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2014-03-10 23:02:44

New research report “Viral Molecular Diagnostics: Market Developments, Growth Areas and Opportunities” worked out by Biopharm Reports is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 On the whole, the viral diagnostic tests are divided into the three main groups – indirect examination following virus isolation, serology, and direct detection. Direct methods are generally used to test virus particles, viral nucleic acids or virus antigen; whilst, indirect...

2014-03-10 16:32:39

RNActive® Vaccines Offer Excellent Conditions for Cost-Effective Worldwide Distribution TUBINGEN, Germany and BRUSSELS, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CureVac, a German clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it has won the inaugural European Commission Vaccine Prize. The EU has dedicated the prize of two million Euros in an effort to stimulate innovative solutions for vaccine transportation and storage where cold chain cannot be guaranteed. CureVac's...

First Global Inventory Of Flu Strains In Birds Completed
2014-03-07 11:33:54

Wildlife Conservation Society A group of international scientists have completed the first global inventory of flu strains in birds by reviewing more than 50 published studies and genetic data, providing new insight into the drivers of viral diversity and the emergence of disease that can ultimately impact human health and livelihoods. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE and performed as part of the USAID PREDICT project, identified over 116 avian flu strains in wild birds....

Siberian Permafrost Reveals Ancient Giant Virus, Remains Infectious
2014-03-04 08:20:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Giant viruses may seem like the latest creation in a Hollywood B movie production, but the recent discovery of a larger-than-life virus buried in ice is definitely no science-fiction tale. A husband-and-wife team from Aix-Marseille University in France have discovered a monster virus that has been buried in Siberia’s permafrost for the past 30,000 years. Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel, who led the discovery, have...

2014-03-03 04:22:47

ZEIST, The Netherlands, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upgrade to BSL-3 level answers growing global demand for testing facilities Introduction of a Bio Safety Level 3 (BSL-3) facility and development of special techniques allow Dutch TNO Triskelion to test vaccines against deadly viruses like avian flu and SARS. With this step the contract research organisation responds to a globally growing demand for testing facilities for the development of drugs against these...

2014-02-28 23:31:49

Sporometrics, founded by renowned researcher Dr. James Scott, has been providing microbiology analysis and research for 20 years. Since its inception in 1993 as an independent laboratory, Sporometrics has been an industry leader in basic and applied scientific research on biomedical, industrial and environmental microbes - mold, bacteria and and viruses. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Sporometrics was founded in 1993 by James Scott, a graduate student in mycology at the...

2014-02-27 18:33:27

By re-engineering a tiny chain of amino acids in one type of dengue virus, Ralph Baric and Aravinda de Silva discover a new path toward solving the dengue vaccine dilemma. The research has the potential to transform vaccine development for other diseases, including SARS and HIV. Creating a vaccine that protects people from all four types of dengue virus has frustrated scientists for decades. But researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered a new target for human...

WiFi Networks Could Be Used To Transmit Computer Viruses
2014-02-25 14:24:11

[ Watch the Video: Computer Viruses Go Airborne ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Liverpool researchers have demonstrated how computer viruses could go airborne over WiFi networks. The team has shown for the first time how WiFi networks could be used to make a computer virus contagious through the air, moving through densely populated areas as effectively as the common cold. The researchers designed a virus known as “Chameleon” and simulated...

MERS Coronavirus Prevalent In Camels For At Least 20 Years
2014-02-25 06:48:11

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has infected 182 people since it was first reported in September 2012. The disease, which has also resulted in 79 deaths over that time, has now been confirmed to be prevalent in dromedary camels throughout Saudi Arabia and has been for the past two decades, if not longer, according to an international study. For the study, published in the American Society of...

red squirrel
2014-02-25 06:05:48

Queen's University Belfast Native red squirrels have declined throughout Britain and Ireland for the last century due to a combination of habitat loss and the introduction of the North American eastern grey squirrel. But more recently its few remaining populations have been devastated by an insidious pox virus passed to them by the alien invaders. A study by the biodiversity and conservation research center Quercus at Queen's University Belfast (QUB), and published in the journal PLOS...


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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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