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2009-12-03 12:53:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies unanimously voted to elect three new members during its Nov. 13 meeting in La Jolla. Fred Dotzler is co-founder and Managing Director of De Novo Ventures in Palo Alto, Calif. De Novo is investing $650 million from three funds in early stage medical device and biotechnology companies. Dotzler founded Medicus Venture Partners in 1989. He has invested in four companies that...

2009-07-13 11:20:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been invited to give the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, was established to recognize excellence in the field of microbiology. Webster will present the lecture next summer. The Royal Society, founded in 1660, is the world's oldest scientific academy in...

2009-03-09 16:33:24

French researcher Luc Montagnier, who helped discover HIV, is accused by an inventor of allegedly stealing a technique that could cure AIDS. Bruno Robert claims he has the intellectual property to a technique that uses electromagnetic signals to pinpoint HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, and other diseases, Britain's Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Robert, who registered a patent for the process in November 2005, said he showed Montagnier his work on electromagnetic waves earlier...

2009-02-17 14:47:51

Major virulence factor for Rift Valley fever virus found to have dual mechanism Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered a key tactic that the Rift Valley fever virus uses to disarm the defenses of infected cells. The mosquito-borne African virus causes fever in humans, inflicting liver damage, blindness and even death on a small percentage of the people it infects. Rift Valley fever also afflicts cattle, goats and sheep, resulting in a nearly 100...

2009-02-02 21:30:18

The co-discoverer of the HIV virus, Luc Montagnier, says poor nations need better access to HIV drugs. While receiving an award in Rome Monday, he bemoaned the disparity among nations in treating patients with human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS, ANSA reported. ''There is still a great disparity of treatment between the countries of the South and the countries of the North and only 30 percent of the world's poor have access to HIV drugs,'' said Montagnier, a 2008 Nobel Prize...

2008-10-08 00:00:03

By The Associated Press Two French scientists who discovered the AIDS virus and a German who defied convention in showing a viral cause for cervical cancer shared the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for breakthroughs that have led to lifesaving drugs and a vaccine.Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier, of France, were cited for their discovery of HIV in 1983. They shared the award with Germany's Harald zur Hausen, who found that certain human papilloma viruses cause cervical cancer,...

2008-10-07 21:00:14

By Karl Ritter; Matt Moore STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Three European scientists shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for separate discoveries of viruses that cause AIDS and cervical cancer, breakthroughs that helped doctors fight the deadly diseases. French researchers Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier were cited for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, in 1983. They shared the award with Germany's Harald zur Hausen, who was honored for finding human...

2008-10-07 09:00:09

By Steve Sternberg USA Today The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to French researchers Luc Montagnier and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi for discovering the AIDS virus and to German virologist Harald zur Hausen for identifying viruses that cause cervical cancer. The French researchers shared one half of the prize, totaling $1.4 million, for their discovery of the AIDS virus, edging out U.S. virologist Robert Gallo, of the Institute of Human Virology, who provided proof that the virus...

2008-10-07 06:00:14

By Steve Sternberg The Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded Monday to French researchers Luc Montagnier and Francoise Barre-Sinoussi for discovering the AIDS virus and to German virologist Harald zur Hausen for identifying viruses that cause cervical cancer. The French researchers shared one-half of the prize, totaling $1.4 million, for their discovery of the AIDS virus, edging out U.S virologist Robert Gallo of the Institute of Human Virology, who provided proof that the virus now known...

2008-10-07 00:00:15

World in brief STOCKHOLM Three scientists whose discoveries have saved millions of lives from the world's commonest sexually transmitted diseases were named yesterday as winners of the 2008 Nobel Prize for medicine. French scientists Luc Montagnier and Francoise Barre- Sinoussi were cited for identifying the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 1983, which has caused more than 25 million deaths worldwide. Their discovery led to the development of a blood test and antiretroviral drugs that...


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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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