Navigation Links
Virology researcher awarded nearly $2 million to study chronic hepatitis E
Date:2/19/2013

For individuals with compromised immune systems, chronic infections can be deadly. Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant, a professor in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will be working to better understand chronic hepatitis E virus infections.

X.J. Meng, a professor of virology on the college's Virginia Tech campus, received the five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health. He directs a lab in the Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease that is considered one of the world's leading hepatitis E virus research centers.

Meng and his colleagues have spent years studying the hepatitis E virus and are now turning their attention to chronic cases of the virus which causes more than 20 million liver infections every year.

"Hepatitis E is generally considered an acute, self-limiting disease," said Meng, who is in the department of biomedical sciences and pathobiology. "Patients with hepatitis E virus typically recover from the acute infection without going into chronicity, but in the last few years, there's been a significant increase in the number of chronic infections among immunocompromised individuals, such as organ transplant recipients, HIV/AIDS patients, and leukemia and lymphoma patients."

More than 60 percent of all hepatitis E infections and 65 percent of all hepatitis E deaths occur in East and South Asia, according to the World Health Organization. The project seeks to develop a chronic hepatitis E model to study how and why the disease progresses into chronicity and its possible medical prevention and treatment.

Meng and his colleagues hypothesize that the impairment of certain host-immune responses is respon
'/>"/>

Contact: Sherrie R. Whaley
srwhaley@vt.edu
540-231-7911
Virginia Tech
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Researchers in Manchester find genetic key to preventing spine tumors
2. When It Comes To Genetic Code, Researchers Prove Optimum Isnt Always Best
3. UTSW researchers identify new enzyme that acts as innate immunity sensor
4. Leading RSV researcher publishes work at Le Bonheur Childrens
5. Researchers make racehorses fertile
6. Cities can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 percent, says U of T researcher
7. USC researchers find possible genetic clues to organ development, birth defects
8. Researchers discover Achilles heel for lymphoid leukemia
9. Researchers find Asian needle ants displacing other aggressive invaders
10. Stanford researcher sheds new light on the mysteries of spider silk
11. Spanish researchers design biomarkers for the detection of dengue and West Nile virus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Virology researcher awarded nearly $2 million to study chronic hepatitis E
(Date:8/27/2014)... pathogens posing the greatest risk to Europe based upon ... of Liverpool researchers using a ,big data, approach to ... of Infection and Global Health ranked the top 100 ... animals using a system which, they believe, will help ... the spread of infectious diseases, including as a result ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... news release is available in German . ... 1A is the most common inherited disease affecting the ... at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and ... of Schwann cells is impaired in rats with the ... insulating layer known as myelin, which facilitates the rapid ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... Outstanding basic research, a growing focus on ... patient care have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive ... (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an $18 million, five-year ... Institute (NCI). The grant renews the center,s status ... Centers in New York City and one of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Big data approach identifies Europe's most dangerous human and domestic animal pathogens 2Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 2Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 2Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 3Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center awarded $18 million grant 4
... Off Hachinohe, JapanScientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu sets ... rock samples from deeper than 2,111 meters below the ... Pacific Ocean. The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and ... the Chikyu, announced this achievement on 6th September, 2012. ...
... in 150 (84%) European crops. These crops depend partly ... The value of insect pollinators is estimated to be ... pollinators, such as honeybees, and wild pollinator such bumblebees, ... as we need to protect food production and the ...
... 1 percent of the human genome contains gene regions that ... of the DNA is doing. Scientists have now begun to ... biochemically active, and likely involved in regulating the expression of ... team of researchers. The consortium, known as ENCODE (which ...
Cached Biology News:Chikyu sets a new world drilling-depth record of scientific ocean drilling 2Wild bees: Champions for food security and protecting our biodiversity 2Wild bees: Champions for food security and protecting our biodiversity 3Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome 2Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The ... and in-depth study on the current state of the ... report provides a basic overview of the industry, including ... and Chinese domestic market analysis are provided with a ... the market. A comparison between the international and Chinese ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... MADISON, N.J. , Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... significant potential to help physicians better identify early-stage ... progression and disability, according to a new study ... from Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX ) ... of the 14-3-3eta protein outperformed conventional antibody-serum testing, ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Flagship Biosciences LLC, a ... to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, has announced ... fast growing company has consolidated its histology and tissue ... to Westminster, CO, just north of Denver. The ... W. 103rd Ave., Suite 100, Westminster, CO 80021 , ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Tris Pharma, a ... technologies, today announced that it has been selected as ... Industry Association,s 2014 Awards for Excellence competition ... an independent panel of judges from SCORE (Counselors to ... winners will be honored at a gala event to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Trifluoroacetic Acid Industry (Asia, Europe, North America, ROW) Analysis Report Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 2Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 3Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 4Flagship Biosciences Announces Relocation and Expansion 2Tris Pharma Selected as an award winner in the New Jersey Business & Industry Association's 2014 Awards for Excellence 2
... Medivation, Inc.,(Nasdaq: MDVN ) today reported on its ... 31, 2007., "In 2007 we continued our track ... portfolio, and we are pleased to,enter 2008 with an ... David T. Hung, M.D., president and chief,executive officer of ...
... a way to, protect the lives of the nation,s firefighters ... ... IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19 Masimo (Nasdaq:,MASI), the inventor of Pulse ... National Fire Protection,Association (NFPA) has included Carbon Monoxide (CO) screening by Pulse,CO-Oximetry ...
... Onyx,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that ... update on Nexavar(R),(sorafenib) tablets, as well as to discuss ... February 19, 2008, at 10:00 a.m.,Eastern Time (7:00 a.m. ... ended December 31, 2007 will be released today., ...
Cached Biology Technology:Medivation Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results and Pipeline Progress 2Medivation Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results and Pipeline Progress 3Medivation Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results and Pipeline Progress 4Medivation Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results and Pipeline Progress 5Medivation Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results and Pipeline Progress 6Medivation Reports Year-End 2007 Financial Results and Pipeline Progress 7National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Sets New National Standard for CO Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) 2National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Sets New National Standard for CO Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) 3National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Sets New National Standard for CO Screening by Pulse CO-Oximetry(TM) 4Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces a Teleconference and Webcast to Provide an Update on Nexavar and Report Full Year 2007 Financial Results 2
Request Info...
Limit of detection: <5 pg/ml...
Request Info...
... Ambion's custom siRNA service provides the ... gene silencing research. Custom siRNAs can be ... 19-21 base target sequence, or by providing ... check out Ambion's Silencer Validated and Silencer ...
Biology Products: