Science/Research


If Vaccinations Didn’t Hurt, Would More People Get Them?

By Christine Vara I know this sounds pretty pathetic, but the sad reality is that some parents delay or avoid vaccinations because they simply don’t want to deal with...


Protecting Infants Through the Concept of “Cocooning”

By Christine Vara Cocooning: A transitive verb meaning to protect somebody from unpleasantness or danger. And who wouldn’t want to protect infants from danger?  The question is what do...


A Bump in the Road or a Major Detour?

By Christine Vara Yesterday morning on the Today Show, Matt Lauer interviewed Dr. Wakefield whose study, published in 1998, sparked a catastrophic collision of the scientific world of vaccines...


Improving Women’s Vaccination Rates – How the OB-GYN Can Help.

By Christine Vara Mother’s Day may have come and gone, but a mother’s work is never done.  In today’s society, it’s no secret that mothers bear the majority of...


PBS Frontline's "The Vaccine War" is worth watching

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation I highly recommend PBS’s “The Vaccine War” which first aired on April 27 on PBS, and which will be replayed several times this week...


Vaccine Suspension – A Decision with Potentially Deadly Consequences Worldwide

By Amy Pisani After following up on the information provided by the CDC and FDA regarding the temporary suspension of the Rotarix vaccine due to contamination with a porcine...


FDA Takes Cautionary Measure and Suspends GSK’s Rotavirus Vaccine

By Amy Pisani The Food & Drug Administration just announced a temporary suspension of Rotarix vaccine (manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline to prevent infantile diarrhea) due to the detection of contamination...


Vaccine Court Denies All Three “Thimerosal Causes Autism” Test Cases

By Alison Singer President, Autism Science Foundation This afternoon, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (i.e. Vaccine Court) issued its decision on whether thimerosal-containing vaccines can cause autism.  The...


Once Again, Court Rules Vaccines DO NOT Cause Autism

By Amy Pisani The U.S. Court of Federal Claims today issued a decision on the Omnibus Autism Proceeding’s second theory that vaccines which contain thimerosal (a preservative) do not...


Bittersweet News On Parental Attitudes Toward Vaccines

By Amy Pisani A new study that was released by researchers from the University of Michigan and published in the journal Pediatrics this week revealed some bittersweet news about...