MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opens National Ebola Training and Education Center

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently opened a National Ebola Training and Education Center to guarantee that the healthcare facilities and providers in the U.S. are ready to safely recognize, quarantine, treat and transport people who contract Ebola and similar emerging threats. Read More »

U.K. researchers reveal new understanding of TB antibiotic

A team of researchers from the University of Sussex, based in the U.K., recently discovered a crucial process in tuberculosis (TB) bacterium that may serve to create novel antibiotics in order to treat the illness. Read More »

Virus-carrying mosquitoes spreading to new regions

Researchers recently warned that the mosquito species carrying chikungunya and dengue fever has spreading to new regions, taking the diseases with them. Read More »

Gov. Brown passes law to remove California vaccine exemption

Gov. Jerry Brown of California recently signed Senate Bill 277 into law, in order to remove the state’s personal belief exemption of vaccines. Read More »

Cuba first ever to eliminate mother-to-child HIV and syphilis transmissions

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently confirmed that Cuba is the first country ever to successfully eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child. Read More »

Dr. Nathalie Adda named new chief medical officer at Enanta Pharmaceuticals

According to a recent announcement, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company that focuses on the research and development of small molecule drugs to treat viral infections as well as liver diseases, has named Dr. Nathalie Adda as the company’s new chief medical officer and senior vice president. Read More »

Immunovaccine releases DPX-Survivac clinical results

Immunovaccine Inc., an immunotherapy and clinical stage vaccine company, recently released the results of its study involving DPX-Survivac combined with a compound that modulates the immune system. Read More »

Pierre Fabre Laboratories gains exclusive antimalarial Eurartesim license

The Sigma-Tau division of the ALFSIGMA Group recently agreed to give Pierre Fabre Laboratories an exclusive license for Eurartesim, an antimalarial drug. Read More »

Flublok influenza vaccine more effective than current flu shot

Protein Sciences Corporation recently announced that data from a clinical study shows that Flublok Qadrivalent, the four-strain version of trivalent Flublok influenza vaccine, is more effective than the traditional influenza vaccine that was used last season. Read More »

CDC funds community-based organizations to prevent HIV

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that it has provided $216 million in funds for more than five years to community-based organizations in order to provide efficient prevention strategies against HIV. Read More »

Gilead submits new HIV drug application to FDA

Gilead Sciences Inc. recently announced that it has submitted to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a New Drug Application (NDA) for a once-daily single tablet regiment for HIV. Read More »

AIDS Healthcare Foundation censures Jim Carrey for “fascist” comment about Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently criticized actor Jim Carrey for calling Gov. Jerry Brown in California a “fascist” for making the vaccine bill a law in the state. Read More »

Harvard team identifies protien required for viral replication

Harvard Medical School (HMS) said Thursday that researchers recently identified the vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) protein structure that the virus needs in order to multiply and take over the body. Read More »

Clinical Investigation article reviews HIV clinical trials in Africa

An article published July 1 in Future Science Group journal Clinical Investigation emphasizes the results from several complicated HIV clinical trials that took place in Africa during a period of 15 years. Read More »

Study ties heat and precipitation to rise in salmonella infections in Maryland

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health said June 29 that their recent study showed that extreme heat and precipitation increased the chances of salmonella infections. Read More »

First measles death in U.S. in years

The United States has recorded the first death due to measles to occur in several years after a Clallam County, Washington, woman recently died from the illness. Read More »

Discovery advances quest for a universal flu vaccine

Scientists from Rockefeller University said they have found a new mechanism in the immune system that could lead to more efficient and accurate universal flu vaccines. Read More »

Researchers find flu protein may change narcolepsy

A team of researchers from around the world recently discovered that the immune system’s response to a specific protein in influenza may solidify narcolepsy as a “hit-and-run” autoimmune disease. Read More »

Researchers find Dengue virus mutates as it spreads

Researchers recently discovered the mechanisms that enable Dengue virus to adapt and spread throughout the world, optimizing the virus and increasing the likelihood of outbreaks. Read More »

Parents’ attitudes toward vaccines change with outbreaks

According to a recent U.S. study, parents’ opinions for vaccines have been improving. "Over the last year, there have been high-profile news stories about outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough,” Matthew Davis said. Read More »