10 Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research, Heidelberg, Germany
Added via NatureJobs. The German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) invites applications for 10 two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Cancer Research. This Program provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities in state-of-the-art research facilities for excellent young scientists, no longer than 2 years past graduation, who wish to work at the forefront of cancer research in any of the following topics: Cell and Tumor Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology; Functional and Structural Genomics, Systems Biology; Epidemiology, Cancer Risk Factors, Cancer Epigenomics; Tumor Immunology; Infection and Cancer, Tum...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 12, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher Virologic Failure Reported for Children on NevirapineHigher Virologic Failure Reported for Children on Nevirapine
For children with HIV, a nevirapine-based regimen results in more virologic failures after 5 years than other treatment options. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Vitamin D and HIV InfectionVitamin D and HIV Infection
What impact does vitamin D supplementation have on HIV infected persons? Future Virology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Hidden strains of HPV found in 'virus-negative' genital warts
(Elsevier) In a new study published in Virology, researchers assessed the DNA found in samples taken from 40 patients with 'virus-negative' genital warts. Through a general DNA sequencing approach, the researchers showed that several of the negative samples did in fact contain HPV DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

New Books Party: books received this week | @GrrlScientist
This week, I tell you about a treasure trove of excellent science books, including books about evolution, pterosaurs, birds, human sexuality, HIV/AIDS and chemistry.Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently in the mail as gifts or as review copies, or that I purchased somewhere. These are the books that I may review in more depth later, either here or in print somewhere in the world. When I get new books, I like to share them with people. Unfortunately, you are all so far away, so I cannot host a book party in my crib where you can look then over, so I'll do the next best thing. I'll host a book party on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: GrrlScientist Tags: Blogposts guardian.co.uk Science Source Type: news

The 'Gold' Standard: A Rapid, Cheap Method Of Detecting Dengue Virus
The development of an easy to use, low cost method of detecting dengue virus in mosquitoes based on gold nanoparticles is reported in BioMed Central's open access journal Virology Journal. The assay is able to detect lower levels of the virus than current tests, and is easy to transport and use in remote regions. Half the world's population is at risk of Dengue virus infection - it infects 50-100 million people per year, approximately half a million of these require hospitalization and 2.5% (most of which are children) will die... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical Devices / Diagnostics Source Type: news

Molluscum contagiosum VirusMolluscum contagiosum Virus
This review highlights recent advances made in the field of molluscum contagiosum virus pathogenesis. Future Virology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Neurotoxicity of Antiretroviral TherapyNeurotoxicity of Antiretroviral Therapy
Which antiretrovirals are preferable in patients with HIV-associated neurologic complications? Future Virology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Primary Efficacy and Safety Findings from Four Phase 3 Japanese Studies of Simeprevir Administered Once Daily Demonstrate Sustained Virologic Response in Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Adult Patients (Jun 6, 2013)
CORK, Ireland (June 6, 2013) -- Janssen R&D Ireland (Janssen) today announced primary efficacy and safety results from four Japanese Phase 3 clinical studies demonstrating that the use of the investigational NS3/4A protease inhibitor simeprevir (TMC435) led to sustained virologic response 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12) in patients with genotype 1 hepatitis C, when administered once daily with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. The four studies examined the use of simeprevir in patients who were treatment na?ve, as well as patients who were non-responders to prior therapy or relapsed following treatment wi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 6, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: 'Over 3000 Persons Living With Multi Drug Resistant TB'
[Daily Trust]Dr Patrick Dakum is the chief executive officer of the Institute of Human Virology in Nigeria. In this interview, he speaks on the prevalence of MDR TB and the institute's efforts to curb and prevent its spread (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - June 5, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

In Mouse Models, New Agent Inhibits HCV Replication
Treatments against hepatitis C virus have only been partially successful. A major problem is that antivirals generate drug resistance. Now Seong-Wook Lee of Dankook University, Yongin, Republic of Korea and his collaborators have developed agents that bind to the business end of a critical protein, disabling it so successfully that no resistance has arisen. The research is published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Virology. The target protein for the new agents is the NS5B replicase protein, which is the central catalytic enzyme in HCV replication... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Protection Against Post-Influenza Bacterial Superinfection Offered By Interleukin-22
Researchers from the Pasteur Institute, Lille, France have shown in a mouse model that interleukin-22 protects against bacterial superinfections that can arise following influenza. Their research is published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Virology. Influenza A viral infection can lead to primary pneumonia and, later on, to serious complications including secondary bacterial pneumonia and sepsis. Post-influenza bacterial superinfections that occur during seasonal epidemics and pandemics are of great concern to human health and impose a considerable socio-economic burden... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

No Benefit Of Double Dose Antiviral Drug For Severe Influenza
Findings have major implications for stockpiling drugs during pandemics, say experts There are no virological or clinical benefits of giving double doses of the antiviral drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) to patients admitted to hospital with severe influenza, finds a large study from South East Asia published on bmj.com today. This is the first study to examine the effectiveness of higher doses of oseltamivir in cases of hospitalized severe human influenza (seasonal, pandemic and bird flu strains)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

New agent inhibits HCV replication in mouse models -- No resistance seen
(American Society for Microbiology) Treatments against hepatitis C virus have only been partially successful. A major problem is that antivirals generate drug resistance. Now Seong-Wook Lee of Dankook University, Yongin, Republic of Korea and his collaborators have developed agents that bind to the business end of a critical protein, disabling it so successfully that no resistance has arisen. The research is published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Virology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Interleukin-22 protects against post-influenza bacterial superinfection
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from the Pasteur Institute, Lille, France have shown in a mouse model that interleukin-22 protects against bacterial superinfections that can arise following influenza. Their research is published in the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Virology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Double dose of antiviral drug offers no added benefit in severe influenza
(Wellcome Trust) Giving double doses of the antiviral drug oseltamivir, or Tamiflu, offers no clinical or virological advantages over a standard dose for patients admitted to hospital with severe influenza infection, according to a randomized trial published today and funded by the Wellcome Trust, US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Singapore National Medical Research Council. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 30, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Drug Resistance To Tamiflu Confirmed For H7N9 Virus
Resistance to treatment with Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and similar drugs in people who have the H7N9 flu virus has now been confirmed, according to new research published in The Lancet. Described as one of the most detailed virological studies of the H7N9 virus to date, the study was led by Dr Zhenghong Yuang of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre and School of Basic Medical Sciences, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, China, and Dr Malik Peiris, of the University of Hong Kong, China... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Flu / Cold / SARS Source Type: news

IL-21 Signals Important For Antibody-Producing Cells And T Helper Cells That Support Them
Scientists at Emory Vaccine Center have shown that an immune regulatory molecule called IL-21 is needed for long-lasting antibody responses in mice against viral infections. The results are published in the Journal of Virology. "Our findings highlight how IL-21 could be important in the development of antiviral vaccines," says research associate Ata Ur Rasheed Mohammed, PhD, the first author of the paper. The senior author is Rafi Ahmed, PhD, director of the Emory Vaccine Center and a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Computer Model Predicts When Viruses Become Infectious
A new computer model could help scientists predict when a particular strain of avian influenza might become infectious from bird to human, according to a report to be published in the International Journal Data Mining and Bioinformatics. Chuang Ma of the University of Arizona, Tucson, and colleagues at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan and the Wuhan Institute of Virology, explain that since 1997 several strains of avian influenza A virus (AIV), commonly known as "bird flu" have infected people directly from their natural bird hosts leading to numerous deaths... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bird Flu / Avian Flu Source Type: news

Adverse Events Common With Triple Therapy in HCV CirrhosisAdverse Events Common With Triple Therapy in HCV Cirrhosis
In cirrhotic patients, triple-therapy against hepatitis C virus (HCV) produces a high virological response rate, but at the cost of a high rate of serious adverse events, French researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 22, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Evidence of host adaptation of avian-origin influenza A virus
This study will be published on Science China Life Sciences 2013, No.6. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Robert Webster, Ph.D., presented with National Foundation for Infectious Diseases award
Virologist Robert G. Webster, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, is the recipient of the Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). (Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Source: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - May 14, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Mosquito Survey Identifies Reservoir Of Disease
A large scale, five year study of mosquitoes from different ecological regions in Kenya, including savannah grassland, semi-arid Acacia thorn bushes, and mangrove swamps, found a reservoir of viruses carried by mosquitoes (arboviruses) that are responsible for human and animal diseases. This research, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Virology Journal, highlights the need for continued surveillance in order to monitor the risk of disease outbreaks... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Tropical Diseases Source Type: news

Faldaprevir Early Hepatitis C Treatment Success, Viral CureFaldaprevir Early Hepatitis C Treatment Success, Viral Cure
The protease inhibitor combined with interferon and ribavirin achieved virologic cure in up to 80% of patients. Many were able to stop all treatment at 24 weeks. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Tamil Nadu to set up Virology labs
Tamil Nadu government would soon set up Molecular Virology Laboratories in Medical College Hospitals in Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 8, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Poultry trade 'may be spreading bird flu'
Poultry workers moving to and from wet markets and farms may be responsible for the spread of the deadly H7N9 virus in China, says a virologist who's working with the World Health Organization to investigate the outbreak. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New bird flu strain requires vigilance researchers warn
Conclusion This is important research tracking the origins of the new H7N9 bird flu virus, which gives some clues about how it might behave in the future. Scientists are particularly concerned that a future mutation could mean it is transmitted between humans, which increases the risk of a pandemic (an epidemic of infection across countries or continents). For travellers to China and other countries affected by bird flu, it's important to observe the following precautions: avoid visiting live animal markets and poultry farms avoid contact with surfaces that are contaminated with animal faeces don't eat or handle u...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Medical practice Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tomori Tasks President Jonathan On Polio Eradication
[Vanguard]As Nigeria battles rejection of polio vaccination in the North, renowned Virologist, Professor Oyewale Tomori has alleged that Nigerian leaders are yet to show enough commitment needed to attain the global eradication deadline by 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - April 30, 2013 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antiretroviral regimen associated with less virological failure among HIV-infected children
(The JAMA Network Journals) Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, M.D., M.S.C.E., of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues conducted a study to determine whether there was a difference in time to virological failure between HIV-infected children initiating nevirapine vs. efavirenz-based antiretroviral treatment in Botswana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Influenza Pandemics of 1918 and 2009Influenza Pandemics of 1918 and 2009
Studying the similar features of the 1918 and 2009 influenza pandemics may provide better control of influenza pandemics in the future. Future Virology (Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines)
Source: Medscape PublicHealth Headlines - April 29, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Oral Regimen Sustains Hepatitis C Viral Response to 24 WeeksOral Regimen Sustains Hepatitis C Viral Response to 24 Weeks
A regimen of 3 oral direct-acting antiviral drugs plus ribavirin produced sustained virologic responses above 90% in a broad range of patients infected with hepatitis C. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Simeprevir Administered Once Daily Demonstrates Sustained Virologic Response In Genotype 1 Chronic Hepatitis C Patients, Studies Find
Janssen R&D Ireland (Janssen) have announced primary efficacy and safety results from two global Phase 3 studies demonstrating that use of the investigational protease inhibitor simeprevir (TMC435) led to sustained virologic response 12 weeks after the end of treatment (SVR12) in 80 and 81 percent, respectively, of treatment-naïve genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C adult patients with compensated liver disease, including all stages of liver fibrosis, when administered once daily with pegylated interferon and ribavirin... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Kills Melanoma In Animal Model, Spares Normal Cells
Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine have demonstrated that vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is highly competent at finding, infecting, and killing human melanoma cells, both in vitro and in animal models, while having little propensity to infect non-cancerous cells. "If it works as well in humans, this could confer a substantial benefit on patients afflicted with this deadly disease," says Anthony van den Pol, a researcher on the study. The research was published online ahead of print in the Journal of Virology... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Food and Environmental Virology adds society affiliation
(Springer) Springer's journal Food and Environmental Virology is now the official publication of the International Society for Food and Environmental Virology. The new affiliation takes effect immediately. The journal, founded in 2009 by Springer, was accepted in January 2013 by Medline®, the U.S. National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antibody Treatment For HIV
Data on SEEK's Novel Immunotherapy for HIV Published in Virology Journal SEEK, a privately-owned UK drug discovery group, announces that pre-clinical results on its HIV immunotherapy have been published in the peer-reviewed journal Virology Journal. SEEK's HIV immunotherapy triggers the immune system's cellular and antibody responses to selectively identify and kill HIV infected cells. The most exciting aspect of this therapy is that it directs the immune system towards short highly conserved regions of proteins produced by most circulating HIV strains... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV / AIDS Source Type: news

New Resource: Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, 26e Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg’s Medical Microbiology, 26e introduces you to basic clinical microbiology through the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
(Source: AccessMedicine Updates)
Source: AccessMedicine Updates - April 14, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: news

Study Finds Bird Virus Promising For Prostate Cancer Treatment
A study at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a chicken-killing virus as a promising treatment for prostate cancer in humans. Researchers have discovered that a genetically engineered Newcastle disease virus, which harms chickens but not humans, kills prostate cancer cells of all kinds, including hormone-resistant cancer cells. The work of Dr. Elankumaran Subbiah, associate professor of virology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, along with Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Rethinking The Mechanism Underlying The Well-Documented Efficacy Of Hepatitis A Vaccine
Viruses have historically been classified into one of two types - those with an outer lipid-containing envelope and those without an envelope. For the first time, researchers at the University of North Carolina have discovered that hepatitis A virus, a common cause of enterically-transmitted hepatitis, takes on characteristics of both virus types depending on whether it is in a host or in the environment. "The whole universe of virology is divided into two types of viruses - viruses that are enveloped and viruses that are not enveloped... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Target Meeting's 2nd World Virology & Microbiology Online Conference Held On April 16-18, 2013: Join For Free
A Free Virtual Virology & Microbiology Conference at Targetmeeting.com featuring 60 live presentations (12 sessions) from academic and industry experts around the world. Computer and internet connection are required. Do not need any special equipment or software. All the attendees just connect to the online conference's server to participate in real time with their distinguished counterparts from across the globe. They can participate from their home or office depending on their convenience, which will save them the trouble of traveling and in utilizing their time optimally... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conferences Source Type: news

Newly Designed Vaccine Blocks H5 Avian Influenza In Animal Models
Until now most experimental vaccines against the highly lethal H5N1 avian influenza virus have lacked effectiveness. But a new vaccine has proven highly effective against the virus when tested in both mice and ferrets. It is also effective against the H9 subtype of avian influenza. The research is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. The strength of the new vaccine is that it uses attenuated, rather than "killed" virus. (Killed viruses are broken apart with chemicals or heat, and they are used because they are safer than attenuated viruses... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bird Flu / Avian Flu Source Type: news

Cleverly designed vaccine blocks H5 avian influenza in models
(American Society for Microbiology) Until now, most experimental vaccines against the highly lethal H5N1 avian influenza virus have lacked effectiveness. But a new vaccine has proven highly effective against the virus when tested in both mice and ferrets. It is also effective against the H9 subtype of avian influenza. The research is published online ahead of print in the Journal of Virology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

41 E-Books New on JEFFLINE
Scott Library added these 41 e-books in February and March to the growing collection: Age-related Macular Degeneration Bennett’s Cardiac Arrhythmias Breast Imaging Cell Physiology Sourcebook Chestnut’s Obstetric Anesthesia Choosing the Correct Radiologic Test Coté and Lerman’s a Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children Creative Solutions to Enhance Nursing Quality CT and MRI of the Whole Body Cytology: Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates Drugs for the Heart Emergency Medicine: PreTest Self-Assessment and Review Emergency Ultrasound Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions Fast...
Source: What's New on JEFFLINE - March 24, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gary Kaplan Tags: All News Clinicians Researchers Students Teaching Faculty Source Type: news