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Climate Change Extends Mosquito Season, But With Smaller Populations
2013-09-10 07:19:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Climate change's influence on temperature and precipitation is varied, and a new study from the University of Arizona shows that the effect on the spread of West Nile virus might be just as wide-ranging. This suggests that public health efforts to control the virus will need to take a local, rather than global perspective. Cory Morin and Andrew Comrie, researchers from the University of Arizona, developed a climate-driven mosquito...

2013-09-09 16:24:33

CALGARY, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Dr. Brad Thompson, President and CEO of Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (TSX: ONC, NASDAQ: ONCY), will present a corporate overview of the Company at Baird's 2013 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday September 10(th), 2013 at 8:30 a.m. ET. The conference will take place on September 10(th) and 11(th) in New York, NY at the New York Palace. A live audio link to the Baird webcast presentation will be available at: http://wsw.com/webcast/baird35/ONCY. Dr....

2013-09-09 08:26:34

CALGARY, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. ("Oncolytics") (TSX:ONC) (NASDAQ:ONCY) today announced final tumour response data from its U.S. Phase 2 single arm clinical trial in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the lung (SCCLC) using intravenous administration of REOLYSIN in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel (REO 021). The analysis examined percent best overall tumour responses between pre-treatment and up to six treatment cycles. Of 25...

2013-09-09 08:22:13

Orkin poll reveals parents' favorite options, including limiting outdoor time altogether ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 80 percent of parents take precautions to safeguard their children against mosquito activity, according to a new poll commissioned by Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130909/CL75615) The poll revealed that 84 percent of parents use insect repellent to protect their children, while 44 percent use citronella...

As MERS Continues Its Grasp, Research Looks For Answers
2013-09-09 07:17:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As of September 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of an additional six laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV, bringing the total number of illnesses of this virus to 114. Of the six new cases, four have resulted in death, bringing the MERS-CoV death toll to 54. Of the newest reported cases, one comes from Tunisia of a 66-year-old man who became ill on May 1, 2013 and died nine days later on May 10. The...

2013-09-03 08:27:25

SYDNEY, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viralytics Limited (ASX:VLA, OTCQX:VRACY) has released its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2013. Financial Results Net cash used in operating activities for the Year $3.9 million Cash position at the end of the Year $5.1 million Reported loss $4.1 million Operational Highlights CAVATAK(TM) Phase II CALM Melanoma Clinical Trial (USA) Highlights...

Eight New Confirmed Cases Of MERS Reported In Middle East
2013-08-29 09:54:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday of an additional eight laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in the Middle East. Together with the latest cases, the WHO has been informed of a total of 102 lab-confirmed cases of infection, including 49 deaths. The latest cases include two men (54 and 51 years old) with underlying medical conditions from Riyadh...

2013-08-27 08:26:48

SYDNEY, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Viralytics Limited (ASX: VLA, OTCQX: VRACY) is pleased to announce that Dr Malcolm McColl, Chief Executive Officer will be presenting at the 15th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, Millennium Broadway Hotel, New York. The presentation, on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 2pm, Eastern US time, will provide a company overview with a focus on the strong interim results from the Phase 2 clinical trial of Viralytics' lead...

2013-08-26 16:24:50

Acquisition Provides Significant Portfolio of AAV Assets Including Manufacturing, Regulatory and Intellectual Property and a Fully Enrolled, Fully Funded Phase 2 trial in Alzheimer's Disease RICHMOND, Calif., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ceregene, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on developing adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapies. Sangamo will host a...

Bat Virus A 100-Percent Genetic Match To Human MERS
2013-08-22 06:58:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this month scientists from The Netherlands found a correlation between MERS and camels, discovering Middle Eastern and African dromedaries had carried coronavirus antibodies genetically similar to the virus infecting humans. Now, researchers from Columbia University, EcoHealth Alliance and the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health have discovered the first concrete evidence of animal to human transmission. The results of this...


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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