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Thimerosal Preservative - Biotech, Pharma and Life Science Channel

05:38 EDT 17th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Thimerosal is a mercury-based preservative that has been used for decades in the United States in multi-dose vials (vials containing more than one dose) of some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs, bacteria and fungi, that can contaminate them.

What are preservatives and why are they sometimes used in vaccines?

Preservatives have been used in vaccines for more than 70 years and are added to vaccines to prevent the growth of bacteria or fungi that could possibly make the vaccine in multi-dose vials unsafe. This may occur when a syringe needle enters a vial as a vaccine is being prepared for administration. Contamination by germs in a vaccine could cause serious infections.

Source: CDC

PubMed Articles [5 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

On-line species-unspecific isotope dilution analysis in the picomolar range reveals the time- and species-depending mercury uptake in human astrocytes.

In order to reveal the time-depending mercury species uptake by human astrocytes, a novel approach for total mercury analysis is presented, which uses an accelerated sample introduction system combine...

Acute exposure to thimerosal induces antiproliferative properties, apoptosis, and autophagy activation in human Chang conjunctival cells.

Previously we have shown that acute exposure to thimerosal (Thi) can induce oxidative stress and DNA damage in a human conjunctival cell line. However, the long-term effect of Thi on Chang conjunctiva...

Cloning, expression, purification and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of mouse protein arginine methyltransferase 7.

Protein arginine methyltransferase 7 (PRMT7) is a unique but less characterized member of the family of protein arginine methyltransferases (PRMTs) that plays a role in male germline gene imprinting....

A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between Thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by standardized criteria of qualitative impairments in social interaction, qualitative impairments in communication, and restricted and stereotyped patterns o...

Mitochondrial dysfunction, impaired oxidative-reduction activity, degeneration, and death in human neuronal and fetal cells induced by low-level exposure to thimerosal and other metal compounds.

Thimerosal (ethylmercurithiosalicylic acid), an ethylmercury (EtHg)-releasing compound (49.55% mercury (Hg)), was used in a range of medical products for more than 70 years. Of particular recent conce...

News Articles [6 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

U.S. Congressman Compares Corruption in CDC's Vaccine Safety Studies to SEC's Handling of Bernie Madoff Scandal

WATCHUNG, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an April 8 interview on AutismOne's A Conversation of Hope radio show, Congressman Bill Posey's strong resolve and demands for transparency wer...

BTG Launches New Website for CroFab® Antivenin

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BTG International Inc., the specialist healthcare company, today announces the launch of a new website for CroFab® Crotalidae Polyv...

Vaccine Industry Watchdog Responds to Forbes' Defense of Mercury-Laced Vaccinations

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Last week, PhD biochemist Brian Hooker created a stir when he announced he had obtained sensitive documents from the CDC (Centers for Disease Con...

A Shot of Truth Launches Timeline of Thimerosal, a Dangerous Vaccine Preservative That’s Still in Use

Visit A Shot of Truth’s website to view the complete historical timeline of the mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, that is still used in vaccines. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 A Sho...

Philadelphia-CHOP App Provides Vaccine Information

The mobile app Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, offered by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's vaccine education center, is now available in Android in addition to Apple platforms. Va...

What Is Causing the Autism Epidemic?

One in 88 American children has been diagnosed as autistic. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP examines recent research into the possible causes of this epidemic. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) January 27, 20...

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Clinical Trials [3 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Research in Skin Inflammation

This study will examine the production of proteins called chemokines in inflammatory skin reactions. It is thought that chemokines attract or recruit white blood cells from the blood stre...

Mercury Levels in Premature and LBW Infants Receiving Thimerosal-containing Vaccines

The goal of the study is to find out how much mercury is in the blood, urine, and stools of premature and low birth weight infants who have received standard childhood vaccines that are gi...

Clinical Evaluation of T.R.U.E. TEST® Fragrance Mix and Thimerosal Allergens:Bioequivalence of PVP Formulations

An open, prospective, multi-center study to evaluate the bioequivalence of polyvinylpyrrolidone formulations of T.R.U.E. TEST fragrance mix and thimerosal allergens.

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An ethylmercury-sulfidobenzoate that has been used as a preservative in VACCINES; ANTIVENINS; and OINTMENTS. It was formerly used as a topical antiseptic. It degrades to ethylmercury and thiosalicylate.

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