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2009-04-02 14:57:32

Life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia can be a consequence of myocarditis "“ an inflammation of the cardiac muscle that can be caused by the Coxsackievirus. In mice, Dr. Yu Shi, Chen Chen, and Professor Michael Gotthardt of the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany, have now abolished the infection by blocking the receptor which is required for virus entry. "We did not detect a single cardiomyocyte that was infected by the virus. Inflammation of the heart...

2009-02-17 10:53:02

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Iowa have turned a relatively benign virus into a highly infectious form that is ideal as a carrier for gene therapy.In its first gene therapy test, it completely cured human cystic fibrosis lung tissue in culture.This success with the benign adeno-associated virus (AAV), published this week in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, overcomes a major problem of...

2009-02-02 13:51:45

Common colds typically cause a week of sneezing, aches and pains and then fade away leaving only a sore nose and a few used sick days behind. But what if that cold turned out to be something more?Human adenovirus type-3 is known as the "uncommon cold" because the infection's symptoms"”runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever"”are eerily similar to those of the common cold which is caused by the rhinovirus. The difference is that, unlike the common cold, the symptoms of the...

2008-12-11 08:53:00

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for review Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s Adenovirus Types 4 and 7 Live Oral Vaccines Biologics License Application (BLA). These oral vaccines represent Barr's first in-house biologics development initiative and demonstrate the Company's ability to develop, manufacture and conduct clinical trials for biologic products. The...

2008-10-16 15:00:27

Diagnostic HYBRIDS announces the release of its D3(R) Ultra 8(TM) DFA Respiratory Virus Screening & Identification Kit for the Canadian market. Ultra 8 is the only commercially available monoclonal antibody blend that detects and identifies eight major respiratory viruses - including human metapneumovirus - in direct patient specimens and cell culture by immunofluorescence. Direct specimen results are available in as little as 15-30 minutes. When combined with the patented Diagnostic...

2008-07-28 09:01:47

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company"), said that the internationally renowned Japanese ophthalmologist and corneal researcher, Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD, has agreed to join the Company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Tsubota is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. "I have already had licensing discussions with Japanese pharmaceutical companies regarding EkcCide(TM)," said Dr. Tsubota, adding,...

2008-07-14 09:00:14

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company") reported today that excellent efficacy of its EKC-Cide(TM) nanoviricide drug candidate was revealed upon statistical analyses of clinical scores from the first animal study. The EKC-Cide drug candidate clearly demonstrated prevention of conjunctival injection (redness, dilation and prominence of the conjunctival blood vessels) and blepharitis (crusting, discharge and inflammation of the eyelid margins) using mathematical clinical...

2008-06-30 09:03:37

NanoViricides, Inc. (OTC BB: NNVC.OB) (the "Company"), said that an internationally renowned Japanese ophthalmologist and corneal researcher, Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD, has agreed to perform confirmatory animal efficacy studies of the nanoviricide anti-EKC drug candidate, EKC-Cide(TM), against EKC (epidemic kerato-conjunctivitis) in Japan. Dr. Tsubota is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. "NanoViricides'...

2008-06-25 09:00:00

By CHRISTINE BARBER Game Cough. Oh, excuse me. Sneeze. I think I am still getting over my obesity virus. Sniffle. Yes, it's entirely possible I have the obesity virus. About 30 percent of obese people are infected with adenovirus 8036, according to Richard Atkinson, M.D., who has been studying the virus for years and started a company -- Obetech -- to attempt to develop both antiviral drugs and a vaccine to prevent the disease. Atkinson knows he is something of a maverick when it...

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2008-05-20 09:22:48

1 cause of the common cold, adenovirus also causes death in organ transplant recipientsScientists at Saint Louis University have made two key discoveries that could lead to the first-ever human testing of a drug to target the adenovirus, which causes a number of severe upper-respiratory infections and is one of many viruses that causes the common cold.There are currently no drugs approved specifically to treat adenovirus infections in large part because there has been no animal model in which...


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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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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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