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Virginia Bioinformatics Institute central to Regional Center of Excellence
...m threats." Several diseases including anthrax, hemorrhagic
fever, tularemia, and smallpox, as well as public health response research including needle-free immunization programs, will be investigated by this new center. Specifically, VBI will provide high-performance laboratory infrastructure including geno...
Medimmune and Critical Therapeutics to co-develop treatments for severe inflammatory diseases
... rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhagic
shock, sepsis, endotoxemia, and acute lung injuries. We believe that treat-ment with anti-HMGB-1 antibodies or antagonists may help alleviate or prevent the severe tissue damage that often results from such afflictions." HMGB-1 is a cytokine, which ...
Dengue infection more serious for elderly persons
...nces of a more severe form of dengue called dengue hemorrhagic
fever (DHF): the elderly were more likely to have suffered DHF than either the youths or adults and only slightly less likely so than the infants. While the number of deaths was small among the dengue cases in Puerto Rico, a similar age pattern held:...
Rice makes first rapid, sensitive whole-blood immunoassay
... rapidly diagnose a variety of ailments, including hemorrhagic
stroke, heart attack, and various infectious diseases. The test, which is faster than existing whole-blood immunoassays, uses gold nanoshells, tiny optically active gold-coated glass particles that are so small about 700 could fit in the diameter of ...
Study traces global spread of virulent dengue virus to US doorstep
...btype has been responsible for epidemics of dengue hemorrhagic
fever in Sri Lanka, East Africa and Latin America....d with dengue virus develop dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic
fever. Dengue fever is also known as "breakbone disease" because of severe headache and joint pain a...
New national studies show combined hormone replacement therapy boosts stroke, dementia
...chemic stroke but no evidence of increased risk of hemorrhagic
stroke. "There was no subgroup of women who were not at increased risk of stroke if they were taking the combination therapy," he said. "The increased risk occurred in both in women with hypertension and those without it, although it appeared later i...
Catastrophic decline of Africa's apes, Nature says
...se deforestation than Gabon. An outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic
fever in Gabon nearly a decade ago may have wiped out tens of thousands of gorillas and chimps. The disease has emerged again more recently in Gabon and the Congo with gorillas and chimpanzees rapidly dying. Scientists also suspect that widespread ...
Project BioShield: Consistent financing, markets, indemnity for biodefense vaccine developers needed
...ell understood agents, such as viral pathogens and hemorrhagic
fevers like Ebola, could pose significantly more difficult problems for vaccine developers, making long-term research and development funding crucial. Consistent, Coordinated and Transparent Policy "Transparency and consistency in BioShield policy ...
Vaccine prevents stroke in rats
...of the rats given repeated vaccine treatment had a hemorrhagic
stroke, while the other groups had two to three hemorrhagic
strokes on average during the study period. Strokes that did occur in the rats with repeated vaccin...
US Women scientists from Latin America to encourage colleagues from south
...very year causes hundreds of thousands of cases of hemorrhagic
fever around the world, killing thousands of people. Although she loves the bench work, Coloma dedicates herself to building bridges between, first-world science and third world problems. Coloma, Espinosa and Sabelli are in the first of three groups...
First drug developed for widespread use against botulism
...ing activity, such as anthrax, smallpox, plague or hemorrhagic
fever viruses, the scientists conclude. UCSF has applied for a patent on the drug. The paper reports on three antibodies, one fully human and two that derive from both mice and humans. Although such "chimeras" have been approved for human use, Marks ...
Hemorrhagic fever viruses examined as potential bioweapons
...arburg, Lassa, and other viruses that cause deadly hemorrhagic
fever illnesses could be used as biological weapon...for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers hemorrhagic
fever viruses category A biological weapons agents, because they have the potential to cause widespr...
A green tea extract could help alleviate shortage of livers available for transplant
...inadequate supply of blood occurs, such as trauma, hemorrhagic
shock and hepatic surgery including tumor resection and transplantation. The Study Zhi Zhong, PhD., John J. Lemasters, M.D., Ph.D., Ronald G. Thurman, PhD., and their colleagues from the Departments of Cell & Developmental Biology and Pharmacology,...
Eliminating battlefield transfusions
...ount of glucose. The first two experiments modeled hemorrhagic
shock followed by extended periods of apnea. Rats ... revived and survived at least 7 days after severe hemorrhagic
shock followed by various periods of apnea: 10 minutes (5 of 8 rats), 12 minutes (10 of 16 rats), 15...
Unexpected links found between many RNA viruses
...NA. These viruses cause hepatitis C, encephalitis, hemorrhagic
fevers, polio, foot and mouth disease and the common cold, and many other illnesses. Retroviruses and other reverse-transcribing viruses, which include HIV and hepatitis B, first copy their RNA into DNA before replicating their genome back into RNA. ...
NIAID unveils bioterrorism research agenda
...(CDC): anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularemia, viral hemorrhagic
fevers and botulism. Those diseases cause high death rates or serious illness, are relatively easy to spread, could cause public panic or require special steps for public health preparedness. NIAID plans to develop research plans for CDC Category B...
Unusual virus identified in aborted calf
...ins, closely related to vesiviruses, causes rabbit hemorrhagic
disease, a highly infectious and deadly disease that has killed hundreds of millions of rabbits around the world, in some cases up to 95 percent of local populations within 24-48 hours of exposure. That strain, Smith said, was one not known to exist ...
Satellites tracking climate changes
...ther changes and subsequent outbreaks of two viral hemorrhagic
fevers prevalent in Africa: Rift Valley Fever (RVF...e semi-arid and arid regions of East Africa. Ebola hemorrhagic
fever is encountered in the tropical forest areas of Africa, but despite its notoriety as a highly f...
UF scientists say global warming could spread mosquito
...ns of millions but is usually not fatal. A severe, hemorrhagic
form of the disease infects hundreds of thousands each year and kills about 5 percent of those infected. "Dengue is epidemic in northern and southeastern Brazil right now," Lounibos said. "We're trying to stop it. Competition between the Asian tiger...
Eating more fish and n3 fatty acids associated with reduced risk of stroke for women
...sumption of fish or n3 fatty acids and the risk of hemorrhagic
stroke. The authors suggest several mechanisms m...fish and n3 fatty acids was not related to risk of hemorrhagic
stroke, the authors summarize. These results suggest that regular intake of fish may be beneficial...
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