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Smallpox Vials Discovered In A Federal Lab Closet

Smallpox Vials Discovered In A Federal Lab Closet

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smallpox is a deadly virus that was all but wiped off the face of the Earth in the late 1970s, but on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that random bottles...

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2014-02-25 06:05:48

Queen's University Belfast Native red squirrels have declined throughout Britain and Ireland for the last century due to a combination of habitat loss and the introduction of the North American eastern grey squirrel. But more recently its few remaining populations have been devastated by an insidious pox virus passed to them by the alien invaders. A study by the biodiversity and conservation research center Quercus at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), and published in the journal PLOS...

2013-04-18 19:22:14

How well people are protected by the smallpox vaccine depends on more than the quality of the vaccination: individual genes can alter their response, Mayo Clinic research shows. The findings, gathered using sophisticated genomic screening, appear in today's online issue of the journal Genes and Immunity. "We were looking into the intercellular reactions that occur when vaccinated and unvaccinated persons are exposed to and infected with smallpox virus. We were able to use blood samples...

2013-04-05 23:01:45

Retail giant CVS has chosen all-natural ZymaDerm, the most widely used painless topical treatment for molluscum contagiosum, for inclusion in its natural products selection to be rolled out into CVS stores nationwide over the coming months. Now it's easier than ever to make this embarrassing condition vanish in 30 days with doctor recommended ZymaDerm. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Pharmacy giant CVS has selected ZymaDerm, the most widely used painless treatment for molluscum, for...

2013-03-29 23:00:38

Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter has invited Naturopathix,Inc., maker of all-natural patented ZymaDerm for molluscum, to participate in the Governor's trade mission to Asia in April 2013. Meetings with distributors and retailers in Korea and Taiwan are anticipated to bring the painless treatment for molluscum developed by Briant Burke, MD, MS to these countries and open the door for distribution throughout Asia. Boise, ID (PRWEB) March 29, 2013 “We are delighted to have this opportunity...

Poxviruses Adapt Quickly To Fight Host Of Viral Defenses
2012-08-17 12:28:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently discovered how poxviruses, viruses that contain DNA, can change quickly; in particular, they have an “accordion-like” way of viral adaption to fight against host viral defenses. Poxviruses, which include smallpox, can lead to a number of diseases in both humans and animals. They are seen as harmful, as they can pass through the species barrier with low mutation rates. Recently, there has been...

2012-06-28 23:00:33

Vygone has introduced a new Inhibitor Zapper that can effectively and safely remove Molluscum lesions and herpes viruses related blisters in a safe way SPRINGVILLE, UTAH (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Molluscum Contagiosum sounds like a completely Latinate phrase but the virus molluscum attacks a lot of people. This virus belongs to the same family of viruses that cause chickenpox, and that is why lesions caused by Molluscum may look similar to chickenpox blisters. However, Molluscum blisters are...

2011-09-14 13:22:08

The observation that milkmaids are frequently infected with cowpox but rarely catch smallpox is generally credited to the English doctor Edward Jenner.  Although Jenner might not have been the first person to notice the correlation, he was the first to make use of it:  in 1796 he “vaccinated” children with material from cowpox blisters and showed that they became immune to smallpox.  Jenner´s work led directly to the development of a smallpox vaccine and less...

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2011-05-24 07:25:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a meeting on Monday to discuss the future of smallpox virus samples, which Russia and the U.S. are seeking to preserve while other countries wish for them to be destroyed. The two countries hold the last official stocks of the deadly virus. Russia and the U.S. want the viruses kept for scientific reasons, saying it is necessary to continue research on their vaccines in order to prevent any resurgence of the transmissible disease, which was eradicated...

2010-11-17 22:04:00

Viruses have led scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to the discovery of a security system in host cells. Viruses that cause disease in animals beat the security system millennia ago. But now that researchers are aware of it, they can explore the possibility of bringing the system back into play in the fight against diseases such as sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), West Nile virus, dengue and yellow fever. The findings, published in Nature, solve a...


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2011-02-23 21:18:56

Vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) is a large, complex, enveloped virus belonging to the poxvirus family. It is well-known for its role in eradicating smallpox. It was the first human disease to to successfully be eradicated by science. The World Health Organization was the one who completed the endeavor. The vaccinia virus saw renewed interest in the early 21st century due to concerns about the smallpox virus being used as an agent for bioterrorism. They can be divided into four types:...

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2011-02-23 17:00:17

The Molluscum contagiosum virus, MCV, is a virus, in the poxvirus family, that causes the disease Molluscum contagiosum in humans. The virions have a complex structure that is consistent with the structure of the poxvirus family. Since the virus cannot routinely be cultured diagnosis is made on the clinical appearance. It can be confirmed by excisional biopsy. There are four types of MCV and MCV-2 is usually seen in adults and is often sexually transmitted. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2011-01-05 13:01:59

The African Swine Fever virus, ASFV, is a double-stranded DNA virus that replicates in the cytoplasm of infected cells. It can affect most pigs, wild and domesticated, as well as soft ticks. It is the only virus with a DNA genome that is transmitted by arthropods. The virus causes a lethal hemorrhagic disease in domestic pigs which sometimes leads to death in as little as a week. In every other species the virus causes no discernible disease. The virus is endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa...

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