THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

General Dynamics chosen as CDC's online vaccine tracking system

According to a recent report from Executive Mosaic, leaders from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have selected General Dynamics to offer user support, contact center, technical assistance and customer service for the CDC’s new VTrckS online vaccine tracking system and order manager. Read More »

WHO encourages more transparency in medical research

World Health Organization (WHO) leaders recently made a public statement encouraging researchers to practice more transparency in their medical research, regardless of the results of their studies and trials. Read More »

Ichor and Janssen partnership will create chronic hepatitis B immunotherapies

Ichor Medical Systems and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. have recently partnered to further develop and market new chronic hepatitis B immunotherapies that will be delivered through Ichor’s TriGrid Electroporation device. Read More »

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals to present HBV and HCV treatment candidate

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that creates novel therapeutics to treat viral infections, has recently announced that a company representative will present its lead drug candidate, SB 9200, for treating infections of hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV). Read More »

GeoVax pursues HIV vaccine dual pathway

GeoVax Labs Inc., a biotechnology company that uses its innovative platform technology to create novel vaccines to treat Ebola and HIV, recently announced that it is seeking a dual pathway that will enable its preventive clade B HIV vaccine to advance. Read More »

NewLink Genetics and Merck accept vaccine industry awards

NewLink Genetics Corp., a biopharmaceutical company that makes innovative immunotherapeutic medicines available to cancer patients around the world, and Merck & Co. Inc. recently accepted Vaccine Industry Excellence (ViE) awards in the categories of “Best Vaccine License” and “Best Prophylactic Vaccine.” Read More »

NIH launches HIV-related cardiovascular disease trial

The National Institute of Health announced Wednesday that researchers have begun enrolling participants in a multi-center international clinical trial to test whether statin administration can lower the risk of main adverse cardiovascular events in people with HIV. Read More »

Chronic hepatitis C treatment given priority review in Japan

Abbie's ombitasvir/paritaprever/ritonavir treatment is ribavrin- and interferon-free. Read More »

Computer analysis shows Ebola virus hasn't mutated

University of Manchester researchers recently used state-of-the-art computer analysis to determine that the Ebola virus has not yet mutated into an even deadlier form of illness. Read More »

Health professionals release TB test results from Olathe Northwest High School

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reported four people from Olathe Northwest High School tested positive for tuberculosis (TB) infections. Read More »

Japan considering intradermal seasonal influenza vaccine

Daiichi Sankyo affiliate has submitted request to manufacture and sell new vaccine. Read More »

Phase III trial of investigational Ebola vaccine launched in Sierra Leone

NewLink Genetics Corp. and Merck Vaccines recently announced the start of Phase III, late-stage clinical trials for an investigational Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone. Read More »

Profectus successfully tests vaccine for Makona strain of Ebola virus

Testing in non-human primates using strain responsible for current Ebola outbreak had no side effects Read More »

Update on HIV outbreak in Indiana

Health officials recently released an update concerning the outbreak of HIV in southern Indiana. Read More »

STD rates rise in Minnesota in 2014

According to recent data, the rate of reportable sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis, rose in Minnesota by six percent in 2014 alone. Read More »

Whooping cough cases continue to climb in Washington state

Health officials encouraging residents to get Tdap vaccine to prevent disease Read More »

Research team makes promising discovery for HIV treatment

A team of researchers has discovered that the human immune system can manage large bursts of activity of HIV, suggesting that it may be possible to use a “kick and kill” strategy to treat and cure HIV. Read More »

Freshwater compound may help fight drug-resistant TB

Antimicrobial from Lake Michigan effective at treating TB Read More »

Study shows anti-virals battle HIV via mutational meltdown

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Chicago recently created a spectroscopy method that illustrates how anti-HIV drugs provoke lethal mutations within HIV’s genetic material, a discovery that sheds light on a process that has been poorly understood in the past and may improve attempts to create novel anti-viral treatments. Read More »

Partnership targets measles immunizations for children in Pakistan

A campaign for measles vaccination in Pakistan fully relies on partnerships between various people: government authorities, health workers, and international partners. Read More »