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New Assay to Spot Fake Malaria Drugs

(Global Biodefense)The World Health Organization has estimated that about 200,000 lives a year may be lost due to the use of counterfeit anti-malarial drugs. A new Oregon State University technology may be able to help address that problem by testing drugs for efficacy at a cost of a few cents.

U.S. officials purge biosafety board in midst of anthrax crisis

(Reuters) Federal officials, amid the worst U.S. biosafety crisis in years, have dismissed 11 eminent scientists from a 23-member panel that advises the government on how and whether research on dangerous pathogens should be conducted. The purged members were informed that their service was no longer needed via an email on Sunday night from Mary  Read More »

TGen-led study finds likely origin of lung fungus invading Pacific Northwest

(AAAS EurekAlert!) Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global “public health vigilance,” according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since  Read More »

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 »