SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017

TSRI announces appointment of Patapoutian as HHMI investigator

The Scripps Research Institute, a La Jolla, California-based biomedical science research organization, recently announced that a professor in the organization's Dorris Neuroscience Center has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Read More »

NIAID praises participants of successful rotavirus vaccine study in India

The successful findings of a recent rotavirus vaccine study will provide infants in India with protection against severe rotavirus-induced gastroenteritis, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said on Tuesday. Read More »

Global warming trends increase West Nile virus prevalence

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Researchers determine transmission requirements for dengue virus

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Cobra Biologics signs DNA vaccine agreement with Vaccibody

Cobra Biologics, an international contract manufacturing organization of biologics and pharmaceuticals, announced an agreement on Tuesday with biotech Vaccibody AS to manufacture a DNA vaccine candidate against HPV-induced malignancies. Read More »

Kenya becomes first country to protect girls with GAVI-supported HPV vaccines

On Tuesday, Kenya became the first country to use GAVI Alliance-supported vaccines to protect girls against cervical cancer and the human papillomavirus. Read More »

Preclinical study shows DNA vaccine is effective against Ebola, Marburg viruses

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Survey finds that flu vaccines have become slightly less effective

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Study: Rotavirus causes many diarrhea-related deaths in developing world

Rotavirus is the single greatest cause of diarrhea-related death and illness in developing countries, according to a recent comprehensive study published in The Lancet. Read More »

Canada strengthens capacity for pandemic vaccine production

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on Tuesday that Canada is partnering with the government of Quebec and GlaxoSmithKline, Inc., to improve Canada's pandemic flu vaccine production capacity. Read More »

Canada will not perform H7N9 vaccine studies

Canada announced on May 9 that it has no plans to ask its pandemic flu vaccine manufacturers to conduct test studies on their trial batches of H7N9 vaccines. Read More »

Public Health England urges travelers to avoid mosquito bites

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Polio virus detected in Somalia

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Health gap narrows between countries with best and worst health status

The world is making significant progress in improving health in the poorest countries to narrow the gap between countries with the best and worth health status, according to a recent report. Read More »

Soligenix starts clinical study for Crohn's disease treatment

Soligenix, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it will start phase 1 clinical studies for SGX203, a treatment for pediatric Crohn's disease. Read More »

NIAID: More research required in HIV Vaccine trial

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Global Fund announces new grants in Mali for TB and malaria treatment

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced the finalization on Wednesday of two grant agreements with Mali for TB and malaria treatment. Read More »

More than 30 countries make major strides to eliminate deadly tetanus

The U.N. and its partners announced on Wednesday that tetanus, a deadly disease that affects mothers and their newborns, was eliminated in more than 30 countries that previously dealt with high tetanus rates. Read More »

Ulcerative colitis drug receives FDA approval

Janssen Biotech, Inc., announced on Wednesday that it received FDA approval for its ulcerative colitis drug SIMPONI. Read More »

Scientists discover malaria parasites communicate with each other

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