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2014-02-21 23:02:07

Noted advocate, author and encephalitis survivor Becky Dennis to speak at Conference for Inaugural Global Initiative to raise awareness of deadly brain condition. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, strikes 20,000 Americans each year and roughly 500,000 people across the globe. Approximately 20% of encephalitis victims die. The launch of World Encephalitis Day, led by the Encephalitis Society, is a global initiative to raise awareness of this...

Common Pizza Spice Can Launch Brutal Attack On Nasty Norovirus
2014-02-12 10:37:40

[ Watch the Video: An Unorthodox, Spicy Cure For Norovirus ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Arizona has found that pizza contains an effective weapon against the norovirus, which causes a nasty illness marked by vomiting and diarrhea. According to a report published Wednesday in the Journal of Applied Microbiology, carvacrol – the substance in oregano oil that gives pizza its distinctive smell – effectively breaks down the...

US Economic Impact Of West Nile Virus Nears $800M: CDC Report
2014-02-11 07:26:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mosquito-borne disease that has been plaguing the US since it was first detected in New York in 1999, has left a greater economic dent than had previously been estimated, according to a new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the CDC report has found that since West Nile virus (WNV) was first detected in the US, it has cost the...

2014-02-07 12:42:02

Dengue fever and West Nile fever are mosquito-borne diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide each year, but there is no vaccine against either of the related viruses. A team of scientists at the University of Michigan and Purdue University has discovered a key aspect both to how the viruses replicate in the cells of their host and how they manipulate the immune system as they spread. In a study scheduled for online publication Feb. 6 in the journal Science,...

2014-01-31 23:23:45

CruiseVoyant.com, a cruise industry leader, offers solutions to those interested in staying healthy during their next cruise. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Cruise Voyant, one of the leaders in the cruise industry, has released expert advice and information about how consumers can stay safe on their next cruise vacation. Cruise Voyant experts advised there are several ways to reduce the risk of being affected by Norovirus and other infectious outbreaks both when choosing a...

Common Cold Prevention And Treatment
2014-01-28 06:32:08

[ Watch the Video: Preventing The Common Cold ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Science still hasn’t found a way to cure the common cold, but a new research review in the Canadian Medical Association Journal has found that regular hand washing and a steady intake of zinc are the best ways to keep from getting sick. "Although self-limiting, the common cold is highly prevalent and may be debilitating,” the study authors wrote. “It causes declines in function...

2014-01-24 23:22:40

The USDA issues license for first commercial West Nile Virus antibody detection kit for horses. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 A USDA licensed West Nile Virus (WNV) diagnostic kit for horses is now commercially available to veterinary and reference laboratories in the United States. The West Nile Virus Antibody Test Kit, ELISA was developed at InBios using antigen reagents licensed from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is manufactured at InBios’ licensed USDA facility in...

2014-01-20 12:24:31

World Health Organization Says SARS-Like Illness "A Threat to the Entire World" NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NYBC's Laboratory of Viral Immunology at its Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute has received a significant grant to continue development of a vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) - one of the most dangerous emerging viruses. Lanying Du., Ph.D., Co-head of the laboratory, was awarded more than $400,000 for this...

2014-01-15 08:28:43

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MultiCell Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MCET.OB) has filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of matter, biological targets, mechanism of action, methods and formulations to achieve targeted tumor cell death. This patent application describes a novel class of very small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere with the basic homeostatic cellular processes in tumor cells....

2014-01-14 23:04:39

AMCA advocates mosquito control after West Nile Virus linked to bald eagle deaths. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 There was cause for concern when the death count of bald eagles rose to forty in the state of Utah earlier this winter. Members of the science community discovered that the potentially deadly West Nile Virus (WNV) was present in the carcasses of the eagles and their commonly hunted prey, the Eared Grebes. “Mosquitoes are not actively biting in the Salt Lake area...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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