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2010-09-01 20:27:15

Researchers clear hurdle on path toward gene-therapy treatment for diseaseOne of the most difficult aspects of working at the nanoscale is actually seeing the object being worked on. Biological structures like viruses, which are smaller than the wavelength of light, are invisible to standard optical microscopes and difficult to capture in their native form with other imaging techniques. A multidisciplinary research group at UCLA has now teamed up to not only visualize a virus but to use...

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2010-08-25 14:27:11

Study suggests potential for new oncolytic therapies A novel mechanism used by adenovirus to sidestep the cell's suicide program, could go a long way to explain how tumor suppressor genes are silenced in tumor cells and pave the way for a new type of targeted cancer therapy, report researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in the Aug. 26, 2010 issue of Nature. When a cell is under stress, the tumor suppressor p53 springs into action activating an army of foot soldiers that...

2010-07-26 07:30:00

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced that research regarding GenVec's efforts to create novel vectors for vaccines is appearing in Vol. 28, issue 35, pages 5691-5702 of Vaccine. The article, "Potent immune responses and in vitro pro-inflammatory cytokine suppression by a novel adenovirus vector based on rare human serotype 28," describes GenVec's efforts to identify and utilize novel adenovirus serotypes as vectors in vaccine...

2010-04-17 15:27:13

Viral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common, uncomfortable and highly contagious condition. There is no known effective treatment for this adenovirus infection that can force some individuals into isolation for up to two weeks. The virus is resilient and can remain infectious for up to 30 days on a plastic surface. Infection with the adenovirus causes inflammation, which results in red, irritated eyes, blurry vision and discharge. But now, relief may be in sight with a...

2010-03-16 14:39:21

A booster shot appears to improve tuberculosis (TB) resistance in previously vaccinated adults, according to new research in South Africa. The study has been published online ahead of print publication in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. "The world urgently needs new, better vaccines against TB," said Willem Hanekom, M.B.Ch.B., associate professor and co-director, South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI). "It is important...

2010-03-09 07:30:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced the initiation of a multi-center Phase 2 clinical trial designed to evaluate CMX001 in stem cell transplant recipients who are seropositive for cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMX001 is a broad-spectrum antiviral agent with demonstrated activity against double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses. The Phase 2 randomized, double-blind,...

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2010-02-06 08:15:53

Within a virus's tiny exterior is a store of energy waiting to be unleashed. When the virus encounters a host cell, this pent-up energy is released, propelling the viral DNA into the cell and turning it into a virus factory. For the first time, Carnegie Mellon University physicist Alex Evilevitch has directly measured the energy associated with the expulsion of viral DNA, a pivotal discovery toward fully understanding the physical mechanisms that control viral infection and designing drugs to...

2009-11-16 17:11:11

The recent failure of an HIV vaccine was probably caused by the immune system reacting to the virus 'shell' used to transmit the therapy around the body, according to research published today (16 November 2009) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The trial, called 'STEP', was halted in September 2007 because preliminary results suggested that people who had been given the vaccine were more likely to be infected with HIV than people who had been given a placebo. The...

2009-08-11 09:00:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail-based health care in the United States, is now offering a first-of-its kind rapid conjunctivitis (pink-eye) test at its 23 locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Atlanta area. The rapid test is a pilot project conducted in partnership with Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc (RPS). MinuteClinic hopes to offer the test nationally at a future date in its clinic locations in 25 states. The...

2009-07-22 14:06:08

New research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the role of cell receptors in acting as gatekeepers for infectious viruses. By using mice genetically engineered to lack a particular receptor in heart and pancreas cells, the study team prevented infection by a common virus that causes potentially serious diseases in humans."This finding is a step to understanding how cell receptors operate in infections," said study leader Jeffrey M. Bergelson, M.D., a pediatric...


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2011-01-05 16:00:36

Human parainfluenza viruses, belonging to the paramyxovirus family, are a group of four distinct serotypes of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses. They are the second most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in younger children. Many times the host has repeat infections throughout life with symptoms that may include upper respiratory tract illness or more commonly, a cold and sore throat. It can also cause severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed people. There is currently no...

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