Navigation Links
Researchers Find Common Respiratory Virus Hijacks Lung Cells to Stay Alive
Date:9/4/2009

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately one-half of all infants are infected with the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) during the first year of life, and almost all children have been infected at least once by the time they reach their second birthday. Researchers at West Virginia University have discovered what makes RSV such a severe and persistent illness.

Senior author Giovanni Piedimonte, M.D., and his team have discovered that RSV prompts the release of a molecule that keeps the invaded cells alive despite the infection. The mechanism allows infected cells to survive for a longer period of time while they continue to produce viral particles, thus contributing to the severity and persistence of the infection.

Research results are published in the current issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

Inflammation of the airways caused by RSV often results in wheezing, cough and respiratory distress, creating the most common respiratory infection in infancy or childhood. Each year, an estimated 125,000 infants in the United States are hospitalized with RSV, the leading cause of infant hospitalization.

"There is still no effective therapy or medical treatment for RSV infection. While often mild, it still is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of infants in the United States each year," said Dr. Piedimonte, chair of the WVU Department of Pediatrics and physician-in-chief of WVU Children's Hospital. "The virus also strikes in nursing homes and causes deaths in the elderly population, so understanding how it works is critical."

Piedimonte said up to 500 infants may die of the infection each year. RSV may also predispose children to long-term health problems such as asthma. Other groups at high risk for severe RSV disease include the elderly, adults with underlying respiratory or cardiac disease, and those with a compromised immune system
'/>"/>

SOURCE West Virginia University Health Sciences Center
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Researchers Find High-Dose Therapy for Liver Disease Not Effective
2. Nucleix Researchers Discover DNA Evidence May Easily Be Falsified
3. Researchers Create First Targeted Knockout Rats Using Zinc Finger Nuclease Technology
4. Researchers Say More Aggressive Vitamin D Supplementation Needed in Obese Cancer Patients
5. Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students
6. Researchers at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Discover Feasibility of Chemotherapy Alternative
7. Researchers Present Safety and Efficacy Results of 429 Patients Treated With Radiofrequency Ablation for Pre-Cancerous Barretts Esophagus
8. Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
9. Tufts Medical Center Researchers Create a New Predictive Model for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
10. Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Study New Drug Combinations to Treat Childhood Leukemia
11. Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/27/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/s9qx9j/asia_pacific_open ) ... Open System MRI Market - Growth, Trends And ... offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , , ... the fastest growing market for Open System MRI. ... replacing CT because of its higher sensitivity and ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ljsxt8/asia_pacific ) has announced the ... Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2014 - 2019)" ... Asia Pacific market for Portable X-Ray Devices is ... 2020 X-Ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation ... especially bones. The need of point of care diagnostics has ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Doctors from the ... at Children,s National Health System are the ... to treat osteoid osteoma, a benign but painful bone ... using an experimental magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ... 10-year-old Niyati Shah , have been treated successfully ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Asia Pacific Open System MRI Market Trends and Forecasts 2015-2019 2Asia Pacific Portable X Ray Devices Market 2015 - Trends And Forecasts to 2019 2Children's National first in US to destroy bone tumors with incisionless surgery 2Children's National first in US to destroy bone tumors with incisionless surgery 3Children's National first in US to destroy bone tumors with incisionless surgery 4
... leading innovator,of physiological monitoring solutions for more than ... its breakthrough technology to measure,regional oxygen saturation. Today,s ... monitoring of the regional blood oxygenation,in the brain ... outcomes from an ongoing clinical study at the,Duke ...
... - State-of-the-Art PET Study Confirms Tyrima Exhibits Excellent Drug-Like ... ... Support Initiation of Phase II Clinical Trials -, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, ... commercializing innovative,treatments for diseases of the central nervous system, today announced,plans to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nonin Medical Inc. Announces Entry Into the Cerebral Oximeter Market 2CeNeRx BioPharma Finalizes Plans to Initiate Phase II Trials for Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM) Using Innovative Brain Imaging Study 2CeNeRx BioPharma Finalizes Plans to Initiate Phase II Trials for Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM) Using Innovative Brain Imaging Study 3CeNeRx BioPharma Finalizes Plans to Initiate Phase II Trials for Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM) Using Innovative Brain Imaging Study 4
(Date:5/28/2015)... (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 Career Step, ... is pleased to announce that Career Step Executive Vice ... a June 4 webinar presented by ICD10monitor in conjunction ... at HRS. Mr. Hodgson and Ms. Carr will be ... a successful ICD-10 transition. , “We have worked closely ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... Aureus Medical Group (web: aureuslocumtenens.com), a ... has announced that it will participate as an exhibitor ... Conference to be held June 9-14, 2015 in New ... networking opportunities, and exhibits with products and services. ... will be available to speak with attendees about ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living has announced this ... on an innovative new Assisted Living community in southeast ... in a unique, resort-like environment, Thrive at Jones Farm ... hospitality to create a distinctive experience for a new ... feature luxuriously appointed resident apartments, a spa, beauty salon, ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 28, 2015 Peggy J. Lynam, PT, ... to the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates for ... at their Delegate Assembly. This will be her second ... serves as coordinator and principle spokesperson for the Chapter delegation ... of Directors or Delegate Assembly may direct the Chief Delegate ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... The second episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” Season 5 ... to transform their lives. Josh (29 years old) is a ... with the death of his father. Kelli (26 years old) ... who went into depression after her playing career ended. ... in one episode of “Extreme Weight Loss” on TUESDAY, JUNE ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Career Step and HRS Hosting June 4 ICD10monitor Webinar on the Importance of Auditing and Physician Training for ICD-10 Success 2Health News:Career Step and HRS Hosting June 4 ICD10monitor Webinar on the Importance of Auditing and Physician Training for ICD-10 Success 3Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ 2015 National Conference 2Health News:Thrive Announces Innovative New Senior Living Community in Huntsville, AL 2Health News:“Extreme Weight Loss”: Josh and Kelli’s Journeys Begin at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center 2Health News:“Extreme Weight Loss”: Josh and Kelli’s Journeys Begin at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center 3
... Russian President Vladimir Putin to Adopt a National ... Plan ... Cancer, a cancer,patient advocacy group in Russia, today launched an effort ... in Russia to innovative and effective treatments, including,diagnostic procedures and the ...
... Public Services, Inc.,a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: ... vice,president of its U.S. healthcare practice. The appointment ... initiatives to improve the quality and delivery of,healthcare ... for growing,SAP,s business in the U.S. healthcare sector ...
... Joyce Erony Joins Board of Directors -, PALO ... device company that is developing a new category of ... that,it has raised $21 million in a Series C ... also announced that Joyce Erony,managing director of Signet Healthcare ...
... FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 4 Medco Health,Solutions, Inc. ... and,full-year 2007 financial results in a press release before ... the release, management will hold a conference call to ... a.m. ET., To access the live conference call ...
... is the First and Only Inhaled Corticosteroid approved for ... Once-Daily dosing in Children as Young as Age 4, ... today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug,Administration (FDA) has ... for the maintenance treatment of,asthma as a preventive therapy in ...
... Cherries, May Help Protect Your Heart, LANSING, Mich., ... universal mantras for promoting heart-health during February,American Heart Month. ... eating red to protect our hearts. Americans are encouraged ... the first-ever National,Eat Red Week, Feb. 4-10., Why ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Movement Against Cancer, a Cancer Patient Advocacy Group in Russia, Launches an Effort to Inform Russian Authorities and the Public About Inadequate Access of Innovative and Effective Cancer Treatments for Cancer Patients in Russia 2Health News:SAP Names David Corbett as Vice President of U.S. Healthcare Practice 2Health News:SAP Names David Corbett as Vice President of U.S. Healthcare Practice 3Health News:SAP Names David Corbett as Vice President of U.S. Healthcare Practice 4Health News:SAP Names David Corbett as Vice President of U.S. Healthcare Practice 5Health News:PEAK Surgical, Inc. Closes $21 Million Series C Financing 2Health News:Medco Announces Date for Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2007 Financial Results 2Health News:FDA Approves ASMANEX (R) TWISTHALER(R) (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) for the Once Daily Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4-11 2Health News:FDA Approves ASMANEX (R) TWISTHALER(R) (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) for the Once Daily Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4-11 3Health News:FDA Approves ASMANEX (R) TWISTHALER(R) (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) for the Once Daily Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4-11 4Health News:FDA Approves ASMANEX (R) TWISTHALER(R) (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) for the Once Daily Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4-11 5Health News:FDA Approves ASMANEX (R) TWISTHALER(R) (Mometasone Furoate Inhalation Powder) for the Once Daily Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children Ages 4-11 6Health News:Celebrate American Heart Month by Eating Red 2Health News:Celebrate American Heart Month by Eating Red 3
Soft and flexible whistle tip catheter with 2 eye configuration. "Chimney" connector with standard tapered fit and thumb control. Available in sizes 6 18 French. Packaged straight....
D-Line Coude' Suction Catheter., ,Indications For Usage: , Removal of secretions from respiratory tract , For ease and greater assurance of entering and suctioning the left bronchus ...
... available in two tip styles- ... with staggered eyes, and the ... of catheter valve options, SAFE-T-VAC ... control with virtually no residual ...
... available in two tip styles- ... with staggered eyes, and the ... of catheter valve options, SAFE-T-VAC ... control with virtually no residual ...
Medicine Products: