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2014-06-24 09:42:42

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Biologists have long wondered if mammals share the elegant system used by insects, bacteria and other invertebrates to defend against viral infection. Two back-to-back studies in the journal Science last year said the answer is yes, but a study just published in Cell Reports by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found the opposite. In the Mount Sinai study, the results found that the defense system used...

2014-06-17 23:02:39

New research report “Human Papillomavirus Infections Vaccine Pipeline Analysis” drawn up by PNS Pharma is available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Human papillomaviruses represent a group of over 150 viruses which are related to each other, with certain types of viruses being able to cause warts (papillomas). There exist only two human papillomavirus vaccines which are currently marketed worldwide. Both these vaccines are prepared with the use of the...

Virus Reveals Physics Of Nanopores
2014-06-17 03:36:51

By Kevin Stacey, Brown University Nanopores may one day lead a revolution in DNA sequencing. By sliding DNA molecules one at a time through tiny holes in a thin membrane, it may be possible to decode long stretches of DNA at lightning speeds. Scientists, however, haven’t quite figured out the physics of how polymer strands like DNA interact with nanopores. Now, with the help of a particular type of virus, researchers from Brown University have shed new light on this nanoscale physics....

2014-06-17 12:29:50

MANCHESTER, England and CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retrogenix [http://www.retrogenix.com ] today announces that it has opened its first office in the United States - the fastest growing regional market for the UK-based biotech which provides drug target screening services to global pharmaceutical clients. Retrogenix's location in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA, places the company close to its client base and within an internationally-recognised hub...

2014-06-13 23:04:23

New Program for State & Local Municipalities Aimed at Combating Community-Acquired Infectious Diseases such as Chicken Pox, MRSA Staph, Tuberculosis and More Fountain Hills, AZ (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Level4 Bio, the first safe power sanitizing service for killing pathogens on any surface, announced today the launch of its new Government program designed to assist State and Local Municipalities in combating infectious diseases in law enforcement, emergency services and correctional...

Herpes Infected Humans Before They Were Human
2014-06-12 04:00:06

Scott LaFee - UC San Diego News Center Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the evolutionary origins of human herpes simplex virus (HSV) -1 and -2, reporting that the former infected hominids before their evolutionary split from chimpanzees 6 million years ago while the latter jumped from ancient chimpanzees to ancestors of modern humans – Homo erectus – approximately 1.6 million years ago. The findings are published in the June...

2014-06-12 13:08:05

Washington University School of Medicine A provocative study links prolonged episodes of sepsis — a life-threatening infection and leading cause of death in hospitals — to the reactivation of otherwise dormant viruses in the body. In healthy people, such latent viruses are kept in check by the immune system. But a study by a team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides strong evidence that when sepsis lingers for more than a few days, which is common,...

2014-06-12 11:20:10

PLOS Sepsis may reactivate viruses, causing secondary infections A new study finds that late-stage sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals, is linked to prolonged episodes of infection with reactivation of otherwise-dormant viruses in the body. The research, published June 11 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Richard S. Hotchkiss and colleagues from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, suggests that drugs that "rev up" the immune system could be...

Modern Bird Genes Have Potential To Cause A Pandemic Similar To 1918 Spanish Flu
2014-06-12 10:02:18

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Avian bird flu strains that exist today share very similar characteristics with the deadly 1918 Spanish Flu strain that killed nearly five percent of the world’s population. That flu virus pandemic was the worst outbreak ever recorded and new research has found that only a few amino acids separate viral proteins currently found in bird populations from those that existed during the 1918 virus. The new evidence suggests a similar...

2014-06-11 16:27:28

ResolveHerpes is Designed to Boost the Body's Immune System and Allow it to Clear Out the Herpes Viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2 LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Resolve Herpes, a company that offers all-natural mineral formulations, has just announced the launch of a new and effective herpes treatment. Called ResolveHerpes, the product is designed to help boost the body's immune system, which in turn can help it naturally clear out the herpes viruses HSV-1 and HSV-2. Photo...


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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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