Immune system's elasticity is demonstrated in Virginia Tech study

A team from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute recently conducted a study of the long-term memory of the human immune system that may allow the manipulation of the system into fighting specific illnesses. Read More »

Buffalo researcher explores attitudes and emotions surrounding Ebola

Janet Ying, of the University of Buffalo, is leading a study that suggests there is more to Ebola than illness: tangled in the matrices of disease and prevention is perception of risk and risk’s influence on emotion and behavior. Read More »

Resources sought for HIV vaccine research

The HIV Vaccine Program Management Office (HIVV PMO) and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) recently announced they are asking companies, educational institutions, organizations, and consortia for information about clinical research support. Read More »

Virginia's low-income HIV patients benefit from Affordable Care Act

A recent study conducted by the University of Virginia School of Medicine shows that the Virginia’s HIV patients benefit from the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Alere redoubles efforts with Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS

Alere said this week that it is redoubling its commitment to support the Organization of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA). Alere, a global leader in rapid diagnostics, aims to help reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS in Africa, specifically mother-to-child transmission. Read More »

Cirrhosis antibodies heighten poor outcome risk for autoimmune hepatitis patients

A recent study shows that cirrhosis at first diagnosis as well as antibodies used to treat soluble liver antigen/liver pancreas antigen (SLA/LP) both increase the risks of poor outcomes, short-term and long-term, for patients who have autoimmune hepatitis. Read More »

ADMA Biologics receives patent for immunodeficiency treatment

ADMA Biologics, Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, said Monday it has received a patient for its treatment of immunodeficiency. Read More »

IDT Biologika purchases Gallant Custom Laboratories

IDT Biologika recently announced that it has acquired Gallant Custom Laboratories, an autogenous vaccine manufacturer located in Ontario, Canada. Read More »

Studying wildlife may help understanding of human antibiotic resistance

A team of scientists from Virginia Tech recently reported that studying the lifestyle differences between wildlife species may help researchers better understand how antibiotic resistance works and spreads. Read More »

Abbott improves managing TB and multidrug-resistant TB

Abbott Laboratories recently said its RealTime MTB and  RealTime MTB RIF/INH Resistance assays improve the management of tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB). Read More »

21st Century Cures Act risks public health

According to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), a nonprofit organization, the proposed H4 6 or 21st Century Cures Act places public health at risk by lowering the licensing standards of the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Read More »

Whooping cough vaccine available at all Wash. Rite Aids

As whooping cough cases continue to rise, retailer encourages everyone to get vaccinated. Read More »

VBI announces progress on synthetic vaccine development

VBI Vaccines announced the latest progress on its cytomegalovirus (CMV) vaccine development at the World Vaccine Congress 2015, held in Washington, D.C., on April 9. Read More »

Officials give update on southeastern Indiana HIV outbreak

Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) officials provided an update this week about the HIV outbreak taking place in southeastern Indiana. Read More »

North American birds contract and spread highly contagious avian flu

Recent analysis shows North America birds have contracted and spread highly contagious strains of avian influenza (HPAI) H5 viruses that originated in Eurasia and continue to spread around the world. Read More »

Alere supports Obama’s National Action Plan to combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Alere Inc., a rapid diagnostics company, has formally announced its support of President Barack Obama's National Action Plan to combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Read More »

Walgreens Flu Index for week of Feb. 23

Walgreens released its latest flu index for the week of February 23 today. Read More »