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Measles vaccine thwarts other infectious diseases: study

The measles vaccine provides benefits beyond merely protecting against that highly contagious viral respiratory disease that remains a leading childhood killer in parts of the world, scientists said. By blocking the measles infect

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World's first malaria vaccine moves closer to use in Africa

The world's first malaria vaccine, made by GlaxoSmithKline, could be approved by international regulators for use in Africa from October after final trial data showed it offered partial protection for up to four years. The sho

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Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August: WHO

An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said.

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Ebola vaccine trial halted temporarily after joint pains

A clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine developed by Merck and NewLink has been halted temporarily as a precautionary measure after four patients complained of joint pains, the University of Geneva Hospital said. "They are all f

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Vaccine fund sukuk ushers new Islamic finance era

The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment - which could even include the fight against Ebola. Last week an immunisation programme secured a $500 million

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Vaccine fund sukuk ushers new Islamic finance era

The latest entrant into Islamic finance is leading the industry in the new direction of socially responsible investment - which could even include the fight against Ebola. Last week an immunisation programme secured a $500 million

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Fixing ‘Ebolanomics’ in pursuit of vaccines and drugs

As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. W

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Ebola deaths top 3,330, but undercounted: WHO

The death toll from the world's worst Ebola outbreak on record reached 3,338 people out of 7,178 cases in West Africa as of September 28, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday. It said the total number of new c

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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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