Volleyball sweeps SDSU, falls to USD to end tournament

first_imgAnother series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Twitter Equestrian defeated in Big 12 Championship Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook Dean Straka Linkedin Linkedin Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Equestrian upsets No. 1 Baylor, swept by Texas A&M at NCEA Championships Men’s tennis clinches consecutive Big 12 titles with win over No. 4 Baylor ReddItcenter_img ReddIt Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello + posts Twitter printTCU Volleyball wrapped up its schedule at the SDSU/USD Invitational in San Diego, Calif. Saturday. The team swept the San Diego State University Aztecs before falling to the University of San Diego Toreros.The team’s victory over San Diego State Saturday afternoon marked the first time the team had ever swept its first five opponents of the season. The team had previously broken the record on Friday when the Frogs swept Dartmouth College for four straight sweeps to begin the year.The Frogs recorded 42 kills in the match against the Aztecs. They were led by junior Jillian Bergeson who totaled 12 kills.“In the first set at the end, Jillian just absolutely put the team on her back and just ran with it,” TCU Director of Volleyball Jill Kramer said. “She did a good job there.”Senior Blaire Pickens also had a strong outing with eight kills in the match.Kramer praised her team for being able to execute necessary adjustments throughout the match.“We had to mix up what we were doing and move the ball around really well to score,” Kramer said. “I think their outside hitters really started to pick apart our defense, so this match for us was the first time that we had to make true adjustments this season during the match, which I thought the team did a really good job of that.”The Frogs’ winning streak would came to a halt when they were swept by the No. 23 University of San Diego Toreros just hours after defeating San Diego State.The Frogs’ offense struggled, recording only 26 kills during the match.Junior Ashley Smith had the strongest performance among TCU players in the loss, tallying eight kills, five blocks, and six digs against the Toreros.“I think tonight we played a very good San Diego team at home and I think they came out really strong, served tough, blocked and defended well and our passing game broke down really early which affected us offensively,” Kramer said.Kramer added that the team could use improvement handling adversity.We struggled rebounding from that and we need to get better at that,” Kramer said. “We need to get better at dealing with some adversity. We have really been taking it to teams and putting pressure on them and tonight, San Diego did a really good job of serving the ball to the same players all night long.”The Frogs exit the weekend sitting at 5-1 on the season and will return to action next weekend when they compete in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic in New Orleans from Sept. 11-12. Dean Strakahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/dean-straka/ Facebook Dean Straka is a senior journalism major from Lake Forest, California. He currently serves as Sports Line Editor for TCU 360. His passions include golf, God, traveling, and sitting down to watch the big game of the day. Follow him on Twitter at @dwstraka49 Previous articleTCU experiences lower crime rate in AugustNext articleMan posing as Uber Driver picks up female students Dean Straka RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Norrie climbs to No. 1 in national rankingslast_img read more

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Two males wanted in connection with early morning burglary

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Two males wanted in connection with early morning burglary WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest By News Highland – January 5, 2021 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Twitter Facebook An investigation is underway into a burglary that happened at a café in the Forte Lynn Retail Park, Letterkenny in the early hours of yesterday morning.Two males are wanted in connection with incident which happened at 3.05am yesterday morning.CCTV has been viewed and a male youth is to be seen entering the premises.He was wearing dark bottoms, a grey jacket, black Nike air max trainers and a black mask. The front door was kicked in until the glass shattered.A second male youth waited outside the premises.He was wearing all black clothing. The males left with the drawer of the cash register that contained a small sum of cash.Gardai are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area around that time and who may have had a dash cam or who may have observed these two males in the area to contact them in Letterkenny. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleInvestigation continuing into burglary at former ‘Grill nightclub’Next articleCar set alight in Carndonagh News Highland Google+last_img read more

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Chinese report results for whole-virus H5N1 vaccine

first_imgSept 7, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – In a human trial in China, a whole-virus H5N1 avian influenza vaccine generated an immune response with a relatively low dose of antigen, suggesting that it could be used to immunize more people than may be possible with some other vaccines under development.The study, published online today in The Lancet, showed an adequate immune response in 78% of volunteers after two 10-microgram (mcg) doses of the vaccine plus an aluminum hydroxide (alum) adjuvant. That exceeds the European Union’s requirement of an acceptable response (a hemagglutinin-inhibition titer of 40 or more) in 70% of volunteers.The vaccine is made by Sinovac Biotech in Beijing, China, from an inactivated strain of H5N1 known as Vietnam/1194/2004. The report says that Sinovac was involved in designing and monitoring the study but played no role in collecting the data or writing the report.The randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study involved 120 adults (aged 18 to 60). They were divided into five groups of 24, with each group receiving either a placebo or 1.25, 2.5, 5, or 10 mcg of the vaccine.Each volunteer received the vaccine on the first day of the study and 28 days later. Serum samples were assessed for evidence of an immune response on days 0, 14, 28, 42, and 56.An antibody response was seen after the first injection at all dose levels. The highest response (78% seropositivity) was seen in the 10-mcg group after two doses.The investigators reported that all four doses were well tolerated, even though whole-virion vaccines are generally thought to cause more reactions than split-virion vaccines. No serious reactions were reported, and most local and systemic reactions were mild and brief. Three people dropped out of the study, and one person was excluded from the final analysis.The authors concluded that the dose required to reach an acceptable immune response was much lower than for vaccines reported in previous studies. Two reports published earlier this year described trials of a split-virus H5N1 vaccine developed by Sanofi Pasteur. The reports said two 90-mcg doses of nonadjuvanted vaccine or two 30-mcg doses of adjuvanted vaccine were required to produce the desired immune response.(In July, GlaxoSmithKline reported a good immune response in 80% of volunteers who received a dose of only 3.8 mcg of the company’s adjuvanted H5N1 vaccine. However, a full report of those findings has not yet been published.)”The manufacturing capacity for an H5N1 vaccine would increase if a whole-virion vaccine is used, because 20% to 30% of vaccine antigen is expected to be lost during the disruption process in the preparation of split-virion vaccines, according to our experience with seasonal influenza vaccine,” the Chinese researchers write.In an accompanying commentary, Iain Stephenson, MD, of the Infectious Diseases Unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary in Leicester, England, writes that the findings point up of “a potential dose-sparing approach that could be crucial for a global supply of pandemic vaccine.”He says that trial results for split-virion H5N1 vaccines have been disappointing, because within current manufacturing constraints, the two such vaccines under development would yield only enough to vaccinate 75 million to 225 million people.Though whole-virion vaccines generally produce a better immune response than split or subunit vaccines, development of whole-virion H5N1 vaccines has been delayed, Stephenson writes. He says it is difficult for manufacturers that produce split seasonal vaccines to switch production approaches and processing methods.Stephenson cautions that whole-virion vaccines have been associated with febrile reactions in children and emphasizes that careful investigation is needed before such vaccines can be widely used.It remains to be seen whether whole-virion vaccines can induce the broad cross-reactive response that would be needed to treat a variety of H5N1 viruses, Stephenson writes.Lin J, Zhang J, Dong X, et al. Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated adjuvanted whole-virion influenza A (H5N1) vaccine: a phase 1 randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2006 (early online publication, Sep 7) [Abstract (registration required)]Stephenson I. H5N1 vaccines: how prepared are we for a pandemic? (Commentary). Lancet 2006 (early online publication, Sep 7)See also:May 12 CIDRAP News story “Sanofi reports results for H5N1 vaccine with adjuvant”Jul 26 CIDRAP News story “Glaxo says its H5N1 vaccine works at low dose”last_img read more

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