT MARQUEZ Public health professionals are discussing how to assist the 1 million children... Read more »

Monkey-Infecting Virus May Provide Part of Future HIV Vaccine

“We’ve shown here that one can use shapes from chimpanzee-infecting SIV to stimulate the production of antibodies against the human-infecting HIV,” states co-senior author Dennis Burton, PhD, the James... Read more »

Temperature-Stable Experimental Tuberculosis Vaccine Enters Clinical Testing

Scanning electron micrograph of Mycobacterium tuberculosis germs, which trigger tuberculosis.National Institute of Allergic reaction and Transmittable Illness, National Institutes of Health. Vaccinations have actually started in a Stage 1... Read more »

As massive Zika vaccine trial struggles, researchers revive plan to intentionally infect humans | Science

A Brazilian mom holds her child, who was born in 2016 with microcephaly, a Zika- triggered abnormality. MARIO TAMA/GETTY IMAGES In2016, as the mosquito-borne Zika infection spread through the... Read more »

Updated: Officials move to use vaccine against new Ebola outbreak | Science

Science Picture Co/ScienceSource An speculative Ebola vaccine will likely be utilized once again in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to aid end an outbreak. Roughly a week... Read more »