News about 'vaccines'

14 May 2013
Update: Release of Part 1 of EXPOSED scheduled for the week of May 20. Contact jrosen@aeras.org if you would like to host a screening event or get more information. EXPOSED is a four-part series of short films that tell the story of the deadly global epidemic of tuberculosis. The series will...
3 Feb 2013
The results of the first TB vaccine efficacy trial in over 90 years was released today showing that the vaccine candidate MVA85A when given as a booster did not provide added protection to infants who had already received BCG. The trial adds scientific value to the field and enhances the field’s...
10 Oct 2012
This week we highlight an interview with Dr. Douglas Lowrie, a Senior Research Fellow at Fudan University’s Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center in China. He discusses the extent of the problem of TB in China and innovative research on enhancing TB treatment using immunotherapeutic vaccines.
6 Jun 2012
Delamanid (OPC-67683) This week, efficacy data from the recently completed Phase 2 randomized placebo-controlled trial in MDR patients evaluating delamanid with background treatment compared to placebo with background treatment was published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine ...
24 May 2012
For this week’s update, we highlight three recent articles that look at repurposing and optimizing drugs already on the market or looking at novel targets and drug classes for TB. Dooley KE, Mitnick C, Degroote MA, Obuku E, Belitsky V, Hamilton CD, Makhene M, Shah S, Brust JC, Durakovic N,...
26 Mar 2012
The 243rd American Chemistry Society National Meeting and Exposition is being held in San Diego, California, from March 26 to March 29. There are several presentations on tuberculosis. Here are the abstracts of a few of the talks. The first item received news coverage and discusses two approved...
22 Mar 2012
Click here to get more info. Saturday, March 24, is officially World TB Day but there has been a stream of activities, publications, news and messages to let the world not forget about this major infectious disease killer that claims millions of lives each year. Events On March 7 and 13, the CORE...
20 Mar 2012
The audience takes in the promise of the NC--002 trial. During the “Cure All: A briefing on the status of the most promising new TB drugs research” sponsored by the Critical Path to New TB Drug Regimens (CPTR) on Monday, March 19, Dr. Mel Spigelman, CEO & President, of TB Alliance announced the...
7 Dec 2011
Click here for full report. Today, the fourth annual G-FINDER survey tracking funding for research and development of neglected disease technologies was released. This year’s report shows that funding for product development is on the decline and product development partnerships (PDPs) have been...
2 Nov 2011
Click here for full report Source: Stop TB Partnership News, November 3, 2011 A plan targeting researchers around the world and providing them with a framework to achieve the research objectives of the the Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-2015 and beyond, towards elimination of TB, was launched on...
19 Sep 2011
Botella H, Peyron P, Levillain F, Poincloux R, Poquet Y, Brandli I, Wang C, Tailleux L, Tilleul S, Charrière GM, Waddell SJ, Foti M, Lugo-Villarino G, Gao Q, Maridonneau-Parini I, Butcher PD, Castagnoli PR, Gicquel B, de Chastellier C, Neyrolles O. Mycobacterial p(1)-type ATPases mediate resistance...
7 Sep 2011
Last week we posted information about two special issues of Future Medicinal Chemistry focused on neglected diseases. Future Medicinal Chemistry (September 2011, Volume 3, Number 11) have a few articles on tuberculosis drug development: Diarylquinolines, synthesis pathways and quantitative...
24 May 2011
The MTBVAC01 vaccine candidate, developed to protect people against tuberculosis, will start Phase I clinical trials early in 2012. This was announced by the Spanish biopharmaceutical company Biofabri . The candidate was developed by the University of Zaragoza , Spain and is part of the...
5 May 2011
Dr. Peter Andersen, the Vice President of Vaccine Research and Development at Statens Serum Institut (SSI) and TBVI partner, has been awarded the prestigious Novo Nordisk prize for his work in TB vaccine development. The WGND interviewed Dr. Andersen for our TB R&D Weekly Update on March 8...
7 Mar 2011
[wpaudio url=”/blog/media/podcasts/Andersen_Peter_finished.mp3″ text=”Click here to play the Peter Anderson Podcast” dl=”0″] Summary: Dr. Peter Andersen is Vice President of Vaccine Research and Development at Statens Serum Institut (SSI). The WGND had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Andersen on a...

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