Navigation Links
Syracuse University partners with Serum Institute of India to develop vaccines for children
Date:9/4/2008

A unique partnership between Syracuse University and the Serum Institute of India could lead to better access to life-saving vaccines for children living in some of the most impoverished areas of the world. The Institute recently awarded $250,000 to a team of SU researchers led by Robert Doyle, assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, to develop new oral vaccines against tetanus and rotavirus, a severe form of diarrhea that affects infants and young children worldwide.

Tetanus is caused by a toxin produced by bacteria naturally found in soil. The vaccine is only available by injection. While the disease is rare in the Western world, tetanus caused an estimated 257,000 deaths in low-income countries between 2000 and 2003, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) latest report. A significant percentage involved infants born in predominately rural areas who were exposed to the tetanus bacteria during unsanitary delivery procedures. Likewise, infants and young children in these same countries have a much higher risk of dying from rotavirus than those living in Western nations. The disease killed an estimated 500,000 children in developing nations during 2004, according to a 2007 WHO report.

"We are very excited to be working with the Serum Institute of India on these projects," Doyle says. "This is a difficult area of research due to the nature of the molecules we will be working with. But, if we are successful, our work could have an enormously positive impact on the lives of people well beyond Syracuse University. This is truly scholarship in action."

Founded in 1966, the Serum Institute of India produces and supplies low-cost, life-saving vaccines for children and adults living in low-income countries. It is the world's largest producer of measles and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DPT) vaccines. An estimated two out of every three immunized children in the world have received a vaccine manufa
'/>"/>

Contact: Judy Holmes
jlholmes@syr.edu
315-443-8085
Syracuse University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Syracuse University scientists discover how some bacteria may steal iron from their human hosts
2. Petascale climate modeling heats up at University of Miami
3. Tel Aviv University researchers create new stem cell screening tool
4. NC State first university in nation to offer canine bone marrow transplants
5. TGen and Washington University researchers discover new approach to treating endometrial cancer
6. Iowa State University researcher shows proteins have controlled motions
7. $2M grant awarded to University of Kentucky for research on nanoparticles and human health
8. Model for angelman syndrome developed by University of Texas at Austin biologists
9. Humans response to risk can be unnecessarily dangerous, finds Tel Aviv University study
10. Case Western Reserve University study looks at keeping migrant workers children healthy
11. Tel Aviv University researchers root out new and efficient crop plants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Showcase, Hall E -   EyeLock Inc. , a market ... showcase its EyeLock ID technology integrated in a 3D printed ... Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) at the 2015 ... technology is being used to validate the driver and authorize ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Washington , January 20, 2015 Investorideas.com, ... tech stocks, releases video from the CES 2015 (Consumer Electronics ... Apollo Robbins . Apollo shows how easily ... smart wallet, a product of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... YORK , Jan. 22, 2015   EyeLock, Inc. , ... it has appointed Steve Gerber to the new ... will be responsible for leading development of mobile platforms and ... years of success and innovation in the semiconductor industry to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3EyeLock Names Steve Gerber as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Wearables 2
... (Sept. 4, 2008) A variety of organismsfrom ... where the timing and duration of fundamental biological processes ... survive, even under fluctuating environmental conditions. In recent ... molecular basis of these rhythms and how they translate ...
... Breast Cancer Symposium features the latest cutting-edge findings in ... meeting focuses on new and promising therapeutic approaches, as ... breast cancer. To help you take the best ... we encourage you to visit www.sabcs.org to ...
... September 4, 2008) The tumor suppressor gene ... in cases of soft tissue sarcoma (STS), according ... at the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and ... Technology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, the ...
Cached Biology News:Interdisciplinary volume on biological rhythms serves as both primer and in-depth resource 2International team reveals first prognosticator of survival in aggressive cancer 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Selexis SA, a ... Research Cell Banks (RCBs) used for drug discovery to ... Banks will include Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data ... de-risks biologic manufacturing by ensuring the integrity of the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DIEGO , Jan. 22, 2015   Cypher ... and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), ... development agreement for next generation noninvasive prenatal tests ... genome interpretation technology, called Mantis™, to advance analysis ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... focused on advanced wound care, announces that AMNIOEXCEL® ... have been added to the Premier, Inc. Regenerative ... opportunity for the AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX® product lines, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... and NEW YORK , Dec. ... biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, announced the ... common stock, and warrants to purchase up to an aggregate ... $4.00 per share and $.01 per warrant.  The warrants have ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 3Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 5PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3
... Scientists have created a diamond-like lattice composed of gold ... place by strands of DNA. The structure a ... pieces known as capsids, linked by the very stuff ... scientists, ability to combine an assortment of materials to ...
... 2011 Most women know that amniotic fluid is ... baby, but are unaware of the potential of amniotic ... which are at the forefront of medical research, and, ... protect the child throughout their lifetime. Biocell Center, leader ...
... University researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly ... the "print head" can be thrown away when done. ... the best of scanning-probe lithography -- high resolution -- ... cost and easy implementation. HSL could be ...
Cached Biology Technology:A mix of tiny gold and viral particles -- and the DNA ties that bind them 2First National Amniotic Fluid Awareness Day Educates Women About the Benefits of Amniotic Fluid Beyond Pregnancy 2First National Amniotic Fluid Awareness Day Educates Women About the Benefits of Amniotic Fluid Beyond Pregnancy 3Making a point 2Making a point 3
delta-like 1 homolog (Drosophila)...
...
... 71-18 mutS and ES1301 mutS are mismatch ... of these strains prevents repair of the ... high mutation efficiencies and making them helpful ... Altered Sites II Mutagenesis Systems. Both ES1301 ...
Polaroid black & white positive, 3 x 4 inch pack film, ISO 3000/ 36 ASA DIN (20 expsures). For use in the Polaroid Direct Copy Camera (PHC34)....
Biology Products: