Law aiding infants at risk for hearing loss
A Utah law has led to increased early identification of infants with hearing loss due to a congenital infection, according to a new study. The study is the first to assess how implementation of a state-wide screening can pick up hearing loss in infants due to congenital cytomegalovirus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers develop new compound to fight cytomegalovirus
A Retro94-based compound may prevent a common and sometimes fatal virus -- human cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from reproducing and help to protect immunocompromised patients, such as those with HIV, on chemotherapy, with transplants, and infants from the effects of the disease, according to researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

ViraCyte Granted U.S. FDA Fast Track Designation for Viralym-C
SAN FRANSICSCO, Jan. 10, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ViraCyte, LLC today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation for Viralym-C, ViraCyte's T cell immunotherapy product designed to... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA ViraCyte, Viralym-C, immunotherapy, cytomegalovirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers develop new compound to fight cytomegalovirus
(Penn State) A Retro94-based compound may prevent a common and sometimes fatal virus -- human cytomegalovirus (CMV) -- from reproducing and help to protect immunocompromised patients, such as those with HIV, on chemotherapy, with transplants, and infants from the effects of the disease, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genetic mutations could increase risk of cytomegalovirus infection
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Experimenting with human cells and mice, Johns Hopkins researchers have found that a genetic mutation that alters a protein called NOD1 may increase susceptibility to human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. CMV is a common pathogen that infects almost 60 percent of adults in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and can lead to devastating developmental defects in fetuses and severe disease in people with weakened immune systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Congenital herpes virus tied to common childhood cancer
Children who develop acute lymphoblastic leukemia are over three times more likely to have tested positive for cytomegalovirus at birth, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

Woman who got 'a bad cold' during pregnancy is shocked to discover she passed common but little-known virus to her unborn baby which left him profoundly deaf
Queensland mother Rebekka Murray contracted Cytomegalovirus (CMV) for the first time while pregnant, passing the virus on to her unborn baby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer
Congenital cytomegalovirus infection may increase risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukaemia Related items fromOnMedica Cold sore virus could kill cancer New guidelines on managing genital herpes in pregnancy Scientists find genetic signature linked to leukaemia Breastfeeding could cut children ’s leukaemia risk Prophylactic antibiotics help children with leukaemia (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 15, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer
Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus -- a common virus in the herpes family -- may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to new research. The study suggests the risk is even greater in Hispanic children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Herpes virus linked to most common type of childhood cancer
(American Society of Hematology) Newborns with congenital cytomegalovirus -- a common virus in the herpes family -- may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphocytic leukemia, according to new research published online today in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology. The study suggests the risk is even greater in Hispanic children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 15, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

As CRISPR fight drones on, Peninsula startup puts gene-editing technology to work
No matter how well viruses are beaten back by modern-day medicines, tiny pools remain that can reemerge. Consider startup Agenovir Corp. the lifeguard that forces everyone out of the pool. At least that's what the South San Francisco company aspires to do, using the highly touted, DNA-snipping CRISPR-Cas9 technology to create topical treatments targeting immune system-weakening cytomegalovirus, cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus and other viral infections. The company — the latest in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 10, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

As CRISPR fight drones on, Peninsula startup puts gene-editing technology to work
No matter how well viruses are beaten back by modern-day medicines, tiny pools remain that can reemerge. Consider startup Agenovir Corp. the lifeguard that forces everyone out of the pool. At least that's what the South San Francisco company aspires to do, using the highly touted, DNA-snipping CRISPR-Cas9 technology to create topical treatments targeting immune system-weakening cytomegalovirus, cervical cancer-causing human papillomavirus and other viral infections. The company — the latest in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 10, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

CMV Remains a Concern Because of Lack of Research CMV Remains a Concern Because of Lack of Research
ACOG representatives respond to a recent New York Times article highlighting the fact that few ob/gyns counsel pregnant women about avoiding cytomegalovirus.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Cytomegalovirus: The Virus All Pregnant Women Should Know About Now Cytomegalovirus: The Virus All Pregnant Women Should Know About Now
Teaching women about CMV prevention strategies can help them avoid getting the virus and passing it to their offspring, Dr Gail Demmler-Harrison says.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - December 2, 2016 Category: OBGYN Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
Title: Cytomegalovirus (CMV)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 11/7/2000 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/2/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet HIV General)
Source: MedicineNet HIV General - December 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news