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2010-07-30 09:36:00

August is National Immunization Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Health Everette James today urged all Pennsylvanians to ensure they are fully immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, noting that August is National Immunization Awareness Month. "While routine use of vaccines over the years has resulted in a dramatic reduction in vaccine-preventable disease in the U.S., we are still experiencing far too many outbreaks," said James....

2010-07-23 14:46:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MedImmune announced today that it has begun shipping FluMist® (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) to influenza vaccine distributors who service health care providers throughout the United States. (Photo; http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070516/NEW026 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070516/NEW026 ) MedImmune expects to provide approximately 15 million doses of its trivalent (three-strain) nasal spray flu...

2010-07-22 13:17:19

The GAVI Alliance and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health celebrate new vaccine era; applaud Baltimore's efforts to immunize every child; call for resources to do the same worldwide A Johns Hopkins University scientist, whose team of researchers recently identified pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria as the primary causes of death of 6 million of the world's poorest children, today called on leaders in donor and developing nations to take action to address the terrible death toll....

2010-06-09 12:57:58

An inexpensive system for earlier disease diagnosis could save innumerable lives. It would also have a profound impact on the nation's healthcare industry, currently buckling under the strain of spiraling costs. Now Dr. Bart Legutki, a researcher at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has pioneered a method for profiling the immune system, using clues provided by antibody activity to track an individual's state of health.  The work was done in collaboration with Dr....

2010-05-18 12:53:08

Vaccinia immunization, as given to prevent the spread of smallpox, produces a five-fold reduction in HIV replication in the laboratory. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Immunology suggest that the end of smallpox vaccination in the mid-20th century may have caused a loss of protection that contributed to the rapid contemporary spread of HIV. Raymond Weinstein, a family doctor turned laboratory scientist at George Mason University, Manassas, Virginia, USA, worked with a team...

2010-04-27 14:52:00

DENVER, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to new research conducted for the Colorado Children's Immunization Coalition and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Immunization Program, 88 percent of online Colorado parents support immunization for their child. The release of the findings coincides with National Infant Immunization Week, April 24 to May 1, which highlights the success of immunization in dramatically reducing the prevalence of vaccine-preventable disease...

2010-04-07 08:00:04

The millions of dollars invested by the province of Ontario in its universal flu vaccine campaign saves lives and is a sensible investment, according to an economic analysis by a researcher at the University of Toronto and the University Health Network. Even though the estimated $40 million annual cost of Ontario's flu vaccine campaign is double the price tag of a vaccination campaign targeted to specific populations, the universal campaign remains "economically attractive," said Beate...

2010-03-18 13:49:06

EUREKA project E! 3424 RECAN has developed a range of unique and highly specific monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies "“ the proteins produced in the blood which counteract bacteria, viruses or cancerous cells. This was achieved by first producing a number of recombinant proteins which are important components of cellular signaling pathways. These proteins themselves have direct uses in immunization and experimental studies. A further key advance is the incorporation of novel...

2010-02-24 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) vote today that recommends universal influenza immunization with seasonal influenza vaccine. A universal recommendation targets the entire U.S. population for vaccination, including the high-risk groups that are already recommended by the CDC. "Every one of us needs to get immunized against this serious and...

2010-01-29 05:00:00

Increased vaccination could save more than 8 million children by 2020; significant funding gaps remain, others must join effort DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill and Melinda Gates announced today that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world's poorest countries. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100129/DC45704) The Gateses said that increased investment in vaccines...


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