HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Molecular imaging may lead to earlier diagnosis of childhood respiratory virus

"Most pathologists look at thick sections of RSV in formaldehyde, but our 3D structures are more fluid and amorphous than the solid structures pathologists have observed," Santangelo said. "The more we know about how RSV really looks, the more we'll understand about its pathogenesis."

RSV is the most important cause of respiratory infection in young children worldwide, infecting virtually every child in the first few years of life. Immunity is feeble and fleeting, and repeated infections are the rule. One in every 100 or 200 infected infants requires hospitalization, usually for bronchiolitis. There is not yet an effective vaccine for RSV, and current anti-viral drugs are in their infancy in terms of efficacy, Santangelo noted.

Ultimately, researchers want to conduct in vivo testing, but must first adapt their molecular beacons technology for that purpose, Santangelo said. "In the nearer term, we hope to use molecular beacons to detect RSV in clinical samples like with those taken with a nasal swab. We might be able to detect RSV in its first day of incubation and make an early diagnosis,'' he added.

The researchers also hope their research will lead to development of a suite of anti-viral drugs for treating RSV and other viruses, including human influenza.


'"/>

Contact: Jane Sanders
jsanders@gatech.edu
404-894-2214
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
18-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Elsevier launches Molecular Oncology
2. Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time
3. Molecular differences between early and advanced melanomas could provide new drug targets
4. Molecular structure reveals how botulinum toxin attaches to nerve cells
5. Molecular medicine comes to the rescue
6. Molecular switch may turn off immune cells that target HIV
7. The Molecular Profiling Institute, Inc. and IBM advance technology
8. Molecular Profiling Institute secures $7.5 million in Series B funding
9. Molecular studies in cancer of the colon
10. Molecular ballet unravels, links proteins so cell can direct own movement
11. Molecular testing in patients with rare cancer predicts response to Gleevec

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... land of liberty. Americans have been arguing over laws governing sexuality since the ... period, as a forthcoming historical comparative biography by Cindy Safronoff reveals. Crossing Swords: ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 01, 2015 , ... ... retail, long term care, specialty, combo, and compounding pharmacy operations, announces the most ... to the Cardinal Health RBC event at the Venetian Las Vegas, ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... A healthy eating ... chickens and eggs. Eating organic foods and products can help limit the exposure ... friendly than production chicken farming. Choosing home raised chickens and eggs that do ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Dr. Surya Challa of ... 6th on WAVY-TV’s The Hampton Roads Show to discuss non-invasive CoolSculpting . On ... exercise fall short. , CoolSculpting fat reduction utilizes Cryolipolysis to literally freeze stubborn, ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , ... July 01, 2015 , ... Renowned rhinoplasty ... dates for the 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium . Set for March 6th - ... Designed to take participants from the basic training and fundamentals of nasal surgery through ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Biography by Cindy Safronoff to be Released July 4 Explores an 1870s Marriage Debate Over Women’s Rights and the Implications of the American Revolution for Sexuality 2Health News:Biography by Cindy Safronoff to be Released July 4 Explores an 1870s Marriage Debate Over Women’s Rights and the Implications of the American Revolution for Sexuality 3Health News:Biography by Cindy Safronoff to be Released July 4 Explores an 1870s Marriage Debate Over Women’s Rights and the Implications of the American Revolution for Sexuality 4Health News:Pharmacy Software Vendor, SuiteRx IPS, Officially Introducing Newly Appointed CEO at Cardinal Health Event in Las Vegas, Nevada 2Health News:Pharmacy Software Vendor, SuiteRx IPS, Officially Introducing Newly Appointed CEO at Cardinal Health Event in Las Vegas, Nevada 3Health News:Pharmacy Software Vendor, SuiteRx IPS, Officially Introducing Newly Appointed CEO at Cardinal Health Event in Las Vegas, Nevada 4Health News:Chicken Coop Condo Offer New Chicken Coop Designs 2Health News:Dr. Surya Challa of Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa Will be Featured on The Hampton Roads Show on WAVY-TV 2Health News:Dr. Surya Challa of Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa Will be Featured on The Hampton Roads Show on WAVY-TV 3Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3
(Date:7/1/2015)... SAN DIEGO , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization ... the company will ring The Nasdaq stock market ... is celebrating the growing success of its Go ... Over 3.6 million cataract procedures are performed annually ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... July 1, 2015 Qiming Venture Partners, today ... Managing Partner effective immediately. William has been ... and participated in many Qiming healthcare deals, and assisted ... Chinese market. Qiming, s success in healthcare is not ... distinguished himself with his outstanding advocacy and service mentality ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... GAITHERSBURG, Md. , July 1, 2015 ... live biotherapeutics and probiotic treatments, announced today that it ... Canada Natural and Non-prescription Health Products Directorate (NNHPD) to ... Visbiome was developed by Professor Claudio ... subject of extensive clinical investigation. Professor De Simone recently ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell 2Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell 3Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell 4Qiming Announces the Promotion of William Hu to Managing Partner 2ExeGi Pharma Secures Canadian Approval For Well Studied Probiotic 2ExeGi Pharma Secures Canadian Approval For Well Studied Probiotic 3
Cached News: