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Phase III trial to test VSV-EBOV vaccine for preventing Ebola to be launched in Guinea

Phase III trial to test VSV-EBOV vaccine for preventing Ebola to be launched in Guinea

Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières, Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. [More]
New CDC statistics show promise in fight against dental caries

New CDC statistics show promise in fight against dental caries

Statistics released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show promise in the fight against dental caries (cavities). When compared with published data from previous surveys, the new data show an increase in the percentage of children who receive treatment when that disease does occur. [More]
Bayer announces FDA acceptance of BAY 81-8973 BLA for treatment of hemophilia A

Bayer announces FDA acceptance of BAY 81-8973 BLA for treatment of hemophilia A

Bayer HealthCare today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the company's Biologics License Application for BAY 81-8973, a recombinant Factor VIII compound. Bayer is seeking FDA approval of the investigational compound, proposed trade name Kovaltry, for the treatment of hemophilia A in children and adults. [More]
Symbiomix Therapeutics announces positive results from SYM-1219 Phase 1 clinical program

Symbiomix Therapeutics announces positive results from SYM-1219 Phase 1 clinical program

Symbiomix Therapeutics, a late-stage, privately held biopharmaceutical company developing innovative medicines for serious women's health infections, today announced results from its Phase 1 clinical program demonstrating that its lead product candidate, SYM-1219, was safe and well tolerated and had predictable pharmacokinetics (PK), and that contraceptive efficacy for birth control pills would not be altered by SYM-1219 administration. [More]
Mesothelioma Victims Center now offers guidance for former power plant workers with mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Victims Center now offers guidance for former power plant workers with mesothelioma

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now making the best possible compensation a reality for former power plant workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, because these types of individuals could qualify for multi-million dollar mesothelioma settlements. [More]
Deadly C. difficile affected almost half a million in the U.S over one year

Deadly C. difficile affected almost half a million in the U.S over one year

The deadly bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infected more than 450,000 people in the U.S in a single year, according to new research funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [More]
Study reveals causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children

Study reveals causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children

With the chill of winter comes a spike in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), which spreads more easily as people retreat indoors and come into close contact. The lung infection triggers persistent coughing, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing, and is particularly hard on the very young and the very old. In fact, pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalization among U.S. children, with estimated medical costs of $1 billion annually. [More]
Study points respiratory viruses as the most common cause of childhood pneumonia

Study points respiratory viruses as the most common cause of childhood pneumonia

Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine. [More]
TSRI study finds no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in autism model

TSRI study finds no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in autism model

While aggression toward caregivers and peers is a challenge faced by many individuals and families dealing with autism, there has been much speculation in the media over the possibility of generally heightened aggression in those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. A new study by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute found no evidence of increased aggressive behavior toward strangers in an animal model of the condition. [More]
Gates Foundation awards $2.5 million to support development of vaccine-filled microneedles

Gates Foundation awards $2.5 million to support development of vaccine-filled microneedles

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization. The patches will be studied to evaluate their potential role as part of the worldwide efforts to eradicate polio. [More]
bioLytical receives FDA approval for INSTI HIV Antibody Test

bioLytical receives FDA approval for INSTI HIV Antibody Test

bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a leading manufacturer of point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its INSTI HIV Antibody Test for use in detecting antibodies to HIV type 2 (HIV-2). [More]
Researchers develop targeted approach that allows muscle to burn more energy

Researchers develop targeted approach that allows muscle to burn more energy

What started as an evolutionary protection against starvation has become a biological "bad joke" for people who need to lose weight. The human body doesn't distinguish between dieting and possible starvation, so when there is a decrease in calories consumed, human metabolism increases its energy efficiency and weight loss is resisted. [More]
Mobile devices may help better diagnose patients with chronic health issues

Mobile devices may help better diagnose patients with chronic health issues

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability. [More]
Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Geriatric consultation could improve care for elderly patients admitted for traumatic injuries

Elderly patients who are admitted to the hospital for monitoring and surgical treatment of traumatic injuries could have better geriatric care if medical teams took one extra step—offering geriatric consultation, according to new research findings from surgical and geriatric medicine teams at the Ronald Reagan University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center. [More]
Lupin introduces new InspiraChamber VHC under strategic licensing agreement with InspiRX

Lupin introduces new InspiraChamber VHC under strategic licensing agreement with InspiRX

Pharma Major Lupin Limited announced today that its US subsidiary, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. (collectively Lupin) has launched the all new InspiraChamber Anti-Static Valved Holding Chamber (VHC) under a strategic licensing agreement with the New Jersey based respiratory research and development company InspiRX Inc. [More]
Nearly one out of two U.S. adults suffers from periodontal disease

Nearly one out of two U.S. adults suffers from periodontal disease

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that nearly one out of two U.S. adults age 30 and over—64.7 million Americans—has periodontitis, the advanced form of periodontal disease. [More]
Training modules for emergency department staff to treat infectious disease patients available on CDC's website

Training modules for emergency department staff to treat infectious disease patients available on CDC's website

Four Web-based training modules developed by Johns Hopkins Medicine for emergency department personnel who treat patients with infectious diseases are now available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. [More]
Mesothelioma Compensation Center educates individuals about mesothelioma compensation claim

Mesothelioma Compensation Center educates individuals about mesothelioma compensation claim

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is doing everything possible to educate all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members about the most critical component of a mesothelioma compensation claim that, believe it or not, comes down to the skill of the lawyer advancing the claim; especially if the diagnosed victim was exposed to asbestos in the automotive manufacturing or repair industry. [More]
USA Vein Clinics to open new center in Marietta, GA

USA Vein Clinics to open new center in Marietta, GA

USA Vein Clinics, the nation's only coast-to-coast network of physicians devoted to treating venous insufficiency, will open a new center in Marietta, GA on Feb. 24 at 1050 E. Piedmont Road, north of Roswell Road. [More]
Synthetic Biologics reports positive results from SYN-004 Phase 1b trial to prevent C. difficile infection

Synthetic Biologics reports positive results from SYN-004 Phase 1b trial to prevent C. difficile infection

Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a developer of pathogen-specific therapies for serious infections and diseases, with a focus on protecting the microbiome, today announced positive topline safety and tolerability results from a Phase 1b clinical trial of SYN-004, the Company's investigational oral beta-lactamase enzyme designed to protect the microbiome and prevent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, antibiotic-associated diarrhea and secondary antibiotic-resistant infections in patients receiving intravenous (IV) beta-lactam antibiotic therapy. [More]
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