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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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10,000 PhDs to be absorbed every year: Ashwani Kumar


November 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian government and industry will absorb at least 10,000 PhDs every year and prevent brain drain in an effort to boost research and development (R&D;) ... Read more...

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to focus on drugs, vaccine research


March 24th, 2011 - 8:15 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would focus on investing in drugs and vaccines for diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, the billionaire philanthropist said here on ... Read more...

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Scientists one step closer to developing vaccine for MRSA


January 17th, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center are one step closer to developing a vaccine for life threatening methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections following bone and joint ... Read more...

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One-time jab to protect against all flu strains


November 16th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) A flu jab, to be given just once in a lifetime, can fight off all strains of flu, and should be available within the next five years, scientists ... Read more...

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Once-in-a-lifetime flu jab that fights off all strains to be available ‘within 5yrs’


November 16th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A flu jab that is given just once in a lifetime to fight off all strains of the disease is expected to available within five years.Described as the ... Read more...

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Fewer Young Women Getting HPV Vaccine, Research Reveals


November 11th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new research has divulged that fewer women take the vaccine for human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV) and those who actually start taking the vaccine do not ... Read more...

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‘Immune evasion’ uncommon in M. tuberculosis


May 24th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): The strategy of "immune evasion", which is common to many viruses, bacteria and parasites, is uncommon to M. tuberculosis where the antigens remain strikingly unchanged and homogenous, found ... Read more...

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Experimental vaccine protects monkeys from Ebola virus


May 22nd, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 22 (IANS) An experimental vaccine protects monkeys from not only the two of the deadliest Ebola virus species, but also against a newer Ebola variant BEBOV, identified in 2007. Ebola symptoms ... Read more...

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Enhancing cellular immunity against influenza virus


May 11th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Researchers at the Trudeau Institute, New York, have identified two key signalling components that may help enhance cellular immunity against influenza virus.David L. Woodland, project leader and president ... Read more...

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Stem cells that ‘fool immune system’ may help fight cancer


October 8th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): A vaccine containing stem cells could help provide a vaccination against colon cancer, say scientists from the United States and China.In the study published in Stem Cells, boffins ... Read more...

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Russia starts testing anti-swine flu vaccine


September 10th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), Sep 10 (RIA Novosti) Russian researchers Thursday said they have begun clinical testing of a swine flu vaccine in the northwestern city of St. Petersburg. "Today we are starting research ... Read more...

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Swine flu vaccine in markets ‘by September’


August 7th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 7 (ANI): The World Health Organization has announced that the first vaccines for swine flu pandemic are likely to be ready for use by September this year.Many pharma companies in ... Read more...

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Swine flu pandemic is ‘unstoppable’, says WHO official


July 14th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): With 12 new deaths owing to swine flu being reported, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official has said that the deadly pandemic has become "unstoppable", and all nations ... Read more...

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Produce seasonal flu vaccines, WHO urges drug firms


July 14th, 2009 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 13 (DPA) Drug makers should continue to produce seasonal flu vaccines, rather than switching all their resources to swine flu, a World Health Organisation (WHO) official said Monday. There had been ... Read more...

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Novel vaccine strategy may offer protection against flu viruses


May 19th, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh suggest that vaccines made up of virus-like particles (VLPs) could provide stronger and longer-lasting protection against flu viruses than conventional vaccines.VLP vaccines ... Read more...

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WHO reports 1,658 confirmed cases of swine flu (Intro Roundup)


May 7th, 2009 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 6 (DPA) The World Health Organization (WHO) Wednesday confirmed 1,658 cases of the new influenza A(H1N1) virus in 23 countries.Mexico reported 946 laboratory-confirmed cases, including 29 deaths, Gregory Hartl, a spokesman ... 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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AIDS vaccine search in US makes major U-turn after letdowns


July 27th, 2008 - 9:26 am ICT by IANS
DPA Washington, July 27 (DPA) After major disappointments, AIDS research in the US is making a significant turn away from human clinical trials and back to laboratory basics in the search for an ... Read more...

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Prostate cancer vaccines more potent with hormone therapy


July 10th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Here's another disease where hormone therapy helps. A study has found that use of the therapy in prostate cancer helped the body target malignant cells more aggressively, besides ... Read more...

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New Vaccine to counter deadliest strain of bird flu


January 30th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a new vaccine against the deadliest strain of the H5N1 virus to counter the continued threat to global health.According to ... Read more...

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