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URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases

PROVIDENCE, R.I. July 28, 2009 -- University of Rhode Island Professor Annie De Groot has been awarded a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to pioneer the development and application of an integrated gene-to-vaccine program targeting emerging infectious diseases. It is the...

New Methods Could Speed Production of Flu Vaccines

Clinical trials using new strategies show promise for better protection against flu MONDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against flu viruses than conventional vaccines, researchers say. ...

Study reveals current multi-component vaccines may need reworking

Current strategies for designing vaccines against HIV and cancers, for instance, may enable some components in multi-component vaccines to cancel the effect of others on the immune system, eliminating their ability to provide protection, according to an article to be published shortly in the Proc...

Keeping Appointments Key to Keeping Vaccines on Track

Children fall behind on shots when parents don't make it to the doctor TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scheduling issues, communication problems and a lack of belief in the importance of vaccinations have been identified as some of the biggest hurdles to getting parents to bring the...

Saving Vaccines with SensoTech's Breakthrough in Vaccine Temperature Monitoring

Finally, there is a practical and affordable solution to meet the temperature monitoring requirements for vaccine temperature monitoring. SensoTech, the pioneers of embedded web-based wireless temperature monitoring, now offers a Vaccine Monitoring module. Simi Valley,...

Information Parents Need on Vaccines and Their Child's Health

CINCINNATI, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As an increasing number of parents are choosing to delay, or even refuse, childhood immunizations for their children, many pediatricians are concerned parents do not fully understand the potential dangers to their children and others. Cincinnati ...

NBA and WNBA Help Teens Take Their Best Shot at Health With New Vaccines for Teens Educational Campaign

- NBA All-Star Grant Hill and Three-Time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie Urge Teens to Stay in the Game and Get Vaccinated - NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), in collaboration with the Society for Adolescen...

Federal Court Declares Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Every Child By Two: The U.S. Court of Federal Claims today exonerated vaccines in the debate over the causes of autism. The three judges ruled that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR), given in combination...

New test may help to ensure that dengue vaccines do no harm

As vaccines against a virus that infects 100 million people annually reach late-stage clinical trials this year, researchers have developed a test to better predict whether a given vaccine candidate should protect patients from the infection, or in some cases, make it more dangerous, according to ...

Novel Vaccines Improve Potential for European Vaccines Manufacturers

LONDON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The vaccines market, which was earlier associated with low profit margins and slow growth rates, has gained momentum in recent years through innovation. The introduction of novel vaccines for diseases with high burden and continuous investments aimed at boosting pro...

Barr's BLA for Adenovirus Type 4 and 7 Live Oral Vaccines Accepted for Filing by FDA

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL ) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Adenovirus Types 4 and 7 Live Oral Vaccines Biologics License Application (BLA). Thes...

109 Medicines and Vaccines Now in Development for HIV/AIDS

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's pharmaceutical research companies are testing 109 medicines and vaccines to treat or prevent HIV/AIDS and related conditions, according to a report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)....

New Vaccines for Adults: Which do you Need? From Harvard Medical School

Most adults are not up to date on their vaccinations, says a new report from Harvard Medical School. The report, Viruses and Infectious Diseases, describes how fast-adapting viruses pose an advancing threat to human health and urges adults to seek out new vaccines and renew their old ones. ...

Fight begins to eradicate fatal parasite; first vaccines delivered following major funding award

Fight begins to eradicate fatal parasite; first vaccines delivered following major funding award. A vaccine developed by University of Melbourne researchers that could eradicate a fatal form of brain disease will be delivered to Peru next week, and could soon be commercially available thanks to...

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

- New combination vaccine offers good fit to childhood immunization schedule providing protection with fewer shots - SWIFTWATER, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that its Pentacel(R), Diphtheria and Tetanus...

Breast Cancer Vaccines Look Promising

But research still to really pan out, expert warns THURSDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Women with metastatic breast cancer who developed an immune response to an investigational vaccine lived twice as long as those who didn't have an immune response, new research shows. "If you we...

Do vaccines cause autism, asthma and diabetes?

Almost 70% of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children do so because they believe vaccines may cause harm. Indeed vaccines have been blamed for causing asthma, autism, diabetes, and many other conditions--most of which have causes that are incompletely understood. Some parents believe that v...

Jenny McCarthy & Jim Carrey Host the Historic Green Our Vaccines March and Rally in Washington DC on June 4, 2008

Families Join Together at Capitol Building to March for Safer Vaccines NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey will lead the Green Our Vaccines march, rally and press conference on Wednesday June, 4th at the Capitol Building, West Capitol Grounds in Washington, DC. The ...

Chemotherapy might help cancer vaccines work

DURHAM, N.C. Chemotherapy given in conjunction with cancer vaccines may boost the immune systems response, potentially improving the effectiveness of this promising type of cancer therapy, according to a study by researchers in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center. Chemotherapy first knocks ou...

Discovery to hasten new malaria treatments, vaccines for children

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- April 25 is World Malaria Day 2008 and despite the grim statistics out of Africa theres cause for celebration. Florida State University biologists have discovered an autoimmune-like response in blood drawn from malaria-infected African children that helps to explain why existi...

Experimental Cancer Vaccines Show Promise

They target malignancies of the cervix, prostate and breast, among others TUESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- A germ that commonly causes food poisoning may be the next weapon in the fight against cervical cancer, a major cause of death among women worldwide. A new trial shows th...

Flu vaccines can reduce respiratory problems by up to 3/4

Annual flu vaccinations are highly effective at preventing acute respiratory illness and making sure that existing breathing problems dont get any worse, according to research published in the April issue of IJCP, the UK-based International Journal of Clinical Practice. A study of 87 patients w...

MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION, VACCINES AND AUTISM: 1 in 50 Children Could Be at Risk

WILL THE GOVERNMENT CURB AN OVERLY AGGRESSIVE VACCINATION SCHEDULE TO COMBAT RISING AUTISM RATES? NIXA, Mo., March 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents of children who regressed into autism after receiving vaccines are expressing cautious optimism that government health officials may at l...

Government Concludes Vaccines Caused Autism

NIXA, Mo., Feb. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was announced that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ruled in favor of a child who regressed into autism as a result of vaccinations, several of which contained the mercury-based preservative t...

Nanoemulsion vaccines show increasing promise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. A novel technique for vaccinating against a variety of infectious diseases using an oil-based emulsion placed in the nose, rather than needles has proved able to produce a strong immune response against smallpox and HIV in two new studies. The results build on previous succe...

Mercury in Childhood Vaccines Excreted Quickly

Doesn't have time to build to dangerous levels in body and cause autism, new research contends WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) -- The latest chapter in the debate over whether childhood vaccines can cause autism was written Wednesday with release of a study that showed the controve...

Childhood Vaccines Save Lives, March Of Dimes Says

Urges Parents to Get Children Vaccinated, Despite Scare in ABC's "Eli Stone" WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes and seven former directors of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today urged parents not to be frightened of childho...

New study suggests why vaccines directed against cancer, HIV don't work

COLUMBIA, Mo. Researchers from the University of Missouri and Imperial College London have found evidence suggesting why vaccines directed against the virus that causes AIDS and many cancers do not work. This research is being published in the Dec. 14 edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistr...

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children

An international team of experts has published the first comprehensive review of evidence on pneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV) for children with HIV infection. Now available in the on-line edition of the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, the review shows that HIV increases the risk of pne...

St. Jude finds molecule that could improve cancer vaccines and therapy for other diseases

Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered a new signaling molecule that prevents immune responses from running amok and damaging the body. The finding could lead to the development of new treatments for cancer, using vaccines; for autoimmune diseases, such as Type 1 di...

Novartis Vaccines to Host Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with Public Health - Seattle & King County and RediClinic, offers Seattle-area residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics w...

Novartis Vaccines Partners With RediClinic for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with RediClinic, offers Austin residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics will be conducted at Barton Creek Square during this ...

Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) Partners with Novartis Vaccines for Holiday Vaccination Clinic, Making Influenza Vaccination Convenient for Shoppers

- Novartis Vaccines, in partnership with Colorado Influenza and Pneumococcal Alert Coalition (CIPAC) and RediClinic, offers Denver residents a convenient opportunity to get vaccinated against influenza to help protect themselves and the many lives they touch - Vaccination clinics...

Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows

A University of Rochester study brings relief to new parents who, while navigating a jam-packed childhood vaccine schedule, can expect to soothe their newborn through as many as 15 pokes by his or her six-month checkup. The study, recently published in The Journal of Pediatrics, shows that no ...

Novartis Vaccines Launches National Gift-Giving Program to Help Protect Loved Ones by Reserving an Influenza Vaccination

- FluGram(TM) Influenza Vaccination Program enables people in America to offer vaccination as a gift, helping to protect others from influenza and its potentially serious complications CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the first time, consumers can take an...

CDC Study Links Thimerosal in Vaccines to Motor/Phonic Tics and Deficits in Attention, Behavior Control, Verbal IQ

Study's conclusion of no causal link disputes its own data while several authors' ties to vaccine/pharma defendants spotlight conflicts of interest NIXA, Mo., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Autism Association (NAA) says that a CDC study of only 1047 participants, low complia...

Human Papilloma Virus vaccines may decrease chances of oral cancer

The Centers for Disease Control report that nearly 25 million women are infected with some form of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Of those, more than three million are thought to have one of the four strains known to cause cases of cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV is linked to orophary...

Photo: New Survey Results Show Most Moms Are Aware Their Pre-teens and Teens Need Vaccines

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey reports that most moms know their children need additional vaccines beyond those received when they were infants or small children. But according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates, most pre-teens and teens do not h...

Many Young Adults Uninformed About Vaccines

More awareness of benefits of shots for preventable diseases needed, study shows WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccines are not only for children, but many young adults in the United States are unaware of the need to keep up with their shots, a new survey shows. For example...

Young Adults Unaware of Threat of Infectious Disease and the Availability of Preventive Vaccines

WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Young adults may have grown up in an era of information overload, but they have alarmingly little awareness of the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases and the need to keep up with vaccinations into adulthood...
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