Navigation Links
Texas A&M Research Aids Military in Fighting Brucellosis on the Battlefield
Date:8/21/2013

College Station, TX (PRWEB) August 21, 2013

Researchers at Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) are nearing completion of the first human Brucella vaccine aimed at combatting the Brucella bacteria that cause brucellosis, a chronic disease that causes high fever and incapacitation. If left untreated, the disease can induce neurological symptoms and cross the blood-brain barrier to inflict more damage.

Because Brucella is considered a select agent by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meaning that it has been weaponized, the vaccine would be primarily used as a biodefense vaccine by the military. Allison Rice-Ficht, Ph.D., director of the Center for Microencapsulation and Drug Delivery at Texas A&M Health Science Center, and her team therefore have not only developed the vaccine but are also working on an improved delivery system to make the vaccine stable at room temperature and able to be taken orally. She calls it a “pocket vaccine,” and it will allow military personnel to carry capsules in their pockets for oral consumption in crisis situations.

To develop the vaccine’s military applications, Ficht received a $2.6 million grant in 2007 from the Department of Defense (DoD), specifically the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command. Since then the original grant has been renewed twice for a total of an additional $1.6 million. It will conclude this December.

“We are now addressing packaging issues so that the future ‘pocket vaccine’ will be able to be distributed at room temperature and without medical personnel,” she said.

After more than 18 months, a patent application is now pending on the vaccine. Vaccination studies in animal models are concluding, and Ficht hopes to have the vaccine in clinical human trials in the near future.

When the vaccine is ready for production, and through a joint effort between Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Cellucor to Attend Europa Get Fit & Sports Expo in Dallas, Texas
2. Texas A&M College of Nursing's New Nursing Program Answers Workforce Demand
3. TLU Professor Bill Squires Receives the 2013 Texas Health Champion Award
4. XL Protection Now Offering Dallas Texas Residents Professionally Installed Security Camera Video Surveillance Systems
5. DentalSpots.com Expands Network Capabilities to Help Fill Texas Dental Jobs
6. Dallas’ Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. Wins “Dallas A-List” Award for Best Pet Sitting Company in North Texas
7. Survey by Dissertation-Texas Reveals Exceptional Rise in Research Projects
8. Marco Cervantes - State Farm Insurance Agent Opens Doors in Katy, Texas
9. The Texas Thyroid Institute is Now Testing for Food Sensitivities
10. 2013 Best Security System Companies in San Antonio, Texas According to 6Webs.com
11. "Little" 9/11 Museum in NYC Gets Some "Big" Love from Texas
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Blue Cross and ... Minnesotans who exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” ... for people to share their stories about how they or ... simply inspired others by living in the moment. By telling ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York, New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... filed after Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and ... federal multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District ... Order dated January 20th, the Court has remanded a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 A study recently ... flagship journal Medicine & Science in Sports & ... may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems associated with ... Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study took 10 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Payday lending practices in four ... cause financial distress to the states that permit them, ... University’s Center on Race and Wealth. , While they ... payday loans at the same time substantially depress economic ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a ... kit in a car for reducing the costs of an ... will also be able to get lower prices for their vehicle ... an important role in determining policy costs. Because of this, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2
... diagnostic procedures in cardiology. The idea of publishing an ... of European cardiovascular imagers, is therefore long awaited. The ... with a patient rather than technology-based approach, helping clinicians ... aid of imaging. The book is divided ...
... ... of Fortune 1000 employers strongly indicates that wellness programs have a positive impact on ... ... of Fortune 1000 companies reveals that 78 percent of employers have improved employee participation ...
... , SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Dec. 16 Tyco International Ltd. ... Michael E. Daniels for election to the Tyco Board of ... 2010. , Daniels, 55, is Senior Vice President of ... In this role, he has worldwide responsibility for IBM,s Global ...
... , BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 16 Dale Buchanan, owner ... have a weight loss contest for his students in the new year. The ... own prize or against each other. They will be losing weight to raise ... , "For every pound each student of mine loses between January 4 ...
... to 11-month interval lessens complication risks , TUESDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay ... such a profound impact on your life that you just can,t ... suggests that you might want to wait at least six months ... be even better. , The study found that when the ...
... ... received a further 1.6 million Euro in capital funding to scale up production and ... for this promising new technology. The capital was invested by LD Pensions and Unisense A/S ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging puts patient at center 2Health News:The European Society of Cardiology Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging puts patient at center 3Health News:Hallmark Insights' Employer Survey Reveals Cost-Savings Benefits of Health & Wellness Programs 2Health News:Tyco International Files Preliminary Proxy Proposing Election of New Director 2Health News:Fitness Trainer Motivates Clients with Weight Loss to Help Raise Money for Animal Shelter 2Health News:For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters 2Health News:For Babies' Sake, Pregnancy Spacing Matters 3Health News:Increased Capital Funding for Unisense FertiliTech A/S Will Help Meet Demand for New Assisted Reproduction Device 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015 Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that ... enrolled into the Company,s Phase 2 clinical trial.  This ... Gem,s lead compound, GPX-150 (an investigational medication), in approximately ... disease. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... CLEVELAND , Jan. 22, 2015  ViewRay™, a privately ... entered into an exclusive distributor agreement with ITOCHU Corporation ... radiation therapy system for the treatment of cancer in ... (me-rid-i-an) system, is the world,s first and only MRI-guided ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 22, 2015  ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) ... Revenue for the quarter was $423.0 million, a 10 percent ... 14 percent increase on a constant currency basis). Net income ... the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Diluted earnings per share ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2ITOCHU Named the Exclusive Distributor for ViewRay's MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System in Japan 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: