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2014-03-28 09:26:17

A combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors is believed to cause autoimmune (type 1) diabetes. A study published on March 27th in PLOS Pathogens gets at the mechanisms by which rotavirus infection contributes to autoimmune diabetes in a mouse model of the disease. NOD (for non-obese diabetic) mice are prone to develop diabetes, and infection with rotavirus accelerates onset of the disease. Barbara Coulson and colleagues, from The University of Melbourne, Australia,...

2014-03-05 12:22:20

Scientific study appearing in the journal Risk Analysis raises public health concerns WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wastewater used to irrigate agricultural crops in countries where water is scarce may contribute to significant public health risks such as diarrheal disease in children from rotavirus. A new study of these risks found that wastewater used to irrigate vegetable plots in Asian countries poses health risks that may exceed World Health Organization...

2014-01-30 16:26:00

AMES, Iowa, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) autogenous licensure of the company's Rotavirus C vaccine utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology, approved by the Department's Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB) for disease caused by Rotavirus subtype C. Rotavirus C is a cause of diarrhea and mortality in young piglets. Preparing effective...

2014-01-14 23:03:36

UVA researchers, collaborators ID cause of oral vaccine failure. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have identified why oral vaccinations for polio and rotavirus are far less effective in the developing world than in the West. The culprits: malnutrition, diarrhea and abbreviated breastfeeding. Polio vaccines given orally to children in the developing world are only about half as effective as in...

2013-12-04 16:21:54

Large donation of medical-grade oral rehydration solution will reduce mortality rate of dehydration in Tacloban, area hardest hit by November typhoon SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just weeks after returning from relief efforts in Tacloban, Philippines, Drip Drop Inc., makers of the first oral rehydration solution (ORS) to combine medical standards of rehydration therapy and excellent taste, announced it will donate 15,000 doses of its product to assist in...

2013-11-21 11:16:16

Findings suggest additional benefit from immunization against common cause of diarrhea A new study suggests an additional—and somewhat surprising—potential benefit of vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting. Besides protecting kids from intestinal illness caused by rotavirus, immunization may also reduce the risk of related seizures, according to findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. Lead study author Daniel...

2013-10-14 04:21:41

GENEVA, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Report tracks GAVI's performance and challenges towards 2015 goals The GAVI Alliance is on track to meet its ambitious targets of supporting developing countries to immunise an additional quarter of a billion children by 2015, and preventing nearly four million deaths in the process. That's the conclusion of the Mid-Term Review report, a comprehensive and transparent assessment published today aimed at examining the...

2013-09-24 08:28:34

ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Enteric Disease Testing Market (Amebiasis, C.difficile Infection, Campylobacteriosis, Cholera, Cryptosporidiosis, E.coli Infection, Giardiasis, H.pylori Infection, Norovirus Infection, Rotavirus Infection, Salmonellosis and Shigellosis) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global enteric disease...

2013-07-03 12:24:04

DUBLIN, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4bm2ld/pediatric) has announced the addition of the "Pediatric Vaccines Market, Doses, Immunization, Cases and Forecast: Worldwide Analysis" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4bm2ld/pediatric ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Worldwide pediatric vaccine market has been growing rapidly over the last...

2013-06-20 08:26:11

-First successful plant-based Rotavirus VLP containing all 4 Major proteins--International Patent Application filed- QUEBEC CITY, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced the successful production of a Rotavirus VLP vaccine candidate comprising all four structural...


Latest Rotavirus Reference Libraries

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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