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2012-12-05 12:24:46

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, December 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Israeli biotech company AIT (http://www.ait-pharm.com) announced today it completed a $1.25 million raise. This funding will enable the company to begin two clinical trials. - Clalit Health Services, the largest Israeli health fund, through its Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba, Israel, and Mor Research Applications Ltd., will participate in research and clinical trials. -...

2012-11-20 08:26:56

Decision Allows for Broader Access to Vaccine for the Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease in Adults KIRKLAND, QC, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Pfizer Canada announced today that the World Health Organization (WHO) has granted an expansion to the prequalification of Pfizer's pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Prevnar 13, to include immunization of adults 50 years of age and older against pneumonia and invasive disease caused by the 13 pneumococcal serotypes (1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B, 7F, 9V, 14, 18C,...

Childhood Pneumonia Still Prevalent Despite Global Decline In Death Rates
2012-11-13 12:27:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In 2011, 1.3 million children lost their lives due to pneumonia. On average, the illness caused the deaths of one in five kids throughout the world. With these staggering statistics, pneumonia is considered the leading killer of children under five years of age. The situation presents a dichotomy. Over the last decade, there has been an increase in the amount of money spent on preventing, protecting, and treating children...

2012-11-08 08:33:27

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genoa Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company developing novel therapies for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), announced today the completion of a $1.2M financing. Funds from the financing will be used to advance its lead program, GP-101 (aerosol pirfenidone). IPF is a fatal lung disease caused by both genetic and environmental factors resulting in progressive lung scarring and characterized by reduced exercise capacity and chronic...

2012-11-06 03:41:55

University of Alberta medical research supports the 'obesity paradox' Medical researchers at the University of Alberta studied the records of nearly 1000 patients who were admitted to hospital with pneumonia and noted those who were obese were more apt to survive compared to those who were of normal weight. For their research study, the team examined the records of 907 patients with pneumonia who were admitted to six Edmonton hospitals and also had their body mass index recorded....

Bacterial Transfer Of Resistance Genes Targeted By Scientists
2012-10-24 14:58:18

The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae — which can cause pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia and sepsis — likes to share its antibiotic-defeating weaponry with its neighbors. Individual cells can pass resistance genes to one another through a process called horizontal gene transfer, or by "transformation," the uptake of DNA from the environment. Now researchers report that they can interrupt the cascade of cellular events that allows S. pneumoniae to swap or suck up DNA. The new...

2012-10-23 15:24:26

Foundation Recognizes 2012 Investigator Award Recipients at Annual Dinner CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it is accepting letters of intent for its 2012 PFF Research Fund grants. Letters of intent will be accepted until Monday, November 26, 2012. One of the primary goals of the PFF Research Fund is to support research that will ultimately lead to successful therapies for pulmonary fibrosis (PF). As part...

2012-10-23 11:22:28

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiology Services at Naperville's Edward Hospital is in the top 10% in the nation according to a new report from Healthgrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital. The report, American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for...

2012-10-17 15:23:58

Breathe Benefit 2012 Honors Co-Founder and Acknowledges Grant Recipients CHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation's (PFF) annual dinner, Breathe Benefit 2012: Community Inspiring a Cure, was held on Saturday, October 13, 2012, and raised over $150,000. The money will be used to support the goals of the Foundation's mission which include finding a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocating for the pulmonary fibrosis (PF) community,...

Pneumococcal Vaccine To Be Tested In Older Adults
2012-10-16 06:21:03

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists recently revealed that they plan to study the pneumococcal vaccines in older adults to determine if there´s a strong immune response due to a higher dosage of the vaccine. The study, funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as well as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, looked at a group of adults who previously received a vaccine that worked against pneumonia and other pneumococcal...


Latest pneumonia Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 14:27:08

Streptococcus pneumoniae, or pneumococcus, is Gram-positive, alpha-hemolytic, bile-soluble aerotolerant, anaerobic member of the genus Streptococcus. It was recognized as a major cause of pneumonia in the late 19th century and is thus the subject of many humoral immunity studies. It causes many other types of pneumococcal infections other than pneumonia including acute sinusitis, otitis media, meningitis, bacteremia, sepsis, septic arthritis, peritonitis, cellulites, and brain abscess. It...

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-04-15 15:26:30

Haemophilus influenzae is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium first described in 1892 by Richard Pfeiffer during an influenza pandemic. It is generally aerobic but can grow as a facultative anaerobe. H. influenzae was mistakenly considered to be the cause of influenza until 1933 when the flu virology became apparent. It was the first free-living organism to have its entire genome sequenced. The project was completed and published in 1995. Two major categories were defined: the...

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2011-02-23 20:52:43

The SARS coronavirus is the virus that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). In 2003 the World Health Organization issued a press release stating that the coronavirus identified by a number of laboratories was the official cause of SARS. It causes severe illness marked initially by systemic symptoms of muscle pain, headache, fever, followed in 2-10 days by the onset of respiratory symptoms, mainly cough, dyspnea, and pneumonia. SARS patients have a decrease in the number of...

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