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Novel method predicts impact of a covert anthrax release

... the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London ... lead author of the study from the MRC Centre for outbreak Analysis and Modelling, said: "We have devised a ... way to forecast the future course of a potential outbreak and the people and geographic areas likely to be ...

Novel method predicts impact of a covert anthrax release

... the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London ... lead author of the study from the MRC Centre for outbreak Analysis and Modelling, said: "We have devised a ... way to forecast the future course of a potential outbreak and the people and geographic areas likely to be ...

Novavax Announces Enrollment in the Second Phase II Study of its Seasonal Influenza VLP Vaccine Candidate

... The current study was planned before the recent outbreak of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus in North ... is making a VLP vaccine candidate against the outbreak strain. Using Novavax's recombinant technology, ... 12 weeks of knowing the genetic sequence of the outbreak strain. "We are delighted to have ...

Novel method predicts impact of a covert anthrax release

... the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centre for outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London ... lead author of the study from the MRC Centre for outbreak Analysis and Modelling, said: "We have devised a ... way to forecast the future course of a potential outbreak and the people and geographic areas likely to be ...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited Full Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results with Financial Tables

... the intention to protect China's residents if an outbreak of human bird flu should occur. In March, we ... rights, to protect China's residents if an outbreak of human bird flu should occur. The production ... severity of the hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in China and other countries, Sinovac expects ...

Sinovac Reports Unaudited Full Year 2008 and Fourth Quarter Financial Results

... the intention to protect China's residents if an outbreak of human bird flu should occur. In March, we ... rights, to protect China's residents if an outbreak of human bird flu should occur. The production ... severity of the hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak in China and other countries, Sinovac expects ...

Scientists develop strategy to rapidly describe outbreak strains with next-generation DNA sequencing

... Friday, April 11, 2008 In the event of an outbreak or a bioterrorist attack, rapid identification of ... identify unique genetic properties of a potential outbreak strain. This report, which demonstrates the ... is not feasible when a rapid response to an outbreak or bioterrorist attack is required. New ...

Lethal Human H5N1 Influenza Virus Replikin Gene Still Upregulated

... previous findings, this suggests that the H5N1 outbreak in Indonesia is not over and that the next ... in 2003, it signaled correctly that the SARS outbreak shortly would be over. Similarly for each of the ... causing the outbreak gave advance notice that the outbreak was over. For H5N1 influenza, each of the onsets ...

Swine Flu (H1N1) Infectivity to Increase Markedly and Lethality to Remain Low According to Latest Replikin* Peptide Genomic Data

... not previously been possible to correlate virus structures with a virus outbreak or cessation of outbreak, let alone to predict six to 12 months ahead of the outbreak or its cessation. In 2001, Drs. Samuel and Elenore Bogoch first ...

Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R)

... critical role in the earliest pandemic stages, by helping contain an early outbreak wherever it occurs, slowing the spread of the disease, and treating those ... as possible before a pandemic outbreak," explains McGuire. "Once an outbreak occurs or a pandemic flu starts spreading, it will be impossible to meet ...

E. coli Outbreak in New Jersey?

... parts of Northern New Jersey. The purported scenario was an E. coli outbreak at a local restaurant, and the patients were actually volunteers from a ... cases developing. The system issued notifications of a possible E. coli outbreak to the appropriate regional public health watchdogs, who in turn contacted ...

NASA technology helps predict and prevent future pandemic outbreaks

... The use of remote sensing technology aids specialists in predicting the outbreak of some of the most common and deadly infectious diseases today such as ... agent, NASA surveillance systems enable scientists to decipher if an outbreak was caused by natural circumstances or was an act of bioterrorism. A ...

FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

... the FDA's Emergency Use Authorization The U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared a public health emergency because of the outbreak of the pandemic flu virus. The FDA, in response to requests from the CDC, has issued emergency use authorizations to make important diagnostic and ...

MIT is pleased to announce that it has received a US$ 500,000 private placement from its Chinese partners

... application, and is in the process of obtaining the certification for the production and sales of both models. With the recent deaths from the outbreak of the "swine-flu" H1-N1 and the increased fear of the possible pandemic that could affect millions of people around the world, MIT and MIT China ...

Sinovac Completes Construction of H1N1 Virus Seed Bank

... remains on track and we look forward to initiating clinical trials by the end of next month. Sinovac's rapid response to the newly emerged disease outbreak demonstrates the Company's resources and capabilities for vaccine production and highlights our commitment to protect the public from virus ...

Lethality of H1N1 Influenza Virus Increasing According to Latest Analysis of Virus Peptide Genomic Data

... BOSTON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis of the latest peptide genomic data for the H1N1 influenza virus indicates that the current global outbreak of H1N1 is increasing in its capacity for lethality. The new sequence data on PubMed of the past two weeks through June 10, 2009 showed an increase ...

Sinovac Begins the Production of Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine

... was delivered to the company on June 8, 2009. Mr. Weidong Yin, Chairman, President and CEO of Sinovac, commented, ''In the midst of a global outbreak and transmission of H1N1, our mission as a vaccine developer and manufacturer is to protect the public. We are very pleased to offer our expertise in ...

Medicago succesfully expresses VLP antigen for A H1N1 strain

... today announced that it has successfully expressed a new VLP antigen ("H1 VLP") from the influenza A (H1N1) strain that caused the recent Influenza outbreak in North America and other countries. The antigen was expressed within 14 days of receiving the DNA sequence with the Company's VLP vaccine ...

Novavax Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... influenza A (H1N1) virus highlights the potential value of our recombinant VLP technology as we can produce a genetically matched vaccine to the outbreak strain in about half the time of traditional vaccine technologies. We are in communication with governments and health authorities around the world ...

Biotechnology Company, Replikins Ltd., Provided Advance Warning of Mexican H1N1 'Swine Flu' Virus Outbreak

... Count of a particular influenza strain, indicating rapid replication of the virus, is an early warning which has been followed consistently by an outbreak of the specific strain. The current increase appears to be specific to H1N1; there was a concurrent 80% decline in the Replikin Count of H3N2, for ...

Biotechnology Company Provided Advance Warning of Mexican H1N1 "Swine Flu" Virus Outbreak

... Count of a particular influenza strain, indicating rapid replication of the virus, is an early warning which has been followed consistently by an outbreak of the specific strain. The current increase appears to be specific to H1N1; there was a concurrent 80% decline in the Replikin Count of H3N2, for ...

Sinovac Receives GMP Certification for its New Filling and Packaging Production Facility

... to fill and package Panflu, the Company's pandemic influenza vaccine, in order to support China's prevention and control strategy against a potential outbreak of pandemic influenza. Further to existing commercialized products having obtained GMP certifications, the filling and packaging plant ...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

... researcher has created a compound that prevents replication of the virus that causes SARS and could lead to a treatment for the disease. "The outbreak of SARS in 2003 led to hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses, and there is currently no treatment," said Arun Ghosh, the Purdue professor ...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

... appearances today in places like Africa and Asia. The World Health Organization reports at least 2,000 cases of the plague annually. The most recent outbreak in 2005 killed 56 people in the Congo and another 124 were infected before the epidemic was stopped. In the mid 1990s more than 400 people were ...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

... appearances today in places like Africa and Asia. The World Health Organization reports at least 2,000 cases of the plague annually. The most recent outbreak in 2005 killed 56 people in the Congo and another 124 were infected before the epidemic was stopped. In the mid 1990s more than 400 people were ...

New strategies against bird flu

... The Spanish flu outbreak of 1918 killed between 30 and 50 million people. In the infected patients, the ultimate cause of death was acute respiratory distress syndrome ....

Collaborative Software Initiative Addresses State Governments' Requirements for Meeting Infectious Disease Compliance

... and investigation of individual cases and local clusters of communicable disease, while simultaneously meeting the state and federal needs of outbreak control, disease surveillance and epidemiologic research. According to the December 2007 report from Trust for America's Health, only eight states ...

The most natural drug

... OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D., said. With further research and testing, this new method might allow a nurse going into the center of an outbreak to receive a shot to keep her safe from infection. Soldiers in the field could keep a shot of anti-anthrax in their packs in case of a biological ...

H1N1 Influenza Virus With Highest Replikin Count(TM) Since the 1918 Pandemic Identified in the U.S. and Austria

... Count of a particular influenza strain, indicating rapid replication of the virus, is an early warning which has been followed consistently by an outbreak of the specific strain. The current increase appears to be specific to H1N1; there was a concurrent 80% decline in the Replikin Count of H3N2, for ...

Replikins Oral Vaccine Synthesized in 7 Days Protects 91% of Shrimp Against a Lethal Virus

... was not possible until it was found in H5N1 influenza that an increase in the virus replikin concentration signalled one year in advance that the outbreak was coming, and indicated the country in which this would occur (FluForecast(TM), Indonesia). 2) The production of vaccines by other methods has ...

Nasal Vaccine for Smallpox Confers High Levels of Immunity Without Safety Risks

... and speed of our nasally delivered vaccine would provide the necessary protection to the public in the event of a bioterrorist attack or a natural outbreak of a related orthopoxvirus infection such as monkeypox," he said. Results of the study are published in the February 2008 issue of Clinical and ...

MIT explains spread of 1918 flu

... researchers have explained why two mutations in the H1N1 avian flu virus were critical for viral transmission in humans during the 1918 pandemic outbreak that killed at least 50 million people. The team showed that the 1918 influenza strain developed two mutations in a surface molecule called ...

FluForecast(R) Replikin Count(TM) Predicts That the H5N1 Cycle Which Began in 1996 Is Now Over

... be Indonesia. These predictions were proven correct in 2006-2007. The last two influenza pandemics of 1957 (H2N2) and 1968 (H3N2), and the SARS outbreak of 2003, were also each preceded by an increase in the Replikin count, and in each case, a strain-specific decrease in the count several years later ...

Acrongenomics on Track to Acquire Molecular Vision

... the laboratory, will now be available to be undertaken in a physicians office, or even in the field if you were, for example, trying to identify an outbreak of infectious disease in farm animals. This wide utility was identified by Acrongenomics and resulted in them investing US $ 4.6million in Molecular ...

Significant Progress Made in Nation's Preparedness to Respond to Public Health Emergencies; But Gaps in Critical Areas Threaten Overall Readiness

... to respond to a natural disaster. -- Nearly 9 out of 10 Americans say they would abide by a voluntary quarantine and stay home in the case of an outbreak of a pandemic flu. Willingness to accept this type of quarantine exists across the public at high levels. Among the 10 percent who say they would not ...

International Substance Detection Firm IDenta To Release New Lead Test Kit - Rash Of Toy Incidents Leads Company To Enter New Marketplace

... final stages of releasing a new test kit that will detect the presence of lead in a wide variety of products including children's toys. The recent outbreak of lead contamination in products produced in China prompted the company to develop the new product line. As yet unnamed, the new IDenta lead ...

Hospitals Adopt STERIS Advanced Room Sterilization Technology in the Fight Against 'Superbugs'

... and chief executive officer of Lake Hospital System. "The World Health Organization states that with over two billion passengers flying each year an outbreak in any part of the world is only a few hours from becoming an imminent threat somewhere else. That could be our community and we want to be prepared. ...

Taming the anthrax threat

... ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the American governments biodefense efforts, the potential for terrorists to cause a deadly anthrax outbreak remains a significant concern, six years after the letter attacks that shook the nation shortly after 9/11. Now, researchers at the University of ...

OpGen Announces $23.6 Million Series A Financing

... genomic analysis of a range of organisms of importance to human health, including tracing the origins of food-poisoning cases such as the recent outbreak linked to contaminated spinach. With this new financing the company will develop commercial instrumentation systems for the clinical microbiology ...

A Large-Scale Research Project by a Dutch Consortium Addressing a Global Problem

... the host from respiratory virus infections. This project has a budget of almost 4 million Euros. One of its aims is to reduce the risk of a pandemic outbreak of influenza, that may emerge from the current avian influenza threat to humans. The partners in the project are Solvay Pharmaceuticals B.V., Nobilon ...
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