SciVac becomes publicly traded company

Analysts: Hepatitis B vaccine company shows promise on Toronto Stock Exchange. Read More »

Florida Department of Health warns residents against West Nile virus

Woman in Walton County is state's first human case of the disease for 2015. Read More »

Amish Measles contained via vaccination strategy

In 2014, the highest number of reported measles cases in the U.S. spread through the North American Amish communities in Ohio, and it could have been much worse if it were not for vaccinations. Read More »

Scripps awarded grant to study lupus and rheumatoid arthritis environmental triggers

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (SRI) recently accepted a grant that amounts to over $1.2 million to study the various environmental triggers that worsen lupus and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Read More »

Scripps study shows drug therapy candidate decreases HIV reactivation rate

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute’s (TSRI) Florida campus said Wednesday they designed a drug candidate that significantly decreases the HIV reactivation site. Read More »

Innovative hepatitis surveillance tools improve Florida reporting

The Florida Department of Health has created surveillance tools to detect hepatitis cases throughout the state. Read More »

Rotary International vows to support Pakistan-Afghanistan polio campaign

Rotary International said Friday it will guarantee its support to the Balochistan Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for enhancing a polio vaccination campaign along the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan.Rotary representatives Asher Ali and Dr. Muhammad Hanif  met with EOC Coordinator Syed Saifur Rehman to voice their dissatisfaction concerning inadequate arrangements at the international transit point. The two Rotary representatives then gave their total support for the organization. Read More »

Chemists discover simple, thrifty method to synthesize amines

A team of chemists from the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) recently discovered a simple and cost-efficient tool for synthesizing “amines,” which are a specific class of organic compounds that are commonly used in drugs and similar modern products. This discovery is especially useful as a method to synthesize complex amines that are valued in the pharmaceutical industry, but are difficult to synthesize with regular methods. Read More »

New antimicrobials kill multi-drug resistant TB strains in minutes

Lakewood-Amedex bisphosphocin antimicrobials effective in just 15 minutes. Read More »

Hepatitis B Foundation gala observes 50th anniversary of virus's discovery

The Hepatitis B Foundation recently hosted the 2015 Crystal Ball, which observed the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the hepatitis B virus. The event included a live auction, a silent auction, dancing and an awards ceremony with a large crowd of supporters. The event raised $110,000 for outreach, research and patient-advocacy programs to eradicate hepatitis B. Read More »

Second measles case confirmed in St. Lucie County

According to a recent announcement from the Florida Department of Health, a second case of measles has been confirmed in St. Lucie County. Read More »

Florida confirms measles case

International traveler with virus visited Osceola, Orange, Miami-Dad and Sarasota counties. Read More »

Novel synthetic compound may prevent type 1 diabetes

Scripps Research Institute study shows SR1001 prevents diabetes in animals. Read More »

Nano therapeutics receives financing for Fla. facility

White Oak Global invests $28.5 million in NANO-ADM project. Read More »

New flu strains prove difficult to contract

A recent study by The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) revealed evidence that two new influenza strains are not easy for humans to contract, making a pandemic unlikely. Read More »

Anti-HIV agent possibly efficient in vaccine form

Scientists have developed a drug that is so powerful against HIV that it may prove efficient as a vaccine. Read More »

Oklahoma, South Carolina top latest Walgreens Flu Index

The Walgreens Flu Index, a weekly report that provides state- and market-specific information regarding flu activity, has been released for the period ending Feb. 16. Read More »

Walgreens releases latest flu index report

Walgreens recently released its most recent flu index for the week of Feb. 9. 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 »

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 »