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Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of virology . Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 ... type 1 interferon response in mice. Journal of virology , 83. 11: 5825-5834.) Newly Developed ... in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of virology . More than 220,000 hospitalizations and ...

Tips from the Journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... in the July 2008 issue of the Journal of virology . Type 1 diabetes is a common autoimmune ... in mice with established insulitis. Journal of virology , 82. 13: 6139-6149.) New Vaccine May ... in the July 2008 issue of the Journal of virology . There are four distinct but similar strains ...

Demmler-Harrison honored for devoted work with pediatric society

... M.D. Distinguished Service Award. Demmler-Harrison, director of the virology Laboratory at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of Pediatrics at ... Pediatrician Needs to Know," where she discussed management of high volume virology testing in an epidemic situation and effective infection control ...

New edition available for essential virology reference

... epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, Clinical virology informs scientists and health care professionals about all the medically ... Frederick Hayden of the University of Virginia Health System. Clinical virology is divided into two major sections. The first addresses infections and ...

American Society for Microbiology honors Bernard Roizman

... microbiological sciences. Dr. Roizman has been a leader in the field of virology for nearly half a century. In the 1960s, he was a pioneering investigator ... the Institut Pasteur (1987), the first annual ICN International Prize in virology (1988), the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine (1997), and ...

In vitro antibody production enables HIV infection detection in window period -- key to safer blood

... The research team, Dr. Jasper Mumo, immunologist from the Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi, Kenya, Dr. Ami Vansover, head of the virology Laboratory, Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health, Israel, and Dr. Tamar Jehuda-Cohen, an immunologist, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, ...

Baylor researchers unravel mystery of DNA conformation

... been interpreted with the static model," said Dr. Lynn Zechiedrich ( http://www.bcm.edu/molvir/faculty/elz.htm ), associate professor of molecular virology and microbiology at BCM and a senior author of the report. "But this model does not allow for the fact that DNA in real life is transiently ...

Mount Sinai's Dr. Benjamin tenOever to be honored by White House

... Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco, which provide this distinction. Dr. tenOever received a doctorate in virology from McGill University in 2004. He engaged in postdoctoral research at Harvard University from 2004 to 2007. He then joined the staff at Mount Sinai ...

Princeton team's analysis of flu virus could lead to better vaccines

... neutralizing its harmful effects on the body. Analyzing data about viral structure, antibody types and the reactions between them produced by virology laboratories across the country, Ndifon noticed a perplexing pattern. He found that antibodies were often better at protecting against a slightly ...

Swine flu: What does it do to pigs?

... The effects of H1N1 swine flu have been investigated in a group of piglets. Scientists writing in BioMed Central's open access virology Journal studied the pathology of the virus, finding that all infected animals showed flu-like symptoms between one and four days after infection and ...

Clinical trials for shingles drug take an important step forward

... to 10,000 times more potent than existing treatments in early lab tests. The drug was discovered by a team in the Welsh School of Pharmacy and a virology group at the Rega Institute in Belgium, and is being further developed in collaboration with the U.S - based biopharmaceutical company, Inhibitex ....

Visualizing virus replication in three dimensions

... Up to now, neither a vaccine nor a specific antiviral therapy exists. Professor Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager, director of the Department of Molecular virology at the Heidelberg Hygiene Institute and his team, working in cooperation with colleagues from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have ...

K-State researcher finds 1918 flu resulted in current lineage of H1N1 swine influenza viruses

... to the swine and resulted in the current lineage of the H1N1 swine influenza viruses. The researchers' study is published in the May 2009 Journal of virology . "This study emphasizes that an influenza virus, which is known to induce a lethal infection in ferrets and macaques, is not highly virulent in ...

HIV dearms protective protein in cells

... mechanism, which, interestingly, is effective against many types of viruses. Dr. Keppler's team of virologists from the Department of virology at the Hygiene Institute of Heidelberg University Hospital (Medical Director: Professor Dr. Hans-Georg Krusslich) studied how Vpu disrupts protection ...

3 prominent Cell Press journals named among the 100 most influential journals in past 100 years

... the field. This journal publishes exciting and significant developments in the biological sciences, including cell biology, neuroscience, immunology, virology and microbiology, cancer, human genetics, and disease. Cell 's distinct narrative format allows authors to tell a full and complete story, plus ...

Three prominent Cell Press journals named among the 100 most influential journals in past 100 years

... the field. This journal publishes exciting and significant developments in the biological sciences, including cell biology, neuroscience, immunology, virology and microbiology, cancer, human genetics, and disease. Cell 's distinct narrative format allows authors to tell a full and complete story, plus ...

Scripps research team identifies key molecules that inhibit viral production

... The research, led by Professor Donny Strosberg of Scripps Florida, was published on March 4, 2009, in the Journal of General virology 's advance, online edition, Papers in Press. In the new study, Strosberg and his colleagues describe peptides (molecules of two or more amino ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird and seasonal flu viruses

... virus such as the H1N1 subtype that causes seasonal human infections; this is really remarkable," said Dr. Ruben Donis, chief of the Molecular virology and Vaccines Branch at CDC. Vaccines consisting of attenuated or killed virus do not typically stimulate antibodies against the stem, perhaps ...

Scientists identify human monoclonal antibodies effective against bird, seasonal flu viruses

... virus such as the H1N1 subtype that causes seasonal human infections; this is really remarkable," said Ruben Donis, PhD, chief of the Molecular virology and Vaccines Branch at CDC. Vaccines consisting of attenuated or killed virus do not typically stimulate antibodies against the stem, perhaps ...

Potential new herpes therapy studied

... the UF College of Medicine who leads the interdisciplinary research team investigating the new therapy. The work was published in the Journal of virology in August. The HSV-1 strain of the herpes virus causes cold sores or fever blisters around the mouth, genital herpes, a deadly but rare type of ...

Discovery could lead to a new animal model for hepatitis C

... with the tenacious, insidious and rapidly changing virus. By using a genetic screen, the group, led by Charles M. Rice, head of the Laboratory of virology and Infectious Disease, identified a human protein, called occludin, that makes mouse cells susceptible to the virus. The discovery means that ...

Hope for a rabies eradication strategy in Africa

... a common ancestor introduced to the continent around 200 years ago, probably by European colonialists. In the current issue of Journal of General virology a team of scientists from Africa, USA and France report that within this common ancestry there are distinct subspecies at country level and that ...

Common soil mineral degrades the nearly indestructible prion

... can penetrate the prion's armor and degrade the protein. The new finding, which was reported earlier this month (Jan. 2) in the Journal of General virology , is important because it may yield ways to decontaminate soil and other environments where prions reside. "Prions are resistant to many of the ...

Peering inside the skull of a mouse to solve meningitis mystery

... Kim collaborated with Dorian McGavern, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Immunology and Silvia Kang, Ph.D., at Scripps Research Institute, who provided virology expertise and performed many critical experiments that supported the unexpected findings of the study. A Disease Driven by the Immune System ...

Protein 'tubules' free avian flu virus from immune recognition

... double-stranded RNA is hidden from the immune system, said Dr. B. V. Venkataram Prasad, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, molecular virology and microbiology at BCM and his student, Dr. Zachary A. Bornholdt (now of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California). "Once we ...

Bird flu vaccine protects people and pets

... to protect chickens, cats and humans against deadly flu pandemics, according to an article published in the November issue of the Journal of General virology . The vaccine protects birds and mammals against different flu strains and can even be given to birds while they are still in their eggs, allowing ...

Research about plant viruses could lead to new ways to improve crop yields

... filamentous viruses are responsible for more than half of all virus damage. The findings are published in the October 1 issue of the Journal of virology and could lead to new ways to protect crop plants from these viruses. The structural information that the researchers have obtained may also benefit ...

Structures of important plant viruses determined

... Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborating institutions. These findings, just published in the October 1, 2008, issue of the Journal of virology , may lead to new ways to protect crop plants from viruses and other forms of damage. The structural information may also benefit scientists ...

Deadly rugby virus spreads in sumo wrestlers

... that a new strain of the virus could be even more pathogenic, according to an article published in the October issue of the Journal of General virology . "Scrumpox", or herpes gladiatorum , is a skin infection caused by the herpes virus, which can cause coldsores. It is spread through direct ...

Herpes drug inhibits HIV in patients infected with both viruses

... . An NIH research team led by Dr. Leonid Margolis made the initial discovery, while Dr. Matthias Gotte, Associate Professor in Biochemical virology at McGill's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, along with colleagues at Emory University, helped explain the precise molecular mechanisms. ...

Study reveals how viruses collectively decide the fate of a bacterial cell

... nonlinear effect on gene networks that control whether viruses burst out of the host cell or enter a latent state. "What has confounded the virology community for quite some time is the observation that the cell fate of a bacteria infected by a single virus can be dramatically different than that ...

UC Berkeley virologist named Keck Distinguished Young Scholar

... adopts for its own uses, Glaunsinger hopes to uncover the workings of the cellular machinery itself. Glaunsinger received her Ph.D. in molecular virology and microbiology from Baylor College of Medicine in 2001. She joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 2006. In 2007, she received the Burroughs Wellcome ...

UCSF researchers identify virus behind mysterious parrot disease

... Dilation Disease, or PDD, which will enable veterinarians worldwide to control the spread of the virus. Results of the study will be published in virology Journal and will appear online in August. The findings also will be presented in full at the August 11 annual meeting of the Association of Avian ...

Integrins as receptors give insight into rotavirus and diarrhea

... enterotoxin interacts to cause diarrhea. "We knew that identifying the receptor might not be straightforward," said the professor of molecular virology and microbiology at BCM. In a report online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Estes and her colleagues describe two receptors ...

Bee disease a mystery

... developing brood by a parasitic mite called Varroa destructor when it feeds. However, research published in the July issue of the Journal of General virology suggests that the virus does not replicate in Varroa, highlighting the need for further investigation. Deformed wing virus has been linked to the ...

New technology for boosting vaccine efficiency

... partnerships. Scientists from Cure Lab are co-authors on this paper with researchers from Boston University, and the Ivanovsky Institute of virology in Moscow, Russia. ...

For the paper trail of life on Mars or other planets, find cellulose

... these the oldest native macromolecules to date to have been directly isolated, visualized and examined biochemically, said Griffith, who is also a virology professor at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Until now, the oldest evidence of biological material from fragments of ancient ...

Pioneers in small RNA research to present at UD symposium, April 16

... and a foreign associate member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His awards include the Royal Medal, the Massry Prize, the M. W. Beijerinck virology Prize, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Science, the Ruth Allen Award and the Kumho Science International Award in Plant Molecular Biology and ...

New hope for hepatitis C sufferers

... for both these viruses are urgent global health priorities, Dr Beard said. This program brings together a team of researchers with skills in basic virology and immunology with experts who can translate laboratory findings into human clinical trials. This latest grant is an adjunct to three NHMRC ...

Great apes endangered by human viruses

... labelling system now used in the timber industry." The study used a multidisciplinary approach involving behavioural ecology, veterinary medicine, virology and population biology to track human disease introduction into two chimpanzee communities at Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire, where researchers ...
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