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Image 1 - Domestic Cats, Wild Bobcats And Pumas Living In Same Area Have Same Diseases
2012-02-07 05:14:40

May bring them into human homes, bridging "infection gap" between people and wildlife Domestic cats, wild bobcats and pumas that live in the same area share the same diseases.  And domestic cats may bring them into human homes, according to results of a study of what happens when big and small cats cross paths. Initial results of the multi-year study are published today in the scientific journal PLoS One by a group of 14 authors. The joint National Science Foundation (NSF) and...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

The holidays are a time of giving back to those in need and the experts at W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency are ready to help its non-profit partners start the new year off with the funds that they need in order to continue working to improve the community for all Maine residents. South Paris, Maine (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 The team at W.J. Wheeler Insurance Agency knows that one of the reasons why many Maine residents choose to work with a small, independent insurance agency is that they...

Image 1 - Glowing Green Cats Could Be Key In Battle Against AIDS
2011-09-12 05:07:35

  Could glowing, fluorescent green cats be the next great weapon in the fight against AIDS and the HIV virus? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic seem to think so. Researchers at the clinic reported on Sunday that they have developed "a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus." The feline equivalent of HIV, known as feline...

2011-07-27 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital and public health laboratories across the country are now detecting early-stage HIV infections much sooner than previous tests since the launch of Abbott's ARCHITECT® HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay, a combination antigen-antibody test, in 2010. Researchers reported finding early stage infections in places not known for high HIV prevalence like Sioux Falls, S.D., where HIV infections are believed to be low. Experts presented their...

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2011-05-28 06:45:00

The results of a two-year study released on Friday offers the first glimpse of the daily lives of feral and free-roaming house cats, capturing the roaming behavior of 42 owned and un-owned adult cats living in Illinois. "There's no (other) data set like this for cats," said Jeff Horn, lead author of the study and a former graduate student at the University of Illinois, who led the study for his master's thesis with colleagues from his department and the Prairie Research Institute. "Without...

2011-02-09 01:10:40

Babies whose mothers have HIV, but who are not HIV-infected themselves, are born with lower levels of specific proteins in their blood called antibodies, which fight infection, compared with babies not exposed to HIV, a new study has found. The finding, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, might explain in part why uninfected babies born to women with HIV have a higher risk of illness and death early in life. Major programmes using antiretroviral drugs have...

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2011-01-04 06:14:39

A Siberian Tiger offered to Iran last year in a swap deal with Russia has died from an illness which, according to one official, it contracted before it came to Tehran, reports said on Monday. The tiger was housed at Tehran's Eram Zoo since April after Russia gave it to Iran along with a Siberian tigress in exchange for two Persian leopards. The tiger had been infected with Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), Hooshang Ziaee, an advisor to Iran's Environmental Protection Organization, told...

2010-11-19 00:00:43

Local animal rescue groups and shelters across the country showcase adopting rescued cats and older kittens as the best five dollars you have ever spent on preventative heart health care during events supported by national animal welfare organization, Best Friends Animal Society. All events are between Friday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 28. Kanab, UT (Vocus/PRWEB) November 19, 2010 One of the most heart-smart moves a person can make is to invite a cat into his/her life. And this Thanksgiving...

2010-11-17 06:05:00

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Reports of the death of long-term care insurance are highly exaggerated, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP), one of the nation's largest and most experienced LTCI agencies. Last Thursday, when MetLife announced it would stop selling new LTCI coverage, "It wasn't the end of the world," says Cameron Truesdell, LTCFP's CEO. "The industry is not in decline. Quite the opposite. Our best days lie ahead." Truesdell supports this claim...

2010-11-04 18:08:49

Variations in protein structure impact effectiveness of immune response Tiny variants in a protein that alerts the immune system to the presence of infection may underlie the rare ability of some individuals to control HIV infection without the need for medications. In a report that will appear in Science and is receiving early online release, an international research team led by investigators from the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), MIT and Harvard and from the...


Latest Feline immunodeficiency virus Reference Libraries

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2011-01-11 13:28:24

Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), caused by feline herpesvirus 1, is an upper respiratory infection of cats. It can also be referred to as feline influenza or feline coryza. FVR causes one-half of respiratory disease in cats. Feline calicivirus is another of the most common diseases to cause respiratory infection in cats. It is very contagious and can cause major problems including death from pneumonia in young kittens. It is transmitted only through direct contact. It reproduces in the...

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2011-01-11 13:17:04

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...

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