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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...

2014-06-16 09:40:01

Wolters Kluwer Health 'Education, awareness, and vaccination' are keys to fighting pertussis, says review in Journal of Christian Nursing Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and Lisa K. McGuire, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN. "This effort begins with nurses and nurse practitioners and other primary care providers who educate patients and the...

2014-06-13 08:23:55

Substantial Scientific Evidence Exists that Vaccine Ingredient is a Developmental Neurotoxin WATCHUNG, N.J., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Just months after U.S. Congressman Bill Posey compared the Center for Disease Control (CDC)'s vaccine safety studies to the SEC's Bernie Madoff scandal, malfeasance in the CDC's studies of thimerosal-containing vaccines has, for the first time, been documented in peer-reviewed scientific literature. While the CDC states on its website that...

2014-06-10 12:32:11

LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Novavax, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/novavax_inc_product_pipeline_review_2013.html Novavax, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014SummaryGlobal Markets Direct's, 'Novavax, Inc. - Product Pipeline Review - 2014', provides an overview of the Novavax, Inc.'s pharmaceutical research and development focus.This report provides...

2014-05-30 16:23:24

TAMPA, Fla., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Michael J.P. Lawman and Patricia D. Lawman, founders of the Tampa-based biotech firm Morphogenesis Inc., announce the publication of "Cancer Vaccines: Methods and Protocols," the most definitive work to date in the promising field of cancer vaccines. As co-editors, the Lawmans worked for two-and-a-half years with leading cancer researchers, physicians, educators and subject matter experts from around the world to gather, catalogue and...

2014-05-28 08:20:49

Company to Provide Disease Countermeasure Support to Science and Technology Agricultural Scientific Program RESTON, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to support and supplement the Science and Technology (S&T) Agricultural Scientific Program at the Plum Island Animal Disease Center (PIADC). The single-award time and...


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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