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2013-06-06 11:30:11

Researchers from Germany have found that low levels of vitamin D are associated with high levels of hepatitis B virus (HBV) replication. Findings published online in Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, suggest seasonal fluctuations in vitamin D and HBV levels point to a link in these variables among patients with chronic HBV. While highly effective vaccines are available, HBV still remains one of the most significant infectious diseases...

2013-06-06 08:29:08

- The H7 VLP vaccine candidate induces an antibody response after a single dose in mice- QUEBEC CITY, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG; OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today reported positive interim results from a preclinical trial for an H7N9 Avian Influenza VLP vaccine candidate ("H7 vaccine"). The data show...

Mortality Rate From Coronavirus Jumps To 60 Percent, Four More Deaths Confirmed
2013-05-31 07:44:10

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Five additional cases of coronavirus, initially named nCoV, has been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, according to the country´s Ministry of Health. The Ministry reported the new cases to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday. Three of the patients have died, as well as a fourth patient -- an 81-year-old woman -- who was earlier reported to be infected with the virus. All five new patients were from the eastern region of...

Faster Disease Diagnosis With New Single Virus Detection Techniques
2013-05-30 15:36:09

The Optical Society To test the severity of a viral infection, clinicians try to gauge how many viruses are packed into a certain volume of blood or other bodily fluid. This measurement, called viral load, helps doctors diagnose or monitor chronic viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. However, the standard methods used for these tests are only able to estimate the number of viruses in a given volume of fluid. Now two independent teams have developed new optics-based methods for...

2013-05-29 09:42:27

Diseases can rapidly evolve to become more -- or less -- virulent, according to songbird study A novel disease in songbirds has rapidly evolved to become more harmful to its host on at least two separate occasions in just two decades, according to a new study. The research provides a real-life model to help understand how diseases that threaten humans can be expected to change in virulence as they emerge. "Everybody who's had the flu has probably wondered at some point, 'Why do I feel...

2013-05-29 09:36:55

Recent reduction in the use of antibiotic growth promoters in animal feeds has resulted in a dramatic increase in the severe poultry disease - necrotic enteritis. New research suggests that the disease, which is costing the worldwide poultry industry an estimated £600 million a year, could be prevented by immunization with a vaccine that is being developed at the University of Exeter. Professor Richard Titball of the University of Exeter said: "Necrotic enteritis is a major concern...

2013-05-29 08:30:36

NEWARK, Del., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iBio, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IBIO) today announced that a patent to increase influenza vaccine performance through the use of iBio's proprietary iBioModulator fusion protein technology has been allowed in China. The patent, which will issue from Chinese patent application No.: 200780008098.3, will further broaden the territories in which patent exclusivity has been secured for this novel technology. In the U.S., the technology is covered by issued U.S....

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...

2013-05-24 11:36:05

Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center have shown that an immune regulatory molecule called IL-21 is needed for long-lasting antibody responses in mice against viral infections. The results are published in the Journal of Virology. "Our findings highlight how IL-21 could be important in the development of antiviral vaccines," says research associate Ata Ur Rasheed Mohammed, PhD, the first author of the paper. The senior author is Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director of the Emory Vaccine Center and a...

2013-05-23 13:10:00

Radically different viruses share genes and are likely to share ancestry, according to research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Virology Journal this week. The comprehensive phylogenomic analysis compares giant viruses that infect amoeba with tiny viruses known as virophages and to several groups of transposable elements. The complex network of evolutionary relationships the authors describe suggests that viruses evolved from non-viral mobile genetic elements and vice versa,...


Latest Virology Reference Libraries

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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