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2010-11-22 19:34:19

Boston University researchers develop portable diagnostic device Boston University researchers have developed a simple diagnostic tool that can quickly identify dangerous viruses like Ebola and Marburg. The biosensor, which is the size of a quarter and can detect viruses in a blood sample, could be used in developing nations, airports and other places where natural or man-made outbreaks could erupt. "By enabling ultra-portable and fast detection, our technology can directly impact the course...

2010-10-21 09:17:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Bioservices, a Baltimore-based CMO focused on the contract research, process development and manufacturing of biologics, announced today that it has been awarded a $4.99 million contract to assist the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) in its vaccine development efforts. The USAMRIID project involves process development and scale-up production of VLP-type vaccines against Ebola Zaire, Ebola Sudan, and Marburg...

2010-07-12 15:23:00

Wildlife Trust Scientist Employs Advanced Genetic Sequencing to Uncover New Pathogen NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildlife Trust, the global conservation health organization, announced the discovery of a previously unknown pathogen that may offer insight into the origins of the Hepatitis C virus. The virus, tentatively named GBV-D, is related to a group of GB viruses, previously only known to occur in monkeys and humans. Dr. Jonathan Epstein, Associate Vice President of...

2010-07-02 20:19:58

Viral hepatitis affects more than 500 million people worldwide and is a cause of liver failure and liver cancer. While vaccines are available for hepatitis A and B, this is not the case for hepatitis C, which affects as much as two percent of the population in the U.S. Scientists today are reporting discovery of a virus related to hepatitis C in Asian bats, which may provide insights into the origins of the hepatitis C virus and into the mechanisms by which infectious diseases move from other...

2010-06-16 23:11:20

An experimental vaccine developed to prevent outbreaks of Marburg hemorrhagic fever continues to show promise in monkeys as an emergency treatment for accidental exposures to the virus that causes the disease. There is no licensed treatment for Marburg infection, which has a high fatality rate. In a study of rhesus macaques, 5 of 6 monkeys survived a lethal dose of Marburg virus when treated 24 hours after infection, and 2 of 6 survived when treated 48 hours after infection. Because rhesus...

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2010-06-10 08:26:21

Long Island, NY, teenager turns a part-time internship into cutting-edge biomedical innovations and international honors If you happened to step into the lab at Columbia University's medical center on a Saturday and saw a young woman named Julia Poje hard at work, you might not think anything was unusual. After all, Poje's research into using the principles of molecular computing to come up with new detection methods for Ebola and Marburg viruses is exactly the type of cutting-edge research...

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2010-05-21 09:13:52

New research has found that an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by researchers at the National Institutes of Health protects monkeys against not only the two most lethal Ebola virus species for which it was originally designed, both recognized in 1976, but also against a newer Ebola virus species that was identified in 2007. Nancy J. Sullivan, Ph.D., of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, led the study team, which included...

2010-04-13 08:15:00

DENVER, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, including innovative products for emerging pathogens and lethal viruses, today announced a major extension of the collaborative effort to combat important viral diseases. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant totaling $600,000 to Corgenix for the two-year study, which will focus on development of novel,...

2009-08-24 13:10:35

U.S. Army medical scientists say they've determined a single host gene may be key in treating both Ebola and anthrax infections. The study, conducted at the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, indicates a minor reduction in levels of a gene known as CD45 can provide protection against the microbes that cause Ebola hemorrhagic fever and the bacterium that causes anthrax. Taken together, scientists said the study's results suggest a common host restriction factor and a...

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2009-08-01 07:37:26

Researchers reported on Friday that thousands of bats found in a cave in Uganda are infected with Marburg virus, which is a cousin of the Ebola virus. A study by Pierre Rollin and colleagues at the Special Pathogens Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered that the virus is in 5 percent of the bats tested in the cave, where miners were infected with Marburg in 2005.  According to the researchers, this strengthens the theory that mammals are natural...


Latest Marburg virus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-17 16:29:01

Marburg virus, or Marburg, is the standard name for the genus of viruses Marburgvirus which contains the species, Lake Victoria Marburgvirus. It causes Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever (MHF) which originated with primates. It originated in Africa and can infect humans and primates. It is in the same taxonomic family as Ebola and both are identical structurally although they elicit different antibodies. It was named after the location of the first outbreak in Marburg, Germany in 1967. The...

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2011-01-11 13:37:27

Filoviridae family of viruses belongs to the order of Mononegavirales. Filoviruses cause hemorrhagic fever often with fatal bleeding and coagulating abnormalities. The name comes from the Latin word filum, which alludes to the thread-like appearance of virus particles. They are single stranded negative sense RNA viruses that target primates. The two genera are Ebola-Reston virus and Marburg virus. The family was discovered in 1967 when 31 people were infected with the Marburg virus in...

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2011-01-11 10:59:51

Ebolavirus (EBOV), a viral genus, is the disease Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF), a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The virus gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where the first outbreak occurred in 1976. The virus was obscure until 1989 when several widely publicized outbreaks occurred among monkeys in the United States. The virus disrupts the endothelial cells lining the interior surface of blood vessels. The platelets become unable to...

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