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Nanoparticle-delivered 'Suicide' Genes Slowed Ovarian Tumor Growth

... (Vocus) July 29, 2009 -- Nanoparticle delivery of diphtheria toxin-encoding DNA selectively expressed in ... for the nanoparticle delivery of a DNA encoding diphtheria toxin suicide gene. These nanoparticles were ... cancer cells, as scientists were able to deliver diphtheria toxin genes, using a nanoparticle, to the actual ...

U.S. FDA Licenses Sanofi Pasteur's New Pediatric Combination Vaccine, Pentacel(R)

... as a booster dose for protection against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis in both adults and adolescents ... (a) The true name for DAPTACEL vaccine is: diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis ... Adacel vaccine is: Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed. ...

Wyeth's Prevenar 13* Receives First Approval

... Prevenar 13. Hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to its use. As with any vaccine, Prevenar ... including Prevenar. Hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to its use. Prevenar does not provide 100% ...

FDA Grants Priority Review Status to Prevnar 13 Marketing Application

... including Prevnar. Hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to its use. Prevnar does not protect 100% ... vaccinated. Immunization with Prevnar does not substitute routine diphtheria immunization. About Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, ...

Wyeth Submits Marketing Application to FDA for its 13-Valent Vaccine for the Prevention of Pneumococcal Disease in Infants and Toddlers

... including Prevnar. Hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to its use. Prevnar does not protect 100% ... vaccinated. Immunization with Prevnar does not substitute routine diphtheria immunization. About Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, ...

Many Vaccine Booster Shots Unnecessary: Study

... against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, mononucleosis, tetanus and diphtheria over an extended period of time. "The goal of this study was to ... we found that immunity following vaccination with tetanus and diphtheria was much more long-lived than anyone realized, and that antibody responses ...

Is it Exam Time for Georgia's School Children Already?

... given to young children, but immunity fades over time. Therefore, the best protection for teens and pre-teens is a booster shot of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to help protect against these three serious diseases. This year, the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Advisory Committee on ...

'Suicide' Genes Help Slow Ovarian Tumor Growth in Mice

... from the American Association for Cancer Research. In the laboratory experiments on mice, the researchers found that nanoparticle delivery of diphtheria toxin-encoding DNA selectively expressed in ovarian cancer cells significantly slowed the growth of ovarian tumors. The findings appear online in the ...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

... prevent 70 percent of cervical cancers. And only 15 percent of those aged 19 to 64 have received the Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. A Tdap booster is recommended in place of one tetanus-diphtheria booster vaccine, which should be given every 10 years. Another ...

Diversified Agency Services Network Launches TogoRun(TM), A New Global Healthcare Communications Agency

... data support, event management and Web development. The Story Behind TogoRun The firm's name was inspired by the 1925 Nome Serum Run, when a diphtheria epidemic threatened to wipe out the frontier Alaskan town. As sled dogs raced 1,000 miles to deliver serum from Anchorage, an undersized Husky named ...

Video: Jennifer Lopez Joins the Fight Against Pertussis in New PSAs

... recommends that all adults and adolescents 11-64 years of age, especially those who have close contact with an infant, be immunized with a tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) booster. The CDC also recommends that new mothers get the Tdap vaccination in the immediate postpartum period to ...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Closes Acquisition of Mellow Hope, China

... and has a product line that encompasses vaccines for hepatitis A Vaccine, Group A,C,Y,W135 meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; cerebroprotein hydrolysate for injection and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs). Mellow Hope's Hepatitis A Vaccine ...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Begins Formulating SPC company for merger With Mellow Hope

... Hope is China based and the biggest exporter of Biological Vaccines in China. It has a product line that encompasses vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based products including human rabies immunoglobulin; and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs) for injection such as ...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Launches On Line Cosmetics Products

... is China based and the biggest exporter of Biological Vaccines in China. It has a product line that encompasses vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based products including human rabies immunoglobulin; and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs) for injection such as ...

Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) in Merger Talks with Mellow Hope, China

... Mellow Hope is the biggest exporter of Biological Vaccines in China, and has a product line that encompasses vaccines for influenza, tetanus, diphtheria and other diseases; Blood based products including human rabies immunoglobulin; and active pharmaceutical ingredient (or APIs) for injection such as ...

Pennsylvania State Health Department Conducts Pertussis Immunization Clinic in Mercer County

... a pertussis vaccination booster that could reduce the likelihood of spreading the disease." The new combination vaccine, containing tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap), is available for adolescents and adults, ages 10-64 years. Tdap should be given as a one-time dose in place of a tetanus ...

Phase 3 Data Indicate Investigational 13-valent Vaccine May Broaden Protection Against Pneumoccocal Disease in Children Younger than Two

... vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. Risks are associated with all vaccines, including Prevnar. Hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to its use. Prevnar does not protect 100% of children vaccinated. Immunization with Prevnar does not substitute ...

Federal Advisory Committee Votes to Include Newly Licensed Pentacel(R) Vaccine in Vaccines for Children Program

... does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements. (a) The true name for DAPTACEL vaccine is: diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed. (b) The true name for IPOL vaccine is: Poliovirus Vaccine Inactivated. (c) The ...

US FDA licenses Sanofi Pasteur's new pediatric combination vaccine, pentacel

... the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has licensed Pentacel®, diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate) Vaccine. ...

Vaccine-Preventable Deaths Reach New Low in U.S.

... illness and deaths. Cases of invasive pneumococcal disease were down 34 percent, and death rates were down 25 percent. At the peak incidence of diphtheria in the 1930s, more than 30,000 people in the United States developed the disease each year, and 3,000 died. Today, there have been no reported cases ...

The Homeopathic Revolution

... and gout (Chapter 9: Politicians and Peacemakers, Pages 199-200) -- Harold Griffith, MD - (one of the fathers of modern anesthesia), diphtheria (Chapter 5: Physicians and Scientists, Pages 122-124) ...

Wyeth Comments on PREVNAR and Trends in Pneumococcal Disease

... vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. Risks are associated with all vaccines, including PREVNAR. Hypersensitivity to any vaccine component, including diphtheria toxoid, is a contraindication to its use. PREVNAR does not provide 100 percent protection against vaccine serotypes or protect against nonvaccine ...

Wyeth's Pearl River, N.Y. Facility Celebrates 100 Years of Achievements in Health care

... Aureomycin chlortetracycline, one of the first broad-spectrum antibiotics. The site also manufactured the company's first FDA-licensed product - diphtheria antitoxin. "We are extremely proud of the contributions that Pearl River has made to improving health here in the United States and around the ...

Exposure to Pollutants Reduce The Effectiveness Of Vaccines In Children

... that among 119 children who received the standard diphtheria and tetanus vaccines and those who were examined ... that were sufficient to protect them against diphtheria and tetanus, the researchers found that 21% of the 7-year-olds had the concentration levels of diphtheria toxoid antibody lower than the levels that could ...

Serum Institute Launches New Tetanus-Diphtheria Vaccine

... for the first time first indigenous Tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccines // . The vaccine is called Td-Vac and will combat the deadly diphtheria and tetanus among both adolescents and adults. ... with their standards," "The incidence of diphtheria has doubled in the last one year and the ...

Vaccines — Good for Adults to

... immune system or those whose spleen has been removed. Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) or tetanus and diphtheria (Td): Tdap is recommended especially for adults ages 19 to 64 and for ...

New tetanus-diphtheria combination vaccine launched by Serum Institute of India

... India // . The vaccine is aimed at combating the fatal tetanus and diphtheria (Td) in adolescents and adults. It is much different than the currently ... to be very cost effective as it offers dual protection against both diphtheria and tetanus. The cost is much lesser than the existing Tetanus (TT) ...

Most Parents in U.S. Not in Favor of HPV Vaccine Mandates

... also were asked if they would support a state law that would require boys and girls to get the new booster vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough, or Tdap, before entering ninth grade. The survey found that 68 percent of parents support a mandate for the Tdap ...

Paucity of Tetanus Vaccine

... of drugs will have to be used by those who are in need of vaccination. The combination vaccines are used to protect the body from other diseases like diphtheria and pertussis in addition to tetanus. But some children are not in a position to take the combo vaccine due to prevalent health conditions. ...

FDA and CDC Remind Consumers of the Dangers of Drinking Raw Milk

... a set period of time, kills bacteria responsible for diseases such as listeriosis, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, typhoid fever, tuberculosis, diphtheria and brucellosis. FDA's pasteurization requirement also applies to other milk products, with the exception of a few aged cheeses. Proponents ...

Sanitation Emerges as the Winner

... methods and devices helped the human population to gain control over a lot of infectious diseases like cholera, measles, small pox, tuberculosis, diphtheria etc. Medical fraternity felt that the discovery of DNA and research in stem cells hold a key to understand a lot of diseases. JYT ...

New Treatment For Skin Cancer Using Body's own Immune System

... T-cells (Tregs). Jason Chesney, of the University of Louisville, Kentucky carried out a study on his patients. He gave a combination of diphtheria toxin and interleukin-2 to 7 patients who had advanced form of skin cancer. The 2 were used to eliminate Tregs. The tumours either reduced in size or ...

New Immunizations for Adults

... cough booster: Whooping cough (pertussis) is making a comeback because the childhood vaccine’s protection wanes over time. Immunities to tetanus and diphtheria wear off, too, which is why doctors advise a Td booster every 10 years. But until now, boosters for adolescents and adults lacked the pertussis ...

Childhood vaccines may lose their power of long-term protection with exposure to chemical pollutants.

... high level of PCB. This was measured by examining the blood sample from the mother while she was expecting. Among the 119 children who got the diphtheria and tetanus vaccines and examined at 18 months, revealed the greater the PCB exposure level, the antibody body protection lowered to the extent of ...

Sour Taste Sensors Identified

... his colleagues turned to another clever experimental strategy. Using a special mouse strain, they created genetically engineered mice that produced a diphtheria toxin in cells that expressed PKD2L1, thus killing the cells. They then recorded the nerve signals and tongue function coming from taste cells in the ...

Allergic reaction to DTaP vaccine persists in children

... hand we got a fairly definitive answer, and that's why we do research." The acellular vaccine, licensed in 1997, contains only those parts of the diphtheria (whooping cough) bacteria that are critical to providing immunity. The previous version--whole cellular DTP vaccine--contained whole bacteria. The ...

New Vaccines To Combat Rotavirus

... hope that the vaccines, which are swallowed rather than injected, will become a routine part of the immunization repertoire given to babies alongside diphtheria and tetanus. "These results are really promising and very exciting," Nature quoted Umesh Parashar, an infectious-disease specialist in ...

India To Produce More Cost Effective Vaccines

... patients, according to the Prime Minister. India's universal immunization program has served to bring down the incidence of whooping cough by 91%, diphtheria by 72%, and measles by 61%. India accounts for one third of the total number of children in the world who have not been immunized. As many as ...

The Link Between Childhood Vaccinations And Diabetes Questioned

... 1 diabetes.Research conducted // over the past few years has suggested vaccinations that kids get in early childhood to protect them against polio, diphtheria and other diseases might be putting children at higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Studies have shown countries where childhood ...
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