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2012-08-21 02:27:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the flu season fast approaching, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) influenza immunization recommendations and urges older adults to receive an annual influenza vaccination. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/57691-national-council-on-aging-sanofi-pasteur-older-adult-influenza-flu-vaccine (Photo:...

2012-08-15 22:22:39

SEATTLE and QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a Seattle-based non-profit research organization that is a leading developer of adjuvants used in vaccines combating infectious disease, and Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), announce that they have...

2012-08-15 02:25:34

BEIJING, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (the company) (NASDAQ: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today its unaudited second quarter financial results for the period ended June 30, 2012. Sinovac is a China-based biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of vaccine products. The company is making efforts to implement its business strategy to...

2012-08-10 02:58:11

The work is a key step toward 'universal' vaccine and therapies against flu A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and Crucell Vaccine Institute in the Netherlands describes three human antibodies that provide broad protection against Influenza B virus strains. The same team had previously reported finding broadly neutralizing antibodies against Influenza A strains. The isolation of the new broadly neutralizing antibodies, which was reported the journal Science's...

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2012-07-31 21:04:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new strain of avian influenza has be blamed in the deaths of over 160 seals off the New England coast last year, sparking fears that the virus, or one like it, could spread to other animals, including humans. The majority of the dead harbor seals were less than six months old and an anatomical and microbiological analysis showed that these animals suffered from lesions and severe pneumonia, according to a report published in mBio,...

2012-07-31 06:25:58

PHILADELPHIA, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline [NYSE: GSK] announced today it has begun shipping the first lots of 2012-2013 FluLaval®( )(Influenza virus vaccine) and Fluarix® (Influenza Virus Vaccine) to CDC distribution centers and U.S. healthcare providers. This follows approval of this season's GSK seasonal influenza vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. FLULAVAL is approved for use in adults (18 years of...

2012-07-30 10:24:30

LONDON, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A marked increase in the H5N1 pB1 Lethality Gene Replikin Count (number of Replikins per 100 amino acids) in Cambodia in 2009 (Figure 1 below) provided a warning for the outbreaks of the Avian Flu (H5N1) with human deaths in that country. Eight deaths were reported in 2011 and three thus far in 2012. This was one of seven consecutive correct predictions by genomic Replikins of coming viral outbreaks tied to specific geographical locations (Refs. 1,...

2012-07-19 07:38:24

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acida, researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut. The results will be published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. "While the immune effects of abscisic acid...

2012-07-13 10:34:12

Research from the University of Melbourne has shown that two different vaccine viruses- used simultaneously to control the same condition in chickens- have combined to produce new infectious viruses, prompting early response from Australia's veterinary medicines regulator. The vaccines were used to control infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT), an acute respiratory disease occurring in chickens worldwide. ILT can have up to 20% mortality rate in some flocks and has a significant economic and...

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2012-07-12 07:41:34

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In containing a recent bird flu outbreak, 2.5 million birds were killed in Mexico. According to Mexico´s Ministry of Agriculture, many of these birds were slaughtered during the past three weeks at poultry farms. Officials traveled to 148 poultry farms, found bird flu in 31 of those farms, and discovered that 34 other farms did not have any of the viruses. There was a total of 3.4 million affected poultry. "The number of birds...


Latest H5N1 Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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