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MERS Arrives In The Netherlands, Researchers Identify Drugs That Could Treat The Deadly Virus
2014-05-20 08:36:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome-coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has been largely confined to the Middle East and surrounding countries since it was first reported two years ago. In fact, prior to 2014 it has only been reported in a handful of Old World countries outside the Middle East, with relatively few cases observed in each. As of late, however, the dangerous illness has reared its ugly head in the US. The first US case...

2014-05-19 23:03:14

Advocacy groups warn that threat of viral hepatitis is “creeping up” on city’s vulnerable populations PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 A chorus of voices supporting increased access to viral hepatitis testing for Philadelphia residents echoed through a recent city council meeting, as advocacy groups joined forces to deliver a powerful message. More than 55 members of Hep B United Philadelphia, led by the Hepatitis B Foundation, and the Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia...

2014-05-19 16:21:23

ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Six of the cities are in the Midwest region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140519/88961 The cities are ranked by the number of mosquito treatments the company performed in 2013. 1. Atlanta 2. Chicago 3. Washington, D.C. 4. Detroit 5. Raleigh-Durham 6. Boston 7. Houston...

herpes virus attack a brain tumor cell
2014-05-18 03:00:47

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses. The investigators report that trapping virus-loaded stem cells in a gel and applying them to tumors significantly improved survival in mice with glioblastoma multiforme, the most common brain tumor in human adults and also the most difficult to treat. The work, led by Khalid...

2014-05-16 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Health today reported the first detection in 2014 of a West Nile Virus-carrying mosquito. The infected mosquito was found May 13 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County. "DEP is committed to monitoring the mosquito population, so that when the virus is identified, our staff are able to act quickly to prevent additional spread," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo...

2014-05-13 23:05:14

Bioquell reacts to the first cases of the virus in the US with solutions and education. Horsham, PA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) emerged in the last few years in the Middle East, with cases now reported from around the world. The United States has experienced its first documented case and solutions are already being sought to contain the disease before allowing it to become widespread. [1] The use of hydrogen peroxide vapor in an automated...

2014-05-12 08:30:57

MILFORD, Mass., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel drugs to treat a number of medical conditions, with a primary focus in antivirals, today announced three presentations on SB 9200, its lead drug candidate for the treatment of Hepatitis B (HBV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) infections, at the 27th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) being held May 12-16, 2014 at the...

2014-05-08 08:32:52

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 8, 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 it initiated a Phase 1a clinical study of NVR-1221. The Phase 1a clinical study is designed to assess the pharmacokinetic profile and dose-related safety and tolerability of NVR-1221 in healthy volunteers. "We are thrilled to begin the clinical development...

2014-05-08 08:31:49

CALGARY, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced its financial results and operational highlights for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014. "During the quarter we reported additional data from our head and neck study which will help us with the design of our proposed registration study for discussion with regulators," said Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics. "We also took steps to...

MERS Cases Double In Month Of April Alone, First US Case Confirmed
2014-05-03 11:42:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the ongoing threat of the dangerous Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, experts have been feverishly looking for a source of the infection, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 130 people since first being detected in June 2012 – and first reported three months later in September 2012. Studies on the virus have revolved around bats, goats, sheep, and camels, with the most reliable sources having...


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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