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First Coronavirus Case Detected In Oman, Four More In Saudi Arabia
2013-11-01 10:09:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the annual hajj pilgrimage has come and gone in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health continues to monitor the situation for any signs of an increase in the number of cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). On October 29 and again on Oct. 31, 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, as submitted by the Ministry of Health...

SARS-Like Coronavirus Found In Bats
2013-10-31 04:47:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ten years after the SARS outbreak, researchers from a nonprofit conservation and global health issues organization have announced the discovery of a new coronavirus in Chinese horseshoe bats similar to the disease that infected more than 8,000 people and resulted in nearly 800 deaths worldwide. Scientists with EcoHealth Alliance and an international team of colleagues have found genome sequences of a new pathogen closely related...

2013-10-17 23:29:56

Says TANCS®-Equipped Tekno 2350 Steam Vapor System is Scientifically Proven to Wipe Out Canine Parvovirus Disease Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 LadybugSteamCleaners.com, a Chicago-area company that markets Ladybug vapor steam cleaners online to consumers and businesses across the globe, and to walk-in customers who visit their Vernon Hills showroom, today announced that it intends to actively market the Ladybug Tekno 2350 steam cleaner to canine rescue shelters....

2013-10-16 09:21:11

Parvoviruses cause no harm in humans, but they can attack and kill cancer cells. Since 1992, scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have been studying these viruses with the aim of developing a viral therapy to treat glioblastomas, a type of aggressively growing brain cancer. A clinical trial has been conducted since 2011 at the Heidelberg University Neurosurgery Hospital to test the safety of treating cancer patients with the parvovirus H-1....

2013-10-08 23:26:24

At a ceremony held at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center on Oct. 7, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research institute was officially renamed the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. Doylestown, Pa. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 At a ceremony held at the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center on Oct. 7, the Hepatitis B Foundation’s research institute officially was renamed the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. The new name honors the scientific legacy of the Foundation’s co-founder, the late Dr. Baruch...

2013-10-08 11:26:44

Understanding how viral proteins are produced can provide important clues on how we might interfere with the process. The group of Till Rümenapf at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) has discovered that a key protease of a particular virus breaks itself down into two different functional molecules. The findings are reported in the Journal of Virology and may have important implications for the development of defence strategies against diseases caused by...

2013-10-07 12:46:33

New concerns and warnings regarding over-the-counter cough and cold medications in kids coupled with overdoses and even death are confusing some parents over the best – and safest way – to manage their child’s cold. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration now recommends against the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medications in children younger than 6,” said Dr. Julieana Nichols, assistant professor of pediatrics – academic general medicine at Baylor College of Medicine...


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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