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2012-03-26 02:25:51

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced today that it has received a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number R43AI100467 to support the company's malaria vaccine program. "We appreciate the support this grant offers GenVec. Our technology to discover new antigens is showing promise and this grant will further our efforts in this area to...

2012-03-19 10:22:14

RICHMOND, Va., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather turns warmer, Mosquito Squad, www.MosquitoSquad.com, North America's largest and most trusted mosquito elimination and tick control company, is joining forces with Malaria No More (www.MalariaNoMore.org) to help the organization achieve its goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa. Mosquito Squad, who has committed more than $50,000 to the effort, is mounting a local campaign to underscore the need for mosquito nets in Africa via...

2012-03-15 22:33:00

BRIGHTON, England, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Footwork, the newly-formed International Podoconiosis Initiative, brings together private and public partners to advance advocacy for and prevention and treatment of podoconiosis, popularly known as 'podo', one of the few readily-preventable and treatable Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). Footwork envisions a world free of podoconiosis in our lifetime. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/DC71433)...

2012-03-08 05:00:00

Elimination campaign against ancient, yet prevalent disease, receives critical funding from RHSC Research and Data Institute SEATTLE, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leprosy, otherwise referred to as Hansen's Disease, is one of the most ancient diseases known to humans. Although the World Health Organization declared leprosy to be under control in many previously endemic countries, most experts agree that current approaches to treating the disease are not sufficient to...

2012-03-07 06:30:00

Idol Finalists Jason Castro (Season 7), Melinda Doolittle (Season 6) and Elliott Yamin (Season 5) will meet with Members of Congress on Wednesday, March 7 NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Malaria No More, a nonprofit organization determined to help end malaria deaths in Africa, will bring former American Idol finalists Jason Castro (Season 7, 4th place), Melinda Doolittle (Season 6, 3rd place) and Elliott Yamin (Season 5, 3rd place) to Washington, D.C. to...

2012-02-22 18:21:00

As disease expands global reach, Infectious Disease Research Institute teams up with India to target most deadly form of leishmaniasis SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first clinical trial of a new vaccine for visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has been launched by the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a Seattle-based nonprofit that develops products to prevent, detect, and treat diseases of poverty. The Phase 1 trial is taking place in Washington State,...

2012-02-15 11:25:05

Water-associated infectious disease outbreaks are more likely to occur in areas where a region's population density is growing, according to a new global analysis of economic and environmental conditions that influence the risk for these outbreaks. Ohio State University scientists constructed a massive database containing information about 1,428 water-associated disease outbreaks that were reported between 1991 and 2008 around the world. By combining outbreak records with data on a variety...

2012-02-13 10:30:00

OXFORD, England, February 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec Ltd, a British company pioneering a new approach to combating dengue fever, announced today that it has secured GBP8 million of new investment. The investment will finance further trials of the Oxitec Control Programme, designed to reduce populations of the dengue mosquito in communities hardest hit by the disease. The Oxitec solution harnesses advanced genetics to create 'sterile' male insects. The company has...

2012-02-13 09:58:00

OXFORD, England, February 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxitec Ltd, a company pioneering a new approach to combating dengue fever, announced today that it has appointed Dr Christopher Richards as Non-Executive Chairman, with effect from 1st January 2012. Oxitec use advanced genetics to create 'sterile' male insects of the target species. The company has demonstrated success in trials in a number of countries and is developing a range of products both in public health and...

2012-02-07 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More announced that it has received a generous grant of $1 million from the ExxonMobil Foundation to help the organization expand its successful malaria education and advocacy programs in Chad and Cameroon through the award-winning NightWatch program. NightWatch, developed by Malaria No More in collaboration with the ExxonMobil Foundation and Lalela Project, is a proven communications campaign that airs nightly in...


Latest Neglected diseases Reference Libraries

Giant Roundworm, Ascaris lumbricoides
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The giant roundworm (Ascaris lumbricoides) is a parasitic worm within the Nematoda phylum. This species can be found throughout the world, but occurs in higher numbers in tropical and subtropical areas. It causes the disease known as ascariasis in its human hosts and infects about one quarter of the entire world’s human population. It displays a sexual dimorphism, with females growing larger than males. Females reach an average body length between 7.8 and 19.2 inches, while males reach a...

Wuchereria bancrofti
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Wuchereria bancrofti is a species of roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. This species is spread through a mosquito vector, which means that it is transferred through mosquitos. This species infects over 120 million people in South America, Africa, and other tropical and subtropical areas. It is one of three species of parasitic worm that can cause lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis. The disease is wrongfully named, because the term translates to “a disease caused by...

Wuchereria bancrofti
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Wuchereria bancrofti is a species of roundworm in the Nematoda phylum. This species is spread through a mosquito vector, which means that it is transferred through mosquitos. This species infects over 120 million people in South America, Africa, and other tropical and subtropical areas. It is one of three species of parasitic worm that can cause lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis. The disease is wrongfully named, because the term translates to “a disease caused by...

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-01-12 16:33:15

Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), caused by the dengue virus, is among the spectrum of acute febrile tropical disease and is transmitted by mosquitoes. Occurring mainly in the tropics it can be life threatening and is caused by four closely related virus stereotypes of the genus Flavivirus. It was identified and named in 1779. It has a nickname of "breakbone fever" due to it causing sever generalized bodyache. It tends to be more prevalent in the urban districts of its range...

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