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Vaccine Market

The increasing use of Gardasil has triggered widespread reports of pain and fainting among the girls receiving the jab. Merck explains that the virus-like particles in the vaccine are responsible for the pain. Article

Emergent BioSolutions is projecting a big increase in revenue this year, largely from a government contract to supply its anthrax vaccine BioThrax. Report

A vaccine shortage in Canada is worsening an outbreak of mumps. Story

Vietnam has ordered a halt to the use of all hepatitis B vaccines following the recent death of a baby vaccinated against the disease. Report

Vaccine Research

A wide range of new vaccines designed to combat drug addiction follow a familiar approach: attaching a drug molecule to a larger molecule so they can no longer evade detection by the body's immune system. Time magazine takes a look at the field, and examines the emergence of a new category of vaccines. Article

Austria's Intercell t has published pre-clinical data on its vaccine program for the human pathogen, Pneumococcus. Article

Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been taking part in early-stage studies of an ovarian cancer vaccine. Report

And Finally... A Swiss research lab is preparing the first human trials on a new vaccine to ward off cat allergies. Article