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New vaccine against five livestock diseases in progress

(Sci Dev Net) Scientists in South Africa are developing a combination vaccine with the potential to offer protection against five major livestock diseases. The first stage of the vaccine project was funded by the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) through the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) with 3.1 million Canadian dollars (almost  Read More »

Soligenix Announces Combination Vaccine for Ricin and Anthrax Achieves Simultaneous Protection

(PR Newswire) Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today that the combination of RiVax™ and VeloThrax™ induces protective immunity to both ricin  Read More »

Polio eradication could be sped up by extra vaccine dose

(Medical News Today) In areas where poliovirus still causes infection, giving all children under the age of 5 an extra dose of polio vaccine could help to speed up eradication – and the researchers finding a “substantially greater benefit” from the booster are calling for vaccine programs to now put this to the test.

CDC to create anthrax research database in Atlanta

(Atlanta Business Chronicle) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to establish a public database in Atlanta of the bacteria Bacullus anthracis, which cause the deadly disease anthrax.The agency has published a request-for-quote to hire a contractor for the project. The move comes just weeks after the CDC made world headlines when 75 workers  Read More »

Future soldiers could be protected against germ warfare by genetically modified blood cells

(The Independent) Soldiers on future battlefields could be protected against germ warfare agents by having blood transfusions with genetically modified cells that can neutralise deadly biological toxins, scientists have found.