Tag: "coronavirus" at medical news
New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible
...ater droplets as previous research had shown. SARS coronavirus
was detected in the air in a patient's room during...or surfaces could explain the ongoing risk of SARS coronavirus
transmission to health care workers. To answer this question, they collected patient information and...
Newly discovered virus linked to childhood lung disorders and Kawasaki disease
...ic evidence now suggests that a previously unknown coronavirus
may account for some of the many respiratory disea... coronaviruses to screen hundreds of specimens for coronavirus
genetic material. Ultimately, two specimens were identified in which the sequence of chemical buildi...
First US SARS vaccine trial opens at NIH
...al disease. They soon proved that a newly emerging coronavirus
causes SARS. By May, an international collaboratio...ector Gary J. Nabel, M.D., used the available SARS coronavirus
genomic information to develop a vaccine based on the gene for the SARS spike protein. The vaccine p...
Second NIAID SARS vaccine candidate helps mice fend off SARS
...ond immunization, the rodents were exposed to SARS coronavirus
via their nasal passages, mimicking the natural ro...als' lungs and nasal passages for evidence of SARS coronavirus
replication. Almost no virus was seen in the lungs, and virus levels in the nose were greatly dimini...
NIAID vaccine protects against SARS virus infection in mice
...been just one year from identification of the SARS coronavirus
to the development of this vaccine that has now proven effective against SARS in a laboratory animal," says Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of NIAID. The DNA vaccine is made from a small piece of DNA that codes for a coat protein normally found ...
SARS without pneumonia could be common in outbreak areas
... and more than 910 deaths. A novel virus, the SARS coronavirus
(SARS-CoV), is known to be the causative agent. Despite this knowledge, seroprevalence studies and mass screening for detection of possible subclinical and non-pneumonic infections are still lacking. Patrick Woo from the University of Hong Kong and ...
Severe acute respiratory syndrome? Sometimes it's not severe
Like other viral illnesses, SARS coronavirus
infection can present with only mild symptoms, acc... is that early detection of future SARS-associated coronavirus
outbreaks will require attention to the mild end of the disease's spectrum. The study, reported by K...
Sandia-developed foam likely would stop SARS virus quickly, Sandia/Kansas State team shows
...eries of tests conducted at Kansas State on Bovine coronavirus
(BCV), the internationally accepted surrogate for ...suing funding to conduct similar tests on the SARS coronavirus
and hopes to test other emerging viruses such as the avian influenza virus (bird flu). Recent resear...
Mayo researchers observe genetic fusion of human, animal cells -may help explain origin of AIDS
...o. More recently, scientists have thought that the coronavirus
responsible for SARS crossed into humans from wild animals such as the palm civet cats of Asia. A Possible New Model for Understanding AIDS In the research reported today, Mayo Clinic investigators implanted human blood stem cells into fetal pigs. ...
'Paper of the year' winner announced
...ted papers included the identification of the SARS coronavirus
( Lancet ), a vaccine trial of the human papilloma virus ( New England Journal of Medicine ), and the Million Women Study highlighting the increased risk of breast cancer from combination hormone replacement therapy ( Lancet ). Lancet Editor Richard ...
Animal model shows early promise for SARS vaccine
... reaction among six rhesus macaques. A new form of coronavirus
(SARS-CoV) was identified as the causal agent of S...ld virus so it became similar to parts of the SARS coronavirus
and injected it intramuscularly into six rhesus macaques; two other macaques received a dummy vaccin...
No significant genetic difference in viruses responsible for two major Hong Kong SARS outbreaks
...irus. Dennis Lo comments: "Alterations in the SARS coronavirus
genome are unlikelyto have caused the distinctive clinical features of the Amoy Gardenspatients, and these results highlight the importance of non-viral genomicfactors in this outbreak."...
Interferons for treatment of SARS?
...binant interferons against two strains of the SARS coronavirus
(SARS-CoV) analysed in Frankfurt and Hong Kong. The investigators replicated the virus in two cell lines in a laboratory setting. Interferon beta was effective in the two cell lines; interferon alpha effectively inhibited SARS-CoV replication, but w...
Novel coronavirus confirmed as causative agent of SARS
...e Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) confirm that a novel coronavirus
is the primary cause of the disease. The study is ...hs reported by the beginning of July 2003. A novel coronavirus
has been identified as the likely cause of SARS. Albert Osterhaus from Erasmus University, Rotterdam...
Study implicates human coronavirus as main cause of SARS
...utbreak clusters. After identifying a new type of coronavirus
from two patients, they subsequently found evidenc..."This report provides evidence that a virus in the coronavirus
family is the etiological agent of SARS. However it remains possible that other viruses act as oppor...