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2013-07-09 21:19:29

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine that may halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species. WNV, a mosquito borne pathogen, arrived in North America in 1999 and is now endemic across the continent. In 2012 alone, WNV killed 286 people in the United States, and 42 people have died from the virus in Canada since 2002. There is currently no effective vaccine against WNV infection in humans or birds. Common birds such as...

2013-07-09 08:29:58

Commercialization deal is the first for Intellectual Ventures' humanitarian effort with Bill Gates BELLEVUE, Wash. and QINGDAO, China, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Good and leading refrigeration company AUCMA (600336.SH) announced today an agreement to commercialize Global Good's vaccine storage invention for use in developing countries. Under the agreement, AUCMA will manufacture and distribute the device to help strengthen the vaccine supply chain in underserved regions. The...

2013-07-08 08:27:42

PISCATAWAY, N.J., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GenScript, the world's largest provider of synthetic genes, has aided a leading biopharmaceutical company, Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX), in developing an avian influenza A/H7N9 vaccine candidate, by synthesizing three constructs containing genes that encode for key vaccine proteins in just 6 business days. On May 10, 2013, Novavax announced that its vaccine candidate was developed and entered into pre-clinical trials in only 28 days, less...

2013-07-04 04:21:46

MAINZ, Germany, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Glioma Actively Personalized Vaccine Consortium (GAPVAC): 14 organizations in Europe and the US join forces to develop a completely novel approach to fight cancer Multi-national clinical trial treating glioblastoma patients with fully personalized therapeutic vaccines planned to start in 2014 European Union supports GAPVAC with 6 million EUR A highly innovative...

2013-06-27 11:39:33

It's been known for more than two centuries that pneumonia cases increase during flu epidemics. But population-level epidemiological studies looking at seasonal patterns of influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia incidence have revealed either a modest association or have failed to identify any signature of interaction between the two. These seemingly inconsistent observations at the personal and population scales have puzzled public health officials. Now a team of University of Michigan...

2013-06-26 16:24:26

--Novel Approach May Have Potential to Revolutionize Treatment of Certain Autoimmune Diseases By Selectively Neutralizing Destructive Self-Antigens While Leaving Rest of Immune System Unaffected-- PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tolerion Inc., today announced the publication of results from a Phase 2 trial demonstrating that lead product TOL-3021 may have the potential to alleviate or even shut down the destructive disease process in type 1...

2013-06-26 13:20:29

Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells. The technique differs from the traditional approach of using dead or inactive viruses as a vaccine and was demonstrated in the lab using a specific protein that sits on the surface of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The results have been published today, 26 June, in IOP Publishing's journal Nanotechnology...

2013-06-26 08:30:40

PRINCETON, N.J., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) ("Soligenix" or the "Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense countermeasures where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that on June 25, 2013 it closed its previously announced registered public offering. The Company raised gross proceeds of approximately $7.1 million in the offering and intends to...

2013-06-24 08:29:07

NEWARK, Del., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iBio, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IBIO) today released the following information, which was contained in the Portuguese language report published on June 18, 2013 in the official Journal of the Government of Brazil under the heading, "Brazil Expands Production of Biological Medicines." This information is being released in this translated form by iBio to assure uniform distribution to the public of material information regarding iBio. References...

2013-06-24 08:28:41

LOVELAND, Colo., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA, "Heska"), a leading provider of veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, announced today the sale of certain non-core assets useful for the production of both bovine and feline vaccines to Elanco Animal Health ("Elanco"), a division of Eli Lilly and Company. Heska does not anticipate any change in its current bovine and feline vaccine production at its wholly-owned facility in Des Moines, Iowa...


Latest Vaccine Reference Libraries

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-01-12 16:40:04

Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is sometimes fatal and is highly contagious for cloven-hoofed animals. Along with hooved animals hedgehogs and elephants are susceptible to the disease as well. Llama and alpaca can develop mild symptoms but are resistant to the disease and don't pass it to other species. Mice, rats, and chickens have been infected artificially in a lab but it is not believed they can contract the disease under natural conditions. Humans can spread the disease by carrying the...

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