"Veterinary scientists have made a discovery that promises to deliver a new approach to fast development of cheap vaccines that are effective in all mammals – not just humans or another particular species. They propose that by harnessing the system that reads the biological ‘barcodes’ of infecti... Read More
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) have charted the extreme genetic differences that occur over time in the most dangerous malaria parasite in the world. While there is no approved vaccine for malaria, various experimental vaccines a... Read More
The Government of Canada through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced support for five new research projects designed to help further understand and address the H1N1 flu virus.
"Canada is a global leader in H1N1 flu virus research, including research with our inte... Read More
The National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., has announced it is dedicating a new hall to the story of human evolution that will partly focus on how changes in the natural world affected human development.
"To tell the biological, cultural and ecological story, exhibitions wil... Read More
Test results of its swine flu vaccine suggest that children under 10 are likely to need two shots to be fully protected, vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur said Wednesday.
Federal officials said the news is not surprising, since this age group needs two doses of regular seasonal flu vaccine the ver... Read More
First identified at a greyhound racing kennel a few years ago, canine influenza is now cropping up all over the U.S. In this episode of Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science, Cynda Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor of shelter medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, is intervi... Read More
Peter C. Doherty, Laureate Professor (Nobel Medicine 1996), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Melbourne, Australia, gives a general presentation of the complex immune system we have inherited throughout evolution at BioVision from Lyon, France. Read More
Over-fishing, newly introduced species, the destruction of natural habitats, chemical substances and heavy metals, tank-flushing at sea, and microbiological pollution are just a few of the problems facing Europe's seas. This 10 min documentary is about the state of Europe's marine environment an... Read More
Searching for biomarkers that can warn of diseases such as cancer while they are still in their earliest stage is likely to become far easier thanks to an innovative biosensor chip developed by Stanford University researchers.
The sensor is up to 1,000 times more sensitive than any technology... Read More
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $15.7 million contract to UT Southwestern Medical Center and Northrop Grumman Corp. to develop an open-access national online database and analysis resource center that will help scientists study and combat viruses such as those that cause hepatiti... Read More
Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines (pills, liquid or an inhaled powder) that fight against the flu in your body. While CDC recommends flu vaccine as the first and most important step in preventing flu, antiviral drugs are a second line of defense against the flu. Click "source" to read t... Read More
Research at the University of Warwick have taken high tech gas sensors normally used to test components for premium cars and applied the same techniques to human blood, human urine, and even cow dung samples from local cow pats. The results could lead to a new high tech medical tool that could p... Read More
Smiths Detection has won a $1 million grant over two years from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering to develop a test for microbes that cause infections in burns and wounds that can lead to blood poisoning.
The London-based company will use the funds to expand an o... Read More
"Comedian Bill Maher advises against vaccinations. But actress Amanda Peet--and Dr. Bill Frist--have it right: vaccines are good," Steve Mirsky comments in Scientific American's 60 Second Science podcast.
"In the celebrity vaccine wars, I’m siding with actress Amanda Peet. And comedia... Read More
In a guest editorial published in BMJ's Clinical Evidence by Tom Jeffereson, Coordinator for the Cochrane Vaccines Field, Rome, Italy, he concludes, after looking at data from the control arms of 95 influenza vaccine trials involving 1 million subjects over the course of four decades, that influ... Read More
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have for the first time identified the genetic mechanisms involved in the formation and survival of L-form bacteria. Their findings are described in a study published October 6 in the journal PLoS ONE.
L-form bacteria, which w... Read More
Smithsonian magazine has published a feature on tracking counterfeit malarial drugs and attempts to shut down the black market industry.
"Southeast Asia is awash in counterfeit medications, none more insidious than those for malaria, a deadly infectious disease that is usually curable if tre... Read More