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2014-08-28 12:29:44

Unprecedented international consortium -- including the University of Maryland School of Medicine and NIH -- now assembled to accelerate collaborative multi-site trials of candidate Ebola vaccine BALTIMORE and LONDON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A candidate Ebola vaccine could be given to healthy volunteers in the UK, The Gambia and Mali as early as September, as part of an series of safety trials of potential vaccines aimed at preventing the disease that has killed more than 1,400...

female Aedes aegypti mosquito
2014-08-18 06:41:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As if West Nile virus and malaria weren't enough, mosquitoes are now delivering the chikungunya virus, which was first identified in the early 1950s in East Africa. The virus, characterized by severe joint pain, headache and fever, has caused sporadic outbreaks in Africa, India and Thailand throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Now, as of 2013, it has reached the Western Hemisphere and there are no vaccines or specific drug treatments to deal...

flu shot for seniors
2014-08-15 03:13:00

Craig Boerner, Vanderbilt University High-dose influenza vaccine is 24 percent more effective than the standard-dose vaccine in protecting persons ages 65 and over against influenza illness and its complications, according to a Vanderbilt-led study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The multi-center study enrolled 31,989 participants from 126 research centers in the U.S. and Canada during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 influenza seasons in the Northern...

2014-08-13 16:26:23

- Study Demonstrates Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine 24.2 Percent More Effective Than Standard-Dose Fluzone Vaccine in Preventing Influenza in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older - LYON, France, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine published positive results from a large-scale, multi-center efficacy trial, which found that Fluzone(®) High-Dose (Influenza Vaccine)...

2014-07-22 08:32:20

- Largest U.S. influenza vaccine supplier, providing broad product portfolio, will distribute at least 65 million doses to help protect people across multiple age groups against the virus this season - SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), announced today that the first lots of Fluzone(®) (Influenza Vaccine) for the 2014-2015 influenza ("the flu") season have been released by the U.S. Food and Drug...

2014-07-01 08:31:10

- Triggered by ongoing and very successful multi-year collaboration TUBINGEN, Germany, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CureVac, a German clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the execution of an exclusive license agreement with Sanofi Pasteur S.A., the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), to develop and commercialize an mRNA-based vaccine against an undisclosed pathogen. In 2011, CureVac and Sanofi Pasteur signed a collaboration and license...

2014-06-12 08:30:25

VIENNA, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience GmbH induces a significant neutralizing immune response and was also confirmed as safe. These are the major interim results of a phase 1 clinical study of the company's Chikungunya vaccine candidate that uses a standard anti-measles vaccine as a vector. The Chikungunya epidemic, currently raging through the Caribbean,...

Parasite-Blocking Antigen Discovery May Lead To Malaria Vaccine
2014-05-23 08:37:58

[ Watch the Video: Protein May Lead To Malaria Vaccine ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Malaria remains a dangerous disease in the developing world, killing more than 627,000 people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Because most deaths associated with malaria occur in children in Sub-Saharan Africa, finding a vaccine against the deadly virus is all too important. New research, by a team from Rhode Island Hospital (RIH), has uncovered...

2014-05-19 08:28:22

Results indicate vaccine generates an immune response against key toxins in volunteers and establish dosing for Phase III BOSTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), presented Phase II trial (H-030-012) results for an investigational vaccine for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection (CDI) at the 114th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). The Phase II trial met its...

2014-04-02 16:31:07

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sanaria received the 2014 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for the "Best Prophylactic Vaccine" at a ceremony held March 25 in Washington DC during the 14th World Vaccine Congress. Vaccines from Sanofi Pasteur, GSK, and Novartis were among the 6 finalists competing with Sanaria. The awardee, Sanaria® PfSPZ Vaccine, demonstrated complete protection against malaria in all volunteers (6/6) who received high dose immunizations in a...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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