Volunteers sought for tularensis vax study; Missing malaria vax trial participant found;

Vaccine Research

> Federal officials seek healthy young adults to test a vaccine to combat tularensis--a potentially virulent bacteria that is viewed as a bioterrorism threat. Article

> A nurse who went missing after taking part in a clinical trial aimed at finding a vaccine for malaria has been found safe and well in the Netherlands, police said. News

> The Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida has begun construction on its 100,000-square-foot biomedical research facility at the Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St. Lucie. Story

> Institutes in East Asia have begun an international research program that aims to develop a new AIDS vaccine as soon as possible. Researchers in universities from Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam will pool their scientific resources to help the region's 5 million HIV positive people, as well as the 500 million who are considered at risk. Story

Vaccine Market

> Boys should be included in the recently introduced national HPV vaccination program which aims to reduce the risk of cervical cancer in Ireland, according to the majority of women questioned so far in a study. Article

> Guantánamo guards and other prison camp staff have been getting their swine flu vaccines for more than a month and their war-on-terror captives will soon be offered them, too. Item

> Patients who have egg allergies can safely receive seasonal influenza vaccines with the assistance of their allergist, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Article