Posts Tagged ‘swine flu’

Paperback of Chasing Medical Miracles due May 25; first novel out in August

Icon Written by Alex on May 9, 2010 – 5:11 pm

The paperback of Chasing Medical Miracles is due out on May 25. There is a newly written foreword about swine flu and the clinical trials process for that. I will excerpt that foreword on this site this week and in the days leading up to the release of the paperback.

Also in August my first novel, Bad Day for the Home Team, will be released by Zumaya Books. The book is about how a very average man in Sierra Vista, Arizona walks into a pizza place, shoots and kills 30 people, then kills himself. He comes back as a ghost and tries to figure out why he did what he did while a cop, his brother, and a reporter try to also unravel the mystery of “Why he done it?”

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AIDS/HIV Vaccine Breakthrough Announced

Icon Written by Alex on September 24, 2009 – 10:16 am

Amazing. Truly amazing. The news today is that an AIDS vaccine has shown remarkable progress in clinical trials in Thailand. (Read AP story here.) There have been more than 100 AIDS vaccine trials in the last 20 years and none of them have gotten close to showing the kind of promise this one is showing. However, as we all know, it is only promise – not a cure or preventative. Much can go wrong. As one scientist soberly said about the findings of the trial: Now the work begins.

Having travelled to and spent time in eastern Africa to research Chasing Medical Miracles …

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Swine Flu Vaccine in Clinical Trials

Icon Written by Alex on June 13, 2009 – 11:11 am

This is a great example of the positive power of clinical trials… A vaccine for swine flu – which the World Health Organization has recently deemed a worldwide pandemic – is being tested in clinical trials by Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. If things go well, the vaccine could be available for use in four months. Other great news today is about the success of a potential cancer vaccine as well as improvements for a gout treatment…

AFP – Swine flu vaccine ready for clinical trials – AFP – Swiss drugs firm Novartis says it has completed a first batch of vaccine for pre-clinical trials and aims to make a version available in about four months. … See all stories on this topic

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