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2014-06-18 08:29:32

TITUSVILLE, New Jersey, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive license agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals for the worldwide development, manufacturing and commercialization of VX-787, a novel medicine in Phase II development for the treatment of influenza A. VX-787 is an investigational medicine designed to directly inhibit replication of the influenza A virus, including recent H1...

2014-06-18 08:23:08

RICHMOND, Va., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the start of National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, Mosquito Squad is encouraging homeowners to proactively learn the steps to eliminate mosquitoes from their own yards, while helping to eradicate mosquito-borne illnesses worldwide. As part of its mission to educate homeowners on mosquito control and make outdoor living more enjoyable, Mosquito Squad (www.mosquitosquad.com) has developed seven DIY, easy-to-follow steps, helping to...

2014-06-17 23:15:40

Advanced Solutions International (ASI), the largest, privately-owned global provider of software for member and donor-based not-for-profits, will join 4 clients today — the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, and Solid Waste Association of North America — in presenting the latest engagement measurement techniques at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership &...

2014-06-16 09:25:50

Academy of Finland Proximity to other meadows increases disease resistance in wild meadow plants, according to a study led by Anna-Liisa Laine at the University of Helsinki. The results of the study, analysing the epidemiological dynamics of a fungal pathogen in the archipelago of Finland, will be published in Science on 13 June 2014. The study surveyed more than 4,000 Plantago lanceolata meadows and their infection status by a powdery mildew fungus in the Åland archipelago of...

2014-06-15 15:12:38

PLOS A new study published in PLOS Computational Biology shows that genes associated with hereditary diseases occur throughout the human body. The study, by Esti Yeger-Lotem et al., used network biology to model the interactions between proteins associated with diseases such as Parkinson's in different tissues. Using these networks, they show that proteins carrying the disease are found throughout the body. In tissues vulnerable to hereditary diseases, the networked proteins had...

2014-06-13 23:04:23

New Program for State & Local Municipalities Aimed at Combating Community-Acquired Infectious Diseases such as Chicken Pox, MRSA Staph, Tuberculosis and More Fountain Hills, AZ (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Level4 Bio, the first safe power sanitizing service for killing pathogens on any surface, announced today the launch of its new Government program designed to assist State and Local Municipalities in combating infectious diseases in law enforcement, emergency services and correctional...

2014-06-13 23:01:29

Growing residential mosquito spraying company will showcase its turnkey franchise system for potential independent business owners in the Northeast. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation will introduce its innovative mosquito and tick control franchise opportunity to prospective franchisees at New York City’s International Franchise Expo to be held at the Javits Center in New York City. The international event, which offers prospective entrepreneurs a...

2014-06-13 23:01:19

Residential mosquito spraying service utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients for mosquito and tick control. Katy, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Mosquito Shield of West Houston has initiated a limited free spray offer for residents of West Houston as a way of introducing the innovative mosquito and tick control service to the region. Mosquito Shield is a residential mosquito and tick control service that utilizes 99.97 percent natural ingredients to rid yards of mosquitoes and ticks....

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population. That flu virus pandemic was the worst outbreak ever recorded and new research has found that only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from those that existed during the 1918 virus. The new evidence suggests a similar...

2014-06-12 08:35:19

Research Accepted as Podium Presentation at the American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions BOWIE, Md., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced cloud-based analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced a comparative safety research study to be presented at the American Diabetes Association 74(th) Scientific Sessions June 13-17 in San Francisco, California. The study was supported by...


Latest Epidemiology Reference Libraries

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

Diabetes Care
2012-05-12 21:41:27

Diabetes Care is a peer-reviewed medical journal established in 1978 and published monthly by the American Diabetes Association. It covers research in the following five categories: clinical care/education/nutrition/psychosocial research; epidemiology/health services research; emerging treatments and technologies; pathophysiology/complications; and cardiovascular and metabolic risk. The journal also publishes clinically relevant review articles, letters to the editor, and commentaries....

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2011-02-17 15:02:05

Influenza A virus causes influenza in birds and some mammals. It is a genus of the Orthomyxoviridae family of viruses. Although the virus is uncommon several strains have been isolated from wild birds. Some can cause severe disease in domestic poultry and sometimes in humans. They are negative sense, single-stranded, segmented RNA viruses. Each subtype has mutated into a variety of strains with different pathogenic profiles. There is a vaccine for humans incase there is an avian influenza, or...

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