vaccine development

Hepatitis C vaccine undergoing trials


August 16th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 16 (IANS) Australian scientists have developed a vaccine for deadly Hepatitis C, which is undergoing trials. The disease affects 200 million people worldwide.Hepatitis C is an infectious disease ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech receives $4 million award for new vaccine


June 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 18 (IANS) Bharat Biotech and the University of Maryland Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) Monday announced that they had received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from The ... Read more...

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Breast milk antibodies help neutralize HIV


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Antibodies isolated from infected mothers' breast milk can inhibit the virus that causes AIDS, says a new discovery. HIV-1 can be transmitted from mother to child ... Read more...

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International meet on vaccines to begin Monday


November 13th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) In one of the first events of its kind, India will host a four-day long international symposium on vaccines here from Monday where issues of ... Read more...

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Scientists tame HIV by stripping it of cholesterol


September 29th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 29 (IANS) Ridding HIV of its cholesterol content deactivates the deadly virus' ability to trick the immune system and infect the body.The finding could remove a major hurdle ... Read more...

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‘India needs to step up vaccination to save its children’


June 11th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Vaccination has saved millions of lives but many countries, including India, need to take a stronger role in paying for and distributing vaccines to their children, ... Read more...

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India’s Bharat Biotech to sell $1 diarrhoea vaccine


June 6th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 6 (IANS) Leading bio-pharma company Bharat Biotech Monday announced that ROTAVAC®, India's first indigenously developed rotavirus diarrohea vaccine, will be sold to global public markets, UN procurement agencies ... Read more...

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Monkey jab may open way for HIV vaccine


May 12th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) A potential vaccine for non-human primates may eventually open the way for a vaccine against HIV, researchers say.A team led by Louis Picker, associate director of ... Read more...

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Flu vaccine made by faster method is also effective


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research published in the online journal The Lancet claims that speeding up flu vaccine development does not make the final product less effective compared to ... Read more...

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New findings bring scientists closer to an effective HIV vaccine


January 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): Scientists have reported findings showing new evidence about broadly-reactive neutralizing antibodies, which block HIV infection.Leo Stamatatos of the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute said the major stumbling block in ... Read more...

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New approach to fight HIV could spur vaccine development


September 28th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): By preventing shape-shifting in a key segment of protein from HIV, the immune system can be primed to develop antibodies against the virus, which in turn could pave ... Read more...

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World’s first dengue vaccine to be released soon


April 25th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Apr 25 (ANI): The first dengue vaccine in the world is set to be unveiled.Developed by the Health Ministry together with a private company, the vaccine is set to become ... Read more...

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Bharat Biotech vaccine doses touch one-billion mark


February 3rd, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Leading vaccine manufacturer Bharat Biotech Wednesday delivered its billionth vaccine dose and announced to invest Rs.250 crore in two years to carry forward clinical trials in different ... Read more...

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Azad bats for therapeutic cloning


September 18th, 2009 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday urged the scientists to tap the potential of therapeutic cloning to heal and regenerate damaged body parts and find treatment for ... Read more...

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Novel ‘adjuvant’ may help develop new vaccines


September 15th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 15 (ANI): In a novel study, Oregon State University scientists have developed a new "adjuvant" that would allow the creation of important new vaccines for various diseases.It can possibly become ... Read more...

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Human trials of malaria vaccine may start next year


August 24th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) A malaria vaccine, the first of its kind, will be ready for human trials early next year, a researcher said. It has worked perfectly in trials with mice. The ... Read more...

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Genetic trigger for disease-fighting antibodies identified


July 17th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 17 (ANI): Scientists from La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have identified a specific gene that signals body to produce antibodies to fight disease-causing viruses and other ... Read more...

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Scientists probe how to best use standard TB vaccine


June 14th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 14 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Saint Louis University's Centre for Vaccine Development are trying to figure out whether the "standard" tuberculosis vaccine used in foreign countries offers ... Read more...

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Structure of bacteria responsible for traveler’s diarrhea identified


June 9th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Scientists have identified the structure of bacteria that cause traveler's diarrhea.Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), the Naval Medical Research Center and the National Institutes ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine development efforts hastened worldwide following alert from WHO


June 3rd, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Having issued an alert that a pandemic may be imminent, the World Health Organization (WHO) has prompted scientists worldwide to accelerate their efforts to develop a swine flu ... Read more...

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Seven more cases of swine flu in Canada


April 29th, 2009 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) Canada Tuesday reported seven more cases of swine flu even as authorities "further enhanced" screening of passengers at airports and advised people against traveling to Mexico. So far, Mexico ... Read more...

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Universal flu vaccine edging closer to reality


April 28th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS) An influenza vaccine that protects against death and serious complications from different strains of flu is edging closer to reality. "This is a significant first step in developing a ... Read more...

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Universal influenza vaccine comes closer to reality


April 28th, 2009 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers from Saint Louis University have come a step closer to developing universal flu vaccine that would offer protection against different strains of influenza.Currently drug companies manufacture a ... Read more...

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Pooling technology, researchers study body’s anti-HIV antibodies


March 21st, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Some individuals are known to control HIV infection without medication as they produce antibodies that are able to neutralise diverse strains of the disease. Until now, however, scientists were ... Read more...

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Don’t want a cold? Get a face mask


January 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) Donning a face mask is the best bet against respiratory infections like influenza and the common cold, according to a new study. In the first ever clinical trial ... Read more...

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DNA-based vaccine against West Nile virus on the anvil


November 4th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig are developing a DNA-based vaccine against the dreaded West Nile virus (WNV), which can ... Read more...

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New approach to purify parasites with light developed


September 13th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 13 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Edinburgh, UK, have devised a clever method to purify parasitic organisms from their host cells, a major advance that can allow them ... Read more...

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Parasites can now be isolated for detailed study


September 13th, 2008 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Researchers have worked out a method to isolate parasitic organisms from their host cells, enabling deeper insights into why and how they cause so many diseases. Many infectious ... Read more...

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Study promises safer, more effective gene therapy


June 26th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 26 (ANI): The major drawback of gene therapy was the risks associated with using viruses as vectors to deliver healthy genes, but a new University of Georgia study ... Read more...

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Researchers close to developing vaccine for encephalitis


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 22 (IANS) Australian researchers are close to developing a vaccine for the potentially debilitating West Nile virus that causes Japanese encephalitis and dengue. Alex Khromykh from University of Queensland and ... Read more...

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New approach may pave way for effective vaccines against infectious diseases


March 25th, 2008 - 3:30 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A father-son scientist duo in Colombia, South America, has reached a step closer to designing the next generation of synthetic vaccines to fight malaria, tuberculosis, AIDS and ... Read more...

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Dutch research universities to seek partnership with India


March 4th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) A Dutch delegation, comprising top scientists and university presidents, will be arriving in India on a seven-day visit, starting March 8, to strengthen scientific cooperation in education ... Read more...

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