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Latest Human parainfluenza viruses Stories

2011-06-07 15:01:08

Don't let the warm weather fool you "“ viruses are still frequent in the summer, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. "It's important for people to continue to practice good hand hygiene and cough etiquette during the summer, because there are many viruses still present," said Dr. Gail Demmler Harrison, professor of pediatrics-infectious disease at BCM and Texas Children's Hospital. Rhinovirus, enterovirus out there Viruses present in warm weather include the summer...

2011-02-17 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio, Inc. announced the presentation of "Treatment of Parainfluenza 3 Infection with DAS181 in a Patient after Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation" at the American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant meeting February 17-21 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The data was presented by Dr. Yi-Bin Chen, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Parainfluenza virus (PIV) infection causes Influenza-like-Illness...

2010-06-18 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio, Inc. announced today the publication of a "Major Article" in the Journal of Infectious Diseases of a preclinical study showing that treatment with DAS181 (Fludase®) inhibits infection with multiple human parainfluenza virus (HPIV) strains. DAS181 is a broad spectrum host-targeted investigational drug candidate for treatment and prevention of Influenza-Like Illness (ILI). Earlier publications have shown DAS181's preclinical...

2010-02-08 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- NexBio, Inc. today announced the issuance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office of United States Patent No. 7,645,448 entitled "Class of Therapeutic Protein Based Molecules". This patent covers NexBio's sialidase pharmaceutical compositions, including its lead compound DAS181 (Fludase(®)), and methods of treating or preventing viral infection by influenza and parainfluenza with such compositions. DAS181 is a broad...

2009-11-24 15:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gen-Probe Incorporated (Nasdaq: GPRO) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared for marketing Prodesse's ProParaflu+(TM) assay, a molecular test that detects and differentiates parainfluenza 1, 2 and 3 viruses, which cause lower respiratory tract infections. Prodesse is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gen-Probe, a global leader in molecular diagnostics. "FDA clearance of our 510(k) application for ProParaflu+...

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2008-11-20 12:00:00

A virus that causes cold-like symptoms in humans originated in birds and may have crossed the species barrier around 200 years ago, according to an article published in the December issue of the Journal of General Virology. Scientists hope their findings will help us understand how potentially deadly viruses emerge in humans."Human metapneumovirus may be the second most common cause of lower respiratory infection in young children. Studies have shown that by the age of five, virtually all...

2008-10-16 15:00:27

Diagnostic HYBRIDS announces the release of its D3(R) Ultra 8(TM) DFA Respiratory Virus Screening & Identification Kit for the Canadian market. Ultra 8 is the only commercially available monoclonal antibody blend that detects and identifies eight major respiratory viruses - including human metapneumovirus - in direct patient specimens and cell culture by immunofluorescence. Direct specimen results are available in as little as 15-30 minutes. When combined with the patented Diagnostic...

2008-10-08 09:00:50

Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX), the worldwide leader in multiplexed solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from Health Canada for its xTAG(TM) Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP). xTAG RVP is a unique, groundbreaking test that, from one patient sample, simultaneously detects the 18 respiratory viruses and subtypes that are responsible for the majority of respiratory viral infections. As many as 80 percent of respiratory infections are caused by viruses, yet these viruses...


Latest Human parainfluenza viruses Reference Libraries

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2011-01-05 16:00:36

Human parainfluenza viruses, belonging to the paramyxovirus family, are a group of four distinct serotypes of enveloped single-stranded RNA viruses. They are the second most common cause of lower respiratory tract infection in younger children. Many times the host has repeat infections throughout life with symptoms that may include upper respiratory tract illness or more commonly, a cold and sore throat. It can also cause severe pneumonia in immunosuppressed people. There is currently no...

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