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2011-10-03 11:00:00

A novel dry-powder formulation nasal flu vaccine for the H5N1 strain, GelVacâ“ž¢ Nasal Dry-Powder H5N1 Influenza, was proven to be safe in an early stage clinical trial. Other preliminary data is encouraging and support the development of larger scale clinical trials to confirm efficacy and show its distinct advantages in meeting the critical needs of pandemic preparedness. Alachua, Florida (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Nanotherapeutics, Inc. announced the successful...

2011-08-23 18:02:09

New research from the Trudeau Institute may help to explain why live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), commonly known as FluMist, elicits protection. The research is published in this month's issue of Vaccine. The journal article is entitled "Live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) impacts innate and adaptive immune responses" and was authored by Trudeau Institute scientist Dr. Laura Haynes and her colleagues. "Our research specifically examines how the vaccine, which is commonly known...

2011-08-12 16:00:00

QUEBEC CITY, QC, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG), a biotechnology company focused on developing highly effective and affordable vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced its operational and financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company's financial statements and management report are available at www.sedar.com and at www.medicago.com. "During the second quarter, we made...

2011-07-18 11:00:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 18, 2011 /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. MedImmune expects to provide approximately 15 -16 million doses of its trivalent (three-strain) nasal spray flu vaccine for the 2011-2012 influenza season through a variety of private health care practices, public health...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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