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Hepatitis C treatment debate
2014-06-23 05:10:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new combination therapy could cut treatment time for hepatitis C to just four weeks, but quicker recovery comes with a steep price, as the new medication is said to cost roughly $1,000 per pill. According to Reuters reporter Bill Berkrot, the treatment involves an experimental antiviral drug produced by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sovaldi, a drug produced by Gilead Sciences Inc. that has reportedly outraged insurance companies and...

2014-06-19 16:26:16

Merger Creates Global Leader In Oncolytic Immunotherapy BUSAN, South Korea and SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SillaJen, Inc., a privately-held biotherapeutics company focused on the development of targeted oncolytic immunotherapy products for cancer, announced today that it has completed its name change to SillaJen Biotherapeutics following its acquisition of Jennerex Biotherapeutics. SillaJen's lead product Pexa-Vec (formerly JX-594) demonstrated an overall survival...

2014-06-19 08:28:06

CALGARY, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) announced today that all nominees listed in the management information circular dated May 9, 2014 were elected as directors at its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, held on Wednesday June 18(th), 2014. On a vote by ballot, the following 10 nominees proposed by management were elected as Directors of Oncolytics to serve until the Company`s next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their...

2014-06-18 04:21:16

Unique Immuno-Oncolytic Therapy Gets Closer to a More Effective, Safer Cancer Treatment and Potential Cure CLEVELAND, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --­­ Western Oncolytics Ltd., a biotech company specializing in immuno-oncolytic cancer therapies, has closed $275,000 in seed funding. The proceeds are planned to set a path toward clinical trials and execute initial manufacturing for its novel virus-based cancer therapy, which delivers genes to guide the immune system to kill...

2014-06-17 11:02:54

Ohio State University Giving low doses of a particular targeted agent with a cancer-killing virus might improve the effectiveness of the virus as a treatment for cancer, according to a study led by researchers with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). Viruses that are designed to kill cancer cells – oncolytic viruses – have shown promise in clinical trials for the...

2014-06-16 08:27:41

CALGARY, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY) announced today that its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Wednesday June 18(th), 2014 at 4:30pm ET at the TMX Broadcast Centre, 130 King Street West, Toronto, ON Following the business portion of the meeting, Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics, will discuss recent progress in the development of REOLYSIN(®) as a potential cancer therapeutic. A live audio...

2014-06-10 23:07:46

MD Now offers blood testing and symptomatic treatment at its 18 South Florida urgent care locations. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 MD Now® Urgent Care, the leading urgent care provider in South Florida, is responding to potential epidemics of two mosquito-borne illnesses, dengue fever and chikungunya, by offering blood testing proven to detect the viruses and providing symptomatic treatment for the illnesses at their state-of-their-art urgent care centers located...

rotavirus vaccine
2014-06-10 07:40:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has discovered that as the rotavirus vaccine has become more common, the amount of children who are hospitalized from rotavirus-related diarrhea has significantly decreased. Dr. Eyal Leshem of the CDC told Reuters reporter Kathryn Doyle, “We looked at the impact of the vaccine over four consecutive vaccine years. The dramatic decline we saw at the...

restaurant workers spread norovirus
2014-06-04 09:56:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that some food service workers could be to blame for the spread of the norovirus – an intestinal bug that can make a person violently ill and often strikes quickly. According to the new CDC report, one-in-five food service workers have gone to their job while sick with diarrhea and vomiting, the two primary symptoms of the disease. People who prepare...

2014-06-02 16:26:08

OTTAWA, June 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Why you should take note Warmer weather is here and it's more important than ever to protect yourself from pesky mosquito bites. Not only are bites uncomfortable, but the mosquito that bites you may also give you West Nile virus. Although the chances of contracting West Nile virus are generally low, there are still risks. There are simple and effective measures you can take to reduce these risks. As you prepare to spend time outdoors, learn...


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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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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