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"Contagion" Portrays Our Vulnerability to a Global Pandemic

Earlier this month, the movie Contagion opened in theaters. With a star-studded cast including Matt …

CDC Hosts Briefing on Adolescent Vaccination Coverage

On August 25th the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a briefing on adolescent …

Institute of Medicine Releases Report on Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

On August 25th the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a consensus report titled “Adverse Effects of …

Vaccinate Adults to Protect Children

By Jennifer Wider, M.D., Founder/President, medical advisor for the Society for Women’s Health Research Mention …

Immunization Awareness Month: The importance of recommended vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. As children prepare to return to school, it is …

Podcast: Humanitarian Award Winner Dr. Paul Offit

During the 2011 BIO International Convention, Paul A. Offit, MD, Chief of the Division of …

Profiling Cuban Biotechnology

Yali Friedman, BIO Official Blogger from the BIOtechBlog, will be giving a brief talk on the …

Podcast: Dr. Hervé Tettelin on vaccine development

Dr. Tettelin, with the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Institute for Genome …

World Health Day: The Global Impact of Vaccines

As we celebrate World Health Day today, it is an opportunity to remember that vaccines …

Role of Public-Sector Research in the Discovery of Drugs and Vaccines

Interesting article out of the New England Journal of Medicine entitled The Role of Public-Sector …