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2013-04-09 16:24:05

LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioradar UK Ltd and Replikins Ltd announced today that a new completely synthetic H7N9 Replikins Vaccine is ready for testing. The news comes on the heels of four new cases of avian flu (H7N9) reported in China, bringing the total to 28 cases, 8 of whom have died from the virus. The new vaccine is produced without any biological substances and will be used without adjuvants, similar to the H5N1 Synthetic Replikins Vaccine which was found effective (1)....

2013-04-04 10:25:19

Significant investments over the past decade into disease surveillance and notification systems appear to have "paid off" and the systems "work remarkably well," says a Georgetown University Medical Center researcher who examined the public health response systems during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. The findings are published online today in PLOS ONE. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. and the potential threat of bioterrorism, many new advanced systems for disease...

2013-03-04 08:30:16

Former Johnson & Johnson Chairman of Pharmaceuticals brings global product development and commercialization expertise NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of developing better, faster-acting, and affordable TB treatments, announces the election to its Board of Directors of David Norton, former Company Group Chairman of Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Mr. Norton brings to TB Alliance...

2013-02-15 11:17:36

Current Research Uses Smart Surveillance to Rapidly Identify Emerging Disease Threats EcoHealth Alliance, the nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced new research focused on the rapid identification of disease outbreaks in the peer reviewed publication, Journal of the Royal Society Interface.  The article, authored by leading scientists in the fields of emerging disease ecology, biomathematics, computational biology and...

2013-01-30 12:27:39

BANGKOK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) program will share approaches and activities that embody EPT's "One Health" approach to tackling emerging infectious disease threats at this year's Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC). The conference, 31 January to 2 February at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center, will focus on "A World United Against Disease: Cross-Sectoral Solutions."...

One In Five People Infected During 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic
2013-01-25 13:00:32

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study shows that at least one in five people in countries including India, Australia and the U.K. were infected with influenza during the first year of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Forty-seven percent of those infected were aged between five and 19, researchers said. Older people were less likely to have become infected, with eleven percent of people over the age of 65 becoming infected. They wrote in the journal Influenza...

H5N1 Bird Flu Research Resumes After Threat Of Bioterrorism Passes
2013-01-24 10:28:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A moratorium on bird flu studies was ended on Wednesday, allowing scientists to return to their research on the H5N1 bird flu; previously, there had been fears of bioterrorism at the international level. The studies were first halted in January 2012 following the creation of mutant forms at the University of Wisconsin in the United States and the Dutch Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam — with widespread worry regarding...

2013-01-22 08:31:27

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Ltd. and Brain Research Associates announced today that specific conserved genomic Replikin peptide sequences for the first time have been found to be shared among different histological cancer types, permitting the seven day synthesis of new shared cancer vaccines. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/PH45996 ) Each of the shared Replikins was found to be present in multiple malignancies. The genomic Replikin(®)Count (number...

2013-01-15 12:27:38

Fewer than Half of Americans Vaccinated for Flu Last Season WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new review of flu vaccination trends and policies issued by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) found fewer than half of Americans ages 6 months and older were vaccinated against the flu in the last two flu season (2010-11 and 2011-12). For the first time during the 2010-11 flu season, CDC recommended that all Americans ages 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine....

2013-01-02 05:04:33

Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Threats require appropriate preparedness measures. ContagionSurvival.com carries masks, hoods, isolation suits and evacuation equipment for the general public. Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 A new video from ContagionSurvival.com highlights the gear available to the general public to protect families from the threats and exposure to CBRN´s (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear). It briefly covers what the CDC (Centers for...