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France Reports First Death From Coronavirus, WHO Raises Global Concerns
2013-05-29 08:15:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three weeks after French health officials reported the first case of novel coronavirus (nCoV) showing up in France, the man who contracted the disease while on a recent trip to the Middle East has died, according to the country´s Health Ministry. The 65-year-old man becomes the 24th person to succumb to the stranglehold of nCoV. He is the third confirmed death from the virus in Europe; the others occurring in Britain and...

2013-04-15 13:41:37

New data on T cells' protective role suggests need for new approach to dengue vaccine design As efforts to create a strong and effective vaccine for the dreaded dengue virus continue to hit snags, a new study from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology offers surprising evidence that suggests the need for a revamped approach to dengue vaccine design. The finding runs counter to current scientific understanding of the key cells that need to be induced to develop...

2012-10-04 06:26:13

ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, October 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Viroclinics Biosciences B.V. has relocated to the Rotterdam Science Tower, a new high-tech science facility that's about to become a hotspot for international life sciences, medical innovations and spin-offs from Erasmus MC and Erasmus University Rotterdam. This location will form the core of a powerful cluster of biomedical businesses, bringing a vast range of medical knowledge and business activity together within a...

2012-05-09 21:36:44

Four years after they discovered the viral roots of a rare skin cancer, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and the School of Medicine have now identified a molecule activated by this virus that, in animal studies, could be targeted to selectively kill the tumor cells. The treatment will soon be tested in patients. Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), a skin cancer that is more common among seniors and those with weakened immune systems, could not be readily...

2012-04-11 18:20:19

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) THURSDAY APRIL 12: POLIO VACCINE Profile America -- Thursday, April 12th. On this date in 1955, the nation was loudly celebrating great medical news. Dr. Jonas Salk announced a vaccine against polio -- the most feared disease of that era. Polio affects the nervous system, causing paralysis in...

2012-04-10 06:28:27

Dr. Luc Montagnier to Discuss Groundbreaking Research That May Lead to Novel Treatments of Diseases like Autism, Alzheimer's and More RESTON, Va., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Luc Montagnier, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of HIV, will be presenting groundbreaking scientific findings and their implications for the future of medicine at the Joint American Homeopathic Conference (JAHC) on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency...

2012-04-04 14:22:27

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Faculty members Reuben Shaw and Lei Wang, have been promoted to the position of Associate Professor at the Salk Institute after a rigorous evaluation process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific peers. The career milestone distinguishes these two investigators as leading authorities in their respective disciplines who have made original, innovative and notable contributions to biological research. "Awarding...

2012-01-31 09:54:48

American Society for Microbiology publishes special commentaries In response to recent actions of the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), which recommended that two scientific journals withhold crucial details in upcoming reports about experiments with a novel strain of the bird flu virus, H5N1, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will publish a special series of commentaries by prominent scientists, including the acting chair of the NSABB, weighing in on...

2012-01-19 13:15:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Salk Institute scientist Ronald Evans has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Wolf Prize in Medicine, Israel's highest award for achievements benefiting mankind. According to the Wolf Prize jury, Evans was selected for his discovery of the gene super-family encoding nuclear receptors and elucidating the mechanism of action of this class of receptors. Evans, professor and head of the Salk Institute's Gene Expression...

2011-10-27 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: DR. JONAS SALK Profile America -- Friday, October 28th. One of the heroes of American medical research was born on this date in 1914 -- Dr. Jonas Salk, who developed a vaccine against polio. Because most of its victims were children, many of whom suffered paralysis, the...


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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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2011-02-17 15:06:48

Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) one of seven currently known human cancer virus, is also the eighth human herpesvirus. Kaposi's sarcoma, caused by the virus, is common in AIDS patients, primary effusion lymphoma, and some types of multicentric Castelman's disease. Moritz Kaposi discovered the blood vessel tumor, in 1872, which would eventually be names Kaposi's sarcoma. It was originally though that KS was of Jewish and Mediterranean origins until it was found to be common...

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