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Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach

Scientists Take Step Towards Drug To Treat Norovirus Stomach Bug

Provided by the University of Cambridge An experimental drug currently being trialed for influenza and Ebola viruses could have a new target: norovirus, often known as the winter vomiting virus. A team of researchers at the University of...

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2014-10-30 08:36:47

Federal Ministry of Education and Research supports Development of Norovirus Prophylaxis by Jennewein Biotechnologie RHEINBREITBACH, Germany, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norovirus is the most common cause of viral epidemic gastroenteritis. About 18% of all gastroenteritis infections are caused by Norovirus affecting 267 million people worldwide every year. According to information of the Robert Koch-Institute...

2014-10-23 23:04:27

Thermal disinfection provides veterinary practices with safe and sustainable process to deactivate contaminated laundry Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 There is no cure for canine parvovirus (CPV). Dogs infected with the virus, typically unvaccinated dogs and puppies, suffer severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Veterinarians can only treat the afflicted dogs for dehydration and make sustained efforts to contain the virus. CPV is highly contagious and spreads through contact with...

2014-10-20 16:26:19

AT THE OCCASION OF THE DECLARATION OF NIGERIA AS EBOLA VIRUS FREE BY THE WHO HELD AT ABUJA ON MONDAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 2014 ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nigeria's declaration that it is Ebola-free represents a major milestone of President Jonathan's Administration, according to an official statement from the Minister of Health Professor C.O. Onyebuchi Chukwu. At a public address in Abuja on Monday, Oct. 20, Minister Chukwu reaffirmed that the strong, focused and...

2014-10-20 12:24:05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc. (NASDAQ:OBCI) announced today that OdorStar Technology, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., is working with two organizations, Friends of Liberia, a non-profit NGO (non-governmental organization), and the Sierra Leone embassy in Washington D.C. to send donations of its Performacide(®) chlorine dioxide (ClO(2)) disinfectant and virucide. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and...

2014-10-19 16:21:28

Drills are a precautionary measure to ensure teams are ready and able to respond quickly OTTAWA, Oct. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada has begun to exercise its Ebola Rapid Response Teams to ensure Canada is ready to respond in the event of a first case of Ebola in Canada. Today the Public Health Agency of Canada and Nova Scotia's Department of Health and Wellness are conducting a joint exercise. For this drill,...

2014-10-16 23:02:13

CEUFast hopes new continuing education course helps to protect nurses and reduce the spread of Ebola. Lake City, Fla (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 With a recent poll revealing that most U.S. nurses feel unprepared to deal with Ebola, subscription-based service CEUFast has decided to provide their Ebola course to nurses, health professionals and the general public at http://www.ceufast.com/free. CEUFast wants to empower health professionals with accurate information that will protect themselves...

2014-10-15 12:38:32

Trading on First North at NASDAQ Stockholm commences October 15, 2014 LUND, Sweden, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Warning System (GWS), a mobile-based personal security service that helps protect employees and individuals when traveling abroad, announced today that its common stock will now begin trading on First North at NASDAQ Stockholm under the symbol GWS. GWS was founded in 2009, following a series of natural disasters and security threats, including the SARS epidemic,...

2014-10-14 12:29:02

ABUJA, Nigeria, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following new cases of the Ebola virus in Spain and the first death from the virus in the United States, researchers are looking to Nigeria's utilization of 21(st) Century technology to study exactly how Africa's most populous country was able to contain the deadly disease. The Ebola outbreak hit Nigeria in July when Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American, flew into Lagos plagued by the virus, contagious and nearing his last days. The...

2014-10-14 08:34:03

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DNAtrix, a clinical-stage oncolytic immunotherapy company, announced that it has completed a $20M Series B equity financing. New investor Morningside Ventures led the round and was joined by existing investors including Mercury Fund, Targeted Technology Fund and others. Ms. Reenie McCarthy has joined the DNAtrix Board of Directors for Morningside. "Securing this funding is a significant milestone that will enable us to advance our lead...

2014-10-09 23:03:49

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Ebola Outbreak? Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM Data to be Presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series, October 14, 2014 LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola...


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2011-03-04 17:45:07

Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus (ZYMV) is an aphid-borne potyvirus and is regarded as a major pathogen of cucurbits. It affects pumpkins, squashes, vegetable marrows, courgettes, melons, watermelons, cucumbers, gherkins, and various gourds especially zucchinis. The effects are severe leaf mosaic, yellowing and eventually the leaves show "shoestring" symptoms. Fruits can become stunted, twisted and deformed by raised protuberances, which make them unmarketable. Infection may be spread through...

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2011-03-03 21:36:56

Strawberry vein banding virus (SVBV) is a plant pathogenic virus and a member of the family Caulimoviridae. It was first described by Frazier after differential aphid transmission to susceptible wild strawberries. He identified suitable virus indicators and demonstrated virus transmission by various aphids, dodder, and grafting. He also established the inability of the virus to transmit via sap. Stenger purified and cloned the SVBV genome. Due to the limited techniques of the time he was...

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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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2011-02-25 18:53:25

West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae. It is part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses and is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It primarily infects birds but can infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, and other mammals. Humans are generally infected through the bites of mosquitoes and about 90% of West Nile Virus infections are without symptoms. The virion is 45-60 nm and covered with a relatively smooth protein surface. It is...

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2011-02-23 21:23:46

Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is a virus in the family Rhabdoviridae. Rabies is in the same family. VSV infects insects and animals and is important to farmers in certain regions of the world where it can infect cattle. It is a common laboratory virus used for studying the Rhabdoviridae family and viral evolution. It is the prototypic member of the vesiculovirus genera of the Rhabdovirus family. The genome is a single molecule of negative-sense RNA that encodes five major proteins.

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