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2011-08-09 06:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNVC) today announced its financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2011. "During the second quarter we made significant progress in key programs including our collaboration with Novartis to develop treatments for hearing loss and balance disorders," said Dr. Paul Fischer, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We enter the second half of 2011 with strong momentum and look ahead to achieving...

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2011-07-29 08:30:00

Electronic ear tags are being used to provide an early warning system that will help farmers identify sick animals within a herd. The new system, being trialed by scientists at Newcastle University, tracks the feeding behavior of each individual animal, alerting farmers to any change that might indicate the cow is unwell. Using RFID (radio frequency identification) technology - similar to that used in the Transport for London Oyster card - each calf is 'clocked' in and out every time they...

2011-06-30 03:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that it has achieved compelling immune responses in a study of its multi-subtype DNA vaccine for foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease administered by Inovio's proprietary vaccine delivery technology in sheep, the second large animal in which this vaccine was evaluated. Strong...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

BEIJING, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today the commencement of the Phase II clinical trial for its proprietary inactivated EV71 vaccine against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD). The safety observation results from the EV71 vaccine Phase I trial completed in May 2011 showing good safety and tolerance profiles for all three age groups (adult, children and infant groups) and the...

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2011-05-11 08:14:44

Anne M Stark, LLNL Skin cells shed from livestock infected with foot and mouth disease could very well spread the disease. In a new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist Michael Dillon proposed that virus-infected skin cells could be a source of infectious foot and mouth disease virus aerosols. His proposal is based on the facts that foot and mouth disease virus is found in skin and that airborne skin cells are known to...

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2011-05-06 05:45:00

Cattle infected with foot-and-mouth disease are only contagious for about half as long as previously believed, according to a new study appearing Friday in the journal Science. The research has implications for the way scientists think about infectious diseases in general, said Mark Woolhouse of the University of Edinburgh, a co-author of the study.   "This study shows that what we thought we knew about foot-and-mouth disease is not entirely true," Woolhouse said. "So, what we...

2011-05-03 06:44:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVCD) today announced that it has entered into a second agreement with Merial, the animal health division of sanofi-aventis. In December 2010, GenVec announced that the company will be working with Merial to develop and commercialize GenVec's proprietary vaccine technology for use against foot-and-mouth disease. Under a new agreement and program, Merial has the right to evaluate GenVec technology for applications in...

2011-03-10 15:15:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. For the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company reported a net loss of $12.3 million, or $0.10 per share, compared with a net loss of $18.4 million, or $0.19 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2009. GenVec ended the year with $35.2 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments. "In 2010 we...


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2011-01-12 16:45:59

Orf, an exanthemous disease, is caused by a parapox virus primarily occurring in sheep and goats. It has many other names including thistle disease, scabby mouth, and sheep pox. It can infect humans as well. It is a zoonotic disease meaning that humans contract the disease through direct contact with infected animals. Generally there are no systemic symptoms. The finger, hand, arm, face, and genitals can be infected locations. Due to this it is important to practice proper hygiene and...

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2011-01-12 16:40:04

Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...

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