U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation awarded a grant to scientists at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, the Russian Research Center of Molecular Diagnostics and Therapy, and AlphaRx Inc. under the title "Development of the Drug Delivery Systems for Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs Based on Colloidal Lipid Nanoparticles".
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HHS has awarded a contract for $500 million to Bavarian Nordic A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark to manufacture and deliver 20 million doses of a next generation modified vaccinia Ankara smallpox vaccine.
VaxGen and the Chemo-Sero Therapeutic Research Institute of Japan have terminated by mutual consent their agreement to co-develop a next-generation, attenuated smallpox vaccine, LC16m8, for use in the United States and elsewhere.
The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a fatal case of bubonic plague in a 3-year-boy from the East Mountain area of Bernalillo County.
Canada Minister of Health welcomed the progress made to date on the APEC Action Plan on the Response to Avian and human Pandemics while attending the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation Health Ministers' Meeting.
Dr. George Bartzokis suggested that the breakdown of a type of myelin that develops late in life promotes the buildup of toxic amyloid plaques long associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have discovered a survival mechanism in a common type of bacteria that can cause illness.
Performance of a meningitis vaccine in West African children, suggesting that the new vaccine - expected to sell initially for 40 US cents a dose - will be much more effective in protecting African children and their communities than any other vaccine.
Department of Health reported South Dakota's first West Nile virus detection of the year, a Hanson County resident in the 30 to 39 age group.
Kansas Department of Health will to clarify information about possible exposure of a Kansas woman and others who flew on the same flight as Andrew Speaker, who was diagnosed with the Extensively Drug Resistant form of TB.
New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed a case of secondary pneumonic plague in a 58-year-old woman from Torrance County.
Research study to determine the safety and effectiveness of a new smallpox vaccine geared toward adults ages 18 to 34 who have never been vaccinated against the disease.
Though much of the news lately has concentrated on plague and hantavirus, we need to remember that the threat of West Nile Virus is still with us.
New Mexico Department of Health is prepared to keep New Mexicans safe if any individual in the state is affected by the U.S. resident who was diagnosed with extensively multidrug resistant tuberculosis after traveling between Europe and the United States.
To date, all patrons tested showed negligible or no levels of mercury and the public is not at risk. No further follow up is needed.
The recent heavy rains in North Texas have definitely increased the mosquito population, but it has also delayed the start of West Nile season.
Kentucky Department for Public Health has learned that two Kentuckians have been identified so far as being on an international flight earlier this month with the patient with extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Department of Health is issuing the latest information about the numbers of known cases of Creutzfeldt Jakob disease.
Albertans are encouraged to remember to take personal precautions again this summer to reduce their risk of acquiring West Nile virus infection.
A research group has developed a strategy that will be tested as the first treatment for people with hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), a rare, degenerative muscle disease.
Data for the investigational agent cediranib were presented from a study in patients with recurrent glioblastoma, an invasive form of brain tumor with a high unmet medical need.
International Myeloma Foundation said that data from a follow-up to a Phase 3 multi-national clinical trial shows the combination of DOXIL with VELCADE improves the probability of myeloma patients' survival by 41%.
BSD Medical announced that the results of a 340 patient randomized Phase III clinical trial testing the benefit of adding hyperthermia therapy to chemotherapy.
Hong Kong Department of Health confirmed a case of Enterovirus-71 (EV-71), a viral infection usually found among young children, and urged the public to guard against the disease.
A man infected with extensively drug resistant tuberculosis was allowed to travel unhindered into the United States, underscoring how drug-resistant strains of the disease could be used in a bioterrorist attack against the U.S.
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