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Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

... AIDS vaccine has eluded scientists because the virus is tricky," says Guido Silvestri, MD, a Yerkes ... HIV specific-antibodies to neutralize the virus and stimulating the immune system's "killer ... to disease progression or resistant to the virus by reducing the number of cells ...

Scientists Decode HIV Genome

... Breakthrough finding shows virus carries huge RNA genetic code ... which could improve understanding of how the virus infects humans and could lead to the development ... is to change the RNA sequence and see if the virus notices," co-author Ron Swanstrom, a professor of ...

Surveyed Physicians Will Treat Over 50 Percent of Hepatitis C Genotype 1-Infected Patients With the Protease Inhibitor Telaprevir

... to more than 50 percent of their hepatitis C virus genotype 1-infected patients and will prescribe ... and boceprevir for the treatment of hepatitis C virus genotype 1-infected treatment-naive patients, ... the Verge of a Paradigm Shift in the Hepatitis C virus Market: Physician and Payer Perceptions of ...

VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

... antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV, the virus that causes genital herpes), following vaginal ...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

... diagnostic tools for the direct detection of the virus by finding nucleic acids or other parts of the virus in a sample, as well as tools for indirect ... this work to protect the pig industry in case the virus would jump into the swine population," Richt ....

Scientists ID First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

... West African woman's infection suggests the virus continues to change SUNDAY, Aug. 2 ... researchers have found evidence that the AIDS virus traveled from gorilla to human, another ... country of Cameroon carried a strain of the AIDS virus that is closely related to a ...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

... vaccine activates the immune system against the virus appear to be diminished in people with lupus, a ... system goes on alert against the seasonal flu virus after vaccination in two ways. First, it ... the morbidity and mortality due to influenza virus infection, in particular in patients receiving ...

Allergists Urge Asthmatics to Get Swine and Seasonal Flu Shots Following CDC Vaccine Advisory Committee Recommendations

... the swine flu a pandemic due to the spread of the virus which has resulted in an estimated 43,000 ... have been a least a million cases of the H1N1 virus since June of this year. "While ... early, antiviral drugs can be used to combat the virus and help prevent complications." Asthma ...

Sanofi Pasteur Begins Shipments of Fluzone(R), Influenza Virus Vaccine for 2009-2010 Seasonal Influenza

... 2009-2010 formulation of Fluzone((R)), Influenza virus Vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is indicated for active ... against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and type B contained in the seasonal ... not incorporate the A/California/7/2009(H1N1) virus strain of the novel A(H1N1) influenza and is not ...

Swine Flu Could Eventually Affect 40% of Americans: CDC

... a press conference. But even if the new H1N1 virus never reaches that proportion, it is expected to ... illness and severe complications of that kind of virus circulation with updated guidance and, of course, ... a general immunity can increase the odds that the virus will become resistant to the drugs, Schuchat ...

U.S. Expects 160 Million Doses of Swine Flu Vaccine by October

... for Disease Control and Prevention said that the virus has not yet mutated to become more dangerous, ... hope to produce an effective shot against the virus that has so far killed more than 700 people ... because "young people have not seen a flu virus like this before," whereas older Americans might ...

Los Angeles County Launches Its Most Comprehensive Campaign Ever to Encourage HIV Testing

... campaign a striking green image of the actual HIV virus appears with the headlines: "Is it in you?" and "Get Tested. The virus could be in you." (find artwork of the campaign ... effort showing the striking image of the HIV virus will address the growing complacency around ...

Top Hepatitis C Treatments Equally Effective

... 22 (HealthDay News) -- A landmark hepatitis C virus study shows that the top two treatment options ... States -- who are infected with hepatitis C virus and at risk for liver scarring, organ failure and ... drug-treatment regimens for suppressing the virus surprised the researchers, according to a news ...

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Set to Begin

... hope to produce an effective shot against the virus that has so far killed more than 700 people ... because "young people have not seen a flu virus like this before," whereas older Americans might ... known. As was the case when the H1N1 swine flu virus first surfaced in Mexico and then the United ...

Mass. General-based research center will investigate why immune system fails to control hepatitis C

... Diseases to investigate how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) resists suppression and clearance by the ... "Improving our understanding of how and why the virus consistently evades immune system control should ... in spite of the immune response against the virus may also improve understanding of immune system ...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

... the study team prevented infection by a common virus that causes potentially serious diseases in ... minor, transient infections. However, this virus may at times cause potentially severe infections, ... adenovirus receptors in that organ. Instead the virus engages in complicated interactions with blood ...

World's 1st Swine Flu Vaccine Trials Start in Australia

... hope of producing an effective shot against the virus that has so far killed more than 700 people ... is a very peculiar beast, it's a very different virus that we're dealing with. But we are hopeful." ... As was the case when the H1N1 swine flu virus first surfaced in Mexico and then the United ...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

... Vaccines May Protect Against H5N1 Influenza virus Two newly developed "single-shot" H5N1 ... against lethal infection with the H5N1 influenza virus and may allow for mass vaccination in humans in ... . As the highly infectious H5N1 influenza A virus continues to persist in bird populations and ...

FDA Approves VITROS(R) Anti-HCV Assay for Use On VITROS 5600(R) Integrated and VITROS 3600(R) Immunodiagnostic Systems

... of immunoglobulin G antibody to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV) in human serum and plasma. It can be ... About Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. If left ... needles. While much less common, hepatitis C virus can also be transmitted from mother to infant at ...

Swine Flu Vaccine on Track for Fall: CDC

... vaccine development continues, the H1N1 swine flu virus continues to sweep around the world. "This virus is not going away," Schuchat said, adding that ... that are not very favorable to seasonal influenza virus transmission." On Friday, the CDC was ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Reports Financial Results for Fiscal Year 2009

... spectrum potential to treat or prevent serious virus infections. At the same time, we advanced our ... or prevention of viral hemorrhagic fever virus infections. This contract directly or indirectly ... its PS-targeting drug bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections in animal disease models. ...

Swine Flu Vaccine Taking Longer Than Expected

... The good news is that the H1N1 swine flu virus is still producing relatively mild cases of ... U.S. researchers reported that the H1N1 swine flu virus causes more lung damage than a seasonal flu strain -- at least in some animals. But the virus is still susceptible to antiviral drugs such as ...

Condoms May Reduce Herpes Risk

... percent, a new study finds. The herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2) causes genital herpes, which is a ... "Transmission has a lot to do with where the virus is being shed at the time," she said. "If someone with herpes is shedding virus for an area that is not covered by a condom, we ...

Dove and Early Canada Goose Seasons to Begin Sept. 1; Game Commission Posts Avian Influenza Information on Website

... strains of the disease, a far cry from the virus that is causing so much trouble in domestic ... once infected, wild birds could transport the virus to a new location, but it appears that these ... testing more than 200,000 samples. However, this virus has caused the largest and most severe outbreaks ...

Swine Flu Summit Focuses on Preparedness

... Md. The summit comes amid reports that the H1N1 virus continues to infect people in the United States ... an estimated 1 million Americans. Although the virus continues to produce mild illness and patients ... triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, ...

Experts Keep Wary Eye on Tamiflu-Resistant Swine Flu

... by a resistant strain of the new H1N1 swine flu virus -- one in the United States, one in Denmark and ... Treanor said. The first would be if the virus develops mutations in people who are being ... in the genetic structure of the H1N1 swine flu virus could reduce the likelihood of transmission, ...

New Report Just Published: World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market Report

... report to its catalogue. World Hepatitis C virus And Therapeutics Market ... analyzes the worldwide markets for Hepatitis C virus And Therapeutics in US$ Millions. Annual ... online sources. HEPATITIS C virus AND THERAPEUTICS A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS ...

Pharmasset Nominates PSI-938 as a New Nucleotide Analog Inhibitor of Hepatitis C for Preclinical Development

... analogs for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. PSI-938 is a proprietary ... therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV) and, secondarily, on the development of ... for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Our research and development efforts focus ...

Why Swine Flu Differs From Seasonal Flu

... Pandemic virus affects lungs and stomach, whereas seasonal flu ... and the Netherlands found that the new H1N1 flu virus replicated more extensively in the respiratory tract, going to the lungs, whereas the seasonal flu virus stayed in the animals' nasal cavity. The U.S. ...

Test Before Corneal Transplant May Improve Outcome

... Even inactive herpes virus can cause inflammation, transplant rejection, ... News) -- Among patients with herpes simplex virus who need a corneal transplant, testing for ... for vision, can be damaged when herpes simplex virus infects the eye. In some cases, the damage is so ...

Younger People Appear More at Risk From New Swine Flu

... diseases, and they are in a higher risk, but the virus may affect healthy people," he said. "Do not ... fall. "But it is probably the mildest pandemic virus in recent history, and that's a good thing," he ... the fact that the descendants of the 1918 virus have continued to circulate for nine decades." ...

MedImmune Expands Access for Eligible Premature Infants to Receive Synagis(R) at No Cost

... tract infection caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of viral respiratory ... lung disease caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children at high risk. Synagis is given ... disease and hospitalization due to RSV. The virus may also cause severe illness in other high-risk ...

U.S. Considers Massive Swine Flu Vaccination Program

... are closely monitoring the H1N1 swine flu virus as it migrates from the Northern Hemisphere to ... is now under way. Scientists are concerned the virus could mutate as it circulates around the world, ... and posing a greater health threat. "The virus is not mutating for the moment, it is stable," ...

1 Million Americans Likely Stricken by Swine Flu: CDC

... The virus shows no signs of mutating as it continues global ... are closely monitoring the H1N1 swine flu virus as it migrates from the Northern Hemisphere to ... is now under way. Scientists are concerned the virus could mutate as it circulates around the world, ...

New Vaccine from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is First for Canine Influenza Virus

... of the first vaccine against canine influenza virus (CIV), which was granted a conditional product ... there is no evidence of transmission of the virus from dogs to people. According to Terri ... of disease associated with canine influenza virus infection, a type A, subtype H3N8. It is ...

Hepatitis C Virus Market Will Expand Dramatically From $2 Billion in 2008 to Nearly $7.7 Billion in 2013

... and healthcare issues, finds that the hepatitis C virus drug market will expand dramatically from $2 ... The new Pharmacor report entitled Hepatitis C virus finds that, through 2013, robust market growth ... also finds that the competitive hepatitis C virus pipeline is characterized by its significant ...

New Strategy Eyed for AIDS Treatment

... and the "stealth" mechanisms that enable the virus to elude existing treatments. This finding could ... it possible to destroy the cells containing a virus while giving the immune system time to regenerate ... of potency of the antiretroviral drugs but to the virus hiding inside two different types of long-life ...

Swine Flu Continues to Flare Up, CDC Says

... that health-care workers need to take since the virus first surfaced in April. "These lessons need to ... are closely monitoring the H1N1 swine flu virus as it migrates from the Northern Hemisphere to ... triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, ...

New Swine Flu Strain Found in Brazil: Report

... are closely monitoring the H1N1 swine flu virus as it migrates from the Northern Hemisphere to ... triggered by the rapid spread of the H1N1 virus across North America, Australia, South America, ... fairly quickly. Testing has found that the H1N1 virus remains susceptible to two common antiviral ...

As World Health Organization Raises Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic Alert to Level Six, Hygiene Council Recommends Simple Steps to Help Protect Families from Illness

... or deaths. It simply indicates that the virus is spreading in additional regions of the world, ... the production of a vaccine against this new virus and encourage countries around the world to put ... are effective against strains of influenza A virus and specifically the H1N1 strain, including ...
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