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2010-09-08 07:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson today announced that Erik De Clercq, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Leuven, Belgium, and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, have been named the recipients of the 2010 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research by an independent selection committee comprised of world-renowned scientists....

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2010-07-18 05:50:00

Languishing economies around the world are threatening the global fight against HIV/AIDS, as government budgets are shrinking and grants to help fight the illness are non-existent. "We are facing a major challenge in terms of funding because the global economic downturn has got a lot of governments looking hard at their budgets, and some doing decreases in the kind of aid that goes for global health, and AIDS in particular," Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who runs the Bill and Melinda Gates...

2010-07-15 13:55:37

Investigators have made a major advance in treating people with a severe form of vasculitis, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, a rare but devastating disease of blood vessels. In a six-month study, a new treatment strategy provided the same benefits as the current standard of care used for more than 40 years but required less frequent treatments. Early results also suggest that patients with disease relapses"”typically recurrences of fever, fatigue,...

2010-04-26 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists at the 13th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research (ACVR), sponsored by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID), will reflect on the remarkable growth of vaccine biotechnology in the last several decades and focus on the growing number of challenging illnesses that may become vaccine-preventable or vaccine-treatable in the coming years. According to Susan J. Rehm, MD, Medical Director for NFID, "In addition to the reality...

2009-12-10 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today applauding the inclusion of language in the fiscal year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act lifting the ban on federal funding for syringe exchange initiatives to prevent the spread of HIV. The omnibus bill passed the House this afternoon by a vote of 221 to 202. "The scientific support for syringe exchange could not be more clear. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National...

2009-10-31 00:02:12

WHAT: Although malaria has been controlled in many local and regional populations, the permanent elimination of malaria parasites throughout the world remains an elusive goal, and the disease continues to claim nearly one million lives each year. In 2007, Bill and Melinda Gates called for a renewed effort to eradicate malaria worldwide. Some skeptics have questioned the feasibility of doing so because of failed attempts to eradicate malaria in the 20th century. In a new commentary, National...

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2009-10-12 06:45:00

The promising results of a six-month clinical trial of an AIDS vaccine have been called into question, according to two published accounts on Science magazine's Web site and in The Wall Street Journal. The reports cited AIDS researchers who received confidential briefings about the trial's results, and said the effectiveness may be weaker than originally reported last month. The U.S. Army, the Thai government and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, which helped fund the three-year, $105...

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2009-09-24 12:30:00

Researchers say an experimental HIV vaccine has cut the risk of infection for the first time. The new vaccine was given to 16,000 people in Thailand, which is the largest vaccine trial ever.  Researchers discovered that the vaccine reduced the risk of contracting HIV by nearly a third.  This is considered a scientific breakthrough, even though a global vaccine is still a ways off. The U.S. army and Thai government carried out the study for seven years on HIV-negative men and...

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2009-09-11 12:45:00

Australian and U.S. researchers said Thursday that one dose of the new swine flu vaccine looks strong enough to protect adults - and can spark protection within 10 days of the shot, The Associated Press reported. Results of a study conducted by Australian vaccine maker CSL Ltd. found between 75 percent and 96 percent of vaccinated people should be protected with one dose - the same degree of effectiveness as the regular winter flu shot. Scientists originally thought it would take two doses...

2009-09-09 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), in partnership with The Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) and Grammy Award-winning country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, will present "Country United: Advancing Medicine from the Frontlines to the Homefront." The presenting sponsor of the event is TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Country United is a two-day event dedicated to supporting advances in medical care and quality of...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.