Medications

US company makes first batch of swine flu vaccine

A US company that on Tuesday was awarded a 35-million-dollar contract to develop an influenza vaccine using insect cell technology has produced a first batch against (A)H1N1 flu, company boss Dan Adams said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two die of A(H1N1) swine flu in Mexico: official

An outbreak of A(H1N1) swine flu claimed the lives of two people -- 19 and 21 years old -- in Mexico's capital in the first weeks of the year, health authorities said Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria block transmission of Zika and Dengue viruses

Scientists at the University of Glasgow's MRC Centre for Virus Researchopens (CVR) have found a bacterial strain which blocks dengue and Zika virus transmission from mosquitoes.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Threat to United States from new European E. coli strain unclear

(Medical Xpress) -- Over the centuries, many unexpected things have come to the United States from Germany and caught on -- lager beer, sauerkraut, bratwurst and the Volkswagen Beetle are a few that come to mind -- but don't ...

Medications

Mining for new drugs in the ocean

Each time we use an antibiotic, the weaker strains of infection are killed off while the stronger, more virulent strains are left behind to multiply. In the past, this has not caused much concern, as there has always been ...

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