Top 10 Vaccine-Related Twitter Accounts to Follow and Why

International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) @AIDSvaccine (4,919 followers) The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a non-profit, public-private partnership working to accelerate development of preventive HIV vaccines. IAVI tweet about the exciting updates in the IAVI's work, and also about HIV vaccine development in general. Shot@Life @ShotAtLife (8,140 followers) ShotAtLife educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one …

Negative vaccine sentiments are contagious on Twitter, study says

On  Twitter, anti-vaccination statements appear to be socially contagious while pro-vaccination statements are not, according to a team of researchers who tracked 318,379 pro- and anti-vaccine messages on the social networking website. Starting in 2009, the team from Penn State University tracked the vaccine-related messages that Twitter users were exposed to, and then observed how those users expressed their own …

Why scientists shouldn’t “shun new media”

  "Some biologists shun new media", reads the press release. This is the study, published in the April 2013 edition of Bioscience, that reveals that scientists aren't much inclined to use blogs and online social networks to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in science. The study compiled the results of an online survey completed by 257 neuroscientists in Germany …