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2014-05-08 12:29:33

WUPPERTAL, Germany and WHITEHOUSE STATION, New Jersey, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AiCuris and Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the publication of results from a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of letermovir, an investigational, oral antiviral agent for the prevention of human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in patients receiving bone marrow transplant. The results published in the latest issue of...

2014-05-07 20:24:22

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Cervical Cancer Test Market & Patients - Pap Smear, HPV DNA, VIA - Test & Patients - Worldwidehttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/cervical_cancer_test_market_patients_pap_smear_hpv_dna_via_test_patients_worldwide.htmlCervical cancer is one of the deadliest cancers among woman all over the world. However in the past few decades, mortality from cervical cancer has...

2014-05-07 08:31:43

DELAND, Fla., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced that DaVita Labs, the diagnostic laboratory servicing both dialysis organizations and physician practices, has implemented molecular diagnostic testing using technology from Roche Diagnostics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140318/DC85712LOGO This molecular diagnostic testing will allow DaVita...

2014-05-07 08:27:45

Karen Smith-McCune, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of California, San Francisco, writes: "The updated guidelines leave physicians and other clinicians with a question: is cotesting with Pap-plus-HPV testing truly preferred over Pap testing alone (the American Cancer Society/the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/the American Society of Clinical Pathology recommendation), or are the options equivalent (the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation)?" "Once a...

2014-05-01 23:06:55

MedSpring Offering Free Hepatitis C Screenings in May Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 According to the CDC, approximately three million Americans are living with hepatitis C and as many as 75 percent do not know they are infected. Hepatitis C virus infection is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the United States and can lead to serious health issues, including liver disease, cirrhosis, cancer and even death. In recognition of Hepatitis Awareness Month, MedSpring is offering...

2014-05-01 23:02:50

The Hepatitis B Foundation will visit Philadelphia City Council to ask city leaders to support increased testing for the viral liver diseases hepatitis B and C in Philadelphia’s at-risk populations. Philadelphia (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. Location: Philadelphia City Council, 494 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 Details: The Hepatitis B Foundation will visit Philadelphia City Council to ask city leaders to support increased testing for the...

2014-04-29 23:00:45

The One Minute Herpes Cure is an effective new method for herpes healing, which is now reviewed by DailyGossip.org. The magazine reveals in its review that this is a 3-step cure method. Denver, CO (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 According to the One Minute Herpes Cure review that can be found on DailyGossip.org, the new method actually promises spectacular efficiency in the cure of this condition. "One Minute Herpes Cure" program promises to reveal the secrets to healing all types of...

Two Separate Studies On MERS-Coronavirus Offer Better Understanding Of Newly Emerging Disease
2014-04-29 09:33:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two separate studies this week are helping scientists gain a better understanding of the dangerous Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a disease that has sickened more than 300 people and left at least a hundred dead since it was first reported in September 2012. HUMAN ANTIBODIES The first study comes from scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who have identified natural human antibodies against the virus...

2014-04-24 23:16:11

Ultimate Herpes Protocol PDF is a newly updated treatment for herpes, created by Melanie Addington, giving learners a lot of effective tips and remedies to eliminate herpes. The entire Ultimate Herpes Protocol PDF review, released on the site Vkool.com, shows learners whether or not this treatment is worth trying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Herpes is one of the most common skin diseases in the world. Many people want to get rid of this issue without using drugs, pills, or...

2014-04-24 23:00:33

Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant to develop novel therapeutics against Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infection. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Dr. Richard Plemper, a professor in the new Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has received a five-year, $2.83 million federal grant to develop novel therapeutics against Respiratory...


Latest Viral diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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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 21:04:53

St. Louis Encephalitis is a disease caused by the Culex mosquito borne St. Louis Encephalitis virus. It is related to Japanese encephalitis virus and is a member of the Flaviviridae subgroup. It mainly affects the United States and occasionally hits Canada and Mexico. The name goes back to 1933 within five weeks in autumn an encephalitis epidemic of explosive proportions broke out in the vicinity of St. Louis, Missouri. Over 1000 cases were reported and the National Institute of Health...

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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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2011-02-23 20:29:04

Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis that causes fever. It is spread through infected mosquitoes. It was first reported in 1915 in Kenya were it infected livestock. Outbreaks occur across sub-Saharan Africa, and in the "˜77-"˜78 outbreak several million people were infected and thousands died during a violent epidemic. In 1998 the virus killed 400 Kenyans and in 2000 an outbreak occurred in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The virus causes mild illness with fever, headache, myalgia and...

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