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2011-07-20 09:13:00

DURHAM, N.C., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, announced today that George Painter, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer, will participate on a panel at Infocast's 9th Annual Biodefense Vaccines & Therapeutics Conference on July 22nd, 2011, 10:30 am ET. The conference is being held at the Almas Temple Club in Washington, D.C. on July 20-22, 2011, and will provide vital...

2011-07-13 09:00:00

Durham, N.C., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced that patient dosing has begun in the AdV HALT Trial (A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-site Phase 2 Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Preemptive Treatment with CMX001 for the Prevention of Adenovirus Disease Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation [HSCT]).The company also announced that the U.S. Food and Drug...

2011-06-27 18:41:00

DURHAM, N.C., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will resolve the Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the recent sole source contract awarded to SIGA Technologies, Inc. for the development and delivery of a smallpox...

2011-06-02 13:16:42

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found saliva correctly identified every baby born with the infection when liquid samples were used, and 97.4 percent of babies when the samples were dried. The research was funded by the National...

2011-06-02 13:11:45

Although cytomegalovirus infection is a known cause of birth defects, including permanent hearing loss, most CMV infections in infants are not identified early, when interventions can lessen the effects of hearing loss. Now, Suresh Boppana, M.D., and Karen Fowler, Dr.P.H., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues from other academic medical centers report that a polymerase chain-reaction (PCR)-based saliva test can identify CMV in newborns with greater than 97 percent...

2011-06-02 07:35:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New simple saliva test can identify cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, known to cause birth defects, such as permanent hearing loss. Most CMV infections in infants are not identified early, when treatment can lessen the effects of hearing loss. Suresh Boppana, M.D., and Dr. Karen Fowler from the University of Alabama at Birmingham report that the saliva test can identify CMV with 97 percent accuracy, in contrast to the traditional rapid-clutre procedure that is only 30 to...

2011-05-17 13:37:03

At present, while there is no cause known for this condition, patients with MS seem to have genetic vulnerability to certain environmental factors that could trigger this condition, such as the Epstein-Barr virus. Scientists at the University of Granada have found a relation between the Epstein-Barr virus "“which belongs to the herpesviruses family"“and the development of this condition The Epstein-Barr (EVB) virus "“belonging to the herpesviruses family, which also includes...

2011-05-12 00:03:55

Research conducted at Oregon Health & Science University's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute (VGTI) has developed a vaccine candidate in non-human primates that may eventually lead to a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Details of this advance are published in the advance online edition of the journal Nature. The paper will also be published in an upcoming print addition of the journal. The research team, led by Louis Picker, M.D., associate director of the OHSU VGTI...

2011-05-11 12:46:00

DURHAM, N.C., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing oral antiviral therapeutics, today presented data showing that the majority of immunocompromised patients with severe adenovirus infections who were treated with Chimerix's lead antiviral compound, CMX001, had a > 99% decrease in viral load compared to baseline after two weeks of therapy. These CMX001 clinical data, described in an oral presentation today at the 24th Annual International...

2011-04-03 18:00:00

VENLO, Netherlands and MELBOURNE, Australia, April 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) has reached an agreement to acquire Cellestis Limited (CST: AU) for approximately A$341 million (US$355 million) in cash, providing QIAGEN with access to a novel "pre-molecular" technology that offers a new dimension in disease detection not currently possible with other diagnostic methods. The acquisition of Cellestis, a publicly listed, profitable...


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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