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New compound boosts efficacy of HIV, flu vaccine


August 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 27 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a compound that boosts the effect of vaccines against the flu, HIV and herpes virus in mice.Research by an Oxford University team, along ... Read more...

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Cattle vaccine can halve E. coli levels


August 7th, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) A vaccine for cattle can slash E. coli levels by more than 50 percent, which is also effective with two doses instead of the recommended ... Read more...

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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

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Poor sleep hits potency of vaccines


August 2nd, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) A good night's sleep is vital not only for sound health but also for vaccines to work effectively, says a new study."With the emergence of our ... Read more...

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Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 2 (IANS) Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever ... Read more...

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New class of vaccines won’t require cold storage


July 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Researchers have developed a new silk-based stabiliser that kept some vaccines and antibiotics stable up to temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius.The breakthrough could free vaccines and ... 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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Gates praises India for containing polio


May 31st, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Bill Gates met Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad here Thursday and praised India's triumph over polio, even as the software tycoon's foundation is also helping ... Read more...

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Infant girl left at ashram doorstep


May 9th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, May 9 (IANS) An infant girl apparently abandoned by her parents was found at the doorstep of a children's home here in yet another grim reminder of the ... Read more...

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Cuba to start clinical trials of pneumonia vaccine


May 4th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, May 4 (IANS) Cuba will begin this year clinical trials of a new pneumonia vaccine developed by the island nation's biotech industry, the official daily Granma said.The vaccine was ... Read more...

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HLL Lifecare floats subsidiary for vaccine complex


April 30th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Kerala-based HLL Lifecare, a mini-ratna PSU, has floated wholly-owned subsidiary HLL Biotechltd to execute the Rs.594 crore Integrated Vaccine Complex (IVC) coming up in Tamil Nadu.The ... Read more...

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Scientists locate malaria parasites’ Achilles heal


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 22 (IANS) Scientists have identified a key protein common to malaria parasites, opening the way to more effective vaccines or drugs against the life-threatening infections caused by the ... Read more...

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Intensify immunisation efforts: WHO


April 21st, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is observing the year of intensification of routine immunisation in Southeast Asia, has said the region will adopt a ... Read more...

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Centre holds meeting on H1N1


April 12th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The government Thursday held a meeting to review the state of preparedness in containing the incidence of H1N1 virus in the country.Chaired by Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Japan gives 120 mn yen grant to fight polio


March 26th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Continuing support to the polio eradication initiative in India, the government of Japan Monday provided 120 million Yen (Rs.7.2 crore) grant to the UNICEF for ... Read more...

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US firm gets $220 mn Gates grant to combat TB


March 15th, 2012 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 15 (IANS) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a grant of up to US $220 million over five years to Aeras, one of the world's largest ... Read more...

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Vietnam testing avian flu vaccine


February 21st, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Feb 21 (IANS) Vietnam, which recently faced a nationwide outbreak of the avian flu virus, has been working on a drug since 2005 to prevent the disease and plans ... Read more...

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Over 250 companies to participate in BioAsia 2012


February 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) The stage is set for the ninth edition of BioAsia, the annual global bio business forum, beginning here Feb 9.According to Federation of Asian Biotech Associations ... Read more...

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Russia tests HIV vaccine


February 6th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 6 (IANS) Russia has successfully completed the first stage of clinical trials of an HIV vaccine, an official said Monday.The State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology, Vektor, ... Read more...

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Vaccines to boost immunity where it counts


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Researchers have created synthetic nanoparticles that greatly bolster vaccine responses by targeting lymph nodes, where most immune reaction occurs.Currently, all other adjuvants (compounds added to boost ... Read more...

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Cuban, US scientists seek to cooperate


December 14th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) In a significant development, Cuban and US scientists said here Tuesday they believe progress is being made in future cooperation between their communities despite the ... Read more...

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Cuba boasts of lowest infant mortality rate


December 5th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Dec 5 (IANS) The development achieved by Cuba's health sector has made it possible for the country to have one of the lowest infant mortality rates -- 4.5 per ... Read more...

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Breakthrough may pave way for new malaria drugs


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Researchers have shown how the malaria parasite can survive in a type of white blood cell in the spleen -- a breakthrough that could lead to ... Read more...

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Anti-dengue vaccine to be ready in six years: Expert


November 16th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) A vaccine to fight the deadly dengue fever, being developed at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) here, would be ready in ... 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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India tops in childhood flu-linked pneumonia deaths


November 11th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) About one in every four infants who die from flu-related pneumonia is an Indian, says new research by the University of Edinburgh published Friday.The study ... Read more...

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Mass diseases not being fought properly: expert


October 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases that account for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, an expert said Tuesday.Pneumonia, diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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Recipe for enjoying a later life


August 26th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Most of us know that the secret of long life lies in our genes. However not many believe to live a happy old life we require ... Read more...

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Football fans, clubs to rally against polio in India


July 29th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) A partnership among the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Futbol Club (FC) Barcelona, and the Barcelona Foundation will rally football fans to eradicate ... Read more...

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CIA held fake vaccination drive to get Osama family DNA


July 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The CIA carried out a fake vaccination programme in Pakistan's Abbottabad city to get DNA from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's family, it was reported ... Read more...

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4,000 goats die in China after vaccination


June 15th, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 15 (IANS) Over 4,000 goats have died in eastern China after they received goat-pox vaccine, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The incident took place in Rudong county of Jiangsu province. The ... Read more...

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Pune firm slashes pentavalent vaccine prices 60 percent


June 13th, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, June 13 (IANS) India's vaccine major, the Serum Institute, has pledged support to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) programme by announcing a 60 percent cut in ... Read more...

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Britain to donate $1.32 bn to vaccinate poor kids


June 13th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Britain would donate 814 million pounds ($1.32 billion) to help vaccinate poor children all over the world against diseases, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.Over ... Read more...

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New meningitis vaccine could save thousands


June 10th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Thousands of children's lives could be saved by a new meningitis vaccine that could be available by yearend. The new jab protects against meningitis B, the ... Read more...

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Myleene Klass supports ‘Save the Children’ campaign


June 10th, 2011 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) Singer Myleene Klass supports 'Save the Children' campaign which aims to provide vaccinations to four million kids against potentially deadly diseases.Klass has also asked fans to ... Read more...

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