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2013-07-26 12:14:25

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day A Miriam Hospital researcher has joined forces with international colleagues to call for new strategies to better manage and improve assessment and treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) infection in individuals who inject drugs. Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., an HIV specialist focusing on HIV and viral hepatitis coinfection at The Miriam Hospital, was the only American physician invited to join the expert international panel that issued these first-of-its-kind...

2013-07-25 10:10:21

The virus that causes those painful lip blisters known as cold sores has an internal pressure eight times higher than a car tire, and uses it to literally blast its infectious DNA into human cells, scientists are reporting in a new study. Discovery of the pressure-driven infection mechanism — the first in a human virus — opens the door to new treatments for viral infections, they add in a study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Alex...

2013-07-24 10:21:37

Scientists battling disease that costs hog industry $800 million each year A research team from the University of Missouri and Kansas State University has been working to find a cure for a specific virus that affects pigs and costs the hog industry $800 million annually. In their latest study, the team disproved one way the virus spreads, which will help scientists narrow the search for an ultimate cure. Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) can inhibit pigs from...

2013-07-23 15:32:37

Findings reveal new understanding of how virus suppresses the human immune system Disabling a protein in Ebola virus cells can stop the virus from replicating and infecting the host, according to researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The data are published in July in the journal Cell Host and Microbe. Ebola viruses cause severe disease in humans because they can deactivate the innate immune system. Christopher Basler, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology at...

2013-07-21 23:01:14

Large families and smoking have an independent impact on EBV infection that is not accounted for by other sociodemographic factors, according to a new study published in PLoS One in May, 2013. (1) polyDNA recommends Gene-Eden-VIR to help prevent the kissing disease in these populations. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 A new study has shown that people living in large households or in families with smokers are at a significantly higher risk of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) infection. EBV is...

Largest Virus Ever Discovered
2013-07-19 11:40:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once thought to be tiny and containing only a handful of genes, viruses have been redefined over the past decade by the discoveries of specimens the size of bacteria that contain 1,000 genes or more. According to a newly published report in the journal Science, French researchers have discovered a virus 1,000 times larger than the flu virus and which has almost 2,600 genes - the biggest virus known to date....

2013-07-18 23:19:09

Many people have a misconception about what a “cure” of a viral infection means. Recently, polyDNA added a new webpage to its website designed to answer this question. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 In recent months, polyDNA has received many E-mails and letters asking if Gene-Eden-VIR, a natural antiviral oral supplement, can cure their infection. To answer this, and related questions, polyDNA updated its website. The following is an excerpt from a new webpage entitled “Viral...

New Retrovirus Discovered In Dead Polar Bear At Berlin Zoo
2013-07-15 14:23:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A polar bear that died at the Berlin Zoo was suffering from a virus that caused acute inflammation of the brain, according to research published in the journal Virology. Knut died unexpectedly in 2011 at the age of four while in his enclosure. Caretakers at the zoo were shocked to find their superstar polar bear had died, especially since polar bears can live in captivity for 35 years. Researchers analyzed the genetic material of...

2013-07-15 08:26:25

AMSTERDAM, July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the highlights of its journal Impact Factor performance in 2012. According to the 2012 Journal Citation Reports(R) (JCR) published by Thomson Reuters, Elsevier saw 53% of its journal Impact Factors increase from 2011 to 2012. Furthermore, 17% of Elsevier journals are in the top 10% of...

2013-07-11 15:46:13

New Virology study shows that general DNA sequencing can reveal previously undetectable viruses There are 170 established HPV types. Cancerous human papillomavirus (HPV) viruses are the main cause of cervical cancer, and are found in close to 100% of cervical tumors. Cervical cancer and genital warts are caused by HPV. However, testing for the virus using standard techniques can sometimes give a negative result -- in these cases, the condylomas are called 'virus-negative' warts. In a...


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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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