Tag: "vaccine" at biology news
Research team develops nonhuman primate model of smallpox infection
...errorism, antiviral drugs and an improved smallpox vaccine
are urgently needed. Because the disease no longer occurs naturally, vaccine
and drug candidates cannot be tested for their ability to prevent or treat smallpox in humans. Thus...
New biomaterials improve medical devices
...e care and the treatment of disease. Examples are vaccine
delivery systems, tissue-engineering scaffolds to promote regrowth of injured or diseased tissues, and drug and gene delivery systems for treatment of cancer. Twenty-one international research leaders will address the topic of "Challenges and Opp...
Mayo Clinic awarded major NIH contract for smallpox genomics research
...actly these types of studies with other live viral vaccine
models." Mayo Clinic's resources as a genomics ...ponsible for developing the AGTC. The smallpox vaccine
investigation is to begin immediately. ...
After flu exposure, mild exercise protects mature mice from dying
.... Results both striking and surprising; human flu vaccine
reaction study underway 20-week-old mice that had...nological vigor --including responses to influenza vaccine
-- in older adults....
Interactive health information system to detect Japanese encephalitis in Asia
...with international experts working on diagnostics, vaccine
development and introduction, and clinical treatme... increase the availability of a safe and effective vaccine
to eventually rid the region of this disabling and deadly disease. The Voxiva system is able to quic...
T cell's memory may offer long-term immunity to leishmaniasis
...ir findings encourage a new approach to creating a vaccine
against leishmaniasis and other immune cell mediat...s tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Attempts to create a vaccine
for leishmaniasis have long been stymied by the fact that the helper T cells, which coordinate the i...
HHS awards $232 million in biodefense contracts for vaccine development
...ebruary 2003 on two modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine
candidates. These contracts will support larger sc...ssessment. All four contracts are for purchases of vaccine
lots intended for research use. Any future purchases of additional vaccines for stockpiling in the e...
Report: How 10 top new technologies will help world reach globally-agreed goals by 2015
...nd without contraceptive effect; Better drug and vaccine
delivery methods that avoid the use of needles and reduce cross contamination; Bioinformatics to identify drug targets and to examine pathogen-host interactions; Nutrition-enriched crops to counter specific deficiencies, such as vitamin A-rich "G...
Cooperation to create a new tuberculosis vaccine
...evelopment of a new type of preventive DNA subunit vaccine
against tuberculosis (TB) has been signed by the M...th such multi-resistant strains. As the current TB vaccine
BCG fails to protect against the most common form of the disease, pulmonary TB in adults, the need f...
Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology
...tion could offer longer-lasting more efficient flu vaccine
Research from Sweden suggest...Studies indicate protection offered by the current vaccine
to be short-lived and only capable of targeting specific strains of the virus. Because influenza st...
The long road to a promising malaria vaccine started at NYU School of Medicine
NEW YORK, October 15, 2004 -- The malaria vaccine
reported today to reduce life-threatening cases of...day of more than 2,000 children in Mozambique, the vaccine
reduced life-threatening attacks of malaria by 58 percent, and reduced milder forms of the disease ...
Genetically modified parasite lets researchers probe immune system's memory
...ure Medicine, will likely aid efforts to develop a vaccine
for Leishmania major, a parasite that infects approximately 12 million people worldwide, causing significant death and disfigurement. It may also help efforts to develop vaccines for other pathogens including AIDS and tuberculosis. Scientists have kn...
NIH funds new bioinformatics resources at UT Southwestern
... researchers can use to improve drug discovery and vaccine
development. "We knew these projects would requi...ill allow researchers to define potential drug and vaccine
targets. The ImmPort system focuses on immune-system diseases, including allergy, autoimmunity and o...
Tufts Veterinary School scientists decode Cryptosporidium genome
...a position to not only identify potential drug and vaccine
targets, but also unravel key biological characteristics that might help explain the difference between the pathogen that infects humans only and C. parvum, which is transmitted between humans and animals." ...
Safety and immunogenicity data available for new pertussis booster vaccine candidate for adolescents
...sults from a pivotal clinical study of its booster vaccine
candidate, Boostrix TM [Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced D...arable to a U.S.- licensed Tetanus Diphtheria (Td) vaccine
with regard to safety and immunogenicity. In addition, the use of Boostrix induced anti-pertussis a...
Stretching the supply of flu vaccine: Solution offered in new SLU research in New England Journal
...more than double the available supply of influenza vaccine
for adults between the ages of 18 and 60, accordin...ccine, 40 percent of the full dose, if we gave the vaccine
not as a shot into the muscle, but if we gave the shot 'intradermally' between the layers of the ski...
Link between immune protein and longer survival in melanoma patients identified
... Health System. The idea behind this type of vaccine
is to activate an immune response within the body ...phase II clinical trial of a melanoma vaccine. The vaccine
was also associated with tumor regression....
Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats (SECEBT) presents infectious disease conference
...he center's members collaborate on basic research; vaccine
development; pathogen surveillance; biomedical engineering; pharmacology; veterinary medicine; food safety; clinical recognition and treatment; and communication and training of scientists and health professionals. Individuals affiliated with SECEB...
St. Jude named 'Research Leader' by Scientific American magazine
... as little as 14 days. For more than 50 years, flu vaccine
has been produced by growing the virus in fertiliz...rse genetics may one day revolutionize the way flu vaccine
is produced, reducing vaccine
development time and ending the current reliance on the egg supply.The...
Scientists first to grow common cause of food poisoning in the lab
... it may already have led them to a good target for vaccine
development. "By looking at the mouse virus we'd grown in the lab, we were able to identify a part of the capsid, the virus' protein shell, that is essential to its ability to cause disease," says senior author Skip Virgin, M.D., Ph.D., professor of...
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