Autism vs. Measles

A powerful article from Medium about an autistic person’s view of the measles debate: No matter what other lofty ideas of toxins and vaccine-related injury anti-vaxxers try to float around in their defense, that’s really what all of this is about: we’re facing a massive public health crisis because a disturbing number of people believe…

Lifetime protection aganst the flu?

The Atlantic has an interesting article about recent efforts to create a flu vaccine that protects patients against influenza for decades, or even their entire lifetime. Currently, the flu vaccine helps the body produce antibodies that attack influenza surface proteins. The problem is that the flu is quick learner; it readily mutates ts surface proteins…

Brain Tumor vaccine

Have scientists found a vaccine for brain tumors? Scientists have found that the cytomegalovirus is present in the 90% of glioblastoma brain tumors.  The Economist reports on two doctors who are attempting to create a vaccine for the cytomegalovirus which (hopefully) can greatly reduce the incidence of brain tumors around the world.