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Hope for a rabies eradication strategy in Africa

... Most of the rabies virus circulating in dogs in western and central ... collaborate, a progressive strategy to eliminate rabies from this area of sub-Saharan Africa is possible. rabies causes over 24,000 deaths a year in Africa, ...

NAU discovery could help feed millions

... against rabies, you won't be able to make a dent. You have to combine rabies vaccinations with fertility control." She hopes to address rabies problems on the rise in West Africa, India and China. Australia hopes ...

Amarna Therapeutics B.V. and TNO announce SVac research and development partnership

... clinical trial material has been validated. The whole vector production process is similar to the current manufacturing processes of the polio, rabies and influenza virus vaccines in which a master seed virus is seeded to producer cells in large fermentors. Because of its immunological inertia in ...

CSHL researchers pinpoint structure-building role for 2 non-coding RNAs

... performed by others bear him out: levels of paraspeckle-building MEN RNAs have been observed to increase in mouse brain cells infected by the rabies virus. Spector's work on nuclear ncRNAs continues. "Whether other nuclear compartments also similarly serve as RNA stores and what roles ncRNAs ...

Lincoln Park Zoo awarded $1.5 million grant for new research institute

... people's values to find more pragmatic solutions. People are also becoming increasingly exposed to zoonotic disease threats such as West Nile Virus, rabies and Avian Influenza; it's important to understand the interactions between people and nature so that real solutions can be established." "We are ...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

... cells infected with HIV, influenza (including avian flu), herpes simplex viruses, hemorrhagic fever viruses, measles and members of the small pox and rabies virus families. Dr. Barton Haynes, director of Duke University's Human Vaccine Institute and the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI) is ...

Recovery efforts not enough for critically endangered Asian vulture

... direct threat to public health as well, as uneaten livestock carcasses provide breeding grounds for bacteria and attract feral dogs, which may spread rabies and other diseases. When any large population crashes, as the vultures have, the amount of genetic diversity in the population also is likely to ...

New molecular clock from LLNL and CDC indicates smallpox evolved earlier than believed

... hypotheses of its evolution is supported or disproved, said corresponding author Inger Damon, M.D., Ph.D., acting chief of the CDCs Poxvirus and rabies Branch. It shows the delineation of tantalizing potential connections between different isolates. Analysis of isolates from geographically ...

Blood-brain barrier breached by new therapeutic strategy

... now shown that a short protein (peptide) from the rabies virus can carry a strip of therapeutic material ... then injected the antiviral siRNA bound to the rabies peptide through the tail veins in one group of ... mice that got the antiviral siRNA linked to the rabies peptide survived. These experiments demonstrate ...

Deconstructing brain wiring, one neuron at a time

... researchers describe how they modified the deadly rabies virus, turning it into a tool that can cross the ... fellow at UCSF. The protein that ordinarily coats rabies virus particles was replaced with its equivalent from a bird virus. This prevented the modified rabies virus from infecting mammalian neurons at all ...

Jefferson scientists find rabies-based vaccine could be effective against HIV

... in Philadelphia have used a drastically weakened rabies virus to ferry HIV-related proteins into animals, ... inserting two different viral proteins into the rabies virus genome, and using such viruses-based ... from the animal’s immune system, though the rabies virus used cannot cause disease. Such vectors are ...

Jefferson researchers' discovery may change thinking on how viruses invade the brain

... A molecule thought crucial to ferrying the deadly rabies virus into the brain, where it eventually kills, ... of Thomas Jefferson University, viruses such as rabies must be actively transported to the brain and ... that this finding has implications not only for rabies but many viruses that previously were thought to ...

Jefferson researchers building a better rabies vaccine

... College have found that a tiny change in a rabies virus protein can turn a "safe" virus extremely ... refine a vaccine they previously created against rabies in wildlife, making it safer and more effective. ... a molecular mechanism involved in making the rabies virus pathogenic and lethal, and have developed a ...

Rabies spread speeds up

... Though most rabies fatalities in the United States stem from bat ... reported rabid mammal. Controlling the spread of rabies depends on predicting the spatial dynamics of the ... model to predict the likely spread of rabies across Ohio - a potential gateway for spread ...

Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests

... of methods they used to search for the missing animal. The researchers also asked the owners if the animal was wearing an identification tag; a rabies tag; a dog license tag (applies only to dogs); or had a microchip at the time it disappeared. Each shelter scanned animals for microchips. Two ...

UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

... outbreaks is simple: fewer animals should result in reduced transmission of disease. Hunting has been used to control badger populations in England, rabies in European foxes and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk populations in the American West. The researchers note that in each instance, disease ...

Scientists turn tobacco against cancer

... to find alternatives. Dr. Koprowski, Dr. Ko and their co-workers had previously shown that tobacco plant-made monoclonal antibodies could neutralize rabies virus and prevent disease in infected mice. They wanted to find out if plant-made antibodies could be effective for cancer immunotherapy. They ...
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