Study: Updated rotavirus vaccine not linked to bowel obstruction; Antigen Express pushes AE37 program;

> Updated rotavirus vaccines do not appear to increase the occurrence of a severe bowel obstruction called intussusception. Vaccines were pulled from the market in 1999 due to GI side effects. Release

> Antigen Express, a subsidary of Generex Biotechnology Corporation, said positive interim Phase II data of its vaccine AE37 for breast and lung cancer will lead to faster advancement of the program. Generex plans to schedule an end-of-Phase II meeting with the FDA by the end of the first quarter. Release

> Profectus BioSciences says it has dosed the first patient in a Phase I study of a recombinant vesicular stomatitis virus (rVSV)-vectored HIV vaccine. More

> According to a study published in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, most girls who got the HPV shot understood that they still needed to practice safe sex to prevent other diseases. Report

And Finally... Canadian Greenpeace activist Janos Maté is leading a project to reduce vaccine spoilage in emerging markets using solar-powered coolers and refrigerators. Article

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