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Optimer Pharmaceuticals Presents Results From Fidaxomicin Phase 3 Study for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infection

... (in-patient/out-patient), age (under/over 65) and strain type (BI/NAP1/027). Most notably, fidaxomicin ... 18.8% (16/85) 30.1% (31/103) strain Type BI (NAP1/027) ... Vancocin arms. The BI/NAP1/027 hyper virulent strain of C. difficile was present in 36% of patients ...

New Study Shows Probiotic Strain Effective in Boosting Immune Response to Flu Virus

... Postgraduate Medicine suggests that a specific strain of probiotics , Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, ... coagulans extensively, believes that the strain may be the most ideal in existence, noting that ... can do good" and added that "once there, no other strain is as prolific in producing the beneficial ...

Doctors Urge Precaution to Shield Against Swine Flu

... health authorities debate how to stop the new strain of potentially deadly swine flu spreading quickly ... globe, medical options are limited. The current strain is a mutant of H1N1, containing a unique ... will also be challenged by the new mutant strain of swine flu. It is so radically different from ...

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

... demonstrated cross-protection with a different strain of the bird flu virus than the strain from which the vaccine was made. A Phase II trial ... even against a pandemic caused by a different strain of H5N1. She also noted it may make sense to ...

New Study Shows Probiotic Strain Effective in Improving Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms

... issue of Postgraduate Medicine found that a strain of probiotic bacteria, Bacillus coagulans ... possible to determine what effect, if any, each strain had by itself." IBS is associated with ... be impacted by taking the Bacillus coagulans strain of probiotics. In describing a pragmatic ...

Novavax Presents Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program at World Health Organization Conference

... A/Indonesia/05/2005 avian influenza strain. This strain of avian influenza emerged in humans in Indonesia ... or a placebo. The HAI titers to the vaccine strain increased with increasing doses. In the 90 mcg ... negative for antibodies to the H5N1 A/Indonesia strain before vaccination and no responses were observed ...

British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection

... to study the function of genes in a 'super' strain of the bacteria Clostridium difficile, to ... ways in which the bacteria operate and why the strain should be more severe than its less virulent ... organisms seem to be taking over as the dominant strain in outbreaks and, worryingly, there are only two ...

Vical Pandemic Influenza Vaccines Achieve T-Cell Responses and Cross-Clade Reactivity in Humans

... induced T-cell responses against a matching strain of influenza virus and demonstrated cross-clade antibody responses against a different strain in a Phase 1 clinical trial. The company ... disease or death during an outbreak of a new strain of influenza for which a vaccine had not yet been ...

Siemens Introduces New Standard of Care for Breast Ultrasound

... Chicago. Siemens also demonstrates how Tissue strain Analytics(2), a new dimension of diagnostic ... information by interrogating the mechanical strain properties or stiffness of tissue, which may be ... diagnosis can be." Complementing the strain analysis is Virtual Touch Tissue Quantification, ...

Novavax Announces Favorable Results from Phase I/IIa Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program

... rise from baseline) against the H5N1 A/Indonesia strain as did 73% of subjects in the 45 mcg arm and 94% ... neutralizing antibodies to the H5N1 A/Indonesia strain before vaccination and no responses were observed ... and distribute a vaccine matched to a pandemic strain in time to interrupt and/or halt a pandemic. ...

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Paper Supports Additional Role for Cethromycin as Potential Treatment for Infections Caused by Community- Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA)

... other healthcare settings. Since that time, a new strain of MRSA has emerged. This new strain is called community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA), ... community acquired pneumonia (CAP). The CA-MRSA strain can attack and destroy white blood cells that ...

Sanofi Pasteur Submits Supplemental Application for A(H1N1) Pandemic Vaccine to U.S. FDA

... application requests the FDA's evaluation of the influenza A(H1N1) 2009 strain change, which is expected to expedite the licensure process for the ... specifies the evaluation of a non-adjuvanted vaccine. While these strain change supplements are not required to be supported by new clinical data, ...

Hand Washing with 4% CHG Antiseptic Kills Flu Viruses

... Study shows 4% CHG antiseptic is effective against a strain of H1N1 Swine Flu NORCROSS, Ga., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Hand ... A H1N1 Swine Flu Virus, when used according to package instructions. The strain tested was Swine Flu Influenza A H1N1 A/Swine/Iowa/15/3. The ...

Arrayit to Mass Produce Rapid H1N1 Swine Flu Test Chip

... infected patients and livestock and to distinguish the threatening mutated strain from less harmful variants in humans and swine. Using its state-of-the-art ... transmission without the need for agricultural contact. The dangerous 2009 strain has little immunity in the human population, resistance to several common ...

Blue Light Destroys Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infection - Results Reported in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery Journal

... emits no UV radiation. The two MRSA populations studied--the US-300 strain of CA-MRSA and the IS-853 strain of HA-MRSA--represent prominent community-acquired and hospital-acquired ...

BD Announces CE Marking of a New Molecular Test to Diagnose Patients with Clostridium difficile Infections

... billion. U.S. rates of CDI continue to increase, driven by a hypervirulent strain known as BI/NAP1/027. This dangerous strain has now been isolated in at least 38 states, Canada and 14 European ...

Sanofi Pasteur to Donate 60 Million Doses of H5N1 Vaccine to WHO Over 3 Years for its Influenza Vaccine Global Stockpile

... of antigen needed to elicit a protective immune response to the H5N1 strain currently identified by global health authorities and experts as a ... such potential to cause severe morbidity and mortality. The H5N1 viral strain has been identified by global health authorities as being a potential ...

The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes Study Investigating the Safety and Efficacy of Baxter's Cell-Based Pandemic, Avian Flu Vaccine

... High levels of cross-reactivity were demonstrated against the A/Hong Kong strain with the 7.5 micrograms and 15 micrograms non-adjuvanted formulations ... the United States with an H5N1 reverse genetic reassorted (RG) Indonesia strain vaccine. Baxter is also working with the NIAID in partnership with Fisher ...

Novavax Announces Favorable Interim Results from Human Clinical Trial for Its Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Program

... had neutralizing antibody against the H5N1 A/Indonesia/05/2005 avian flu strain after the second vaccination. Sixty- three (63) percent had a 4-fold rise ... All subjects tested negative for antibodies to the H5N1 Indonesia strain before vaccination and no responses were observed among individuals who ...

Molnlycke Drives 'Home' the Fight Against Staph and Other MRSA Infections

... of homes across America. Known as community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA), this strain of staph infection is found in individuals who have not been hospitalized ... more than 20 years(2), but recent reports indicate infections from this strain of staph are on the rise. MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus, in general, are ...

Monogram Provides Update on Trofile(TM) Co-Receptor Tropism Assay

... tropism assay that determines which co-receptor a patient's HIV strain or strains use for viral entry- CCR5, CXCR4, or a combination of CCR5 and CXCR4. Which of these "cellular gateways" that a particular HIV strain uses to gain entry into a healthy CD4+ cell is known as the patients ...

Medicare Contractor Establishes Reimbursement Coding Guidance for Monogram's Trofile Assay

... tropism assay that determines which co-receptor a patient's HIV strain or strains use for viral entry- CCR5, CXCR4, or a combination of CCR5 and CXCR4. Which of these "cellular gateways" that a particular HIV strain uses to gain entry into a healthy CD4+ cell is known as the patients ...

Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

... close to the brain. "When we administer chemotherapy to an infant for retinoblastoma at The Vision Center, it is expensive and puts a great strain on the family, especially if they are from another state. Our preliminary research shows that once the cup is fitted, the child should be able go ...

NOVAVAX Achieves Pandemic H1N1 Influenza Production Milestone

... new vaccine manufacturing facility in Rockville, MD. This milestone was accomplished in only 11 weeks after receiving the gene sequence for the H1N1 strain from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The Company was able to reach this manufacturing goal by employing proprietary, novel production ...

MJFF's Rapid Response Innovation Awards Hit Mid-2009 With Over $1 Million Funded in High-Risk/High-Reward Approaches to Parkinson's Disease

... progression. Richard Smeyne, PhD, of Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital will test the hypothesis that the virulent H5N1 ("bird flu") strain of influenza virus can play a role in inducing parkinsonism. There is significant literature, mostly based on cases from the Spanish Influenza ...

New Heart Ultrasound Research Reveals Life-Saving Treatment Alternatives and Advancements for Heart Patients

... surgery." The study concluded that transcatheter and surgical aortic valve replacement result in comparable improvements in radial strain, strain rate and left ventricular ejection fraction in elderly patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis. LACK OF ADHERENCE TO GUIDELINES FOR ...

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

... emergence of virulent strains of particular diseases (FluForecast(TM)) and is designing synthetic vaccines specifically tailored to combat a given strain and against shared properties of several strains (Syntope(TM) vaccines). The company is partnering with governments and the private sector in ...

The Injured Obese Child: Let's Give Him Some Ankle Support

... for injuries but it also prolongs recovery time. "Though it is not well studied, we suspect that increased force due to increased weight puts undue strain on the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones of these particular children. Repetitive forces with increased weight likely results in more ...

American Lung Association Offers Simple Tips to Protect Public Health and Minimize H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and Seasonal Flu Transmission

... if symptoms appear after having contact with someone who has recently traveled to Mexico. While there is currently no vaccine for the H1N1 strain of the influenza virus, it is still important that people receive their annual influenza vaccination. Seasonal influenza and its complications are ...

Smithfield Sends Update to Employees on Testing Process at Veracruz Joint Venture

... analysis that will determine what, if any, strains of flu are present. The results will enable us to conclude with certainty that the A(H1N1) strain is not present in our hogs. These tests will take approximately twelve days. Finally, I would like to reinforce that since A(H1N1) cannot be ...

Worldwide Cost Estimate for Alzheimer's and Dementia Is US$315.4 Billion

... research, known as the "10/66 Dementia diagnosis." "Dementia is overwhelmingly the most important contributor to needs for care and caregiver strain in all the locations we studied," Prince says. "Caregivers often cut back on work to care. There is a lack of awareness, health services are ...

Cancer Research 'David' Hopes to Slay 'Cancer Goliath'

... a particular large animal. The serum causes the animal's system to create an immune-stimulating antibody which in turn is injected into a special strain of mice that has naturally occurring breast cancer. (The injected pre-treated serum into the large animal appears to give the animal lifetime ...

Sanofi Pasteur Starts a Phase II Study of a Vaccine Against Clostridium Difficile

... Europe. CDI-related treatments in these two regions of the world are estimated to be costing more than $7bn a year. The emergence of a hyper-virulent strain of C. difficile in 2002 further highlighted the importance of tackling CDI. About the Clinical Trial The phase IIb trial involves about ...

Jennerex Treats First Patients in Phase 2 JX-594 Trial for Liver Cancer

... and tolerability. The poxvirus strain backbone of JX-594 has been used safely in millions of people as part of a worldwide vaccination program. This strain naturally targets cancer cells due to common genetic defects in cancer cells. JX-594 was engineered to enhance this natural safety and ...

Gene Therapy Corrects Sickle Cell Disease in Laboratory Study

... the disease. In the experiments, reported in the advanced, online issue of the journal Molecular Therapy , the researchers used a strain of mouse with basically the same genetic defect and symptoms as humans with sickle cell disease. The scientists introduced the gene for gamma-globin ...

Reprogrammable Cell Type Depends on a Single Gene to Keep Its Identity

... Prox1 plays in the formation of the lymphatic vasculature." As an important resource for this finding, Oliver's team used a special mouse strain in which the Prox1 genes could be deleted from LECs at different times during development or after birth. The St. Jude team found that ...

Grapes May Aid a Bunch of Heart Risk Factors, U-M Animal Study Finds

... grapes a day. Currently, five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended as part of the DASH diet. The rats in the study were from a strain called Dahl rats, which have been specially bred to all be susceptible to salt-induced hypertension. This allowed the researchers to look at a ...

Data Reported at ICAAC Indicates Selzentry(TM) Phase III Treatment-Naive Trial Shows Increased Efficacy When Used With Enhanced Trofile(TM) Assay

... by law. About Trofile Trofile is a clinically validated patient selection tropism assay that determines whether a patient is infected with a strain of HIV that uses either the CCR5 coreceptor, the CXCR4 coreceptor, or a combination of CCR5 and CXCR4 to enter cells. The use of CCR5, CXCR4 or both ...

Trius Antibiotics to be Highlighted in 18 Presentations at ICAAC/IDSA

... -- F1-2065: In Vitro and In Vivo Efficacy of TR-701 and TR-700 Versus the Linezolid- and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus cfr strain CM/05 -- F1-2066: Demonstration of TR-701 Efficacy in a Mouse Inhalation Anthrax Model -- F1-2067: Absence of a Pressor Response to ...

Jennerex Completes the Treatment of First Patient Cohort in Phase 1 Trial With Intravenous Delivery of JX-594 Oncolytic Virus

... cell destruction, release and spread is then repeated. Normal cells are not affected by JX-594 resulting in safety and tolerability. The poxvirus strain backbone of JX-594 has been used safely in millions of people as part of a worldwide vaccination program. This strain naturally targets cancer cells ...
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