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2009-07-27 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) today disclosed it has entered into an agreement that extends studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier(R) with the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) under a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA). The Hemopurifier(R) is the first-in-class medical device to selectively adsorb viruses and immunosuppressive toxins from the bloodstream. The device has...

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2009-07-10 06:00:00

Scientists reported that a form of Ebola virus has been detected in pigs for the first time in the Philippines, which raises concern that the virus could mutate and threaten humans. Previously, the Reston Ebola virus has only been seen in monkeys and humans and is not known to cause illness in people. The scientists reported the discovery in Friday's edition of the journal Science.  Researchers say that it is theoretically possible for the virus to mutate in pigs to a virus that might...

2009-06-29 11:23:02

University of Texas scientists say they have blocked Ebola infections in cell culture experiments, an achievement that may lead to a therapy for the disease. The researchers at the university's Medical Branch said they discovered two biochemical pathways the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells. Using substances that block the activation of those pathways, the scientists prevented Ebola infection in the cell cultures. Associate Professor Robert Davey, lead author of the study, said the team...

2009-06-23 16:39:00

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered two biochemical pathways that the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells. Using substances that block the activation of those pathways, they've prevented Ebola infection in cell culture experiments "” potentially providing a critical early step in developing the first successful therapy for the deadly virus.Ebola inflicts severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever on its victims, producing 90 percent...

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2009-05-29 10:54:18

A new deadly virus has been discovered in Africa, scientists report. The "Lujo" virus has been found in five people in Zambia and South Africa. Of the five people infected, only one survived. Researchers attribute the survival to medicine received. "This one is really, really aggressive," Dr. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University epidemiologist who helped discover the virus, told the Associated Press. Lipkin and colleagues reported on the virus in the online edition of PLoS Pathogens. The first...

2009-05-28 06:15:00

SAN DIEGO, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) announced today that the Chairman and CEO, James A. Joyce, will present at the 2009 RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference and Health Information Technology Summit being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Joyce's presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:30 EDT on Tuesday, June 16, 2009. The full presentation will be webcast live at www.RedChip.com. (Logo:...

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2009-05-13 16:37:59

U.S. and Canadian authorities reported Wednesday that a Canadian scientist had been arrested for carrying 22 vials used in Ebola and HIV research into the United States. Konan Michel Yao, 42, was taken in to custody May 5 while crossing from Manitoba province into North Dakota, said a spokeswoman for Canada's Public Health Agency, which runs the National Microbiology Lab from which the vials were stolen. U.S. prosecutor Lynn Jordheim said Yao was detained for possession of unidentified...

2009-05-07 08:15:00

Recent Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab DENVER and NEW ORLEANS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced an extension of the collaborative effort for developing test kits for the detection of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year...

2009-04-16 07:31:54

 Oregon Health & Science University and the University of Washington, along with a number of partner institutions across the Northwest, have received federal funding to form a regional research center aimed at combating emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases that pose a serious threat to human health.Based at OHSU, the collaborative Pacific Northwest Regional Center for Excellence (PNWRCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases was established through a five-year, $40.7...

2009-04-08 06:20:00

SAN DIEGO, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) announced today that the videotaped CEO television interview and corporate presentation made by Chairman and CEO, James A. Joyce, at the 2009 RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference and Health Tech Investment Forum in San Francisco on March 24, 2009 are now available online. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b) Aethlon Medical's full company presentation and CEO...


Latest Ebola Reference Libraries

Franquet's Epauletted Fruit Bat, Epomops franqueti
2012-08-14 08:12:01

Franquet's epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti) is a megabat that is native to Africa. Its range extends from Angola and Zambia in the south to Sudan and the Ivory Coast. This range includes Angola, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Rwanda, and Uganda, among other areas. It is thought that these bats may appear in Zambia as well. It prefers a habitat within tropical and subtropical mangrove, arid, and moist forests as well as in swamps and arid savannahs. Franquet’s epauletted...

Western Red Colobus, Procolobus badius
2012-06-21 13:40:23

The western red colobus (Procolobus badius) is an Old World monkey that is native to Africa. Its range includes the forests of Ghana to Senegal. It was previously though that this species held all other red colobuses, although it still holds three subspecies. In 1994, western red colobuses that were eaten by common chimpanzees and other species contracted Ebola from the infected individuals. The western red colobus has been given a conservation status of “Endangered” on the IUCN Red List....

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2011-02-17 16:29:01

Marburg virus, or Marburg, is the standard name for the genus of viruses Marburgvirus which contains the species, Lake Victoria Marburgvirus. It causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF) which originated with primates. It originated in Africa and can infect humans and primates. It is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola and both are identical structurally although they elicit different antibodies. It was named after the location of the first outbreak in Marburg, Germany in 1967. The...

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2011-01-11 13:37:27

Filoviridae family of viruses belongs to the order of Mononegavirales. Filoviruses cause hemorrhagic fever often with fatal bleeding and coagulating abnormalities. The name comes from the Latin word filum, which alludes to the thread-like appearance of virus particles. They are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. The two genera are Ebola-Reston virus and Marburg virus. The family was discovered in 1967 when 31 people were infected with the Marburg virus in...

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2011-01-11 10:59:51

Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, is the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The virus was obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States. The virus disrupts the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels. The platelets become unable to...

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