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2014-03-03 04:22:47

ZEIST, The Netherlands, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade to BSL-3 level answers growing global demand for testing facilities Introduction of a Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility and development of special techniques allow Dutch TNO Triskelion to test vaccines against deadly viruses like avian flu and SARS. With this step the contract research organisation responds to a globally growing demand for testing facilities for the development of drugs against these...

2014-02-28 13:37:25

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Cologne have created a new model to successfully predict the evolution of the influenza virus from one year to the next. This advance in our understanding of influenza suggests a new, systematic way to select influenza vaccine strains. The findings appear in Nature on Feb. 26. The flu is one of the major infectious diseases in humans. Seasonal strains of the influenza A virus account for about half a million deaths per year. In a...

2014-02-27 12:27:13

bioCSL Inc. initiates 2014-15 season pre-booking for AFLURIA® (Influenza Vaccine) KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CSL Biotherapies Inc. announced today it has changed its name to bioCSL Inc., effective February 21, 2014. This change is pursuant to the Australian, New Zealand and German renaming of the company, which occurred one year ago. In September 2013, bioCSL was the first United States supplier to complete its 2013-14 seasonal influenza vaccine delivery...

Self-administration Of Flu Vaccine With A Patch May Be Possible
2014-02-27 08:47:47

John Toon, Georgia Institute of Technology The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited in the metropolitan Atlanta area, found that test subjects could successfully apply a prototype vaccine patch to themselves. That suggests the self-administration of vaccines with microneedle patches may one...

2014-02-26 16:26:54

Study shows vaccine provides protection against EV71-associated hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and young children BEIJING, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading provider of biopharmaceutical products in China, announced today that Phase III clinical trial results for its proprietary Enterovirus 71 ("EV71") vaccine have been published online in the February 27(th) issue of The New England Journal of Medicine ("NEJM"). The clinical results...

2014-02-25 20:21:36

DUBLIN, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnwqq6/h1n1_vaccines) has announced the addition of the "H1N1 Vaccines - Global Strategic Business Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/jnwqq6/h1n1_vaccines ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report analyzes the Global market for H1N1 Vaccines in US$ Million. The report provides...

Winter Deaths In The United Kingdom Unlikely To Be Reduced By Climate Change
2014-02-24 11:58:08

University of Exeter New research published February 23, 2014 has found that climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK's excess winter death rate as previously thought. The study is published in the journal Nature Climate Change and debunks the widely held view that warmer winters will cut the number of deaths normally seen at the coldest time of year. Analyzing data from the past 60 years, researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and University College London (UCL)...

One In Four American Workers Say They Go To Work When Sick
2014-02-21 10:06:51

[ Watch the Video: Many Employees Go To Work Sick ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world has been a pretty sick place lately, with bird flu and coronavirus continuing to make headlines around the world. With winter in full swing in the US, seasonal flu is also a risk for millions of people around the country. For those who do come down with the flu, often the best practice is to just stay home. However, a new NSF International survey has found that a...

2014-02-20 23:25:26

Tian Chao Herbs and Acupuncture is now offering alternative options for individuals seeking to prevent the flu in Sacramento, CA. (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to the common cold and flu can reduce upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the length of illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine works by re-balancing the body's systems, regulating the healing energies and enhancing the immune system. When...

2014-02-20 16:26:12

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Families Fighting Flu (FFF) encourages U.S. families to be diligent about flu prevention and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated annually to protect against flu. Recently released data by the CDC showed this season's flu vaccine provides substantial protection against the circulating flu strains with efficacy consistent among all age groups. An...


Latest Influenza Reference Libraries

Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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2011-04-15 13:07:05

Chlamydophila psittaci is a lethal intracellular bacterial species that causes endemic avian chlamydiosis, epizootic outbreaks in mammals, and respiratory psittacosis in humans. It can be transmitted through inhalation, contact, or ingestions among birds and mammals. It generally starts with flu-like symptoms and becomes a life-threatening pneumonia. Many stay dormant until activated by stress. Birds are great vectors of the disease since they are highly mobile and feed on infected animals....

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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-17 17:11:15

Monkeypox virus causes monkeypox in both humans and animals. It was first found in 1958 in macaque monkeys that were being used as laboratory animals. The monkeys are often used for neurological experiments. The virus is typically found in rainforest regions of central and West Africa. It was first discovered in 1970 in humans and from 1970 to 1986 there were over 400 cases reported in humans. The main infection route was through contact with infected animals and their bodily fluids. The...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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