Two doses of Merck & Co.’s human papillomavirus vaccine may be just as effective in younger girls as the recommended three doses given to older teens and women to help protect them against the virus that causes cervical cancer, a Canadian study found.
During the Cold War, scientists working at the laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology produced ideas and inventions, such as distant early- warning radar and satellite-tracking systems, designed to help the U.S. prevail over the Soviet Union.
The largest and most advanced study under way of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection was stopped by U.S. government researchers after an interim look at the data showed it was unlikely to help recipients.
The U.S. Supreme Court, weighing the speech rights of federal grant recipients, questioned whether groups receiving money for overseas anti-HIV and AIDS programs can be required to take a stance against prostitution.
David Quammen, author of "Spillover, Animal Infections and The Next Human Pandemic," says 60% of infectious diseases transfer from animals to humans. Quammmen talks with Bloomberg's Tom Keene and Michael McKee on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg Surveillance."