Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research
Researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, believe conventional vaccine
strategies should not be the only avenue explored in the development of an effective AIDS vaccine. Based on studying simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) in African nonhuman primates, they ...
Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS) Chile Flu Vaccine Tender
SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), ( http://www.htdsmedical.com ) subsidiary, Shenzhen Mellow Hope Pharm Industrial Co., Ltd. (Mellow Hope) announced today that the general manager of Mellow Hope paid a visit to Chile, in regards to a significa...
Many Texas Docs Not Pushing HPV Vaccine for Girls
Study finds fewer than half always recommend the shots, despite federal guidelines
THURSDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of Texas doctors don't always recommend human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for girls, despite U.S. guidelines urging their inoculation, a new surv...
Bellicum Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of Phase I/II Clinical Trial of Novel Vaccine for Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer
HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced dosing of the first patient in a Phase I/II clinical trial of BP-GMAX-CD1, a novel pharmacologically regulated dendritic cell vaccine
for the treatment of prostate cancer. The disease-specific trial is be...
BCBSGA Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration
ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) announced today that it will offer coverage for the administration of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine
when it becomes commercially available to the general public. The vaccine
administration will be covered for member...
WellPoint Announces Decision to Cover H1N1 Vaccine Administration
INDIANAPOLIS, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP ) announced today that it will offer coverage for the administration of the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine
when it becomes commercially available to the general public. The vaccine
administration will be covered for member...
Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations
The nation's allergists are urging asthma patients to get a swine (H1N1) flu shot in addition to a seasonal flu shot this fall to protect themselves against both types of the influenza following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Vaccine
Advisory Committee recommendations July 29 th...
Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients
Patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have an increased risk of infection, due to both disturbances in their immune responses and treatment with immunosuppressive drugs. Because morbidity and mortality related to influenza are increased in immunocompromised patien...
Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates
CDC advisory panel outlines priorities for a fall flu shot rollout
WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are pregnant, children six months and older, and health care workers should all get top priority when the H1N1 swine flu vaccine
arrives this fall, a U.S. government ad...
GenVec Receives Grant for Malaria Vaccine Program
GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC ) announced today that it has received a Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to s...
PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and Crucell to test new malaria vaccine approach
LEIDEN, The Netherlands, July 29, 2009 The US-based PATH Malaria Vaccine
Initiative (MVI), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Malaria Vaccine
Development Program (MVDP), and Dutch biopharmaceutical company Crucell N.V. today announced a collaboration to accelerate deve...
Surveyed Oncologists Expect to Prescribe Provenge to about Half of Their Prostate Cancer Patients if the Vaccine is Approved
WALTHAM, Mass., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, if Dendreon's Provenge receives regulatory approval, surveyed oncologists expect to prescribe Provenge to ...
Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza
SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ), announced today that it has shipped the first doses of the 2009-2010 formulation of Fluzone((R)), Influenza Virus Vaccine. Fluzone vaccine
U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October
A slowdown in production is hampering efforts, but a nasal spray version might help
THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- 160 million: that's the number of doses of injectable swine flu vaccine
U.S. officials now expect to have on hand by October, with more doses coming in the form of...
U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin
Announcement comes day after first such program in world started in Australia
WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is readying its first human trials of an experimental vaccine
to protect against the H1N1 swine flu virus, officials announced Wednesday.
NIAID set to launch clinical trials to test 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine candidates
Scientists in a network of medical research institutions across the United States are set to begin a series of clinical trials to gather critical data about influenza vaccines, including two candidate H1N1 flu vaccines. The research will be under the direction of the National Institute of Allergy ...
World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia
Results won't be known for about six weeks, manufacturers say,,
WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Two Australian biotechnology companies have started inoculating adult volunteers in the world's first H1N1 swine flu vaccine
trials, with the hope of producing an effective shot again...
Safety of Swine Flu Vaccine to Face Tough Scrutiny
Experts confident that U.S. won't repeat problems seen in 1976 episode
TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- A high-level U.S. government decision in 1976 to vaccinate 43 million people against swine flu backfired -- badly.
Not only did the dreaded outbreak never materialize (illnes...
FDA Approves Seasonal Flu Vaccine for 2009-2010
Health experts still working on H1N1 swine flu vaccine, which should be ready by fall
MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the vaccine
to protect against the 2009-2010 seasonal flu, health officials announced Monday.
The agency noted...
Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC
New U.S. outbreak likely in coming months; children and young adults still primary targets,,
FRIDAY, July 17 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials said Friday that development of a vaccine
for the H1N1 swine flu is on track, with the first doses possibly ready by the fall.
Econiche(TM) Vaccine Efficacy Summarized in July Issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
-two articles published in this peer-reviewed scientific journal-
BELLEVILLE, ON, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of two large-scale commercial bee...
Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected
A fully tested shot may not be ready until year's end, WHO says
MONDAY, July 13 (HealthDay News) -- A fully tested swine flu vaccine
may not be available until the end of the year, a vaccine
expert at the World Health Organization said Monday.
But countries could use emergency measu...
Hard To Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) Agreement With 2nd Largest Vaccine Manufacturer in China Yunnan Walvax Biotech Co
SHENZHEN, China, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases (HTDS.PK) www.htdsmedical.com - subsidiary, Mellow Hope signed an agreement with Yunnan Walvax Biotech Co., Ltd for the Haemophilus influenza type b conjugate vaccine. Yunnan Walvax Biotech Co. Ltd is the second biggest man...
CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic Receive Award of Excellence from National Influenza Vaccine Summit
- Award Recognizes Campaign to Vaccinate 1.2 Million Americans -
WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's retail clinic division, have received the National Influenza Vaccine
Summit 2009 Immunization Excellence Award for a Corporate Campaign. Th...
Supply of Key Children's Vaccine Almost Back to Normal
CDC says production shortfalls that limited booster shots nearly over; Hib can cause bacterial meningitis
THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A children's vaccine
that's been in short supply for 18 months is now being produced at levels that allow its traditional widespread use, off...
New Vaccine from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is First for Canine Influenza Virus Vaccine
Against Canine Flu Granted Conditional License by USDA
ROSELAND, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, the global leader in veterinary biologicals, today announced the availability of the first vaccine
against canine influenza virus (CIV), which was gra...
Frost & Sullivan Sees Opportunities in Chinese Vaccine Industry
SHANGHAI, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the outbreak of H1N1 influenza in several countries, people are highly aware of the importance of vaccine, which can effectively prevent the disease from spreading. The discussion for a vaccine
to curb the H1N1 influenza has become a hot topic around the worl...
GlaxoSmithKline Opens $600million Vaccine Plant In Singapore
New state-of-the-art vaccine
plant to hire 200 staff in Singapore, GSK and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) set up endowment fund.
Singapore (PRWEB) June 16, 2009 -- Singapore's pharmaceutical industry has moved into higher gear, with the opening of a stat...
HPV Vaccine Acceptability Study Announces Results
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Female caregivers of African American girls are reluctant to have their children vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new study by the Center for Community Health (CCH) at the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth...
First Batch of Swine Flu Vaccine Already Here: Company
Announcement comes a day after WHO declared H1N1 a pandemic
FRIDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- European drug maker Novartis AG announced Friday that it has successfully produced the first batch of H1N1 swine flu vaccine, weeks earlier than had been expected.
The shortened producti...
Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models
Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: DNA vaccination using lupus autoantigens and interleukin-10 (IL-10, a cytokine that plays an important role in regulating the immune system) has potential as a novel therapy to induce antigen specific tolerance and may help to prevent kidney damage in pa...
Finding May Lead to Vaccine for Traveler's Diarrhea
Researchers discover key clues to bacteria's structure,,,,
WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Montezuma's revenge, also known as traveler's diarrhea, can ruin a vacation.
Now, researchers have figured out how the bacteria responsible for the illness -- enterotoxigenic Escherichi...
FFF Enterprises Announces Return Guarantee For Flu Vaccine Through Its MyFluVaccine Program
Innovative program removes the risk of excess flu vaccine
inventory with up to 100% Return Guarantee.
(Vocus) June 10, 2009 -- FFF Enterprises, Inc., the nation’s most trusted distributor of flu vaccine, has launched a first-of-its-kind up to 100% Return Guarant...
CEL-SCI Expands Testing of Its Vaccine to Determine Efficacy Against More Virulent Strain of H1N1 Swine and Other Influenza Viruses VACCINE
USING L.E.A.P.S.(TM) TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM IS DESIGNED TO ADDRESS MUTATED FORMS OF SWINE INFLUENZA AND CAN ACT AS BOTH PREVENTATIVE AND THERAPEUTIC VACCINE
VIENNA, Va., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE Amex: CVM ) announced today that it is expanding the pr...
Cervical Cancer Vaccine Not Just for Teens
Uninfected women aged 24 to 45 still may benefit from HPV vaccine, study finds
TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
works for women aged 24 to 45 who aren't already infected by HPV, the virus that has been linked to cervical cancer and other cervic...
Experts Optimistic About Melanoma Vaccine
Phase 3 study reports improved survival for those with advanced disease,,
SATURDAY, May 30 (HealthDay News) --A vaccine
for advanced melanoma has shown promise in a new study.
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. The five year-survival rates for local and metastatic mel...
Swine Flu Vaccine Won't Be Ready Until October: CDC
But it's still not certain that a broad-based immunization program will be needed
THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine
for the H1N1 swine flu virus could be ready in October, if research and testing proceed on pace this summer, a leading U.S. health official said Thursday.
Broad-Spectrum Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
Tests in animals get good results against more types of HPV, study finds
TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- An investigational broad-spectrum cervical cancer vaccine
induced strong immune responses in mice and rabbits, and protected them against human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 for ...
Pediatric Ear Infection Vaccine Shows Promise
Animal study shows droplets rubbed into skin prevented infections
THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines delivered via droplets rubbed into the skin appear to protect against ear infections, say researchers who tested the method on chinchillas.
If this approach proves effecti...
AIDS Action Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Reason to Hope
WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every nine and a half minutes someone in the United States is infected with HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 56,300 individuals became infected with HIV in 2006 alone. There are over 1.1 million peo...