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2011-10-19 05:32:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Using outbreak data from 2003-2010, researchers were able to develop a statistical model of the spread of wild polioviruses in Africa that can predict polio outbreak six months in advance.   Kathleen O'Reilly of Imperial College London, UK and colleagues indicated that outbreaks of polio in Africa over the study period resulted mainly from continued transmission in Nigeria and other countries that reported polio cases, and from poor immunization status....

2011-08-17 20:00:00

4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013 TOKYO, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ms. Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Mr. Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today announced a strategic partnership to ensure continued progress in the fight against polio. As the first step in this formal partnership, Ms. Ogata and Mr. Gates also announced an...

2011-07-28 00:01:02

(PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The United Nations Foundation today welcomed Romania's announcement that it was joining the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with its first grant that will provide polio vaccinations for 40,000 children. Romania is the 20th European Union Member State to sponsor a grant toward the Initiative, and the United Kingdom will match one-fifth of the gift, reaching an additional 8,000 children. "We congratulate Romania on its commitment to helping achieve a polio-free...

2011-07-14 03:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is pleased to announce the election of Baroness Helene Hayman, Gary Rosenthal, Marc Shapiro, and Alisa Swidler to the organization's Board of Trustees. "We are honored to have such distinguished individuals join the Sabin Board," said Morton Hyman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. "We appreciate their trust and confidence in the Institute and their commitment to our mission to treat and, where...

2011-05-27 08:30:00

Irwin and Joan Jacobs $19 million contribution to inspire scientific discoveries LA JOLLA, Calif., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced the visionary gift of Irwin and Joan Jacobs in the dedication of two endowed chairs to pay permanent tribute to Drs. Dulbecco and Guillemin, two of Salk's Nobel Prize winners as well as former Presidents, for their incredible achievements in science and research, the leadership they have...

2011-04-28 12:00:00

SEATTLE, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced 88 new winners of US$100,000 each to support innovative research that has the potential to dramatically improve lives in some of the world's poorest countries. The funding, made possible through the Grand Challenges Exploration (GCE) program, will enable researchers worldwide to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges. "One bold idea is all it takes to...

2011-03-18 14:53:24

Engineered, virus-like particles would hitch a ride with HIV to reach high-risk populations that don't seek or comply with medical treatment and are responsible for a disproportionate share of the spread of disease, a new model demonstrates Biochemist Leor Weinberger and colleagues at the University of California, San Diego and UCLA have proposed a fundamentally new intervention for the HIV/AIDS epidemic based on engineered, virus-like particles that could subdue HIV infection within...


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2011-02-23 17:23:51

Poliovirus, the causative agent of poliomyelitis and a member of the family of Picornaviridae, is a human enterovirus. It is composed of an RNA genome that is a single-stranded positive-sense RNA. It was first isolate in 1909 and was published in 1981. It is one of the most well characterized viruses and has become a useful model system for understanding the biology of RNA viruses. It infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The three...

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