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Ebolas Evolutionary Roots More Ancient Than Previously

Ebola's Evolutionary Roots More Ancient Than Previously Thought, Study Finds

Provided by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo The family of viruses housing Ebola and Marburg is ancient, and the two viruses last shared a common ancestor millions of years ago, scientists say A new study is helping to rewrite Ebola’s...

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2014-10-31 08:25:53

- Funding to support GMP manufacture of VesiculoVax(TM)-vectored vaccines for Zaire-Ebola virus, Sudan-Ebola virus, and Angola-Marburg virus that will be blended into a single formulation; rapid follow-up Phase 1 clinical trial planned - BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that the Department of Defense (DoD) through...

2014-10-28 08:34:24

New report from Globe Life Sciences finds that combination therapy may be the key that finally allows cancer vaccines to fulfil their potential LONDON, October 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globe Life Sciences, a leading provider of commercial analysis within healthcare-related sectors, conducted a detailed review of 17 late-stage cancer vaccines. The Globe Extraordinary report, entitled 'Future of Cancer Vaccines - An Analysis of Late-stage Products', concludes - after a history of...

2014-10-24 04:21:22

Communication with Employees, Crisis Planning Meetings Cited as Top Measures by Large Organizations in Response to Ebola Outbreak TREVOSE, Pa., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey that includes many of the Fortune 500 companies and was conducted by International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security risk services company, finds that in spite of the unprecedented Ebola outbreak, an overwhelming majority (83%) expect the flu to impact their business more than Ebola in the...

2014-10-23 00:21:29

Ebola detection kits for humans and animals are now possible using ADI antibody or antigen ELISA kits with results in less than 2 hours. Ebola Rapid test cards, similar to pregnancy tests, have also been developed that provide results in 2-10 mins. SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Antonio, Texas-based Biotech Company Alpha Diagnostic Int'l (ADI) has developed and released several convenient, rapid, and sensitive ELISA test kits for the detection of major Ebola viral...

2014-10-22 08:33:12

OWNERS PARTNER WITH PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS TO BUILD HEALTHIER ONLINE COMMUNITIES SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a ground-breaking meeting with public health leaders, representatives of seven of the most popular gay dating websites and apps committed to taking steps to promote HIV/STI testing and reduce stigma associated with HIV infection. San Francisco AIDS Foundation in collaboration with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, released a report today detailing...

2014-10-22 08:32:41

-- Funding to Support Profectus and Galveston National Laboratory Investigators in the Development of a Trivalent rVSV-Vectored Vaccine to Rapidly Confer Protection Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that Profectus and the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) at the University of Texas Medical...

2014-10-22 08:32:29

-- Studies will accelerate IND-enabling development of VesiculoVax(TM) Ebola vaccine -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc. announced today that the company has received a contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) aimed at accelerating the advancement of the company's candidate Ebola vaccine into human clinical studies. In previous preclinical studies conducted in...

2014-10-22 04:22:17

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that it has made a commitment of up to $200 million to accelerate and significantly expand the production of an Ebola vaccine program in development at its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies. The company is closely collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as well as other key stakeholders, governments, and...

2014-10-17 23:07:55

With the threat of Ebola virus disease spreading within a hospital environment, Abatement Technologies portable HEPA filtration and negative pressure containment systems enable healthcare facilities to effectively create CDC-compliant negative pressure Airborne Infectious Isolation Rooms (AIIR). Suwanee, Georgia (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Mitigating Healthcare Provider Infection Risks The potential for Ebola virus disease spreading to healthcare workers has heightened the need for patient...

2014-10-15 12:32:29

LONDON, Oct. 15. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- REPORT HIGHLIGHTS The global cancer immunotherapies market reached $30.8 billion in 2012. This market is expected to grow to nearly $34.3 billion in 2013 and $67.9 billion in 2018 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.7% over the five-year period, 2013 to 2018. This report provides:An overview of the global market for cancer immunotherapiesAnalyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of...


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Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

2012-04-24 18:35:41

Virology is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering basic research into viruses affecting animals, plants, bacteria and fungi. It includes the molecular biology, structure, assembly, pathogenesis, immunity and interactions viruses have with the host cell. The journal also covers aspects of control and prevention, as well as viral vectors and gene therapy. Virology was established in 1955 and is now published bi-weekly by the Academic Press imprint of Elsevier. Subscribers of Virology...

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2011-02-23 21:28:34

A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates inside the living cells of organisms. It is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of organisms. Most are too small to be seen by anything but a microscope and they infect all organisms from animals to plants to bacteria. The first one discovered was the tobacco virus in 1898. Since then around 5,000 viruses have been described in detail although there are millions of different types. They are found in...

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2011-02-23 21:23:46

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is a virus in the family Rhabdoviridae. Rabies is in the same family. VSV infects insects and animals and is important to farmers in certain regions of the world where it can infect cattle. It is a common laboratory virus used for studying the Rhabdoviridae family and viral evolution. It is the prototypic member of the vesiculovirus genera of the Rhabdovirus family. The genome is a single molecule of negative-sense RNA that encodes five major proteins.

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2011-02-23 21:08:22

Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects plants, namely tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. It causes characteristic patterns on the leaves. In 1930 it was determined that an infectious agent was determined to be a virus. Adolf Mayer first described the disease in 1883. The disease can be transferred between plants similar to bacterial infections. Dimitri Ivanovski was the first to show that infected sap remained infectious even...

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barghest
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