A novel feature of this report is the use of nanotechnology in virology and its potential for antiviral
Biotechnology company Prosetta Antiviral
Inc on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance to further discover and develop select drug candidates representing new, novel classes of antiviral
drugs with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY).
7m) grant from the Flemish agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) to progress its proprietary antiviral
drug discovery research programmes.
The results suggest that a simple chemical change can convert APOBEC3F to a more effective antiviral
agent and that shielding of a common feature shared by related proteins may yield a similar outcome, say researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Patients with mild, uncomplicated illness who are not considered to be at increased risk of developing severe or complicated illness are not likely to benefit from antiviral
treatment if started more than 48 hours after illness onset.
Fifty international university-, laboratory-, and industry-based researchers contribute 20 chapters reviewing the latest findings in antiviral
Our work demonstrates that even in countries where the antiviral
stockpile is not sufficient to treat 25% of the population--the minimum level suggested by the World Health Organization--it is possible to reduce morbidity and excess mortality by prioritizing the use of antivirals
by age," researchers said.
At its height since the launch of the pandemic flu service antiviral
collection points across Cumbria dealt with 276 people in one day.
However, the agency has "considerable experience in reviewing and approving antiviral
drug products for numerous viral diseases, including drugs for influenza.
ERDI), recently completed its analysis of a series of microarray studies with ReceptoPharm's antiviral
drug candidates in healthy immune cells.
IFN-[alpha] and IFN-[gamma] work by binding their receptors and activating downstream antiviral
pathways involving the dsRNA-dependent protein kinase (PKR), the 2', 5' oligoadenylate synthetase/RNase L, or the MxA protein.
Results from the first two stages of Study 203 presented at the 3rd International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis and Treatment, in Rio de Janeiro, suggest that the highest of three once-daily doses of Reverset provided the greatest antiviral
suppression in these highly treatment-experienced patients who have a wide variety of HIV mutations.
She cautioned that although antiviral
use for treatment of the flu is a 5-day commitment, prophylactic use is a season-long undertaking until the risk is over, meaning until flu season has ended.
However, surrogate marker changes have been observed even in patients whose viral populations did not exhibit the "shift," indicating that residual antiviral
activity (in spite of drug resistance) may play a role.
Hepatitis C patients who have stabilized depression can now be considered eligible for combination antiviral
therapy to treat the liver disease, according to participants in a consensus development conference on hepatitis C sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.