Author Archives: Bryan Cohen

Novavax appoints new senior vice president of commercial operations


TweetNovavax, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced on Monday that it appointed John Trizzino to the position of senior vice president of commercial operations. Trizzino, who previously served as the company’s senior vice president of business development from 2010 to … Read More »

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New York investigates measles outbreak in Manhattan, Bronx


TweetThe New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced on Friday that it identified 16 cases of measles in northern Manhattan and the Bronx, including nine pediatric cases. The health department urged New Yorkers to ensure all household … Read More »

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Seattle BioMed receives $9.8 million grant for HIV vaccine

Seattle BioMed

TweetSeattle BioMed, an independent, non-profit organization, announced on Tuesday that it received a $9.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an HIV vaccine. The seven-year, Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development grant from the National Institute of … Read More »

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Known drug may prevent brain damage from cerebral malaria


Tweet A drug used to treat patients with diabetes may prevent damage from cerebral malaria and eliminate subsequent neurological deficits, according to a study published on Thursday in PLOS Pathogens. Researchers with the Toronto General Research Institute in Canada focused … Read More »

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Global warming may increase malaria incidence


Tweet Researchers found that malaria moves to higher elevations during warmer years, which suggests future climate warming will lead to an increase in malaria cases, according to a study soon to be published in Science. Scientists from the London School … Read More »

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Vaccine campaigns continue to miss 22 million children

Margaret Chan

Tweet Some 22 million children are being missed by vaccine campaigns and another one million lives could be saved annually if the children are reached, the director-general of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Margaret Chan made the remarks … Read More »

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Childhood immunizations save thousands of lives, billions of dollars

Child Vaccination

TweetThe childhood immunization schedule will prevent 42,000 early deaths, 20 million disease cases and save $13.5 billion in direct costs in a single cohort, according to a study recently published in Pediatrics. The study, entitled “Economic Evaluation of the Routine … Read More »

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Obama administration proposes record $200 million to GAVI Alliance


TweetThe GAVI Alliance announced on Tuesday that the Obama administration requested a record $200 million in its fiscal year 2015 budget to support GAVI in protecting people’s health and saving children’s lives. The proposal represents the largest amount the U.S. … Read More »

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ABL picked by Profectus to evaluate HIV vaccine candidate

Louisiana confirms fifth pediatric flu death

UNICEF begins polio vaccination campaign in Middle East

PaxVax appoints three new senior leaders

Sanofi to provide UNICEF with polio vaccine

Pharmacists may be key to community preparedness against disease

Researchers find new target for dengue virus vaccine

New predictive model could clarify flu evolution

Chan says reform is needed for post-2015 healthcare

GSK solicits proposals for early-stage drug research

ECDC issues risk assessment for avian flu in China

BiondVax meets with BARDA about universal flu vaccine

Researchers trace origins of malaria parasite

New mechanism could result in treatment for hepatitis B

Novartis provides UCSB with meningitis vaccine

WHO to help administer 140,000 cholera vaccines in South Sudan

Saudi Arabia reports two new cases of MERS-CoV

CDC says flu skewed young this season

World Bank to provide Togo with $14 million anti-malaria grant

Scientists discover novel way to develop malaria vaccines

Multiple norovirus outbreaks occur in Nebraska care facilities

Meningitis vaccine MenAfriVac safe outside of cold chain

Chemist receives patent for drug that solves antibiotic resistance

Roche launches HIV-1 test in EU