10 of the Most Important Diseases With No Licensed Vaccine

Vaccination has been successful at controlling many of the world’s diseases. However, there still remain many infectious diseases for which no licensed (US or EU) vaccine exists. Here I’ve selected 10 of them – arranged in no particular order – which I think are especially important. Click Next to read them > I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Next …

Research breakthrough edges first-ever CMV vaccine closer

A research breakthrough may have provided scientists with a major step forward in developing the first-ever vaccine against cytomegalovirus (CMV). Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology and Cardiff University discovered that a specific human CMV protein, known as UL141, blocked the cell-surface expression of TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) death receptors normally involved in destroying infected cells. …