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2013-10-28 08:28:31

November 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 28, 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 medical countermeasures where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that Christopher J. Schaber, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Oreola Donini, PhD, Vice President of Preclinical Research and Development,...

Syria On High Alert, Possible Poliovirus Infections Detected In 22 People
2013-10-25 09:39:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) reported a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) cases in the Syrian Arab Republic. This cluster was first detected in early October in the Deir al-Zor province and is currently under investigation by public health officials. According to Reuters’ Stephanie Nebehay on Thursday (Oct. 24), the WHO reported that at least 22 people in Syria are suspected of having the wild poliovirus...

2013-10-23 11:26:11

A team of scientists at Duke Medicine and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has created an artificial protein coupled with a sugar molecule that mimics a key site on the outer coat of HIV where antibodies can bind to neutralize a wide variety of HIV strains. Reported during the week of Oct. 21, 2013, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the finding provides a potential new strategy in vaccine development to elicit the broadly neutralizing antibodies...

2013-10-21 16:25:30

CINCINNATI, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread vaccination of adolescents for pertussis was associated with lower rates of infant hospitalizations for the respiratory infection than would have been expected had teens not been inoculated according to new research in Pediatrics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Reporting their results online Oct. 21, researchers said the study underscores the importance of increasing vaccination rates...

2013-10-18 12:24:36

Special World Polio Day program highlights progress in the global effort to end polio EVANSTON, Ill., Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emmy-winning actress Archie Panjabi, best known for her role as Kalinda on the hit series "The Good Wife," will talk about her volunteer work in support of polio eradication during a special program co-hosted by Rotary and Northwestern University's Center for Global Health on Oct. 24 - World Polio Day 2013 - in downtown Chicago. The program,...

2013-10-15 23:00:55

Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) will be featured October 19 on 21st Century Health, the TV series focusing on improving patient outcomes through clinical data exchanges with immunization information systems. The series discusses the tools physicians are using to keep the public safe from vaccine-preventable diseases and peeks into the future of healthcare information technology. Tucson, AZ and Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) is...

2013-10-09 11:43:40

The current influenza (flu) vaccination policy in England and Wales should be expanded to target 5 to 16-year-olds in order to further reduce the number of deaths from flu, according to a study by UK researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. The results of the study by Marc Baguelin and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in the UK, Public Health England, and Athens University of Economics and Business, show that the current flu vaccination policy...

2013-10-07 09:29:14

Although they are at higher risk for cervical cancer, girls from low-income families are less likely to receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine that prevents it, and the reasons they are not fully vaccinated differ depending on whether their parents are English-speaking or Spanish-speaking, suggests research being presented at IDWeek 2013™. In the study, Spanish-speaking parents whose daughters were not fully vaccinated said their providers either did not encourage the vaccine or...

Norovirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Results
2013-10-05 05:27:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An experimental norovirus vaccine has been found to reduce the main symptoms of the gastrointestinal infection by more than half, according to research presented this week at the IDWeek 2013 infectious diseases conference in San Francisco. The investigational vaccine, which reportedly appears to be generally well tolerated and effective against the most common strain of the RNA virus, has been found to reduce vomiting and/or...

Scientists Discuss The Reality Of A Zombie Apocalypse: Exclusive
2013-10-31 11:25:44

[ Watch the Video: Microbiologists Discuss The Chances For A Zombie Apocalypse ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hollywood has amplified the idea of a zombie apocalypse for a long time, and the stories have grown increasingly popular in pop culture, particularly due to TV shows like 'The Walking Dead' and movies like 'World War Z.' However, when you take science fiction out of the equation and add real-world science into it, a zombie virus looks a little less...


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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