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Launch Of India’s First Virology Course At Pun

...ntry. There has been no such specialized course in virology offered in elsewhere in the country and most of the researchers and experts in virology hailed from diverse disciplines like life sciences or chemistry. The new degree course will teach s...

Veterinary Pathologist in the Indian Biosecurity Labs Work under Pressure to Efficiently Handle Bird Flu Samples

...sites with mortality. But Shahid Jameel, head of virology at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology in New Delhi said that there is a danger of delays in processing samples. Biosecurity labs can't be built in haste. It takes about 25 years to complete a biosecurity lab and costs ...

First Bird Flu Related Human Death Confirmed In Egypt

...sman said a state of emergency was declared in all virology hospitals in anticipation of possibly more human bird flu cases. Egypt reported its first case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu Feb 17 and the government has since launched an aggressive campaign to bring the spread of the disease under control. Th...

Strange Theft Of HIV Infected Blood Leaves Authorities Puzzled

In a strange robbery in Vancouver at the virology lab of the St. Paul's Hospital, 19 samples of HIV ...ples were being stored in the 6th floor facility's virology lab when they were stolen sometime between Saturday and Monday morning. Dr. Akber Mithani, vice pres...

Bird Flu Touches Siberia

...dead chicken’s tissue were sent to the Novosibirsk virology and biotechnology centre Vektor, for inspection. Ilya Drozdov, the centre's general director said that the deaths of the chickens were confirmed and they were also found to be infected with bird flu. ...

Understanding the Evolution of Viruses a little more Clearly

...an influenza viruses. Ian Jones, a professor of virology at the University of Reading in the UK said, ‘As a signature for the first species jump, the study does not offer much new. As something that adds to understanding the long-term evolution of these viruses, it is useful.’ <br...

Madras Medical College to have a Centre for preventive cardiology

...tute, Guindy, is to have a centre of excellence in virology due to the efforts of Union Minister of Health Anbumani Ramadoss and State Health Minister K.K.S.S.R. Ramachandran. According to Dr. Anbumani, the cardio thoracic department at the MMC would get a new building in its anniversary year. This departme...

Chikungunya Scare In Kerala

...y 26, we collected blood samples to be sent to the virology lab at Pune. By August 20, when the confirmation of chikungunya came and preventive measures were intensified, the epidemic was on its way out," a health department official told The Hindu. Health Department officials also said that that a diagnosis...

Indian Scientist Sues International Genetic Centre for $5 Million

...es. Six years ago Honey Reddi, a researcher in the virology department, filed a complaint with India's National Commission for Women that she was "harassed" into resigning from ICGEB. Chauhan had denied this. P.V. Latitha, another ex-employee of ICGEB and currently with the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Ne...

First Potential Treatment for Dengue

... control. This context brought IRD immunology and virology specialists and their research partners (1) to focus on these little-known biological mechanisms that are set into operation on infection by the virus, responsible for increasing the permeability of vascular wall endothelial cells and hence blood los...

Sanitation and Science Prevent Norovirus Spread

...he past 10 years, there’s been a boom in molecular virology that has led to much easier testing,” he says, noting that tests that could once be conducted only at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta can now be run at his UNH lab or at the New Hampshire state laboratory. Better detection and identifica...

Brazilian Boost for Bird Flu Vaccines

...ector of Retroscreen Virology Ltd and professor of virology at UK-based Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, said the adjuvant "looks to be a most interesting and practical step forward that will be needed in the face of a pandemic." He also stressed the importance of increased hygiene and isolati...

Experts Stresses the Need for National Vaccination Policy

...acob John, scientist emeritus at the department of virology at Vellore's Christian Medical College. The national rate of success for the vaccination programme is 42 percent, with wide regional variation. While it is just 11 percent in Bihar and 44 percent in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu claims a success rate of ...

Memory T Cells Protect the Body from Viruses

...D.V.M., Ph.D., and his Fox Chase colleagues in the virology and pathology programs, provides the basis whereby memory CD8 T cells do, in fact, prevent viral diseases. CD8 T cells normally reside in lymphoid organs such as the lymph nodes. It was thought that to protect from disease, memory CD8 T cells neede...

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