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The Ocean's Living Carbon Pumps

Provided by the Weizmann Institute of Science Understanding how viruses attack giant algal blooms may help us understand their role in fixing global carbon When we talk about global carbon fixation – "pumping" carbon out of the atmosphere...

Latest Virus Stories

2014-10-22 16:28:18

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Hospitals, by their very nature, are prepared for all sorts of emergencies, including public health threats. Ebola is an unprecedented illness for the U.S. healthcare system, but our hospital teams are using the same commitment, clinical expertise, planning, safety protocols and diligence they rely on in other emergencies to respond to the Ebola threat. In any emergency, the situation can change daily, even hourly. But we are...

2014-10-22 08:32:41

-- Funding to Support Profectus and Galveston National Laboratory Investigators in the Development of a Trivalent rVSV-Vectored Vaccine to Rapidly Confer Protection Against Ebola and Marburg Viruses -- BALTIMORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Profectus BioSciences, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company developing novel vaccines for the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases, announced today that Profectus and the Galveston National Laboratory (GNL) at the University of Texas Medical...

2014-10-22 08:32:15

LA VERNE, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Pak Industries, a manufacturer of innovative emergency readiness products, has developed APLS(®) Body Guard Bio, a disposable, highly absorbent body bag that minimizes the spread of bacteria and virus while protecting service providers and the deceased. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153471 APLS Body Guard Bio features a rugged, external nylon shell, watertight zipper, thermal seals and finished edges that create a...

2014-10-21 16:28:37

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza will affect as many as 200,000 people this year and with flu-associated deaths in the United States as high as 49,000 people. The main way that influenza viruses are thought to spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141021/153472 Ebola has a serve way of death, but kills much fewer people each year than the Flu. The transmission of Ebola is also...

2014-10-21 16:28:28

DUBLIN, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ktmmb6/ebola_virus) has announced the addition of the "Ebola Virus Vaccine Market & Pipeline Insight" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ktmmb6/ebola_virus ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Ebola virus infection, which was previously called Ebola hemorrhagic fever, was discovered in 1976. The...

2014-10-21 08:35:47

WORCESTER, Mass. and TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Generex Biotechnology Corporation (www.generex.com) (OTCBB:GNBT) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Antigen Express, Inc. (www.antigenexpress.com), has issued a white paper outlining the advantages of its Ii-Key technology in the development of an effective Ebola vaccine. Antigen Express has a proprietary technology platform focused on specific activation of critical components of the immune system. As purely...

2014-10-20 23:02:41

A small business was created to provide customers with the protection they need from the Ebola Virus. Destin, FL (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Ebolasuits.com believes that providing customers with the highest quality garments that protect against disease and hazardous material is their duty. With the World Health Organization (WHO) deeming the current Ebola outbreak “the greatest medical concern of our times,” they are following up on the notion that stopping the spread of the virus is the...

2014-10-15 12:30:41

Until we are prepared, outbound flights from Ebola-ridden countries should stop. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. David Samadi is taking a stand. With a second healthcare worker from Dallas now infected with the Ebola virus, Dr. Samadi, chairman of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, is urging that outbound flights from West African countries dealing with the Ebola epidemic stay grounded until the rest of the world can prepare to deal with the...

2014-10-14 16:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The soon coming Rapid Diagnostic Ebola Whole Blood Test can be done in 20 minutes. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141014/152046-INFO Detecting proteins by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and detecting antibodies against the virus using an antibody / antigen binding lateral flow device, are used on other virus detection. These methods have been proven for years to be fast and accurate. With the experience of WholeHealth...

2014-10-14 08:31:21

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:OTCQB:AEMD), announced today the first use of Hemopurifier® therapy on a patient infected with Ebola virus. The treatment was administered to a Ugandan doctor at the Frankfurt University Hospital in Germany. The patient, who is also a World Health Organization (WHO) worker, contracted the virus in Sierra Leone. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b The Aethlon Hemopurifier® 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
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.