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Scientists Discover Origin of Malaria

... The newly discovered parasites show that malaria jumped from animals to humans, much the way that ... , that is closely related to the dominant human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum , most ... discovered parasites not only demonstrate how malaria originated, but represent potentially powerful ...

Malaria Vaccine Developer, Sanaria Inc., Receives 2009 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Early-Stage Vaccine Biotech

... translating Sanaria's whole-organism, sporozoite malaria vaccine candidate from development through cGMP ... founder and CEO. Sanaria's candidate malaria vaccine is composed of live, attenuated ... primary mission is to develop and commercialize a malaria sporozoite vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum ...

Progress Against Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases Among Highlights at Annual Vaccine Conference

... April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Global progress toward a malaria vaccine is among the key topics to be presented ... through high school. Prospects for a malaria Vaccine Currently, there is no vaccine ... are cautiously optimistic about the most advanced malaria vaccine candidate, which is scheduled to move ...

Phase 1 Trial of Whole-Parasite Malaria Vaccine to Begin

... for testing in humans watershed moment for unique malaria vaccine approach ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23 ... company Sanaria Inc., with support from the PATH malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), has initiated a Phase 1 ... first tests in adult volunteers -- of its unique malaria vaccine candidate. Unlike ...

USAID Provides Malaria Assistance to Zimbabwe

... risks. USAID, through the President's malaria Initiative, is supporting emergency Indoor ... While the country retains adequate stocks of malaria drugs, less than half of the usual level of ... would have otherwise gone without this integral malaria protection mechanism. The Ministry of Health in ...

Two New Studies in the New England Journal of Medicine Show Malaria Vaccine Candidate Advancing in Africa

... that the world's most clinically advanced malaria vaccine candidate provides both infants and young ... reduced the risk of clinical episodes of malaria by 53 percent over an eight-month ... in a global effort coordinated by the PATH malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) to develop ...

GenVec Announces Multiple Presentations at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Meeting

... Will Highlight Research Conducted in GenVec malaria Vaccine Program GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. ... today that the company will present on GenVec's malaria vaccine program at the American Society of ... by GenVec collaborators, will provide updates on malaria vaccine development, ranging from preclinical ...

Malaria Vaccine Developer Sanaria Inc. Receives the Technology Council of Maryland's Emerging Company of the Year Award

... have invested so much in us." The PATH malaria Vaccine Initiative, which is partnering with ... to accelerate development of the company's novel malaria vaccine candidate, welcomed the news. "We at MVI ... technology for producing attenuated sporozoite malaria vaccines," said Director Dr. Christian Loucq. ...

'Best Week Ever' for Nothing But Nets

... Between VH1 and Nothing But Nets to Prevent malaria in Africa NEW ... Major League Soccer's MLS W.O.R.K.S. Each year, malaria infects approximately 300-500 million people ... and simple approaches to combating malaria is the use of insecticide-treated bed nets; nets ...

John Legend and Gap Join (PRODUCT)RED(TM) to Help Eliminate AIDS in Africa with Exclusive (RED)ZONE Seating at Madison Square Garden

... About The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria Since its creation in 2002, the Global Fund has become the dominant ... of 70 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria worldwide. For more information visit http://www.theglobalfund.org . ...

SAIC Awarded Malaria Vaccine Production Support Contract Extension by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

... identify optimal production and purification strategies for clinical-grade malaria immunogens, performing pilot lot production, formulation, preclinical ... selected us to continue to support the development and characterization of malaria vaccine candidates," said Robert McCord, SAIC business unit general ...

General Wesley Clark Joins Immtech as Consulting Strategic Advisor

... II clinical trials for treatment and prevention of malaria. Each year malaria kills over one million people. It is also a significant threat to 125 million people who travel annually from developed countries to malaria endemic areas. Pafuramidine is also in two pivotal Phase III trials ...

Upstream Biosciences Acquires Innovative Platform Technology and Drug Candidates for Tropical Parasitic Diseases

... Afghanistan. Upstream also intends to begin screening compounds against malaria shortly and to test compounds from related classes as potential therapies ... (iii) the Company intends to begin screening compounds against malaria and to test compounds from related classes as potential therapies for ...

Pharmacopeia Assists the World Health Organization in the Discovery of Novel Therapeutics for the Treatment of Malaria

... project is to identify new lead series with the potential to become novel malaria drug candidates. malaria kills more than one million people a year, with most of those being ...

Orkin Warns of Four Pests to Avoid this Fourth of July

... Mosquitoes, which transmit malaria, encephalitis and other deadly diseases, are among the most dangerous pests in the world. Although malaria has been eliminated from the U.S., mosquitoes still spread West Nile virus (WNV) and other harmful viruses. According to the Centers for Disease ...

Keep Mosquitoes and More Out of Your Yard with Garlic From Garlic Research Labs, Inc.

... Ron Holt, City Administrator in Marlow, OK adds, "We sprayed our park and it worked!" In a recent Official study conducted by the Division of malaria Control in Kenya, Mosquito Barrier was proven to be effective against both Anopheles and Culex adult mosquitoes. Mosquito Barrier achieved a ...

International Medical Corps Matched with Top 25 American Express Members Project, 'Saving the Lives of Malnourished Children'

... members, thousands of children's lives can be saved." Hunger and malnutrition kill more people in the world than HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. As food prices rise, millions are being driven deeper into poverty everyday while trying to afford basic staples. Many are at risk of ...

Successful Results for Mymetics Corporation's Mucosal HIV/AIDS Vaccine Viral Challenge Significantly Exceeds Expectations

... have been used since 1994 for two vaccines in over 40 million doses with no significant side effects. The Company's disease focus presently includes malaria and the human immunodeficiency virus. For further information regarding the Company and its mucosal approach, please visit http://www.mymetics.com ...

(RED) to Launch New Way for People to Get Music in Their Lives; Weekly Delivery of Great Music Helps to Save Lives in Africa

... 1.75 million people, TB treatment for 3.9 million people, and by the distribution of 59 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria worldwide. (RED)(TM) is the Global Fund's largest private sector contributor. ...

Hawaii Biotech Receives Allowance to Perform West Nile Vaccine Clinical Trials

... that have been shown to elicit protective immune responses in animal efficacy models for diseases such as West Nile, dengue, influenza, Ebola, malaria and tick-borne encephalitis. "The West Nile vaccine will be the first candidate to enter clinical trials for Hawaii Biotech. This is a substantial ...

Immtech Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2008 Results

... were achieved. In addition to the Par Pharmaceutical agreement, Immtech received orphan drug status from the USFDA for pafuramidine to treat malaria and African sleeping sickness, added a new board member and a strategic advisor to the team, and received from China's State Food and Drug ...

Immtech Receives $5.1 Million to Further African Sleeping Sickness Clinical Trials

... chemotherapy or solid organ transplantations. In addition to targeting African sleeping sickness and PCP, pafuramidine is also being developed for malaria prevention and treatment. About Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Immtech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on developing and commercializing drugs to ...

Rx for Africa, Inc. Now Trading Under New Symbol (RXAF.PK)

... and Drug Administration (US FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) good manufacturing practices (GMP). The expected product list includes three malaria drugs, three drugs for tuberculosis, nine HIV drugs, 27 antibiotics, and several each of anti-protozoans, anti-fungals and anti-emetics. "The change ...

US FDA Grants Orphan Drug Status to Immtech's Pafuramidine for Treatment of African Sleeping Sickness

... for African sleeping sickness, pafuramidine is currently in Phase III clinical trials for PCP, and in Phase II trials targeting malaria treatment and malaria prophylaxis. "This is another positive milestone for Immtech as pafuramidine advances towards commercialization," commented Eric L. Sorkin, ...

Studies of Drug Resistance May Lead to Individual Therapy for Rare Cancers

... by President Bush in 2005 to control malaria in Africa. His specific responsibilities will ... agencies and other recipients of USG funds for malaria prevention and treatment. The goal of the PMI is to assist national malaria control programs to cut malaria-related deaths by ...

Use of Sequenom's MassARRAY System Leads to Significant Scientific Advances in Understanding Cancer, Diabetes and Drug-Resistant Malaria

... the February issue of in Nature Genetics, the authors, led by scientists at Harvard and MIT, reported their finding that the genetic variation of the malaria parasite has allowed it to overcome chemotherapeutic agents, vaccines, and other control strategies, and thus has remained a leading cause of ...

Researchers Find Surprising Pattern of Influenza Spread in South America and Tropics

... research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on basic immunology, transplantation and immune-related ...

Rapid Response was Crucial to Containing the 1918 Flu Pandemic

... research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. NIAID also supports research on basic immunology, transplantation and immune-related ...

Inovio Biomedical Highlights Enhanced DNA Vaccine Potency with Electroporation DNA Delivery Technology and New Devices at Gene Therapy Meeting

... conducted in collaboration with the Naval Medical Research Center showed that electroporation-augmented immunization with a DNA vaccine against a malaria parasite-specific antigen not only enhanced humoral and cellular immune responses, but more importantly caused a significant reduction of parasite ...
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