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Latest Cytomegalovirus Stories

2012-09-17 06:28:13

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today the commercial availability of a new test to assess a patient's viral load of cytomegalovirus (CMV). Physicians use information from the test to help them manage patients who have been diagnosed with CMV disease, specifically patients with an immune system that has been suppressed for solid organ transplantation. The test received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Common Virus Associated With Type 2 Diabetes Later In Life
2012-08-28 07:35:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A common, yet normally dormant virus has been found to cause diabetes later in life in people who are infected with it. The virus, known as cytomegalovirus (CMV), can infect anyone and once a person is infected, he or she has the virus for life. However, in most people, CMV causes no ill effects. The link was found by researchers from Leiden University Medical Center (the Netherlands) and University of Tubingen Medical School...

2012-08-16 02:24:58

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trellis Bioscience LLC, a private company discovering and developing novel human antibody therapeutics for the treatment of infectious disease and cancer, has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) fast-track grant to advance its native human antibody against cytomegalovirus (CMV), CMV345, through preclinical development towards an Investigational New Drug (IND) application filing. The four-year, $3.3 million grant...

2012-07-24 02:27:54

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc. today announced the execution of a license agreement granting Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, exclusive worldwide rights to CMX157, Chimerix's novel lipid acyclic nucleoside phosphonate currently being evaluated to treat HIV infection. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck receives an exclusive worldwide license and will be responsible for development and commercialization of CMX157, an...

2012-07-23 06:26:19

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced the presentation of data showing that its lead antiviral compound, CMX001, has the potential to reduce end-organ damage associated with BK virus (BKV) in hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. This new retrospective analysis, entitled "CMX001, a Novel Broad Spectrum Antiviral, May Mitigate Signs of BK...

2012-07-17 06:26:54

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) will exhibit a diverse portfolio of new diagnostics testing solutions for laboratory and other healthcare professionals in booth #1831 at the AACC/CSCC 2012 Clinical Lab Expo here, July 17-19. The Roche booth will feature technology designed to help diagnostic laboratories do more with less and enhance the medical value they offer to clinicians and their patients. Specific product areas will include integrated...

2012-07-09 06:28:09

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced a late-breaking poster presentation at the 24th International Congress of the Transplantation Society being held July 15-19th, 2012 at the International Congress Centre Berlin in Berlin, Germany. The poster presentation, entitled "CMX001, a Novel Broad Spectrum Antiviral, May Mitigate Signs of BK Virus (BKV) Associated Bladder...

2012-07-05 10:24:02

PLEASANTON, Calif., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new test to assess a patient's viral load of cytomegalovirus (CMV). The fully automated COBAS® AmpliPrep / COBAS® TaqMan® CMV Test is the first FDA-approved laboratory test for use in quantifying CMV DNA in human plasma specimens. Physicians use CMV DNA viral load information from...

2012-06-04 02:25:36

EXTON, Pa., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (NASDAQ: VPHM) today announced the initiation of a Phase 2 program to evaluate maribavir for the treatment of cytomegalovirus infections in transplant recipients. The planned program will consist of two independent Phase 2 clinical studies that will include subjects at different ends of the spectrum of CMV infection or disease, namely those who have asymptomatic CMV, and those who have failed therapy with other anti-CMV agents....

2012-05-22 09:02:49

A team of researchers, including a scientist from the Viral Immunology Center at Georgia State University, have found that a type of herpesvirus infection of the eye is associated with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that causes blindness in the elderly. The scientists found that human cytomegalovirus, a type of herpesvirus, causes the production of vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF, a signal protein that regulates the formation of new blood vessels....


Latest Cytomegalovirus Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 15:30:34

Cytomegalovirus, a herpes viral genus, is known in humans as HCMV. It is part of the Betaherpesvirinae subfamily. Other herpesviruses fall into the subfamilies of Alphaherpesvirinae or Gammaherpesvirinae. xHCMV infections are frequently associated with salivary glands. It can be lethal for people who are immunocompromised. Other CMV viruses are found in several mammal species, but species isolated from animals differ from HCMV in terms of genomic structure. HCMV is found all over the...

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