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2012-01-11 15:20:42

A new clinical Standard Reference Material (SRM) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will help health care professionals more accurately diagnose and treat cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common pathogen that is particularly dangerous for infants and persons with weakened immune systems. CMV is found in 50 to 80 percent of the population. It is a member of the herpes family of viruses that includes two herpes simplex viruses (the causes of cold sores and genital...

2011-11-15 09:48:23

Common cytomegalovirus has central role in salivary gland cancer and possibly other malignancies An important new study from the Laboratory for Developmental Genetics at USC has confirmed cytomegalovirus (CMV) as a cause of the most common salivary gland cancers. CMV joins a group of fewer than 10 identified oncoviruses – cancer-causing viruses – including HPV. The findings, published online in the journal Experimental and Molecular Pathology over the weekend, are the latest...

2011-09-28 05:54:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Medulloblastomas are the most common cancerous brain tumors in children. Although survival rates have improved over the years, medulloblastoma remains associated with substantial mortality, and long-term survivors often suffer debilitating effects from the intensive treatments. A team of researchers, led by Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér and John Inge Johnsen, at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, has now identified a potential target for a more...

2011-09-27 14:40:21

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to inhibit the growth of brain tumors by treating the common Cytomegalovirus (CMV). The virus, which is found in a wide range of tumor types, offers a possible route towards controlling tumor growth and reducing the size of the tumor as a complement to conventional cytotoxin-based therapies. The CMV is a common virus that is found in 70-75 per cent of the adult population. Normally it is...

2011-09-27 09:26:51

Medulloblastomas are the most common cancerous (malignant) brain tumors in children. Although survival rates have improved over the years, medulloblastoma remains associated with substantial mortality, and long-term survivors often suffer debilitating effects from the intensive treatments. A team of researchers, led by Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér and John Inge Johnsen, at the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, has now identified a potential target for a more...

2011-09-22 06:17:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A compound that was initially isolated from sharks may serve as an antiviral treatment, according to a new study. The compound -- known as squalamine -- has been studied in human clinical trials for treating cancer and eye disorders. In both lab and animal studies, the compound showed antiviral activity against human pathogens. "To realize that squalamine potentially has broad antiviral properties is immensely exciting, especially since we already know so much from...


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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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