MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

Global initiative for river blindness vaccine strengthens in Africa

The Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership (Sabin PDP) recently became an advocate of The Onchocerciasis Vaccine for Africa (TOVA) Initiative, which is dedicated to creating a vaccine for onchocerciasis. Read More »

Yemen launches national measles, rubella and polio campaign

Sana’a, the governorate of Yemen, recently launched its national polio, measles and rubella campaign. Read More »

Long-acting artemisinin-based combination therapy protects children from malaria

Long-acting artemisinin-based combination therapy (LACT) may provide protection for children who are highly exposed to recurrent malaria attacks in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More »

Visterra medication proves effective against influenza strains

Visterra Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, recently published data that shows the effectiveness of its VIS410 in protecting people from both seasonal and potentially pandemic influenza strains. Read More »

Suspected MERS patient test results confirmed as negative

The test results from a patient suspected of having Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) were recently confirmed to be negative. Read More »

ExeGi Pharma collaborates with NIH to study HIV and probiotic Visbiome

ExeGi Pharma recently announced that it has partnered with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of the National Institute of Health (NIH), to study the probiotic known as Visbiome in patients who have HIV. Read More »

Indiana confirms first human West Nile virus case for 2015

Mosquito samples from 27 counties have tested positive for the virus. Read More »

First human West Nile virus case of 2015 confirmed in Maryland

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) recently announced that it has confirmed Maryland’s first human West Nile virus case for the year 2015. Read More »

T cells paralyzed with early inflammatory response

Researchers from UC Davis recently discovered that when CD4 T cells, which are immune cells that help to strategize the immune system’s response to invaders, have early exposure to inflammatory cytokines, the cells are paralyzed. Read More »

Researchers capture first-ever image of immune cells fighting invading cells

Researchers from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Doherty Institute recently captured the world’s first pictures of immune cells fighting invading cells. Read More »

Immunization programs face growing challenges

Health professionals have stated that modern immunization programs are facing increasing challenges as people stall or refuse to accept vaccines for themselves and also for their children. Read More »

Cameroon to receive cholera vaccines from Gavi

This is the first time that residents in Cameroon will receive an oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to protect them from the cholera virus. Read More »

U.S. dominates worldwide flu vaccine industry market

Nation accounted for 50 percent of world's influenza vaccine market in 2014 Read More »

Vomiting device to detect aerosolized virus particles

A team of researchers at North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University has developed a vomiting device to provide direct evidence that aerosolized virus particles like human norovirus can come from vomiting. Read More »

Ohio confirms first West Nile virus fatality for 2015

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recently confirmed that the state has had its first human death from West Nile virus for the year 2015. Read More »

Epstein-Barr virus vaccine successful in animal testing

Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), recently created a vaccine for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) that has proven successful in mice as well as nonhuman primates. Read More »

Researchers find certain genes key to antibiotic-resistance bacteria

Scientist at The Scripps Research Institute uncover specific set of genes that trigger antibiotic resistance. Read More »

MERS vaccine successful with camels, monkeys

Scientists from University of Pennsylvania and their colleagues recently announced that they have had positive test results when administering an experimental MERS-CoV vaccine to both camels and monkeys. Read More »

Genetic expression allows scientist to grow hepatitis C in lab

A team of researchers recently discovered that an overexpression within a specific gene found in human liver cancer cell lines allows them to grow hepatitis C easily in their labs. Read More »

Mississippi confirms first land animal rabies case in 50 years

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) recently confirmed that the state has had its first rabies case involving a land animal in more than 50 years. Read More »