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Scientists Win Race To Find Structure Of Rare Worm Virus

Scientists Win Race To Find Structure Of Rare Worm Virus

Rice University Rice University scientists have won a race to find the crystal structure of the first virus known to infect the most abundant animal on Earth. The Rice labs of structural biologist Yizhi Jane Tao and geneticist Weiwei Zhong,...

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2014-08-26 16:27:59

Latest Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Ebola Blocker-Vaccine Candidate, Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Ebola strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1976. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has paved the way for the development of a synthetic Ebola Blocker-Vaccine((TM)) candidate,...

2014-08-26 12:29:12

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Dengue Blocker-Vaccine Candidate Now Available for Testing LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Dengue virus strains in Pubmed, has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1944. This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Dengue Blocker-Vaccine(TM)...

2014-08-21 23:14:43

Now Available: Powerful, All-natural Relief for Cold Sores, Fever Blisters and Dry Skin With Patented Science from Oleuropein, an Antiviral, Antioxidant and Epidural Rejuvenator Goleta, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Oleavicin, a safe powerful cold sore relief formula is now available to the public for the first time. Oleavicin combines the most potent olive leaf extract available with other bio-nutrients in a patented formula that works on contact with out the potential side effects and...

2014-08-18 08:25:58

Thomson Reuters disease profile provides greater understanding of key Ebola treatments in the drug pipeline and experimental therapies approaching development PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world leader in intelligent information for businesses and professionals, released a comprehensive disease profile on Ebola Virus Disease that includes a detailed analysis of two new treatments in the pipeline and...

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2014-08-18 06:41:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As if West Nile virus and malaria weren't enough, mosquitoes are now delivering the chikungunya virus, which was first identified in the early 1950s in East Africa. The virus, characterized by severe joint pain, headache and fever, has caused sporadic outbreaks in Africa, India and Thailand throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Now, as of 2013, it has reached the Western Hemisphere and there are no vaccines or specific drug treatments to deal...

2014-08-18 04:21:18

CYPRESS, Calif. and LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Immune Targeting Systems (ITS), specializing in the development of novel T cell immune therapies, has been developing an exciting new T cell vaccine (Flunisyn(TM)) designed to protect humans from all strains of seasonal and pandemic influenza A. To determine the effectiveness of Flunisyn(TM) ITS produced its own live influenza challenge agent derived from the recently circulating Influenza A/California/2009 (H1N1)...

Early Step In Body's Counterattack On Virus Blocked By Ebola Protein
2014-08-15 03:16:59

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Findings provide framework for new drug development efforts One of the human body's first responses to a viral infection is to make and release signaling proteins called interferons, which amplify the immune system response to viruses. Over time, many viruses have evolved to undermine interferon's immune-boosting signal, and a paper published today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe describes a mechanism unique to the Ebola...

2014-08-14 20:22:23

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Kansas Hospital offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases Are Out-Migrating From Africa: This is happening due to the fact that infected or ill people are traveling out of those countries in Africa with Ebola outbreaks. Cases...

2014-08-13 23:08:26

Germ-Resistant Scarves Introduced as MARFS to protect against bacteria, viruses and airborne contaminants. Mantua, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 MARFS, a wearable, germ-resistant product, was introduced in the health and wellness market earlier this month by Wrall LLC. Marfs function as both a mask and a scarf. When pulled over the mouth and nose, Marfs help to improve health by eliminating airborne contaminates by filtering the air. There have been growing health concerns among travelers...

2014-08-12 16:27:48

Alan Schmaljohn, Ph.D. has studied Ebola virus for decades through U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Disease BALTIMORE, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of lives taken by the Ebola virus in West Africa has surpassed 1,000, and the U.S. prepares as rapidly as it can, it is clear that little is known in the medical community about the virus. In fact, some experts point out that the number of medical professionals who can properly diagnose and...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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