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Spider Venom Could Yield Eco-Friendly Insecticides

...s, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever (ticks) and dengue and yellow fever (mosquitoes). "One could envision specifically targeting mosquito larvae that carry human diseases ...

FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Home-Use Diagnostic Kits Marketed by Globus Media

...t kits intended for diagnosing syphilis and dengue fever are approved for sale in the U.S. The FDA has issued an import alert which alerts FDA field personnel to the possible importation of the Globus Media devices, provides guidance as to their detention and refusal of admission into the U.S., and also a...

Multiple Campylobacter Genomes Sequenced

...ut annually. Diarrhea, cramps, abdominal pain, and fever develop within 2? days of picking up a pathogenic Campylobacter species, and in most people, the illness lasts for 7?0 days. But the infection can sometimes be fatal, and some individuals develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which the nerves that join...

WHO Warns Of Increased Risk Of Vector-borne Diseases In Tsunami-affected Areas

...f vector-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever across tsunami-affected areas in Southeast Asia. N...ted countries in the region are endemic for dengue fever and malaria except the Maldives, which has no malaria cases but does have dengue cases. With the ons...

Marburg haemorrhagic fever in Angola update

...utbreaks of the closely related Ebola haemorrhagic fever have shown mortality rates ranging, according to t...pid detection of outbreaks of Marburg haemorrhagic fever difficult: the extreme rarity of this disease and its similarity to other diseases seen in countries...

Promising new West Nile therapy cures disease in mice

...m the blood of people who recovered from West Nile fever could cure mice infected with West Nile virus. But antibodies derived from human blood have potential disadvantages: they vary in their ability to fight the disease, and although all precautions are taken to purify the antibodies, the blood might har...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...urrently, when a person comes to an ER with such a fever they run the risk of brain-damaging seizures durin...hysicians have no way of dealing with uncontrolled fever other than literally putting people on ice. Well, we believe we know how to flip the breaker on the ...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...urrently, when a person comes to an ER with such a fever they run the risk of brain-damaging seizures durin...hysicians have no way of dealing with uncontrolled fever other than literally putting people on ice. Well, we believe we know how to flip the breaker on the ...

Biologists discover why 10% of Europeans are safe from HIV

...ries of epidemics of a lethal, viral, haemorrhagic fever that used the CCR5 as an entry port into the immune system. Using computer modeling, they demonstrated how this disease provided the selection pressure that forced up the frequency of the mutation from 1 in 20,000 at the time of the Black Death to va...

First North American Encapsulated Islet Transplant without Long-term Immune Suppression into a Patient with Type 1 Diabetes

...ries of epidemics of a lethal, viral, haemorrhagic fever that used the CCR5 as an entry port into the immune system. Using computer modeling, they demonstrated how this disease provided the selection pressure that forced up the frequency of the mutation from 1 in 20,000 at the time of the Black Death to va...

Turning viruses into allies against cancer

...ion of the word "virus" stirs up memories of pain, fever and varying levels of suffering. But in recent years, scientists have been trying to turn these long-time medical foes into allies in the fight against cancer. Through genetic engineering, viruses are being re-programmed to take advantage of their n...

NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine

...irus with genes of a closely related virus--yellow fever virus in the case of a vaccine developed by Acambis, Cambridge, MA, and dengue virus in the case of a vaccine developed by NIAID intramural researchers. ...

Scientists discover how Ebola virus infects cells

...at could be effective against multiple hemorrhagic fever viruses." Senior author James M. Cunningham, M.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and his colleagues discovered two cellular enzymes that the Ebola virus co-opts and uses to cut up one of the virus' surface pro...

Wake Forest scientists find new combination vaccine effective against plague

...o undesired effects from the vaccine. There was no fever or other signs of problems. "These results clearly establish a strong foundation for the future use of flagellin as an adjuvant in humans," Mizel said. He said the research shows that the mice were protected for at least three months after immuniza...

WHO suspends Marburg work, appeals for new funds

As of 7 April, 205 cases of Marburg haemorrhagic fever have been reported in Angola. Of these, 180 have d...ns. The dramatic symptoms of Marburg haemorrhagic fever and its frequent fatality are resulting in a high level of fear, which is further aggravated by a la...

Ebola virus: from wildlife to dogs

...ears necessary to assess the role of dogs in Ebola fever outbreaks and take this risk into account in epidemic-control measures. These animals could furthermore be used as indicators of the presence of the virus in the regions where, besides the appearance of cases of both animal and human deaths, there is...

Fragment of yellow fever virus may hold key to safer vaccine

...ection. To protect people from the disease, yellow fever vaccines must contain this essential fragment of i...e days, the horror of Ebola or Marburg hemorrhagic fever grabs more attention, but yellow fever is the original viral hemorrhagic fever. It strikes more than...

Elevated temperature enhances success of viral cancer therapy

...n clinical trials. Now, new research suggests that fever might be a useful weapon in the fight as well. The...cate the use of pharmacological agents to suppress fever would favor the tumor-selective replication of ONYX-015. This study indicates that induction of a he...

Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses

...e such serious diseases as West Nile fever, yellow fever and forms of encephalitis, evade immune system def...borne flaviviruses include West Nile virus, yellow fever virus, dengue virus and Japanese encephalitis virus; the less-familiar tick-borne flaviviruses are j...

Virologist finds contagious equine flu in dogs

...said Dubovi, noting that symptoms can include high fever and a respiratory infection that lasts a few weeks, although 1 to 5 percent die from related hemorrhagic pneumonia. From January to May 2005, outbreaks occurred at 20 racetracks in 10 states (Florida, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, West Virginia, Kansas, ...

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