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2014-09-29 08:31:20

DUBLIN, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Hepatitis B Vaccines Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Hepatitis B is an inflammatory condition that occurs due to infection by hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B virus is an enveloped virus that belongs to the family of hepadnavirus. It contains a circular genome with partially double-stranded DNA. The virus interferes with the...

2014-09-25 08:24:47

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The emergency approval of a real time PCR testing product for Ebola demonstrates the scope of concern about the recent epidemic and possible opportunity for test makers. Kalorama said the world market for infectious disease tests is estimated at $15.3 billion in 2013 and should grow at a slightly higher rate than the rest of the diagnostics market. The scourge of expanding infectious disease threats is part of the factor driving growth of...

2014-09-24 12:28:43

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), the pioneer in developing targeted therapeutic devices to address infectious disease, cancer and other life-threatening conditions, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Qualtran, LLC that would expand human clinical studies of Hemopurifier® therapy to include individuals infected with dengue virus, a global health threat, which is not addressed with approved drug or vaccine therapies....

2014-09-24 08:27:26

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: INO) announced it will advance its DNA vaccine for Ebola into a phase I clinical trial in a collaboration with GeneOne Life Science Inc. (KSE: 011000), an international DNA vaccine manufacturer in which Inovio holds a minority interest. In the collaboration Inovio and GeneOne will co-develop Inovio's DNA-based Ebola vaccine through a phase I clinical trial. The companies are currently...

2014-09-18 12:29:50

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop a mucosal universal influenza vaccine. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this program. The Laboratory of Viral Immunology at NYBC has previous experience in developing universal influenza vaccines. The NIH grant will support further development of a safe and effective mucosal...

2014-09-18 08:29:39

MILFORD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of RNA viruses, today announced a research collaboration with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for animal testing of the Company's lead compound, SB 9200, against multiple viral pathogens, classified as "Special Pathogens," against which currently there are no effective antiviral therapies. SB 9200, derived...

Studying Virus-Host Interactions In The Oxygen-Starved Ocean
2014-09-17 03:02:18

JGI For multicellular life—plants and animals—to thrive in the oceans, there must be enough dissolved oxygen in the water. In certain coastal areas, extreme oxygen-starvation produces “dead zones” that decimate marine fisheries and destroy food web structure. As dissolved oxygen levels decline, energy is increasingly diverted away from multicellular life into microbial community metabolism resulting in impacts on the ecology and biogeochemistry of the ocean. Over the past 50...

2014-09-16 12:30:47

HAIFA, Israel and NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're not making regular trips to the vet for your kitty these days, you may not know that cats can get AIDS too. The feline virus FIV that causes the disease in cats looks a lot like HIV, a fact that Technion scientists say could inspire new anti-HIV drugs. How can a cat help the fight against AIDS? Both FIV and HIV rely on a protein called integrase that inserts the virus' DNA into an infected cell's DNA....

2014-09-16 00:20:56

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries. Personal protective equipment...

2014-09-15 23:03:41

Complimentary Hayes, Inc. webinar reviews new management options and their effects on patient outcomes. Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 For the 3.2 million people in the United States infected with the hepatitis C virus, disease management can be costly and debilitating. But are the new agents recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a better way to manage the disease? Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Hepatitis C Virus Infection—What You Need to Know is a...


Latest Virus Reference Libraries

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2011-03-04 17:38:30

Yellow fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic disease with a 40 to 50 nm enveloped RNA virus with positive sense of the Flaviviridae family. It is transmitted by the bite of female mosquitoes and is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa, but not in Asia. Primates and a few kinds of mosquitoes are the only known hosts. The origin of the disease is most likely Africa. From there it was introduced to South America through the slave trade in the 16th century. There...

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2011-03-03 21:34:50

Rubella virus is the cause of congenital rubella syndrome when infection occurs during the first weeks of pregnancy. Humans are the only known host of this virus. It is the only member of the genus of Rubivirus and belongs to the family of Togaviridae. Members of the Togaviridae family typically have a genome of single-stranded RNA of positive polarity which is enclosed by an icosahedral capsid. This genome has a length of about 9,757 nucleotides and encodes for two non-structural as well...

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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 21:18:56

Vaccinia virus (VACV or VV) is a large, complex, enveloped virus belonging to the poxvirus family. It is well-known for its role in eradicating smallpox. It was the first human disease to to successfully be eradicated by science. The World Health Organization was the one who completed the endeavor. The vaccinia virus saw renewed interest in the early 21st century due to concerns about the smallpox virus being used as an agent for bioterrorism. They can be divided into four types:...

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2011-02-23 20:58:48

Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'