Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine is 94.5% effective

U.S. firm Moderna said that Phase 3 stage analysis suggested its coronavirus vaccine could prevent COVID-19. The news comes a week after Pfizer and German drug-maker BioNTech announced a vaccine of their own.

A Flu Shot Might Reduce Coronavirus Infections

Hospital workers who got vaccinated were significantly less likely to develop COVID than those who did not. These findings do not prove that flu vaccines prevent COVID-19, however.

COVID-19 vaccine innovation

A U.S. scientific team has successfully redesigned a key protein from the coronavirus, and the modification could enable much faster and more stable production of vaccines worldwide.

COVID-19 vaccine safe, generates immune response

An investigational vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), was generally well tolerated and prompted antibody activity.

First human trial of COVID-19 vaccine finds it is safe

The first COVID-19 vaccine to reach phase 1 clinical trial has been found to be safe, well-tolerated, and able to generate an immune response against SARS-CoV-2 in humans, according to new research.

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins The Battle Against COVID-19

U.S biophysicists have used the IBM-built supercomputer SUMMIT to sift through thousands of molecules and find potential compounds that could be used as a new drug against the coronavirus responsible for the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

´Killer´ cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Scientists have discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease.

The Biggest Global Health Wins of 2018

Check out these big global health wins from 2018 — they’re just the start of good things to come in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

Scientists create world's first synthetic, non-biologic vaccine

Researchers from  UK have created the world's first synthetic vaccine.The non-biologic influenza vaccine, which can be delivered orally, could herald a revolution in vaccine delivery. 

Australia May Become First Country to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Thanks to the astonishing effectiveness of the HPV vaccine, Australia is on track to becoming the first country to eliminate cervical cancer.

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential to fight multiple cancer types

A first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy has been developed that targets several different cancer types

First Malaria Vaccine to Be Rolled Out in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi

It is the only vaccine developed against malaria that has successfully made it to the large scale testing.

South Africa launches major new trial of AIDS vaccine

South Africa on Wednesday begins a major clinical trial of an experimental vaccine against the AIDS virus, which scientists hope could be the "final nail in the coffin" for the disease.

Universal flu vaccine designed by scientists

Scientists have designed a new generation of universal flu vaccines to protect against future global pandemics that could kill millions.