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Drugs Used To Treat Hepatitis C May Also Treat MERS
2013-09-11 14:45:58

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A pair of drugs frequently used to help treat hepatitis C patients could be used to help treat Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, according to research published online earlier this week by the journal Nature Medicine. Administering a combination of interferon-alpha 2b and ribavirin to monkeys infected with the virus that causes MERS reduced viral replication, subdued inflammation and helped promote lung repair,...

2013-09-09 08:56:31

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists report that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome in a recently developed monkey model of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection. Their study, which appears as a letter in the Sept. 8 edition of Nature Medicine, expands on work published in April showing that a combination of ribavirin and interferon-alpha 2b stops MERS-CoV from replicating in cell culture....

2013-08-15 09:45:07

Salk Institute findings may lead to new broad-spectrum antiviral drugs Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered a powerful mechanism by which viruses such as influenza, West Nile and Dengue evade the body's immune response and infect humans with these potentially deadly diseases. The findings may provide scientists with an attractive target for novel antiviral therapies. Published in the August issue of the journal Cell Host and Microbe, the findings...

2013-08-01 23:26:03

According to a study published in the journal, Immunity and Aging on July 23, 2013, the concept of accelerating decline in the immune system caused by persistent infections has been suggested in many studies.(1) polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR to boost the immune system against latent viruses. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Aging and latent viruses join forces in a vicious cycle. Aging decreases the efficiency of the immune system. As a result, the concentration of latent viruses...

2013-07-22 10:25:15

Monash University researchers have gained new insight into the early stages of our immune response, providing novel pathways to develop treatments for diseases from multiple sclerosis to cancer. In a study published today in Nature Immunology, a team of researchers led by Professor Paul Hertzog, of the Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR) and Professor Jamie Rossjohn, of the School of Biomedical Sciences, have characterized for the first time how interferon beta (IFNβ)...

2013-07-12 23:19:38

Viral resistance toward Acyclovir, which has been used for more than 20 years, is on the rise according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) in April 2013. (1) polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR, a natural antiviral, against latent herpes. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Acyclovir and related drugs are the current drugs of choice for the treatment of herpes infection and viral reactivation. Now, a new study, which builds upon previous...

2013-07-10 19:27:25

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center report the identification of a new cellular source for an important disease-fighting protein used in the body's earliest response to infection. The protein interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) keeps viruses from replicating and stimulates the immune system to produce other disease-fighting agents. Neutrophils, the newly identified cellular source of the protein, are the major component of the pus that forms around injured tissue. The...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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