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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...

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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...

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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...

2014-06-02 08:29:05

CALGARY, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY), will participate in the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference in a session on Tuesday June 3(rd), 2014 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The conference takes place from June 2(nd) to 5(th) in New York, NY. A live audio link to the webcast session will be available at: http://wsw.com/webcast/jeff82/ONCY or on the company's website at...

2014-05-30 23:16:32

polyDNA’s latest May 2014 survey found that only 26% of respondents knew that a new strain of adenovirus, which normally causes the common cold, can lead to death. polyDNA reviews the literature, and recommends Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin to help the immune system target the latent adenovirus. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 According to polyDNA’s latest survey, only 26% of participants knew that a new strain of the common cold “adenovirus,” can cause severe symptoms and may lead...

2014-05-30 11:18:45

PLOS New coronavirus inhibitor exhibits potent antiviral activity by blocking the viral hijacking of host membranes Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, coronaviruses have been on the watch list for emerging pathogens, and the ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed that they represent a serious threat. No specific drugs exist against coronaviruses so far, but an article published on May 29th in PLOS Pathogens introduces a new inhibitor of...

2014-05-29 23:16:05

“Obese people find it harder to fight infections, and a weakened immune response may be to blame,” according to a report from ABC News and published on March 23, 2014 (1). polyDNA recommends that overweight individuals ask their doctors about Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin, natural products designed to boost the immune system against latent viral pathogens. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 polyDNA has learned that a new study from Boston University researchers showed that obesity is...

2014-05-21 13:42:09

NIH Research by NIH Scientists, Grantees Identifies Leads for Further Study WHAT: Clinicians treating patients suffering from Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) currently have no drugs specifically targeted to the MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV), a virus first detected in humans in 2012 that has since caused 614 laboratory-confirmed infections, including 181 that were fatal, according to the World Health Organization. The case count escalated sharply in the spring of this year, and...


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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