Curcumin may help fight drug-resistant tuberculosis

Curcumin, which is found in turmeric and is one of the major elements in curry powder, may be able to help treat people who have infections of drug-resistant tuberculosis. Read More »

Janssen Pharmaceutical leader says collaborations are critical in fight against HIV

HIV does not have one solution, which makes scientific collaborations vital for developing treatments and vaccines. Read More »

Use of Option B+ therapy shows reduction of maternal transmission of HIV

Columbia University researchers conducted a study in Swaziland to find that applying Option B+ has helped increase the amount of women who begin antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infections. Read More »

GenScript accelerates Zika virus vaccine development

GenScript, a global supplier of gene-synthesis services, is rushing to develop and deliver DNA constructs as part of the response against the recent outbreak of Zika virus. Read More »

WHO to evaluate Merck's Ebola vaccine candidate

The World Health Organization (WHO) intends to evaluate the Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL) application for an investigational Ebola vaccine that has been developed by Merck. Read More »

WHO accepts Merck's Ebola vaccine for emergency use

Merck Pharmaceuticals' Ebola Zaire vaccine, V920, was recently accepted for review by the World Health Organization (WHO) for Emergency Use Assessment and Listing (EUAL). Read More »

BMJ study shows allergic and asthmatic children can benefit from flu vaccine

A recent study from The BMJ shows that the influenza vaccine for children is not likely to cause any allergic reaction if the child has well-controlled asthma, a recurrent wheeze, or an egg allergy. Read More »

Sanofi introduces new packaging for Priftin

Sanofi recently introduced its new packing for Priftin (rifapentine) specially for treating latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) in people who are 2 or older and have a high risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). Read More »

Chinese officials report nosocomial bird flu transmission

Health professionals may have located the first evidence of a transmission the avian influenza A (H7N9) virus between unrelated people in a hospital in China. Read More »

Company commits to help Nigeria with diarrhea and malaria prevention

Consumer health and hygiene company Reckitt Benckiser (RB) recently committed itself to helping Nigeria with its prevention efforts against diarrhea and malaria. Read More »

Janssen Pharmaceutical joins Human Vaccines Project

Crucell Holland BV, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has joined the Human Vaccines Project. Read More »

Merck shows dedication in 40 conference presentations

Merck, which is called MSD outside of Canada and the U.S., recently announced that its representatives will be giving over 40 presentations that demonstrate the dedication of the company to treating infectious diseases. Read More »

ADMA Biologics receives patent for immunodeficiency treatment

ADMA Biologics, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, said Monday it has received a patient for its treatment of immunodeficiency. Read More »

Cell phone data to monitor spread of infectious diseases

Vast datasets from tracking mobile phone data could allow health professionals to track the infectious diseases that spread each season. Read More »

Back-to-school vaccines are for more than just students

The back-to-school season is a yearly reminder for parents to verify that their children have been vaccinated, but adults are also encouraged to use the back-to-school season to update their own immunizations. Read More »

Australia grants Zoetis' new Hendra virus vaccine full registration

Zoetis recently announced that the Australia Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has granted full registration for Equivac HeV, a vaccine for the Hendra virus. Read More »

Computer model successfully predicts flu outbreaks in subtropical climates

A team of scientists, from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, recently demonstrated a computer model that can predict influenza outbreaks within subtropical climates. Read More »

Merck celebrates 30 years in HIV/AIDS innovation and care

Merck, known as MSD outside of Canada and the U.S., recently announced that it now has been committed to innovation and care in HIV/AIDS for 30 years. Read More »

Longboat gives Greater Gift Initiative 980 vaccines

The Greater Gift Initiative (GGI) recently announced that it has received 980 vaccines by means of a donation from Longboat. Read More »

Catalent gets grant, joins effort to improve vaccine properties

Catalent -- a global provider of advanced delivery technologies, as well as development solutions, for biologics, drugs and consumer health products -- recently said it has accepted a grant as part of a consortium to fund the research, development and production of thermo-stable and cold-chain independent nano-pharmaceutical virosome-based vaccine candidates. Read More »