History of Vaccines Blog
Lasker Prizer Goes to HPV Vaccine Developers
Predictions for 2027 at the Annual Conference for Vaccine Research
Women's History Month: Pittman and Kendrick
With Women’s History Month coming to an end, intern Carley Roche recognizes two influential female researchers whose work has saved countless lives.
A Scab Story Bites Back
Today's blog post is by Robert D. Hicks and Anna N. Dhody
History of Vaccines by Wistar Institute President
Philadelphia is an excellent place to learn about the history of vaccines, and The Wistar Institute, the country’s first independent biomedical research facility, is in great part responsible for this rich history. On Friday, September 28, Wistar Institute President and CEO Russel E. Kaufman, MD, spoke to a group of Wistar Institute friends and donors at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
Plant-Based Vaccine Manufacturing
As visitors to this site know, the development of new methods to cultivate viruses for vaccine use has been an important part of the history of vaccines. From living, complex organisms such as humans and cows, to chicken eggs, to tissue explants, to mammalian cells in culture, various hosts have been used at different stages of technological development to produce vaccine material.
Adenovirus Vaccines Reinstated After Long Absence
Eighteen years after the sole manufacturer of adenovirus vaccine announced its discontinuation, adenovirus type 7 and type 4 vaccines are once again available for U.S. military trainees. The adenovirus vaccination program resumed in October 2011, with enlisted soldiers receiving the vaccine during basic training.
Spanish Influenza Pandemic and Vaccines
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and we’re taking a look back to 1918, the time of the “Spanish” influenza pandemic. When the illness emerged, several useful vaccines had already been developed: smallpox, typhoid fever, and rabies, for example.