WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., launches Singapore operation

Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., the Rockville, Maryland, based vaccines and therapeutics manufacturer, launched operations in Singapore on October 7. Read More »

Scientists image tuberculosis regulatory-metabolic network

Scientists at the University of Illinois have recently developed a way to utilize the large quantities of genomic and metabolic data that are generated through high-throughput genomics as well as other techniques, creating the first genome-scale regulator Read More »

Health officials exam 2009 H1N1 pandemic

Two internationally known health officials recently gave their insights into the global response to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Read More »

MRSA infections hitting Maine fishermen

Public health officials in Maine have announced that a strain of drug resistant skin disease that has plagued sports teams and prisoners is now becoming a pest to lobster fishermen on a Maine island. Read More »

Inviragen to develop needle-free dengue vaccine

Officials with Inviragen announced that they have recently received a $15.5 million grant to help develop a needle-free dengue fever vaccine. Read More »

Illinois whooping cough cases on the rise

Health officials in Illinois have announced that the number of whooping cough, or pertussis, cases is continuing to climb. Read More »

California mandates whooping cough for school children

According to a new California state law, students from the 7th to 12th grade will be required to receive a pertussis, or whooping cough, booster shot before entering school starting next fall. Read More »

BARDA awards contracts for influenza vaccine

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Malaysia to use mosquitoes to control dengue fever

Government authorities in Malaysia announced on October 11 that the country could be the first in Asia to introduce genetically altered mosquitoes into the wild in an attempt to fight dengue fever. Read More »

SLU researchers developing new TB vaccine

Researchers at St. Louis University are hoping a new vaccine they developed will prove capable of inducing an immune response against tuberculosis, scheduling human clinical trials for the vaccine to begin before the end of the year. Read More »

BiondVax Pharmaceuticals begins testing of universal flu vaccine

Company officials with BiondVax Pharmaceuticals announced that it is beginning a Phase II-A clinical trial for its Multimeric-001 universal flu vaccine. Read More »

New method of detecting TB treatment efficacy announced

Researchers at Colorado State University announced this week that they have received federal funding to measure molecules in urine to show within days instead of months if tuberculosis treatments are working on patients. Read More »

Dengue cases double worldwide over last decade

Officials from the World Health Organization recently announced that worldwide cases of dengue fever have doubled over the last decade and that this year Read More »

Lack of new TB medications may be encouraging drug resistant strains

Experts are concerned that drug resistant strains of tuberculosis will be encouraged by a lack of new medicines to fight the disease. Read More »

African cholera outbreak kills 2,000

Officials with the World Health Organization have reported that the recent wave of cholera sweeping across Africa has caused as many as 2,000 deaths. Read More »

Second West Nile case reported in Boston

Health officials in Boston have reported that a 75-year-old man has become the second city resident to test positive for West Nile Virus this year. Read More »

Malaysia criticizes WHO for dengue fever spread

The Malaysian government criticized the World Health Organization on October 13 for failing to halt the spread of dengue fever that has killed 832 people in the region this year. Read More »

Candidate booster for TB vaccine developed

Researchers from the Infectious Diseases Research Institute in Seattle recently announced that they have developed a candidate booster for the tuberculosis vaccine Bacille Calmette-Guerin. Read More »

WHO approves rapid TB identification machine

Officials with the World Health Organization approved a new machine this week that can identify multi-drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis in 90 minutes. Read More »

CDC blames measles infections on failure to vaccinate

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that approximately two-thirds of U.S. children that contracted measles in recent years were not vaccinated due to parents Read More »