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2013-10-17 10:43:20

New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reveals how diseases can modify animal odors in subtle ways. In a recent study published in the public access journal PLOS ONE, scientists examined how infection with avian influenza (AIV) alters fecal odors in mallards. Using both behavioral and chemical methods, the findings reveal that AIV can be detected based on odor changes in infected birds. "The fact that a distinctive fecal odor is...

2013-10-16 12:20:20

Investigational drug, T-705a, successfully completes Phase 2 clinical trial FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The successful completion of a Phase 2 double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial for the anti-influenza drug, T-705a (favipiravir), clears the way for Phase 3 clinical trials to begin in November. The investigational drug candidate is being developed by BioDefense Therapeutics (BD Tx)--a Joint Product Management office within the U.S....

2013-10-14 23:22:15

RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “OpportunityAnalyzer: Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) – Opportunity Analysis and Forecasts to 2017” to its store. The report provides Overview of NASH, including epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and disease management. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 The growing global rate of obesity and diabetes will significantly boost the nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) market from $233 million in 2012 to $863...

2013-10-09 16:23:20

Elevated Threat of Pandemic; Candidate Replikins Vaccines to be announced at World Vaccine Congress Europe October 16-17, 2013, Lille France LONDON, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins are specific gene structures quantitatively related to rapid replication and outbreaks of viruses (1). Replikins Ltd today released its genomic analysis of the structures of five common strains of influenza: H3N2 (Seasonal Flu), H2N2 (Asian Flu), H1N1 (Swine Flu), H7N9 and H5N1 (Bird Flu). While...

2013-10-09 11:57:53

With the abundance of sequencing data, scientists can use ever more powerful evolutionary biology tools to pinpoint the transmission and death rates for epidemics such as HIV, which has remained elusive to a cure. Reconstructed evolutionary trees, called phylogenies, can trace a family of viral mutations over time. When combined with epidemiology, tree construction can allow for great insight into the dynamics of disease transmission and how a pathogen eludes its host to spread infection....

2013-10-08 23:34:49

The winning entry in this year's Google Science Fair promises to combat the flu virus by novel means. UV Technologies, LLC, makers of UV-Aid natural flu and cold prevention, voice caution in light of increased occurances of super bugs. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Eric Chen's winning entry in the 2013 Google Science Fair states, "The emergence of new highly lethal influenza viruses such as H5N1 and H7N9 poses a grave threat to the world. My project is to discover...

2013-10-08 23:29:00

The outcomes research grant and research award programs were developed to honor Dennis Hart PT, PhD who passed away in April of 2012. Dr. Hart was a functional outcomes measurement visionary. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 FOTO is pleased to announce two new exciting research opportunities: The D.L. Hart Memorial Outcomes Research Grant and The D.L. Hart Memorial International Research Award. The grant and award programs are named in honor of Dennis Hart PT, PhD who was FOTO's...

2013-10-08 23:25:51

A leading private hospital operator serving 8 million privately insured patients deploys an automated system to prevent outbreaks of infection diseases and free infection control staff to concentrate on improving clinical care. Johannesburg, South Africa and Gloucestershire, United Kingdom (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Life Healthcare, a leading private hospital operator in South Africa and Botswana with 46 acute-care facilities serving 8 million privately insured patients, has signed an...

2013-10-07 08:25:49

Makovsky Health VP Bernstein Presents at 2013 DIA-NORD Conference in Bethesda, MD, October 7-9 NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New health economics research assessing the current impact of the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) suggests the law continues to play a crucial role in stimulating drug development for small patient populations. The descriptive study is presented this week as a poster at the 3(rd) Annual DIA-NORD Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products in Bethesda, MD....

2013-10-03 08:30:19

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At IDWeek 2013(TM), new research from an ongoing $2 million study funded by the Centers for Disease Control's Epicenter Program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina will be presented in the poster abstract session Role of the Healthcare Environment in HAIs on Oct. 5. During the 11-month study, titled "Inter-hospital Variation in Time Required for Hospital Room Ultraviolet Irradiation" (Deverick H. Anderson, M.D., MPH et...


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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