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2014-07-01 12:28:59

ROCKVILLE, Md., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Serious adverse events resulting from vaccines routinely used in the United States are rare, according to a report funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, highlighted in the July issue of Pediatrics, provides the most comprehensive review to date of published studies on the safety of routine vaccines. "The use of vaccines ranks among the most significant public health achievements," said AHRQ...

2014-06-30 12:29:20

Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Will Hold an Impressive 85 Percent Market Share, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the immunotherapy market will experience considerable growth through 2022, increasing from $1.1 billion in 2012 to nearly $9 billion in 2022 (corresponding to 23.8 percent annual growth) in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Japan. This impressive...

2014-06-27 14:56:01

German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) A clinical phase I trial to examine the safety of the vaccine against gliomas based on mutant IDH1 in human patients is planned Astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas are subtypes of a brain cancer called 'glioma'. These incurable brain tumors arise from glial cells, a type of support cell found in the central nervous system. "Low-grade gliomas", which grow comparatively slowly, spread in a diffuse manner across the...

2014-06-27 12:26:58

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Latest Report on "China Animal Vaccine Industry Report, 2013-2016" to its store. DALLAS, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Animal vaccine is a kind of biological agent that enables inoculated animals to produce active immunity for disease prevention. Europe and the United States and other developed countries are the main force of traditional animal vaccine markets in the world, still taking around 60% nowadays. In recent years, European and American...

2014-06-25 10:12:46

BMJ-British Medical Journal Research: Whooping cough in school age children presenting with persistent cough in UK primary care after introduction of the preschool pertussis booster vaccination: prospective cohort study Whooping cough has been found in a fifth of UK school age children visiting their doctor with a persistent cough, even though most have been fully vaccinated, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Before the preschool pertussis booster vaccination had been...

2014-06-19 10:01:50

Johns Hopkins Medicine Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have developed and tested a vaccine that triggered the growth of immune cell nodules within pancreatic tumors, essentially reprogramming these intractable cancers and potentially making them vulnerable to immune-based therapies. In their study described in the June 18 issue of Cancer Immunology Research, the Johns Hopkins team tested the vaccine in 39 people with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC), the...

2014-06-19 04:21:28

DIEPENBEEK, Belgium, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Initiates Preclinical Development of Peptide Therapy Apitope, the drug discovery and development company focused on disease-modifying treatments for patients with autoimmune and allergic diseases, announced today that it has started preclinical development of its novel peptide therapy ATX-GD-459 for the treatment of Graves' disease. Apitope, through its innovative discovery platform, has selected three peptides...

2014-06-17 12:29:52

ZUG, Switzerland, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss-based AmVac AG, a private biotech company focused on the development of innovative vaccines, announced today the initiation of a Phase III study with AmVac's lead vaccine Gynevac in Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). The trial aims to confirm the safety and efficacy of a new generation of the vaccine produced in accordance to the current GMP standards. The previous version, containing Thiomersal, had been approved in Hungary in 1997...

2014-06-17 04:21:35

Expanded License Includes New Product Candidates for Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Novel Immune Activators BLUE BELL, Pa., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: INO) has expanded its existing license agreement with the University of Pennsylvania, adding exclusive worldwide rights to technology and intellectual property for novel synthetic therapies against cancer, infectious diseases and new immune activators. Inovio has an ongoing collaborative research...

California Public Health Dept Responds To Whooping Cough Outbreak
2014-06-16 13:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, California’s Department of Public Health announced that the state is currently experiencing an epidemic of whooping cough and called for pregnant Californians to get vaccinated against the disease. “Preventing severe disease and death in infants is our highest priority,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. “We urge all pregnant women to get...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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