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Power Failure | The Scientist Magazine®

Power Failure | The Scientist Magazine® | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?
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Human cell tropism and innate immune system interact... [J Virol. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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similarities and differences between the novel coronavirus and SARS

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CDC - Our Work, Our Stories 2011 to 2012 - NCEZID

CDC - Our Work, Our Stories 2011 to 2012 - NCEZID | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

first public report about NCEZID—who we are and what we do. A highlight reel of the Center’s most notable accomplishments, the report features more than 50 spotlight stories and captioned visuals that offer an engaging look at NCEZID’s work during the past 2 years to prevent infections, protect people, and save lives.

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Child born with HIV cured by US doctors

Child born with HIV cured by US doctors | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

Medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication.

Doctors began treating the baby 30 hours after birth. Unusually, they put the child on a course of three antiretroviral drugs, given as liquids through a syringe. The traditional treatment to try to prevent transmission after birth is a course of a single antiretroviral drug. The doctor opted for the more aggressive treatment because the mother had not received any during her pregnancy.

Several days later, blood drawn from the baby before treatment started showed the child was infected, probably shortly before birth. The doctors continued with the drugs and expected the child to take them for life.

However, within a month of starting therapy, the level of HIV in the baby's blood had fallen so low that routine lab tests failed to detect it.


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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:01 AM

It would be SO good if this were generalisable to all children born to HIV+ mothers - but it's going to need a clinical trial to find out, and that is many millions of $$ and years down the track.

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Need to know the facts, remember cold fusion?
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Ewan's Blog; bioinformatician at large: The EBI's new websites...

Ewan's Blog; bioinformatician at large: The EBI's new websites... | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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A novel coronavirus capable of lethal human infections

A novel coronavirus capable of lethal human infections | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
In September 2012, a novel coronavirus was isolated from a patient in Saudi Arabia who had died of an acute respiratory illness and renal failure.  

The clinical presentation was reminiscent of the outbreak caused by the SARS-coronavirus (SARS-CoV) exactly ten years ago that resulted in over 8000 cases. Sequence analysis of the new virus revealed that it was indeed a member of the same genus as SARS-CoV. By mid-February 2013, 12 laboratory-confirmed cases had been reported with 6 fatalities. The first 9 cases were in individuals resident in the Middle East, while the most recent 3 cases were in family members resident in the UK. The index case in the UK family cluster had travel history to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Although the current evidence suggests that this virus is not highly transmissible among humans, there is a real danger that it may spread to other parts of the world. Here, a brief review of the events is provided to summarize the rapidly emerging picture of this new virus.

 Coronavirus graphic courtesy of Russell Kightley Media


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It is truly amazing how fast things can be done these days: it was only in SEPTEMBER that the new virus was isolated; the latest fatality was literally in the last couple of weeks.  It remains to be seen whether or not it will spread - given its apparent lethality, we can only hope it does not!

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Viruses Can Have Immune System, Study Finds

Viruses Can Have Immune System, Study Finds | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
A new research led by Dr Kimberley Seed from the Tufts University School of Medicine provides the first evidence that bacteriophages - viruses that infect and replicate within bacteria - can acquire a...
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Big biology: The ’omes puzzle

Big biology: The ’omes puzzle | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Where once there was the genome, now there are thousands of ’omes. Nature goes in search of the ones that matter.
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Virology Journal | Abstract | A novel coronavirus capable of lethal human infections: an emerging picture

In September 2012, a novel coronavirus was isolated from a patient in Saudi Arabia who had died of an acute respiratory illness and renal failure.
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BMC Infectious Diseases | Abstract | The impact of Rotavirus mass vaccination on hospitalization rates, nosocomial Rotavirus gastroenteritis and secondary blood stream infections

The aim of the study was to evaluate the effects of universal mass vaccination (UMV) against rotavirus (RV) on the hospitalization rates, nosocomial RV infections and RV-gastroenteritis (GE)-associated secondary blood stream infections (BSI).
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Inspiring Women Scientists in Microbiology and Ecology « MO-BIO: The Culture Dish

Inspiring Women Scientists in Microbiology and Ecology « MO-BIO: The Culture Dish | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): Potential significant opportunity for effective vaccine

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV): Potential significant opportunity for effective vaccine | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
  Pioneering new research into respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) may have overcome the barriers that have impeded the development 

of an effective vaccine against the deadly virus.

RSV is a virus that causes lower respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide. Attempts to develop vaccines against the virus in the 1960s were dogged with disastrous results, with the formalin-inactivated vaccine(FI-RSV) causing the RSV disease to actually worsen in many cases.

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Killed by a kiss: Two-month-old baby boy dies after his father infects him with the cold sore virus

Killed by a kiss: Two-month-old baby boy dies after his father infects him with the cold sore virus | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Kaiden McCormick spent six weeks on a life-support machine at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital after catching the herpes simplex virus from Carl Maclaren, but doctors were unable to save him.
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BMC Bioinformatics | Abstract | GenePainter: a fast tool for aligning gene structures of eukaryotic protein families, visualizing the alignments and mapping gene structures onto protein structures

All sequenced eukaryotic genomes have been shown to possess at least a few introns. This includes those unicellular organisms, which were previously suspected to be intron-less.
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virus conferences in 2013

All biology conferences in 2013; our database is complete and updated daily. Searchable by keyword, category and location, made by biologist, for biologists.
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kust added one, European society for virology, lyon, september
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The pH of Activation of the Hemagglutinin Protein Re... [J Virol. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: Whatever happened to swine flu?

Genomics, Medicine, and Pseudoscience: Whatever happened to swine flu? | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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Slow motion sneezing

Slow motion sneezing | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
A bit unsettling, but this is what happens when a sneeze is not contained.
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Now if people do not cover their sneeze after this, it will never happen

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Virology Journal | Abstract | A novel coronavirus capable of lethal human infections: an emerging picture | One health

Virology Journal | Abstract | A novel coronavirus capable of lethal human infections: an emerging picture | One health | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
In September 2012, a novel coronavirus was isolated from a patient in Saudi Arabia who had died of an acute respiratory illness and renal failure.
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Immunize: The Vaccine Anthem!

Get your shots on! Our parody of the Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars song "Billionaire". Lyrics and more at http://ZDoggMD.com. Also find us at http://facebook.c...

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Priceless!!  Make your children watch it!

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PLOS Computational Biology: Virus Neutralisation: New Insights from Kinetic Neutralisation Curves

PLOS Computational Biology: Virus Neutralisation: New Insights from Kinetic Neutralisation Curves | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
PLOS Computational Biology is an open-access
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1918 HA and the viral RNA polymerase complex enhance viral pathogenicity, but only HA induces aberrant host responses in mice

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Closing the gap: the challenges in converging theoretical, computational, experimental and real-life studies in virus evolution - ScienceDirect.com - Current Opinion in Virology

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