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VUMC joins Human Vaccine Project as first scientific hub

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the Human Vaccines Project and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced this week that VUMC has become the project’s first scientific hub. Incubated by IAVI, the Human Vaccines Project is a new public-private partnership that brings together leading academic research centers, industry, governments and nonprofits  Read More »

BAA – Medical Countermeasures for Priority Pathogens

(Global Biodefense) The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has released a new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to support development of therapeutic products for use in post-event settings following the intentional release or natural outbreak of high priority biological threats. Countermeasures are sought for Ebola and other filoviruses, Clostridium  Read More »

Inhalable Ebola vaccine developed

(Newsweek) Scientists have tested the first inhalable vaccine for Ebola in what could be a landmark development in the fight against the deadly virus. A new study found that primates who were treated with the vaccine survived when later injected with a lethal dose of the Ebola virus and showed no  Read More »

Power, airflow, safety issues plague high-tech CDC labs

(USA Today) Multimillion-dollar, high-tech laboratory buildings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that house deadly bacteria and viruses continue to suffer power outages and failures of important airflow systems that help prevent pathogens from being released, records obtained by USA TODAY show.  The incidents have resulted in staff being  Read More »

Bird Flu Cost the US $3.3 Billion and Worse Could Be Coming

(National Geographic) It’s been almost a month since a case of avian influenza was detected in poultry in the central United States. So it might seem that the epidemic—which over several months caused the destruction of 49.5 million chickens and turkeys—can safely be considered over. But in fact, it may have  Read More »