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2014-08-26 08:30:57

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novira Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for curative treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, today announced that Roger J. Pomerantz, M.D., F.A.C.P., was appointed the Chair of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). In this role he will also function as a Senior Advisor to the Company. "We are thrilled to have Roger join our SAB as Chair," said Christian Schade,...

2014-08-25 08:28:14

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC: MCET) has been issued U.S. patent 8,809,290 covering novel drug compositions and platform technologies which redirect the immune system response to protect against highly virulent virus infection and cancer. These novel drug compositions consisting of noncoding doubled stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules and recombinant immunoglobulin-peptide (IgP) molecules demonstrate unique immune stimulating activity,...

2014-08-21 12:30:06

She and Husband, David, Resting at Undisclosed Location CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another. Writebol is one of two patients...

2014-08-15 08:24:36

TRU-D SmartUVC inventor travels to Ebola hotspots with UV disinfection devices MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two 5-foot-5 superbug-slaying machines were deployed from the United States yesterday en route to JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, where they will aid in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136426 The devices, known as TRU-D SmartUVC(TM), will help disinfect...

2014-08-13 04:22:01

ALISON.com targets its one million online learners in Africa with Free #Ebola Certificate Course. GALWAY, Ireland, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Free Online Certificate Course has been launched to help spread awareness and knowledge of the Ebola Virus, its dangers and threat, and information on how to avoid contracting the deadly disease. The course is aimed at both individual learners, and Schools, Colleges and Workplaces in Africa and Worldwide. On August 8th 2014, the...

2014-08-12 16:25:14

CLIA CEO Responds To Recent Report ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent release of a report on norovirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores what the cruise industry has known and communicated for a long time: The occurrence of norovirus on cruise ships is rare and it is dramatically lower than the number of incidents of this common illness on land. Norovirus is often referred to as a "stomach bug" and the symptoms...

2014-08-08 16:21:41

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered. The departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to mosquitoes. "Detecting the first human case serves as a great reminder for...

2014-07-29 23:01:33

International health and humanitarian organization on frontlines of combating the spread of deadly disease. San Diego CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 As the Ebola outbreak in Liberia worsens, PCI (Project Concern International) is working with its partners to both purchase critical emergency supplies locally, as well as ship a donation of supplies from the US to Liberia. These supplies will contain materials used to control the spread of the disease that is impacting the most heavily populated...

2014-07-24 23:10:23

Is that mosquito on your arm just a pest, or could it be carrying a deadly disease? CCSU professor Dr. Alicia Bray is conducting two studies will help determine just how widespread disease-carrying mosquitoes are in Connecticut and how manmade ponds may be helping these mosquitoes spread. New Britain, CT (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Dr. Alicia Bray, assistant professor of biology at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), is conducting two studies to determine the prevalence of certain...

2014-07-16 23:11:26

With this year’s wet spring and continued widespread flooding, experts are predicting a 2014 bumper crop of mosquitoes. Take steps now to mosquito-proof outdoor living spaces by removing standing water and planting mosquito repellent plants such as the Mosquito Plant (also called Citronella Geranium) now available on a limited basis through Clover's Home and Garden. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Just in time for peak mosquito season, Clover’s Home and Garden is now offering...


Latest Viruses Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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