CRISPR genomic screen reveals newly recognized proteins toxins need to enter cells.
For veterinarians and livestock producers, a custom vaccine isn’t an extravagance, but rather another tool in the box for addressing new or uncommon strains of livestock pathogens.
The $8.4million project will develop technology to rapidly develop vaccines against known pathogens - such as flu, and unknown pathogens, called Disease X. The project will create a so-called self-amplifying RNA (saRNA) vaccine platform.
For Chinese authorities struggling with the rapid spread of a disease that’s threatening to devastate the world’s largest pig industry, Russia’s No. 1 pork producer has the answer -- get bigger and cleaner or get out.
While the issues of “what to do” to control cholera are largely known, context-specific practices on “how to do it” in order to surmount challenges to coordination, logistics, insecurity, access, and politics, remain.
Researchers at the University of Hawaii medical school have successfully developed a vaccine candidate for the Zika virus, showing that it is effective in protecting both mice and monkeys from the infection.
After the drill, all localities nationwide were asked to draw up plans and carry out similar drills to prepare.
Ebola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are successful, a leading scientist believes.
Should the outbreak spread more widely in cities, the scale of the outbreak could tax the available supplies of an experimental vaccine being used to help contain spread, said Peter Salama, who heads the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergencies program.
Authorities in the Yemeni capital Sanaa are sterilizing water supplies at wells, distribution networks, and houses to help stem the world’s worst outbreak of cholera. Nearly four years of war have crippled the health care and sanitation systems in Yemen, where there have been 1.2 million suspected cholera cases.