TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016

Harvard researchers announce advances in cerebral malaria treatment

Researchers recently discovered that a treatment already approved for other diseases could be instrumental to treating the harmful outcomes of cerebral malaria. Read More »

2 Ebola vaccine trials begin in Liberia

Liberia and the National Institute of Health have partnered to begin trials for two experimental Ebola vaccines in Liberia. Read More »

New Rockefeller research suggests HIV hidden in immune cells

In a study published recently in Cell, a Rockefeller University research team led by Michel C. Read More »

Two cases of avian flu confirmed in British Columbia

Last week, the IHR National Focal Point of Canada reported to the World Health Organization that two cases of the avian flu A(H7N9) virus had been confirmed over a three-day period, with lab confirmation. Read More »

Obama requests $1.1 billion to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

President Barack Obama’s request for $1.1 billion to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will ultimately strengthen health care systems worldwide, Global Fund leadership said today. Read More »

102 people in U.S. had measles in January

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday that 102 people from 14 states reported they had measles in January, with the majority of cases connected to an outbreak at Disneyland. Read More »

Moderna, Institut Pasteur team up for disease research

Moderna Therapeutics and the Institut Pasteur said on Tuesday that they had created a long-term strategic research partnership focusing on the discovery and development of drugs and vaccines using Moderna's mRNA Therapeutics platform. Read More »

CDC releases U.S. bird flu data from December and January

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released information concerning the avian influenza A (H5N2), (H5N8), and (H5N1) cases in birds in the United States from December 15, 2014 to January 16, 2015. Read More »

Genticel licenses Vaxiclase technology to Serum Institute of India

French biotechnology company Genticel, a leading developer of therapeutic vaccines, announced recently that it has licensed its Vaxiclase technology to the Serum Institute of India. Read More »

Acceptance of vaccines correlates with trust in government

A recent study found that there may be a correlation between the willingness to receive vaccinations and an individual’s confidence in the government. Read More »

Walgreens releases most recent data from Flu Index

Walgreens recently released the latest data gathered from its weekly Walgreens Flu Index™ for the week beginning February 2, 2015. Read More »

Study helps explain how booster shots operate

A new Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) study helps shed light on how booster shots work to prompt immune “memory” to improve protection. Read More »

Cerus, SunCoast Blood Bank agree to use of INTERCEPT platelets, plasma

SunCoast Blood Bank (SCBB) recently signed a three-year purchase plan to use platelets and plasma from Cerus Corporation's INTERCEPT Blood System. Read More »

Takeda halts DTaP-sIP vaccine development

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and Asia, recently announced that it has discontinued the development of TAK-361S vaccine, which was in clinical development Phase 2. Read More »

ECDC: Varicella vaccination more potent in two-dose format

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) said on Wednesday that a universal two-dose varicella (chickenpox) childhood vaccination provides full protection against the disease and does not increase the chance of acquiring herpes. Read More »

Study suggests vitamin A may help guard against malaria

A recent study at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, released on Tuesday, suggests that children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa are 54 percent less likely to develop malaria if given vitamin A. Read More »

Nonprofit asks CDC to advance new meningitis vaccines

The Meningitis Angels, a non-profit organization with members across the US, recently requested that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) committee provide the public with two newly-approved meningococcal B meningitis vaccines. Read More »

RNA discovery soon may stop viruses dead in their tracks

Researchers recently broke a code that is crucial in understanding and combatting a large group of viruses, including the common cold and polio, the University of Leeds said Wednesday. Read More »

AHF supports California plan to limit 'belief' exemption from vaccines

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation said on Thursday that it will support California’s planned legislation to limit parents’ "personal belief" vaccine exemption in the state. Read More »

Liver cells used to help treat malaria in MIT study

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers said on Thursday in the journal Stem Cell Reports that they have found a way to use human liver cells to help treat malaria. Read More »