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Experimental Cocaine Vaccine Effective On Mice, Primates
2013-05-11 09:39:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Although trends are pointing to a decrease in recent years, cocaine use is still a major problem in the US, with 1.5 million users in 2010 — according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To combat this highly addictive illegal drug, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College are developing an “anti-cocaine vaccine” designed to keep the drug from creating the...

2013-05-08 08:29:51

U.S. is top contributor to eradication campaign that is 99% complete WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rotary International will recognize five members of Congress as Polio Eradication Champions for their efforts to eliminate polio. The event, which will take place at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., honors U.S. leaders who have played a key role in the fight to eradicate the disease. The 2013 honorees are Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Senator...

2013-05-06 08:26:03

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lenny Kravitz--GRAMMY award-winning singer-songwriter, record producer and actor--has recorded a public service announcement urging people to join UNICEF to bring about an end to preventable child deaths. Some 6.9 million child deaths every year are due preventable causes, of which as many as 1.5 million are from vaccine-preventable diseases. "I'm a parent, and the thought of anyone's child dying of something we can prevent is just...

2013-04-29 08:28:23

NEW YORK, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To support the government's new health reform regulations and busy parents everywhere, collaborative e-health platform Fitango is releasing a new series of Preventative Actionplans dedicated to childhood vaccinations. The three-part plan covers vaccinations from infancy to young adulthood, with "Tracking Your Child's Vaccinations (0 - 2)" being followed by "Tracking Your Child's Vaccinations (4 - 6)" and "Tracking Your Child's Vaccinations (7 - 18)."...

Clinical HIV Vaccine Study Canceled After Review Panel Finds Drug Ineffective
2013-04-26 13:02:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) stopped clinical trials of an HIV vaccine after an expert review panel found the drug is largely ineffective in stopping the contraction of HIV. The vaccine was intended to stimulate the immune system into preparing a defense against three sub-types of HIV. However, it instead showed a "non-statistically significant increase in HIV acquisition among volunteers in the investigational...

Autism Symptoms Could Be Controlled With Special Vaccine
2013-04-25 05:35:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A vaccine created to treat a gut bacteria common in children with autism could also help control some symptoms of the neural development disorder, according to new research published in this month´s edition of the journal Vaccine. Researchers Brittany Pequegnat and Mario Monteiro of the University of Guelph in Ontario reportedly developed a carbohydrate-based vaccine against the bacteria Clostridium bolteae, which has been...

2013-04-25 04:21:13

-- Pledges announced will enable over a billion children to be vaccinated ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Global Vaccine Summit, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) presented a comprehensive six-year plan, the first plan to eradicate all types of polio disease - both wild poliovirus and vaccine-derived cases - simultaneously. Global leaders and individual philanthropists signaled their confidence in the plan by pledging...

2013-04-23 23:01:22

Tribute is in honor of the efforts to eradicate polio in a targeted district in Moradabad, India Moradabad, India (PRWEB) April 23, 2013 The world's first Polio Chowk was unveiled in Moradabad, India in February, a visual reminder of the progress in the fight against polio in Moradabad and the world. Moradabad District outside Delhi has been called the epicenter of polio globally. PCI (Project Concern International) has been working as part of the Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) since...

2013-04-19 23:20:42

VGXI announced today that it won the award for Best CMO at the 6th Annual ViE Awards Ceremony held at the 2013 World Vaccine Congress in Washington, D.C. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 VGXI, Inc., a leading provider of DNA plasmid manufacturing and development services, is proud to announce that they were awarded the title of Best Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) on April 17, 2013 at the 6th Annual ViE Awards Ceremony held at the World Vaccine Congress in Washington,...

2013-04-19 16:11:12

Significant benefit also seen in men The proportion of young women diagnosed with genital warts in Australia has seen a significant decline thanks to the HPV vaccine, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. In 2007, Australia became one of the first countries to implement a nationally funded quadrivalent human papillomarivus (HPV) vaccination programme for girls and young women, which offers free vaccinations to girls aged 12-13 years in schools. From 2007 — 2009 there were a...


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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