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NCCN Updates Infection Guidelines to Include Information About H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu)

' NCCN recently updated the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology(TM) for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer-Related Infections to include information about the H1N1 virus, also known as "swine flu." The NCCN Guidelines provide specific recommendations on the prevention, di...

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

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laboratory studies at Kansas State University and the work of a K-State researcher are making headway in the effort to control the pandemic H1N1 virus. Juergen Richt is a Regents Distinguished Professor at K-State's College of Vet...

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

SWIFTWATER, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of sanofi-aventis Group (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY ), announced today that it has shipped the first doses of the 2009-2010 formulation of Fluzone((R)), Influenza Virus Vaccine. Fluzone vaccine is indi...

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

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com just added a new market research report to its catalogue. World Hepatitis C Virus And Therapeutics Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119497/World-Hepatitis-C-Virus-And-Therapeutics-Market.html?utm_source=PRNWire&utm_medium=...

JNCI news brief: Hepatitis B virus mutations may predict risk of liver cancer

Certain mutations in the DNA of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) are associated with the development of liver cancer and may help predict which patients with HBV infections are at increased risk of the disease, according to a large meta-analysis in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute , publis...

HIV 'Atlas' Shows Virus Targeting Minorities

80% of U.S. cases occur in just 20% of counties, report finds MONDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Your chances of getting infected with HIV may largely depend on where in America you live, a new report finds. The HIV/AIDS Atlas found that 80 percent of U.S. cases are clustered in ...

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

Roche and Schering-Plough Will Continue to be Prominent Players in the Market, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds t...

Lethality of H1N1 Influenza Virus Increasing According to Latest Replikin Analysis of Virus Peptide Genomic Data

Boston Biotech Firm Reports First Rise in 76 Years of Replikin Count* of H1N1 Lethality Gene Boston (PRWeb) June 11, 2009-- As the World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert to phase 6, the top of its six-point scale, a new analysis released yesterday (June 10)...

Aethlon Medical Releases Shareholder Letter to Discuss the Treatment of Hepatitis-C Virus (HCV)

SAN DIEGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) disclosed today that its Chairman and CEO, James A. Joyce has issued the following letter to shareholders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090325/LA88762LOGO-b ) To our Sharehol...

Airlines in Turbulence - Virus Outbreaks and their Impact on the Aviation Market

Frost & Sullivan's Web Conference on the current global situation LONDON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Virus outbreaks and their impact on the airlines will be discussed during a web conference that Frost & Sullivan will host on Wednesday, 3 June, at 4 pm BST. (Logo: http://www.news...

Sterilize the Flu Virus and Bacteria in Home Air with Alen Corp.'s New HEPA UV Air Purifiers

Alen Corp.'s new eco-friendly HEPA air purifier - Paralda - and the A375UV Multi Gas HEPA and T300 HEPA air purifiers feature UV lamps that sterilize more than 96% of all airborne bacteria and viruses that lead to the flu. Alen Corp. air purifiers' UV lamps damage the influenza, bacteria, and oth...

Board of Trade Issues Business Preparation Guidelines for H1N1 Virus Outbreak

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the H1N1 Virus outbreak intensifying in the United States, there is significant potential for the virus to cause difficult business conditions. To assist businesses prepare for disruption if the virus continues to spread, the Greater Washingto...

The Viral Spiral - How A Meme About the Virus May Be More Contagious Than the Virus Itself

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joon Yun, Director, Palo Alto Institute: The world is slowly recovering from the fear of a swine flu pandemic, a panic that has proved more widespread than the virus itself. Perhaps the original fear of swine fl...

Cancer-causing virus associated with higher risk of new HIV infection

Infection with anal human papillomavirus (HPV), a virus that can cause anal and cervical cancers, is associated with a higher risk of new HIV infection in previously HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM), according to new UCSF research. Reported online ahead of print in the journal AIDS...

K-State Researcher Finds That the 1918 Spanish Flu Virus Can Infect Swine and Resulted in Current Lineage of H1N1 Swine Influenza Viruses

MANHATTAN, Kan., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 1918 a human influenza virus known as the Spanish flu spread through the central United States while a swine respiratory disease occurred concurrently. A Kansas State University researcher has found that the virus causing the pandemic was a...

Harmless Virus May Be Deadly to Breast Cancer

Reovirus seeks out and destroys tumor cells, researchers say FRIDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A common, harmless human virus can target and kill breast cancer stem cells, Canadian researchers report. "We suspected that reovirus might be effective against cancer stem cells, becau...

Milestone tumor virus publication by Elsevier journal Virology

Amsterdam, 9 April 2009 A recent special edition of the Elsevier journal Virology ( www.elsevier.com/locate/viro ), reviews the past, present, and future of the exciting field of small DNA tumor viruses. Many of the leaders in the field, including Dr Harald Zur Hausen, who was honored with the ...

In Hepatitis C Virus Treatment, Interviewed Experts Indicate That Telaprevir- and Boceprevir-Based Regimens Have Advantages Over Pegasys/Ribavirin in Sustained Virologic Response

Telaprevir in Combination with a Long-Acting Interferon and Ribavirin Will Earn Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard for Hepatitis C Virus in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading r...

Nationwide Medical/Surgical Reveals Their Help Sheet For Those Infected with Influenza Virus

Nationwide Medical/Surgical, a distributor of the flu vaccine and flu vaccine supplies has unveiled their annual 2009 list of what to do if exposed to the flu virus. (Vocus) March 2, 2009 -- Nationwide Medical/Surgical , a distributor of the flu vaccine and flu vaccine...

Flu virus foiled again

WHAT: Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, supported in part by the National Institutes of Health, have identified a common Achilles' heel in a wide range of seasonal and pandemic influenza A viruses. The study found an infection-fighting protein, or human antibod...

Penn study identifies how ebola virus avoids the immune system

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have likely found one reason why the Ebola virus is such a powerful, deadly, and effective virus. Using a cell culture model for Ebola virus infection, they have discovered that the virus disables a cellular protei...

Measles virus may be effective prostate cancer treatment

Rochester, Minn. January 21, 2009 A new study appearing in The Prostate has found that certain measles virus vaccine strain derivatives, including a strain known as MV-CEA, may prove to be an effective treatment for patients with advanced prostate cancer. The findings show that this type of tr...

Engineered virus targets and kills apparent cancer stem cells in neuroblastoma

CINCINNATI After identifying an apparent population of cancer stem cells for neuroblastoma, researchers successfully used a reprogrammed herpes virus to block tumor formation in mice by targeting and killing the cells. Published online Jan. 21 by PLoS (Public Library of Science) One , the stu...

Old, Fat Mice Blamed for Virus Transmission

Contact with humans can lead to deadly lung disease WEDNESDAY, Jan. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Stemming an often fatal virus linked to deer mice might mean focusing on the older and bigger mice. They're the ones most likely to spread the disease, researchers from the University of Utah have...

Common infant virus may trigger type 1 diabetes

Human parechovirus is a harmless virus which is encountered by most infants and displays few symptoms. Suspected of triggering type 1 diabetes in susceptible people, research methods need to take this "silent" virus into consideration. This comes from findings in a study from the Norwegian Institu...

Fewer HIV-Infected Americans Passing the Virus On

Transmission rates have fallen 88% since 1984, study finds TUESDAY, Dec. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of HIV transmission in the United States has dropped 88 percent since 1984 and 33 percent since 1997, even though the number of people living with HIV in the United States has incre...

Hepatitis C treatment reduces the virus but liver damage continues

Treating patients who have chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease with long-term pegylated interferon significantly decreased their liver enzymes, viral levels and liver inflammation, but the treatment did not slow or prevent the progression of serious liver disease, a study finds. Thes...

Improved Testing for Hepatitis B Virus From Roche

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Molecular Diagnostics announced today that it has received CE Mark certification for its new COBAS(R) AmpliPrep / COBAS(R) TaqMan(R) HBV Test v2.0, allowing it to be sold for clinical use in the European Union. This highly sensitive test offers Roc...

Response Biomedical Corporation Announces Initiation of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Clinical Trial

VANCOUVER, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Response Biomedical Corporation (TSX: RBM, OTCBB: RPBIF) announced the initiation of a clinical trial of the Company's RAMP(R) test to detect Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Prospective data from the clinical study is expected to be used to support a s...

Study compares strategies for BK virus nephropathy

For kidney transplant recipients with a serious complication called BK virus-associated nephropathy (BKVAN), promptly cutting back on anti-rejection drugs reduces the risk of losing the kidney (graft loss), according to a report in the November Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrolo...

Data Published in Nature Medicine Highlights Ability of Peregrine Pharmaceuticals' Bavituximab to Cure Lethal Virus Infections

--PS-Targeting AntibodiesMay Represent a Completely New Class of Drugs with Broad Potential to Treat Life-Threatening Viral Infections-- --Peregrine's Clinical-Stage Anti-PS Agent Bavituximab and Equivalent Antibodies Cured Lethal Viral Infections in Preclinical Models-- --Data C...

New Type of Ebola Virus Discovered

2007 outbreak in Uganda genetically distinct from other known species FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- A new species of the deadly Ebola virus has been identified by American and Ugandan scientists. The new virus, called Bundibugyo ebolavirus , caused an outbreak in western Uga...

A New Way to Predict Outbreaks: Replikin Peptide Concentration in H5N1 Influenza Virus Genome as a Marker for Lethal Outbreaks

WHO and CDC have stated that the predictive accuracy of their annual formulations for human influenza vaccines is "suboptimal" - often correct less than 50% of the time, especially for seniors. Perhaps in part because we are not yet accurate in our predictions of upcoming influenza stra...

HPV virus helps cervical and head and neck cancers resist treatment and grow and spread

The human papillomavirus (HPV) allows infected cervical and head and neck cancer cells to maintain internal molecular conditions that make the cancers resistant to therapy and more likely to grow and spread, resulting in a poor prognosis for patients, researchers with UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center ...

How to select anti-hepatitis B virus agents for drug-resistance patients?

HBV infection may lead to acute liver disease, chronic active hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Over 350 million people worldwide are estimated to be infected chronically by HBV and are therefore at risk of liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatocellular carcinoma. The principa...

Pitt research indicates new virus is culprit, not bystander, in deadly skin cancer

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 22 University of Pittsburgh scientists are uncovering more evidence that a virus they recently discovered is the cause of Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive and deadly form of skin cancer. The findings, published in this week's early online edition of the Proceedings of th...

The prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection in inflammatory bowel disease patients

Patients with IBD have high risk of infection by hepatitis viruses B or C because during the course of their disease, they need blood transfusions, and sometimes surgical and endoscopic procedures for diagnosis and treatment. It is important to alert health professionals about prevention and early...

A potential approach to treatment of hepatitis B virus infection

Eukaryotic cells employ multiple strategies of checkpoint signaling and DNA repair mechanisms to monitor and repair damaged DNA. There are two branches in the checkpoint response pathwayataxia telangiectasia-mutated (ATM) and ATM-Rad3-related (ATR). Many viruses are now known to interact with DNA ...

Corgenix Announces Expansion of Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Product Development Program

Recent outbreaks of the Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab DENVER, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test...

Japanese encephalitis virus causes 'double trouble' to brain

Japanese encephalitis (JE), commonly known as brain fever, is one of the prevalent mosquito-borne encephalitis in India and entire South East (SE) Asia. Besides resulting in thousand fatalities each year, JE virus (JEV) infection causes prominent neurological sequelae in approximately one-third of...
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