FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2016

New discoveries show promise for AIDS vaccine

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology recently discovered that an engineered vaccine protein bonds with important immune cells that are available in almost all humans, potentially helping create HIV antibodies naturally. Read More »

Researchers present findings from Ebola vaccine trial

Researchers recently attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting to present the inner workings of their recent experimental Ebola vaccine trial. Read More »

Scripps team discovers possible treatment for deadly viruses

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Florida campus researchers have discovered a potential treatment that could protect people from serious viruses like West Nile, dengue and Ebola. Read More »

Scripps researchers study antibodies that fight HIV

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) are studying the origins and ways antibodies that fight HIV develop, interact and fight HIV. Read More »

Scripps researchers find antibodies to develop HIV vaccine

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered the origins of a group of antibodies that fight HIV, which may help them to develop a vaccine to protect people from contracting the virus. Read More »

Scripps researchers find compounds to treat tuberculosis

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found some new compounds that may be the future of treating tuberculosis (TB). TB was been one of the leading killers throughout history. Read More »

South Florida team develops new model for antimalarial drug screening

The University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research recently developed a novel model for screening antimalarial drugs. Read More »

Florida State research advances flu treatments

Researchers from Florida State University recently discovered further complexities in the operations of the flu virus that make it a master in spreading so quickly and thoroughly. Read More »

South Sudan hospital reports malaria on the rise

Wol Wol Aken, the acting medical director for Aweil Hospital in South Sudan, has reported an increase in the hospital’s malaria cases this year, which he blames on a shortage of malrial drugs in hospitals and private clinics. Read More »

Gates Foundation award to support Scripps research for HIV/AIDS vaccine

Scientists from the Jupiter, Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) plan to use a new multi-million-dollar award to develop an HIV/AIDS alternative vaccine that has demonstrated potential in animal models. Read More »

Reps. Crenshaw, Meeks congratulate Nobel Prize scientists

U.S. Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R–FL) and Gregory Meeks (D–NY), co-chairs of Congressional Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases, recently congratulated Nobel Prize scientists for their progress against malaria and parasitic diseases. Read More »

Florida TSRI campus receives $6 million for alternative HIV/AIDS vaccine

Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) campus based in Florida have received approximately $6 million in awards from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in order to further develop an innovative alternative HIV/AIDS vaccine. Read More »

Cancer researchers find potential key in viral protein

Florida State University researchers recently made a significant discovery in identifying a viral protein that stops the body’s immune response against viral infections, which may change how scientists research cures from cancer. Read More »

Mating choices may reduce yellow fever mosquito populations

Scientists have discovered that female Asian tiger mosquitoes that choose the wrong male for mating may reduce yellow fever mosquito populations. Read More »

Experts say vaccinations during pregnancy protect mother and child

While vaccination rates are rising among pregnant women, more expectant mothers still need to receive specific immunizations to protect themselves and their babies, Siobhan Dolan, a medical adviser to the March of Dimes, said. Read More »

Florida reports record low number of babies born with HIV

Florida recently reported that the number of babies who are born with HIV has now dropped to a record-breaking low. Read More »

Floridians warned of West Nile virus

Scientists from UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory in Vero Beach have warned Florida residents to remain cautious of West Nile virus. Read More »

Canadian government and Rotary Foundation Canada partner to fight polio and poverty

The Government of Canada and the Rotary Foundation Canada recently joined their resources to donate $18 million to help eliminate polio as well as decrease poverty rates in the world’s developing countries. Read More »

Back-to-school vaccines considered important for health

Health professionals have encouraged parents to verify that their children are up to date with all of their vaccines before they return to school for the upcoming year. Read More »

SciVac becomes publicly traded company

Analysts: Hepatitis B vaccine company shows promise on Toronto Stock Exchange. Read More »