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2014-09-16 08:29:35

MERIDEN, Conn. and STOCKHOLM, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Protein Sciences Corporation and Diamyd Medical AB announced today that Protein Sciences has broadened its commitment to diabetes and become a strategic and significant shareholder in Diamyd Medical, its long-time partner in this domain. Protein Sciences will manufacture product for upcoming late stage clinical trials for type 1 diabetes involving Diamyd Medical's recombinant GAD (glutamic acid decarboxylase) protein made...

2014-09-15 08:29:14

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) ("NW Bio"), a U.S. biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that Linda F. Powers, CEO, will present at SMi's 3rd Annual Cancer Vaccines Conference being held in Central London on September 15-16, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110329/SF73084LOGO Ms. Powers' presentation will provide updates about the Company's...

2014-09-15 08:26:00

The makers of FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) and the "CSI: Cyber" star launch national campaign to dispel common misconceptions about flu and annual vaccination WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca announced today that it has collaborated with actor and father James Van Der Beek on a campaign to dispel common myths about the flu and underscore the importance of annual influenza vaccination for eligible individuals and families. As...

2014-09-12 23:04:54

The high-dose flu vaccine may trigger a greater immune response against the virus in adults ages 65 and over and may increase protection against the flu. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 For some older women, the flu is far more than a fever and sniffles that sidelines them for a few days. It can lead to serious complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu can also worsen existing conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. A higher-dose flu vaccine has been...

2014-09-12 08:25:17

New partnership brings education and flu vaccination clinics to schools in Florida JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza is a highly-contagious and serious disease, particularly for children. Each year, more than 20,000 children are hospitalized and on average, 100 children die from the flu. For parents, these should be alarming statistics for a vaccine-preventable disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140220/NE69074LOGO-b To address this public...

2014-09-10 23:01:22

"Vaccines save lives. We now can protect our youth from diseases including cancer — who doesn't want that protection for his or her child?” declares Amy Middleman, MD, MPH, MSEd, FSAHM, adolescent health expert featured in PBS special. Deerfield, IL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Vaccines aren’t just for infants; teens and young adults benefit greatly from a number of vaccines that prevent various cancers and other illnesses. This is the message of a new film from PBS/NOVA,...

2014-09-10 08:32:30

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the Company a contract, valued at up to $28.1 million if all contract options are exercised, for the development of a next generation anthrax vaccine based on the...

2014-09-09 16:27:02

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's leading provider of free pro and con research on controversial issues, ProCon.org (online at www.procon.org), has published new information and resources in the debate over whether vaccines should be mandatory for children. The pro and con vaccines information is available online at the free nonpartisan website vaccines.procon.org. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/MM57290LOGO In response to the core...

2014-09-09 08:33:14

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP) announced today that recent non-clinical animal data from its SparVax(®) anthrax vaccine program were presented at the 54(th) Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in Washington, DC. In a poster presentation entitled, "Enhanced Next Generation rPA Vaccine Induces Immunogenicity and Efficacy at Least Equivalent to AVA in the New Zealand White (NZW) Rabbit Model for Anthrax," Dr....

2014-09-09 08:32:26

DUBLIN, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Human Vaccine Technologies Market" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Immunization is one of the highest impact and most cost effective methods of preventing infectious diseases, particularly in low and middle income countries with minimal healthcare facilities in remote locations. Many vaccines technologies that could aid improved safety, efficacy and...


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2011-01-11 14:17:29

The Cowpox virus causes a skin disease known as cowpox. It is related to the vaccinia virus and gained its name because it spread by dairymaids touching the udders of infected cows. It manifests as red blisters. It is similar to smallpox although much milder and was actually the basis of the first smallpox vaccine. A person who recovers from cowpox is immune to smallpox. In 1980 the World Health Organization announced that smallpox was the first disease to be eradicated world wide by a...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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