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insectivorous bat
2014-12-30 14:56:31

This year's Ebola virus outbreak may have originated from contact between humans and infected bats, according to new research published in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine on Tuesday.

2014-12-29 08:23:38

Quantitative Test for Rapid Measurement of the HIV-1 Viral Load in Plasma Delivers Individual Results in About 90 Minutes SUNNYVALE, Calif. and GENEVA, Dec.

2014-12-29 04:20:52

Flublok is the world's first FDA approved recombinant protein vaccine for the prevention of seasonal influenza LONDON, Dec.

DNA scissors
2014-12-27 11:27:12

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have uncovered secrets in the way that DNA operates during the process of fighting problems within the body, and believe that the discovery could have implications for our understanding of immunodeficiencies and cancers.

2014-12-23 23:03:19

An industry leader in manufacturing organic food and supplements, renewable energy, and clean water products has launched new silver water solution. Mountain

"molecular machines"
2014-12-23 14:32:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tiny "molecular machines" are expected to play a major role be the next generation of medicine as researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico have announced a new technique that allows for the first-ever 3D imaging of these miniscule machines, according to a report in the journal Nature Methods. “Inside each cell in our bodies and inside every bacterium and virus are tiny but complex protein molecules...

2014-12-22 23:03:49

The CmTP MediDefense technologies—which include mPale and mPerial—contribute to the emergency response solution for reducing surface transmission of the Ebola virus, with mPale included in

2014-12-22 08:27:41

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec, 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eiger BioPharmaceuticals Incorporated announced the positive results of a Phase 2a study of lonafarnib in patients with chronic hepatitis delta

2014-12-22 08:27:39

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that lonafarnib has been granted Orphan Designation by the U.S.


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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