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2012-01-31 13:28:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) announced its technical support of the Sabin Vaccine Institute's (Sabin) first ever Phase 1 clinical trial of a human hookworm vaccine candidate, which began last week in Brazil. The trial is a very significant and a critical step toward developing a vaccine that would reduce the global burden of human hookworm by providing effective long-term protection for those who are most at risk....

2012-01-10 05:00:00

The END7 Campaign is dedicated to building awareness of diseases that infect more than one billion people worldwide WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched today, the END7 campaign is dedicated to eliminating seven major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) as a public health threat to poor communities by the end of 2020. NTDs infect one in six people worldwide, including 500 million children, and carry a higher health burden than malaria and tuberculosis....

2011-10-26 02:00:00

--WIPO Re:Search, A New Consortium of Public and Private Sector Organizations, Drives Research and Development Partnerships with Neglected Tropical Disease Researchers-- Geneva press conference to launch WIPO Re:Search on October 26, 2011 at 10:30 CEST will be webcast live http://www.bvgh.org/WIPO-ReSearch-Webcast.aspx GENEVA, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in an unprecedented collaboration with leading pharmaceutical...

2011-09-28 09:43:20

High rates of parasitic infection in the region nearly 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union The open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases will publish an article emphasizing the rising burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Central Asia on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. According to the article's co-authors, Dr. Peter Hotez, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and Dr. Ken Alibek of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, the region continues to suffer from a...

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...

2011-06-21 12:32:22

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases "“ including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B "“ global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs. NTDs, a group of 17 parasitic infections, represent...

2011-05-27 13:27:18

Dr. Peter Hotez, internationally renowned tropical diseases expert, told the graduating class of Baylor College of Medicine Tuesday that they are well-prepared to make a major difference in improving the human condition. "Your Baylor College of Medicine credentials represent the most powerful and versatile degrees that exist," Hotez said. "They are the envy of the intellectual world. Go out and move mountains!" Hotez gave the commencement address at a ceremony in which BCM President Dr. Paul...

2010-09-23 11:47:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. scientists committed to finding answers to reducing and eliminating what are known as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that plague the world's poorest people in developing countries, urged the FDA to include in its orphan classification the neglected infections of poverty that also affect Americans, and expressed support for stronger relationships with the FDA to ultimately halt these ancient scourges. In testimony presented at the...

2010-05-19 11:17:22

A debate published this week in PLoS Medicine examines new approaches to tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), with three viewpoints from experts in the field arguing which approach shows most promise. Jerry Spiegel and colleagues from the University of British Columbia argue that there has been too much focus on biomedical mechanisms and drug development for NTDs, which has come at the expense of the social determinants of health such as clean water, sanitation, good housing, and...

2010-04-28 16:15:00

Former diplomat takes reins of leading vaccine development and advocacy organization WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael W. Marine, former U.S. Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, announced Sabin's Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mort Hyman and President Dr. Peter Hotez. Ambassador Marine served 32 years in the U.S. State Department's Foreign Service and was a six time...