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St. Jude Virologist Honored by the Royal Society

MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, has been invited to give the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist A...

DxNA to Use its Rapid Detection Platform to Simplify Testing for Swine Flu (H1N1 Virus)

...plementation of measures "to stop the pandemic at its source and to prevent millions of deaths, social disruption, and economic loss."(1) One European virologist has pointed to the fact that the current lack of rapid field tests may mean more people have been infected with a pandemic than originally suspected a...

Cell death from cytomegalovirus may bring new life to treatment of retinal disease

...ight into the larger issue of how the retina responds to assault, whether by infection or a disease process such as diabetes, said Dr. Sally Atherton, virologist and immunologist who chairs the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy in the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. "We are trying to get...

The 2009 Leibniz Prize: Eleven new scientific discoverers

...for Economic Research (DIW, Berlin). Prof. Dr. Frank Kirchhoff (47), virology, Institute of Virology, University of Ulm (2.5 million euros) The virologist Frank Kirchhoff is one of the world's leading AIDS researchers. Over the past two decades he has made a decisive contribution to improving the underst...

Primate disease field guide covers critical gap in global health

...-authors on the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology article were Charles Nunn, a biological anthropologist at Harvard University; and Fabian Leendertz a virologist at the Robert Koch Institute and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany. Risk of Primate, Human Pathogen Exchanges Up ...

Younger People, Not Seniors, Getting More Colds and Feeling Run Down

...ey often get sick around the holidays. Sambucol(R) Black Elderberry dietary supplement is the original black elderberry extract developed by a virologist and researched and tested in published clinical trials showing it to help support the immune system. The Sambucol(R) line of products is available nat...

New Hope Against the Cold Sore Virus

...ch cautioned. Another expert was also guardedly optimistic. "This provides a new strategy to use for seeking a cure," said Christopher Beisel, a virologist and program officer at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which funded the Duke research. "However, I always caution peop...

Scientists image a single HIV particle being born

...kely duo, but together they worked out a way to measure longitude and kept millions of sailors from getting lost at sea. Now, another unlikely duo, a virologist and a biophysicist at Rockefeller University, is making history of their own. By using a specialized microscope that only illuminates the cells surfac...

Leading researchers honored for progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment

...tandard of care for women with breast cancer. The Women in Cancer Research Council of the AACR established this lectureship in 1998 to honor renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Dr. Charlotte Friend. The lecture recognizes an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to th...

McMaster test detects the most prevalent respiratory viruses

...most prevalent respiratory viruses, including flu and the common cold, helping doctors more accurately diagnose patients. It was developed by McMaster virologist Dr. James Mahony, in conjunction with Luminex Molecular Diagnostics (formerly TM Biosciences). The xTAG Respiratory Viral Panel can detect most c...
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Novel Vaccine Approach Offers Hope in Fight Against HIV

...Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Johnson developed the novel approach over a ten-year period, collaborating with K. Reed Clark, Ph.D., a molecular virologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The study appeared today in the online version of Nature Medicine . Johnson cautioned ...
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UC Berkeley virologist named Keck Distinguished Young Scholar

Britt Glaunsinger, a University of California, Berkeley, virologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, has won a W. M. Keck Foundation grant, an award given to innovative young scientists in the area of biomedical research. The grant, which totals up to...

Novel vaccine approach offers hope in fight against HIV

...Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Johnson developed the novel approach over a ten-year period, collaborating with K. Reed Clark, Ph.D., a molecular virologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The study appeared today in the online version of Nature Medicine . Johnson cautioned that...

SRI International to screen drugs that fight 2009 H1N1 influenza A

...wledge and skills to screening drugs against H1N1 flu and contributing to the overall understanding of the virus," said Amy Shurtleff, Ph.D., a senior virologist in SRI International's Biosciences Division, who will lead this screening program. Although the number of new 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus cases ap...

Caltech scientists show why anti-HIV antibodies are ineffective at blocking infection

...ntibodies." "I consider this a very important paper because it changes the focus of the discussion about why anti-HIV antibodies are so poor," adds virologist David Baltimore, the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology and a Nobel Prize winner. "It brings attention to a long-recognized but often forgot...

HIV dearms protective protein in cells

...otective cellular proteins for their rapid destruction and thus diminishes the cell's supply. A team of researchers in Heidelberg under supervision of virologist Dr. Oliver Keppler demonstrated this mechanism for the first time in cell cultures, thus discovering a target for a novel treatment strategy. Anot...

Potential new herpes therapy studied

...of people and even if it just reduced severity, it would give us another therapy in cases where there is drug resistance," said David Bloom, Ph.D., a virologist at the UF College of Medicine who leads the interdisciplinary research team investigating the new therapy. The work was published in the Journal o...

Springer expands its portfolio in plant sciences with Phytoparasitica

...tors-in-chief are Professor Jaacov Katan from the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and the virologist Professor Benjamin Raccah from the Agricultural Research Organization at The Volcani Center in Bet Dagan, Israel. Professor Katan said, "We are exc...

Researchers find nature's shut-off switch for cellulose production

...s may be able to produce more cellulose, which is key to biofuels production," Carpita said. Mick Held, a postdoctoral researcher in Carpita's lab, virologist Steve Scofield, a U.S. Department of Agriculture research scientist and adjunct assistant professor of agronomy at Purdue, and Carpita made the discov...

Scientists discover DNA knot keeps viral genes tightly corked inside shell

... a resolution finer than 8 Angstroms (one Angstrom equals a tenth of a nanometer). Their project was part of a long-term collaboration with molecular virologist Dwight Anderson and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota. Although the structures of spherical viruses with a high degree of symmetry have...

Beaded viruses and geology-inspired paintings show the art in science

... with a well-established research lab in 2000, so she used some of her new found time to pursue an artistic activity that paralleled her research. The virologist began making small beaded sculptures in the shapes of viruses that she studies in her lab. Wichman's beaded viruses along with artworks by two other s...
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Vaccine Against the Chikungunya Virus in Development by a Public-Private Partnership

...ble of transmitting this disease are also present in Europe. Whether or not the virus will spread further throughout Europe remains to be seen. virologist Ab Osterhaus, one of the research supervisors, says: "Considering the increasing spread of the Chikungunya virus in Asia, and probably also in Europe ...

Americas Third Coast nurtures biotechnology

...tect prey in muddy water, and our technology involves highly specialized surfaces to detect target molecules present in complicated mixtures, explains virologist Barbara Israel, Ph.D., COO. Researchers at Platypus attach liquid crystals to gold or polyurethane surfaces. When a virus or pesticide attaches, t...

Tech Digest: whats moving in the Midwest

... A change in one gene may have led to the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed about 20 million people, according to research by Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a virologist with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo. Scientists have long speculated why the flu that year was so deadly. Kawaoka'...

UW shows why avian flu hasn't spread among humans yet

...e key development required for the virus to assume pandemic proportions. The new report, by a research group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, describes experiments using tissue from humans that showed that only cells deep within the respiratory system have the surface mole...

BIO 2007: Wisconsin makes its presence felt

...: Rod Hise) While Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle , former state senator and U.S. ambassador to Norway Tom Loftus, and University of Wisconsin-Madison virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka don't quite have the star power of Fox or the majesty of Jordan's Queen Noor , who spoke on biotechnology's impact on global health...
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Outbreak

...ds, share photos, keep in touch with classmates, ... Outbreak . Send Message. Add to Friends. Add Comment. Instant Message ... As take-charge Army virologist Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman) strives to thwart a global biological meltdown in the form of a killer virus that has infested a California... outb...
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