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2013-10-08 11:26:44

Understanding how viral proteins are produced can provide important clues on how we might interfere with the process. The group of Till Rümenapf at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) has discovered that a key protease of a particular virus breaks itself down into two different functional molecules. The findings are reported in the Journal of Virology and may have important implications for the development of defence strategies against diseases caused by...

2013-10-07 23:21:36

Animal Vaccines Market (Veterinary Vaccines) report categorizes the global animal vaccines market on the basis of products, animal diseases, and technology. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/animal-veterinary-vaccines-market-1233.html (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The “Animal Vaccines Market [Products (Livestock - Bovine, Companion - Canine, Poultry, Equine), Diseases (Rabies, Distemper, Foot & Mouth, Gumboro, Avian Influenza, Strangles), Technology (Live attenuated, DNA,...

2013-10-01 23:27:22

American Gene Technologies uses cutting-edge gene therapy to attack virus. Rockville, Maryland (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Almost 70 million people have been infected with the HIV virus since the beginning of the epidemic, and AIDS has claimed approximately 35 million lives, according to the World Health Organization. With nearly 36 million people around the globe living with HIV, American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT) is on a mission to use cutting-edge viral vectors and...

2013-09-26 13:36:02

UCSF researchers find virus from the ocean that confounds lab analysis The report by scientists of a new hepatitis virus earlier this year was a false alarm, according to UC San Francisco researchers who correctly identified the virus as a contaminant present in a type of glassware used in many research labs. Their finding, they said, highlights both the promise and peril of today’s powerful “next-generation” lab techniques that are used to track down new agents of disease. In...

2013-09-26 09:48:37

Many viruses and bacteria infect humans through mucosal surfaces, such as those in the lungs, gastrointestinal tract and reproductive tract. To help fight these pathogens, scientists are working on vaccines that can establish a front line of defense at mucosal surfaces. Vaccines can be delivered to the lungs via an aerosol spray, but the lungs often clear away the vaccine before it can provoke an immune response. To overcome that, MIT engineers have developed a new type of nanoparticle...

2013-09-25 23:29:23

Doctor’s experience as immunologist, virologist and dad leads to new product by Nuance Health, LLC. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Swype Shield, a physician-invented cold and flu prevention product, killed more than 99 percent of 25 cold and flu viruses in lab testing. The clear gel is safely and conveniently applied on the nostrils, which is where cold and flu viruses most often enter the body. “My experience as an immunologist and virologist was critical in...

2013-09-24 10:06:06

Scores on a survey to measure parental hesitancy about vaccinating their children were associated with immunization status, according to a study by Douglas J. Opel, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Washington and Seattle Children's Research Institute, and colleagues. The Parent Attitudes About Childhood Vaccines survey (PACV) was designed to identify parents who underimmunize their children. Researchers gave it to English-speaking parents of children ages 2 months old and born between...

2013-09-24 09:40:36

Study may have implications for immunity against flu Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have uncovered a new mechanism by which influenza can infect cells – a finding that ultimately may have implications for immunity against the flu. Influenza viruses have two main proteins on their surface that allow them to do their dirty work: a protein called hemagglutinin allows viruses to infect cells, while a protein called neuraminidase allows viruses to escape from cells....

Two Previously Italian MERS-CoV Cases Downgraded To Probable Cases
2013-09-23 06:35:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, September 20, 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) downgraded two previously laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) to probable cases. The two cases are that of a 42-year-old woman and a two-year-old girl in Italy who were reported as confirmed cases on June 2, 2013 after a close relative who had recently returned home from the Middle East was confirmed the day before....


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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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