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ICU Management

Better Planning of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

2020 02 Oct

The world is desperate for a reliable vaccine against COVID-19. However, the pressure for such rapid introduction could lead to deployment of a vaccine that may be weakly effective.   In order to avoid this from happening, three issues must be considered when planning COVID-19 vaccine trials. These include proof of vaccine efficacy and worthwhile... Read more

ICU Management

Challenges and Management in Italy and Lessons Learned

2020 19 May

Prof. Maurizio Cecconi is the President-Elect of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). He is also the Head of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Department at Istituto Clinico Humanitas and a full professor of Anaesthesia and ICU at the Humanitas University. Prof. Cecconi has worked in different healthcare systems, including the... Read more

IT Management

Join the Fight Against COVID-19 with Your PC

2020 21 Apr

The battle against the COVID-19 contagion highlights the heroic efforts of healthcare professionals and other frontline workers. As these heroes bravely perform their duties, those of us sheltered at home can do our share in helping find a cure to this infectious disease.      You might also like: Witty to Help WHO with COVID-19 Vaccine Development... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Powerful Anti-HIV Agent Can Work in a Vaccine

2015 23 Feb

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have announced the creation of a novel drug candidate that is so potent and universally effective that it could possibly work as part of an unconventional vaccine. The remarkable research involved scientists from more than a dozen research institutions and has been published in the journal... Read more

Cardiology Management

Flu Vaccine: Key to Preventing Heart Disease?

2014 23 Oct

A new study published in Vaccine  reveals for the first time the molecular mechanism which helps to explain how flu vaccines may be able to prevent heart attacks. Flu vaccines have long been known to have a protective effect against heart disease, thus reducing the risk of a heart attack. However, there is not much scientific information to explain... Read more

Pharmacy Management

Needle-Free Vaccines

2014 10 Sep

Emerging technologies are helping pharmaceutical companies to develop needle-free vaccines that are more efficient to use compared to vaccines that are delivered via traditional methods (i.e., needles and syringes). Drug delivery technologies that improve access and overall efficacy have become an essential part of the entire drug development process,... Read more

ICU Management

DNA Vaccine For C. Difficile

2014 05 Aug

A recent research published in Infection and Immunity talks about an experimental vaccine that was able to protect 100% of animal models against Clostridium difficile, a highly infectious and virulent bacterium. This bacterium causes an intestinal disease that kills nearly 30,000 Americans annually. C-difficile associated disease (CDAD) is caused... Read more

Executive Health Management

Pancreatic Cancer Vaccine Being Trialed in UK

2014 11 Mar

Together with researchers from around the UK, a team of oncologists from The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has been conducting a project to develop a ground-breaking cancer vaccine that can be utilised alongside traditional treatment methods in order to fight pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fifth biggest cause of cancer related deaths,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Linked to Lower Stroke Risk

2014 24 Feb

A recent study conducted by a team of academics from the UK’s University of Lincoln and The University of Nottingham, and published in the scientific journal Vaccine, has found that patients who had been vaccinated against influenza were 24% less likely to suffer a stroke in the same flu season. During previous research in 2010 the same team... Read more

Executive Health Management

Astellas Partners With ClearPath to Build Vaccine Portfolio

2014 09 Jan

Astellas Pharma Inc. and ClearPath Development Company announced a strategic partnership to form a portfolio of development companies focused on vaccines targeting infectious diseases.   The partnership was established to support Astellas’ goal of building a global vaccine franchise and launched its first company, RSV Corporation (RSVC), in... Read more