Tag: "smallpox" at medical news
USC Historian Sifts World's Oldest Printed Medical Books For Clues To Riddle Of Gender
...unavailing efforts to understand andtreat epidemic smallpox
in children -- just as deadly and widespread in China asit was in early modern Europe. Drawing upon folk traditions about the pollutionof menstrual blood and the blood of childbirth, physicians suggested thatsmallpox was the result of "fetal poison" ...
Colorado State receives $6.25 million from National Institutes of Health to discover and test new drugs against tuberculosis
...the disease was on the way to eradication, just as smallpox
was. However, tuberculosis is now the leading bacterial killer in the world, causing 10 million new cases and 3 million deaths each year. It is resurgent in developing countries and, in America, in prison populations, among the homeless and in HIV/AI...
Hopkins study dispels 'panic' myth and suggests ways to involve public in response to a bioterrorist attack
...ck. As we spend another $500 million buying enough smallpox
vaccine to fill several warehouses, we must at the same time understand that teaching people concrete and practical steps they can take to avoid becoming infected or infecting others will remain the first and most important line of defense in the aft...
NIAID study results support diluting smallpox vaccine stockpile to stretch supply
...al trial indicate that the existing U.S. supply of smallpox
vaccine-15.4 million doses-could successfully be d... intentional release of smallpox, our stockpile of smallpox
vaccine can be expanded fivefold as we had planned. The success of this study puts us one step clos...
Aventis Pasteur donates approximately 75 to 90 million doses of smallpox vaccine to the U.S.
...is Pharma, announced today that it will donate its smallpox
vaccine inventory to the U.S. governments emergenc...U.S. may be particularly vulnerable to a terrorist smallpox
attack until new vaccine supplies are available. The company has worked closely with numerous U.S. g...
Studying smallpox without smallpox
...ool of Medicine have discovered a way to study how smallpox
overcomes the human immune system. Due to the natu... therapies for smallpox. The protein is called the smallpox
inhibitor of complement enzymes, or SPICE for short. SPICE helps smallpox
to elude complement, the c...
That scar on your arm won't help if the man next to you has smallpox
IF YOU had a smallpox
vaccination as a child and think you're still prot...ed, think again. Almost everyone vaccinated before smallpox
was eradicated in the mid-1970s has now lost their immunity. The bad news comes from a study of 621...
NIAID expands vaccine testing network
...l to evaluate the feasibility of diluting existing smallpox
vaccine. Together, the VTEUs enrolled and vaccinat...al information for making critical decisions about smallpox
vaccination strategies. In addition to rigorously evaluating vaccine safety during every trial, the...
Detection of bioterrorism viruses brought closer to local sites
...pecific infectious agent used in the attack." In a smallpox
case, there is concern for the infection of many o...y equipped to analyze specimens, such as suspected smallpox
viruses, in an environment where the investigators aren't at high risk of infection. The laboratorie...
The lancet specialty journals press releases
...ng Edge editorial discusses who should receive the smallpox
vaccine, and concludes that although now is not the time to offer vaccination to the general public the issue should be reconsidered in a year's time when stocks of a new safer vaccine will be available. FLUOROQUINOLONE RESISTANCE David Hooper, Ma...
Researchers develop 'fingerprinting' for biological agents
...sm and warfare threats such as anthrax, tularemia, smallpox
and HIV. A research team led by Chad A. Mirkin, d...s for six biological agents including hepatitis A, smallpox
and HIV, will be published in the Aug. 30 issue of the journal Science. The new technology, which ta...
Sepsis vaccine proves protective in preliminary studies at The Scripps Research Institute
...inst sepsis. Active immunization, used in measles, smallpox
and polio vaccines, involves exposing patients to a substance that resembles the pathogen that one is immunizing against. If the vaccine works, the body responds with an effective immune response both to the vaccine and to the pathogens that are lat...
Targeted smallpox vaccinations could be effective intervention against deliberate attack
...close contacts of infected individuals following a smallpox
outbreak could rival the effectiveness of mass vac... vaccine reactions and would prevent more cases of smallpox
per dose of vaccine, a targeted strategy would be desirable given an equally effective outcome, say ...
Smallpox outbreak response: Targeted vaccination may be almost as effective as mass vaccination
...h . Vaccinating those people in close contact with smallpox
victims may be almost as effective as vaccinating ...Science. Using a computer model to investigate how smallpox
might spread after being introduced by a few infected individuals, Elizabeth Halloran of the Rollins...
Preventive Medicine 2003 to feature research findings, plenary sessions on disease prevention
...e public health aspects of emergency preparedness, smallpox
response planning, new research and new guidelines on sexually transmitted diseases, new prevention strategies for STDs among adolescents, a bi-national perspective on border health issues, a detailed examination of the California initiative to impro...
Fast-acting ebola vaccine protects monkeys
...tbreaks, just as this strategy was used to contain smallpox
in the past," Dr. Nabel says. With ring vaccination, everyone who has been in contact with a patient, as well as all members of the patient's household, are vaccinated. The ring strategy, which requires a fast-acting vaccine, not only protects people...
New generation of smallpox vaccines to be tested at Saint Louis University
ST. LOUIS - Two new investigational smallpox
vaccines will be studied as part of a clinical tri...d Acambis Inc., will be compared with the existing smallpox
vaccine, known as Dryvax. The new vaccines were produced using modern methods of cell cultivation. D...
2003 Medicine for the Public
...f Alzheimer's Disease? Are we prepared for SARS, smallpox
or whatever comes next? How is research unraveling the mysteries of sickle cell disease? What promise does stem cell transplantation hold for cancer treatment? Why can too much iron be bad for you? BETHESDA, Md. These and other questions wil...
HHS announces new regional centers for biodefense research
...g new vaccines against anthrax, plague, tularemia, smallpox
and Ebola Developing new antibiotics and other therapeutic strategies Studying bacterial and viral disease processes Designing new advanced diagnostic approaches for biodefense and for emerging diseases Conducting immunological studies of di...
Regional consortium of universities chosen for biodefense initiative
...as SARS, and for defense against organisms such as smallpox
that might be used in bioterrorist attacks. The So...tics and treatments for orthopoxviruses (including smallpox
and monkeypox), Bacillus anthracis (anthrax) and Y. pestis, the bacteria that causes plague. Researc...
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