Flu vaccines MUST be used to avoid deadly complications, urges Paula Radcliffe

The consequences of flu could be serious, Radcliffe said, whose own asthma has developed into bronchitis a number of times. Radcliffe’s comments after reports that deadly Aussie flu was headed to the UK. Australia is in the midst of its worst outbreak of the flu in 50 years. Being vaccinated this winter against flu will […]

‘You’re trying to solve a drug problem with another drug’: Vaccines for cocaine, heroin and opioid addictions

Scientists are exploring ways to create vaccines against drug addiction. So far, there’s research into vaccines for cocaine, heroin and other opioid addictions. The vaccine would prevent a high by blocking drugs from getting to brain cells. CBC | Health News

Cybersecurity experts are working on ‘computer vaccines’ to prevent attacks

REUTERS/Mike Blake There were 638 million attempted ransomware cyber-attacks in 2016, according to one report. And with several high-profile attacks already committed this year, the numbers for 2017 may be even higher. Perhaps it’s time then for a new approach to tackling cyber-attacks, one that focuses not on defending against them but preventing them from […]

Investors including Google Ventures poured $93 million into a company that’s building personalized cancer vaccines

Lydia Ramsey/Business Insider A biotech company that’s developing personalized cancer treatments just raised $ 93 million to get their drugs into human trials. Gritstone Oncology is working on a type of cancer immunotherapy called cancer vaccines that seeks to help amplify the body’s immune system to fight off cancer cells. The series B round was led by […]