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New Parkinson’s drug to enter clinical testing

Austria-based Affiris AG (AG), a developer of tailor-made drugs mainly as Peptide-based vaccines, has announced that an initial therapy against the protein alpha-synuclein, a promising Parkinson’s drug target, will enter clinical testing.

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'Combining vaccines may help eradicate polio'

Combining two types of polio vaccine, including one that is injected rather than given orally, appears to give better immunity and could speed efforts to eradicate the crippling disease, scientists said.   Britis

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Bahrain doubles flu vaccine orders on new fear

Fears over the spread of deadly viruses in the Middle East have spurred Bahrain's Health Ministry to up its annual order of flu vaccine to 50,000 doses.   Recent outbreaks of H1N1 swine flu and Middle East Re

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New vaccine ‘can stop emerging virus’

A prophylactic vaccine candidate against Chikungunya fever, developed by the Austrian biotech company Themis Bioscience induces a significant neutralizing immune response and was also confirmed as safe. These are the major interim

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US firm develops possible 'Mers' vaccine

US biopharma company Novavax along with a team from University of Maryland have jointly developed a vaccine that appears to effectively fight the killer Mers-coronavirus in mice, said a report. The researchers have found a novel m

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Chikungunya vaccine hopes

A vaccine against Chikungunya fever, developed by Vienna-based biotech company Themis Bioscience, is now undergoing clinical testing for the first time. The vaccine, which is based on a standard anti-measles vaccine, offers an opp

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GSK aims to market world's first malaria vaccine

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline will seek marketing approval for the world's first malaria vaccine next year after trial data showed the shot significantly cut cases of the disease in African children.   Th

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New flu vaccines offer extra protection

Big drugmakers are seeking a boost from new four-in-one influenza vaccines that will be available for the first time this flu season.   Offering more protection to patients,

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Malaria vaccine 'highly effective' in small US test

An experimental malaria vaccine proved highly effective in a small, early-stage clinical trial in people, raising hope in the global effort to combat the deadly disease, US researchers reported on Thursday in the journal Science.

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Type 1 diabetes vaccine shows promise

An early stage study suggests an experimental vaccine may be able to tame bits of the immune system that go haywire in people with type 1 diabetes, offering hope for a new way to delay or prevent the autoimmune disease, researchers said on Wedne

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