3 hrs ago
Novel approach for influenza vaccination shows promise in early animal testing
When ferritin is fused with the influenza protein hemagglutinin , it self-assembles into a sphere with eight protruding spikes from its surface.
4 hrs ago
New Japanese Protozoal Patent for BioDiem Ltd.'s BDM-I
Staying up-to-date has never been simpler. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today! Melbourne, 22 May 2013: Australian infectious disease therapy and vaccine development company BioDiem Ltd has today announced the allowance of another Japanese patent for its novel antimicrobial compound, BDM-I. The patent covers use of BDM-I for treatment of ... (more)
Tue May 21, 2013
Voice of America
Bird Flu Costs in China set at $6.5 Billion
A woman wears a face mask as she walks past a poster showing how to avoid the H7N9 avian influenza virus, by a road in Beijing, April 24, 2013.
Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry...
Randomized study of the efficacy and safety of oral elderberry extract in the treatment of influenza A and B virus infections.
'Shocking incompetence': UK health officials threw away A 74m of bird flu 'wonder-drug'
UK's Department of Health threw away A 74m worth of Tamiflu, the antiviral drug, before its expiry date, due to unsafe storage procedures.
Low population immunity to new bird flu virus H7N9 in humans
The findings have implications for planning the public health response to this pandemic threat.
Flu drug bill 'shocking waste'
The government spent A 424m stockpiling a drug to treat flu despite there being question marks over the effectiveness of the medicine called Tamiflu, a public spending watchdog has found.
Impact of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in a...
High rates of bacterial coinfection in autopsy data from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic suggest synergies between flu and pneumococcal disease during pandemic conditions, and highlight the importance of interventions like the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine that may mitigate the impact of a pandemic.
Mon May 20, 2013
CHC confirms 3 cases of ARDS; 1 death recorded
Officials of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. disclosed yesterday that the public hospital has had three confirmed cases of adult respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, of which one patient has died.
World Health Organization
WHO Director-General addresses the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly
Ten years ago, the World Health Assembly met under a cloud of anxiety. SARS, the first severe new disease of the 21st century, was spreading explosively along the routes of international air travel, placing any city with an international airport at risk of imported cases.
Germ-fighting vaccine system makes great strides in delivery
A novel vaccine study from South Dakota State University will headline the groundbreaking research that will be unveiled at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists' National Biotechnology Conference .
Predicting infectious influenza
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics .
H7N9 confirmed in Zengcheng poultry sample
A poultry sample in south China has tested positive for H7N9 virus, the country's agriculture authority said on Monday.
Putnam County Health Department still offering vaccines
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Despite the financial problems the Putnam County Health Department is facing, clinical services are still being offered, said the department's medical director.
Sun May 19, 2013
Political interference behind the sacking of GPO chief: rural doctors
The sacking of the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation 's managing director was due to political interference, health advocates and the Rural Doctors Society said yesterday.
Purpose The Pirbright Institute carries out research on a number of important viral diseases of swine such as those inducing classical swine fever, foot-and-mouth disease, African swine fever and influenza.The Porcine immunologist post is aimed at strengthening fundamental research capability in the field of pig immunology and analysis of immune ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
McDonald's: Where's The Beef Behind This Valuation?
McDonald's reported its April same-store sales results a couple of weeks ago, noting same-store sales deterioration in 2 of 3 major market segments and just 0.7% growth in the U.S. The company's international expansion was supposed to add growth to the McDonald's story, but it was sorely missing in April.
GPO agrees to fire managing director for negligence
Dr Pipat Yingseri, chairman of the board, said it had met to discuss irregularities in the purchasing and procurement of raw materials to make paracetamol, and delays in the construction of an influenza-vaccine plant and an HIV/Aids drug plant.
Swine Flu Found in Elephant Seals
The H1N1 virus strain that caused a 2009 swine flu outbreak in humans was detected in northern elephant seals off the coast of central California.
Fri May 17, 2013
McHenry Township could take over care of historical cemetery
McHENRY – More than 50 years after the last person was buried at Ostend Cemetery, its caretakers are hoping McHenry Township will take over the maintenance of the one-acre plot off Route 120 west of McHenry.