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2014-04-11 08:24:10

CALGARY, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that Dr. Alan Melcher, Professor of Clinical Oncology and Biotherapy at the University of Leeds, presented at the 8(th) Annual International Conference on Oncolytic Virus Therapeutics held in Oxford, UK. Dr. Melcher's presentation, titled "Clinical Virotherapy and Immune Modulation; Bench to Bedside and Back Again," covered early clinical research showing that...

2014-04-10 08:29:18

--BioCrossroads Joins Twilight Ventures, Luson Bioventures and Other Investors-- INDIANAPOLIS, BLOOMINGTON, Ind. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Assembly Pharmaceuticals and BioCrossroads today announced that the BioCrossroads Indiana Seed Fund II has made an investment in Assembly Pharmaceuticals. Assembly is developing novel drugs for the treatment and potential cure of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation,...

2014-04-10 08:28:55

Accurate Norovirus Detection in as Short as One Hour SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Norovirus, a qualitative in vitro diagnostic test for rapid identification and differentiation of Noroviruses genogroup I (GI) and genogroup II (GII), to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on Cepheid's GeneXpert(®) System, the world's...

2014-04-09 23:28:28

The innovative collection combines sun protection and insect repellent treatments for maximum outdoor protection. For 2014, ExOfficio is expanding their assortment to include over 30 BugsAway products for men and women, including jackets, shirts, pants, hats, and socks. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The ExOfficio expansion is timely given the rise in insect-borne diseases such as Lyme and West Nile Virus. Tick-Borne Disease Alliance: According to the TBDA (Tick-Borne Disease...

2014-04-08 08:30:08

CALGARY, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) ("Oncolytics" or the "Company") today announced additional data from the Company's randomized, double-blinded clinical study examining REOLYSIN(®) in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with second-line, platinum-refractory, taxane-naïve head and neck cancers (REO 018). The REO 018 study enrolled a total of 167 patients. Patients on the control arm were treated with carboplatin,...

2014-04-07 08:29:25

CALGARY, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced that research collaborators will make two poster presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research 2014 Annual Meeting. The Meeting is being held from April 6(th) to 9(th), 2014 in San Diego, CA. "The data presented by these collaborators is contributing to our evolving understanding of how REOLSYIN(®) works, what biomarkers may be predictive of improved...

2014-04-02 08:33:17

MOSCOW, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hepatera Ltd. [http://www.hepatera.ru/?ln=en ] announces initiation of a clinical trial investigating Myrcludex B in chronically HBV infected patients who are also infected with hepatitis delta virus (HDV). Hepatera is financed by Maxwell Biotech Venture Fund [http://www.maxwellbiotech.com ] formed with the participation of RVC [http://www.rusventure.ru/en ] - Russia's government fund of venture capital funds. Hepatera was...

West Nile Virus May One Day Help Fight West Nile Virus
2014-03-30 05:57:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Tobacco is commonly associated with causing disease, but a new methodology developed by scientists at Arizona State University and several other institutions uses the plant to generate a potential therapy for treating West Nile virus – which currently has no cure. According to a report published on Thursday in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the team used tobacco to generate monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) and their derivatives, which...

2014-03-24 08:27:25

Data to be presented in April at the European Association for the Study of the Liver Meeting CARLSBAD, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS) announced that treatment with an antisense compound targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) produced dose-dependent reductions in all measured liver and serum viral markers of HBV infection in animal models of HBV infection. These data will be presented at the 49(th) annual meeting of the European...

2014-03-20 08:30:23

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET) has filed additional U.S. and international patent applications covering MCT-485 and its composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, and methods and formulations for therapeutic use. MCT-485 is a very small noncoding double stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecule which has demonstrated a unique cytotoxic, oncolytic, and immune stimulating activity in in vitro models of...


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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