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Current Vaccines in Development

University labs, Military labs, new Labs Developing Vaccines

A number of universities around the country are working on bioterrorism vaccine development, and/or the creation of bioterrorism labs. This section contains news from university labs, military labs, and new bioterrorism labs now being built.

Recent Articles:
Drug defeats deadly ebola virus infection
An RNA-based drug has treated an infection of the deadly Ebola virus  the first drug to have been shown to do so in all recipients. Ebola Zaire virus...


*Researchers develop new class of sensors for detecting neurotoxins
"Julius Rebek, Jr. and Trevor J. Dale at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California have now developed a new class of sensors that detect ...


U.S. Army lab freezes research on dangerous pathogens
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has suspended research activities involving biological select agents and ...

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Tularemia

Tularemia, a bacterial disease, is also known as rabbit fever; symptoms include high fever, chills, aches and swollen lymph glands. Tularemia usually ...more

Recent Articles:
Tularemia-specific antibodies protect mice from developing respiratory tularemia
The respiratory form of tularemia, a potentially serious bacterial disease, is a significant public health concern because it is highly infectious, it...


The University of New Mexico and Cerus Receive $23 Million to Develop Tularemia Vaccine
Cerus Corporation (Nasdaq:CERS) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) today announced the funding of a consortium designed to develop a prophylactic ...


Large tularemia vaccine contracts among new NIAID biodefense awards
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that it has recently mad...



Smallpox vaccine

Smallpox is a serious, contagious, and sometimes fatal infectious disease. There is no specific treatment for smallpox disease, and the only preventio...more

Recent Articles:
SIGA Technologies gets $3 mn research grant from NIH
SIGA Technologies, Inc., a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight bio-warfare pathogens, has received a phase II gr...


Japaense Researchers Develope New Smallpox Vaccine
TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- A third-generation tissue-cultured smallpox vaccine shows promise, Japanese researchers report.

"The ...


Smallpox, HIV: Oil-based Nasal Vaccine Technique Produces Immunity
ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2008)  A novel technique for vaccinating against a variety of infectious diseases -- using an oil-based emulsion placed in th...

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Ricin Vaccine

Ricin is a poison that can be made from the waste left over from processing castor beans. It can be in the form of a powder, a mist, or a pellet, or...more

Recent Articles:
DOR BioPharma announces $9.4 million NIH [National Institutes of Health] grant award to develop thermostable and rapidly acting vaccines: grant supports advancement of DOR's ricin toxin vaccine RiVax(TM)
"DOR BioPharma, Inc. [...] announced today that it has been awarded an approximate $9.4 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infec...


Understanding Ricin
[&] The Las Vegas incident is the latest in a line of ricin-related episodes stretching back decades. The toxin first made news in 1978, when Bulgari...


Ricin vaccine money could be better spent elsewhere, experts say
*Money needed to develop a ricin vaccine could be better spent, security experts say The deadliest attack by international terrorists in U.S. history...

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Remediation Technology

This section is for those new and evolving technologies that are meant to clean up after bioterrorism substances and other harsh substances.

Recent Articles:
Shine Holdings Announces Patent Filing for Bioremediation Process
Shine Holdings, Inc. (OTC: SHDG) has announced today the filing of a provisional patent for a remediation process against possible bioterror agents su...



Radiation/Nuclear War

We're not kidding. A possible vaccine is being developed to reduce the fatalities in event of nuclear war. Human volunteers will be needed. Guess who would be the most likely people asked or ordered to volunteer?

Recent Articles:
Hollis-Eden: BioDefense Drug Neumune's Failure Sickens Shareholders
Drug developer Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NasdaqGM: HEPH) said last week that the Department of Health and Human Services rejected the company'...


New Nuclear Radiation Treatment
. . .A California pharmaceutical firm, Hollis-Eden, is working with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute to develop a steroid hormone that...



Plague Vaccine

Plague vaccine is an active immunizing agent used to prevent infection by plague bacteria. It works by causing your body to produce its own protection...more

Recent Articles:
How plague-causing bacteria disarm host defense
Effector proteins are the bad guys that help bacterial pathogens do their job of infecting the host by crippling the body's immune system. In essence...


Wake Forest Researchers Find Vaccine Effective Against Plague
A feared potential weapon of terrorists might have been stopped in its tracks.

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medici...


New Combination Vaccine Effective Against Plague
Plague, a bacterium that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages and is today one of the most feared potential agents of bio-terrorism, may have met its mat...

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Military Vaccines

The article attached to this is a table listing required military vaccines.

Recent Articles:
Medical Researcher to Develop Oral Vaccine
A Texas A&M University health sciences researcher has received a $2.6 million U.S. Army grant to create a new method of vaccine delivery for military ...


Extension, expiration, destruction of lots of anthrax, smallpox vaccines
Scroll down to bottom of this linked page for this clickable information:
MMQC-05-1155 22 Jun 05 SMALLPOX VACCINE DATE EXTENSION NOTIFICATIO...


Further list of military vaccines
When you click on this link, note menu at left.

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Malaria vaccine

Malaria continues to claim an estimated 2 to 3 million lives annually and to account for untold morbidity in the approximately 300 to 500 million peop...more

Recent Articles:
GenVec, US Military pact for pre-clinical testing of malaria vaccine
GenVec, Inc. has entered into a collaborative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the US Military Malaria Vaccine Program at the Walter Re...


Sanaria gets $4M in gov't funds for malaria vaccine
Sanaria has snagged a research grant worth more than $4 million from the Army to work on a malaria vaccine, which the biotech company hopes to have in...


Sanaria Inc. Receives U.S. Army Award for Development of Its Malaria Vaccine
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanaria Inc., a Rockville, Maryland privately held company focused on development of an attenuated whole parasit...



Lassa Fever

See full description at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages/dispage...more

Recent Articles:
Experimental Vaccine Protects Nonhuman Primates From Lassa Fever
FREDERICK, Maryland and WINNIPEG, Manitoba--A team of U.S. and Canadian scientists has developed a vaccine against Lassa fever that fully protects non...



Influenza ( the "flu")

"Regular" flue: The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at tim...more

Recent Articles:
Glaxo claims bird flu breakthrough
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- A bird flu vaccine for humans that uses only a very low dose of active ingredient has proved effective in clinical tests ...


GSK bird flu vaccine is the 'best so far'
PHARMACEUTICAL giant GlaxoSmithKline claims to have created the most effective vaccine so far against the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu.

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AVANT to Pursue Development of Avian Flu Vaccine
NEEDHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAN - News) today announced that it has formed a research tea...

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HIV/AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is ca...more

Recent Articles:
Ex-exec dedicates nonprofit to stop HIV
Donald Francis has spent a quarter century trying to help people with HIV, devoting most of those years to developing a vaccine against the deadly vir...


AIDS vaccine eludes scientists
After 25 years and countless billions of research dollars, some of the nation's top scientists say a vaccine that provides immunity against the virus ...


Monkeys Vaccinated Against SIV Survive Longer After Infection
Results of two new studies sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of H...

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FDA

In regards to bioterrorism, the goal of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is to foster the development of vaccines, drugs and diagnostic pro...more

Recent Articles:
Drug, Food Risks Stay Secret as Inquiries to U.S. FDA Pile Up
June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Claudia Krcmarik can't get documents about her father-in-law's death during a medical study. Meryl Nass keeps asking for record...


Senate Approves Tighter Policing of Drug Makers
WASHINGTON, May 9  By a vote of 93 to 1, the Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that would give the Food and Drug Administration new power to police d...


Drug Safety Improvement is Needed in FDA Decision-Making & Oversight, New Study Claims
COSTA MESA CA USA -- MEDICAL INDUSTRY E-MAIL NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- OCT 10 2006 -- In a new issue of Biomedical Market Newsletter(R), a new 31-page repor...

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Encephalitis

"Encephalitis" means "inflammation of the brain," but it usually refers to brain inflammation caused by a virus. This severe and potentially life-th...more

E-bola

The Ebola virus is one of the few viruses capable of causing hemorrhagic fever, a severe, often-fatal disease in humans characterised by high fever a...more

Recent Articles:
Study: vaccine may protect against Ebola
U.S. scientists have found a topical respiratory tract vaccine, tested for the first time in primates, might protect against the Ebola virus.

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Ebola vaccine saves half in post-exposure testing
TORONTO An experimental Ebola vaccine developed in Winnipeg eventually could become the first treatment for people newly infected with the deadly vir...


Ebola DNA Vaccine Produces Immune Responses In All Fully Vaccinated Volunteers In Phase 1 Trial
Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq:VICL) announced today that an Ebola vaccine candidate administered using Vical's proprietary DNA delivery technology was sa...

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Detection Technology

This section contains articles about advances in technology which can detect bioterrorism agents in time for treatment.

Recent Articles:
New technology identifies bacteria, viruses, other organisms within 24 hours
"Law enforcement authorities seeking to detect bioterrorism attacks, doctors diagnosing diseases and regulatory agencies checking product safety may f...


Universal Detection Technology working with the US Department of Commerce to market its anthrax [sic] detection equipment in Iraq.
Universal Detection Technology, a developer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism and other infectious health ...


U.S. snaps up [Bacillus Anthracis] scanner
Clients included hazardous materials teams in major American cities and US defence agencies, [Andrew Rudge] said. Existing technologies and products ...

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BioShield of 2004

Articles in this section cover vaccine development under the BioShield II Act.

Recent Articles:
Shield Us from Evil
. . .With their firsthand exposure to deadly biological agents, senators are sounding the alarm about the nation's biodefense levels. Two Senate bills...



Anthrax Vaccine



Recent Articles:
Immunovaccine Presents Results for an Enhanced Anthrax Vaccine Candidate
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2010) - Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IMV) announced today that it has been invited to present at the Ca...


A new anthrax vaccine is under development
Researchers in New York say they have identified two protein fragments that could be developed into a new anthrax vaccine.

Scientists from ...


Scientists take step toward new, less painful anthrax vaccine
RALEIGH, N.C.  Bacteria common in yogurt may be more effective vehicles for delivering the anthrax vaccine than injections, scientists at N.C. State ...

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