Biotech and vaccine development company, Valneva announced today the initiation of the second study of Phase 2 clinical development for its leading, unique Lyme disease vaccine candidate VLA15. The overall...

Collective intelligence from crowdsourced forecast data will provide health sector leaders with new, actionable information to guide decision making about preparedness and response policies and interventions The...

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other viruses now appear to be the main causes of severe childhood pneumonia in low- and middle-income countries, highlighting the need for vaccines against these...

As communities across the U.S. replace forests and woodlands with housing developments and other new construction, researchers are noting an increase in Lyme disease. To help prevent the spread of Lyme...

By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews Controlling deadly malaria without chemicals Scientists have finally found malaria’s Achilles’ heel, a neurotoxin that isn’t harmful to any living thing except...

Strongyloides stercoralis is a soil-transmitted threadworm that is endemic in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have conducted...

Since its discovery in 1999, Nipah virus has been reported almost yearly in Southeast Asia, with Bangladesh and India being the hardest hit. In a new study, published today in PLoS Neglected Tropical...

A new risk assessment model for the transmission of Ebola accurately predicted its spread into the Republic of Uganda, according to the Kansas State University researchers who developed it. Caterina Scoglio,...

HudsonAlpha scientist gets grant to study the on-off switch for gene implicated in Alzheimer disease A grant from the BrightFocus Foundation will bring $200,000 to the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology with...

Some MRSA infections could be tackled using widely-available antibiotics, suggests new research from an international collaboration led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and the Wellcome Sanger...