Archive for April 3rd, 2012

HPV Vaccine May Help Those Who Had Cervical Cancer Surgery

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

A new study suggests that the vaccine can significantly cut the likelihood of HPV-related disease even among women who have had surgery for cervical cancer caused by HPV.

Via www.nytimes.com

Future Virology Introducing yesterday’s phage therapy in today’s medicine

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

The worldwide emergence of ‘superbugs’ and a dry antibiotic pipeline threaten modern society with a return to the preantibiotic era. Phages – the viruses of bacteria – could help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Phage therapy was first attempted in 1919 by Felix d’Herelle and was commercially developed in the 1930s before being replaced by antibiotics in most of the western world.

 

I have long had a fascination for the use of phages to treat disease – and now it looks like its the new-new wave of the future, as antibiotics begin to fail.

Image courtesy of Russell Kightley Media

Via www.futuremedicine.com

Future Virology Introducing yesterday’s phage therapy in today’s medicine

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca

The worldwide emergence of ‘superbugs’ and a dry antibiotic pipeline threaten modern society with a return to the preantibiotic era. Phages – the viruses of bacteria – could help fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Phage therapy was first attempted in 1919 by Felix d’Herelle and was commercially developed in the 1930s before being replaced by antibiotics in most of the western world.

 

I have long had a fascination for the use of phages to treat disease – and now it looks like its the new-new wave of the future, as antibiotics begin to fail.

Image courtesy of Russell Kightley Media

Via www.futuremedicine.com

Infection prevention strategies employing cartoon microbes (nanobugs) to entertain and educate people of all ages – Nanobugs, Inc www.nanobugs.com

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

Intriguing website to learn about practical infection prevention strategies through the nanobugs ™. More than 50 cartoon microbes (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that entertain and educate.

 

Desperately simplistic, but fun.

 

 

Via www.nanobugs.com

Febrile Seizure Risk Not Linked to MMRV Vaccine Booster in New Study

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

A new study examining the link between the Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella vaccination (MMRV) booster in 4 to 6 year old children found no link between the shot and febrile seizures.

 

Yet more reasons to GET YOUR CHILDREN VACCINATED!!

Via www.inquisitr.com

Inovio gets second grant to fund bioterrorism synthetic vaccines

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

Inovio Pharmaceuticals (AMEX:INO) received a second grant by the U.S. Defence Department to fund bioterrorism synthetic vaccines program, the company said Monday.

The grant allows Inovio to advance development of a low-cost, non-invasive surface electroporation delivery device and test its utility with its novel synthetic DNA-based vaccines against viruses with a bioterrorism potential, including hanta, puumala,
arenavirus and pandemic influenza.

 

Good may come of the bioterror hype yet!

Via www.proactiveinvestors.com

NanoViricides says pre-IND meeting with FDA for FluCide “successful”

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

NanoViricides (OTC:NNVC) said Monday that the U.S. health regulator gave a “good roadmap” toward an investigational new drug (IND) application for the company’s lead candidate FluCide, at a recent pre-IND meeting.
The previously announced meeting was held with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on March 29, as scheduled.
NanoViricides said the meeting focused on FluCide, designated as NV-INF-1, the company’s anti influenza drug.

Via www.proactiveinvestors.com

[Lack of] Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

FEW HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY VACCINES, IOM REPORT FINDS

WASHINGTON — An analysis of more than 1,000 research articles concluded that few health problems are caused by or clearly associated with vaccines. A committee of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine to review the scientific literature on possible adverse effects of vaccines found convincing evidence of 14 health outcomes — including seizures, inflammation of the brain, and fainting — that can be caused by certain vaccines, although these outcomes occur rarely. It also found indicative though less clear data on associations between specific vaccines and four other effects, such as allergic reactions and temporary joint pain. In addition, the evidence shows there are no links between immunization and some serious conditions that have raised concerns, including Type 1 diabetes and autism. The data were inadequate to reach conclusions about other suggested adverse effects.

 

There we are then: a reasoned, intelligent account of what LITTLE harm vaccines do.

Via gmopundit.blogspot.fr

College Speaker Describes HIV Vaccine Progress, Roadblocks | The Point News Online – SMCM – St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s bi-weekly news source

3 April, 2012

Via Scoop.itVirology News

In a lecture on March 21 to College students and faculty, National Institute of Health (NIH) Vaccine Branch researcher Marjorie Robert-Guroff, Ph.D., discussed the history, vaccine trials, and treatment roadblocks of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the causative agent of AIDS, in her lecture “Developing Vaccines for HIV/AIDS: Challenges and Prospects.”.

 

Useful summary on HIV vaccines

Via thepointnews.com