Merial Select to close Berlin, MD, facility; U. of Pittsburgh announces success of colon cancer vaccine;

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> Merial Select, which makes avian vaccines, will close the doors of its Berlin, MD, facility in 2014. Story

> The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute announced initial success in a human clinical trial of a vaccine to boost the immune response against colon cancer. News

> A study shows consumers make irrational inferences about their risk of getting sick based on the price of medication and vaccines. Report

> GlycoVaxyn and Janssen Pharmaceuticals signed a licensing and research deal for the development of a multivalent bacterial vaccine. Item

And Finally... U.S. doctors push for vaccinations in response to an early flu season. Article