Navigation Links
First estimate of total viruses in mammals
Date:9/2/2013

ulation," Dr. Anthony continues, adding that prevention is crucial when it comes to viral infections since antivirals are notoriously difficult to develop.

Plumbing the Depths of the Zoonotic Pool

A continued systematic effort to discover mammal viruses would provide a more accurate estimate on total number of viruses in what co-author Stephen Morse, PhD, co-director of the PREDICT Project and professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School, calls the "zoonotic pool" of potential viral pathogens that threaten humans.

The researchers say the initial estimate of 320,000 is just a starting point and will likely be considerably higher after accounting for additional viral families and employing high throughput sequencing methods developed at CII. They also point to several unknowns, including whether or not the samples from flying foxes in Bangladesh are representative of all flying foxes, which range across Southern Asia; whether or not all mammal species harbor a similar number of viruses; and the extent to which viruses are shared from species to species (as seen with the human, bovine, and avian viruses in the flying fox). Furthermore, the cost of collecting samples could vary depending on habitat (the flying fox expedition in Bangladesh was relatively low compared with similar undertaking for an animal living in more remote areas).

To help fill in some of these blanks, the team is repeating the process in two follow-up studies -- one in a species of primates in Bangladesh in order to see if their viral diversity is comparable to the flying fox's, and another in Mexico, where analysis of samples from six species of bats that share the same habitat will be undertaken to determine the extent to which they share viruses. With additional resources, they hope to expand the investigation to other species and viral families.

"To quote Benjamin Franklin, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," says senior auth
'/>"/>

Contact: Timothy S. Paul
tp2111@columbia.edu
212-305-2676
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. 23andMe conducts the first genetic study of non-syndromic striae distensae (stretch marks)
2. First update in a century in testing drugs for elemental impurities
3. BluStor Introduces the Worlds First Platform to Protect the Full Stream of Mobile Security: Device, User, And Data
4. Elsevier launches first video journal in gastrointestinal endoscopy
5. Mount Sinai researchers develop first successful laboratory model for studying hepatitis C
6. Nice organisms finish first: Why cooperators always win in the long run
7. First human tests of new biosensor that warns when athletes are about to hit the wall
8. U of M researchers unveil nations first porcine virus rapid detection test
9. A first in front line immunity research
10. First global atlas of marine plankton reveals remarkable underwater world
11. Registration is Open for First Ever Mushrooms and Health Summit
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2015)... ATL Technology, LLC, a top provider of electromechanical ... use solutions, headquartered in Springville, Utah , ... California corporation with locations in Santa ... Rica ). This acquisition will incorporate MedConx,s ... ATL Technology,s existing facility in Costa Rica ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... 24, 2015 This report provides market analysis ... six years. It contains an analysis of the drivers, ... their impact from the short, medium, and long term ... industry, market, and technology trends that currently, prevail in ... concerned authorities to efficiently manage the increasing marine traffic ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... -- Research and Markets( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vq2k2f/bodyworn ... "Body-Worn Temperature Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis, ... 2020" report to their offering. ... body-worn temperature sensors market. The global body-worn temperature ... of types, care setting, patient demographic, applications and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ATL Technology Announces Acquisition of MedConx, Inc. and Expanded Global Footprint 2Automatic Identification System Market by Class, by Platform, by Application and by Geography - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020 2Body-Worn Temperature Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis 2
... A team from the National Institute of Standards ... Guard on a coordinated effort to train emergency first ... securing reliable samples of suspected biothreats. The project, dubbed ... first responders at the state, local and federal levels ...
... in the journal Annals of Botany , Professor Douglas ... in the ground could harvest more carbon from the air, ... levels. In principle, any crops could be treated in ... for the environment. Although the amount of carbon presently ...
... Nobel Prize for nerve growth factor was awarded more than ... use growth factor clinically. University of Pittsburgh Professor Yadong ... factor to regrow blood vessels. His research, which could be ... death in the Western world, is published this week in ...
Cached Biology News:Operation Vigilant Sample: First responder training for suspicious powders 2Crop breeding could 'slash CO2 levels' 2Regrowing blood vessels with a potent molecule 2Regrowing blood vessels with a potent molecule 3Regrowing blood vessels with a potent molecule 4
(Date:6/30/2015)... , June 30, 2015  Today, Americord Registry, one ... announced Andrew Horne , a partner at Kirkland & ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/226958LOGO   ... Americord,s Advisory Board," says Martin Smithmyer , CEO of ... his legal career that will assist Americord,s growth and vision." ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... With ... not sacrifice selectivity to achieve faster flow rates in comparison to nylon or ... significant open space to allow easy liquid flow while trapping particulates as small ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... , ... The maximum number of shares proposed to be purchased in the ... unvested restricted stock). On June 29, 2015, the last trading day prior to the ... the OTCBB was $2.29 per share. , The tender offer will expire on July ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... DIEGO , June 30, 2015  The ... Education in Biosciences (CCE/Bio) and UC San Diego ... fermentation, to be held Aug.  12 – 14, ... ).  This three-day workshop provides an intense exposure ... industrial biotechnology, and is well-suited to biologists, process ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Americord Registry Announces Andrew Horne as Advisory Board Member 2New Nanofiber Membrane Provides Fast, Efficient Filtration 2Cryo-Cell Commences Tender Offer to Purchase its Common Stock, Up to 750,000 Shares at $3.25 per Share 2Cryo-Cell Commences Tender Offer to Purchase its Common Stock, Up to 750,000 Shares at $3.25 per Share 3UC San Diego Extension to Offer Third Annual Microbial Fermentation Workshop 2
... Key Secondary Endpoints,NEW YORK, March 10 Intra-Cellular Therapies, ... Phase II trial in patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia ... increased slow wave sleep and decreased the duration of ... meeting the prespecified primary and key secondary endpoints of ...
... March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... positive clinical study results for its Bio-Seal(TM) Lung ... Interventional Radiologists Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, ... of Bio-Seal in patients undergoing lung biopsy procedures ...
... 9 Former Presidential candidate Gary Bauer on Monday called ... embryonic stem cell research "evidence that ideology is the goal ... a tragedy, as lives will be lost and not saved ... Values made the following statement: "It,s tragic that Barack Obama ...
Cached Biology Technology:Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia 2Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia 3Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia 4Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia 5Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia 6Intra-Cellular Therapies Reports Positive Final Results of a Phase II Clinical Trial with ITI-007 in Patients with Sleep Maintenance Insomnia 7Angiotech announces positive results from Bio-Seal(TM) clinical study 2Angiotech announces positive results from Bio-Seal(TM) clinical study 3Angiotech announces positive results from Bio-Seal(TM) clinical study 4Angiotech announces positive results from Bio-Seal(TM) clinical study 5
... performance spectral scanning multimode reader with ... advanced SkanIt Software it offers superior ... assay development. Varioskan provides unlimited wavelength ... and photometric assays and a dispenser ...
Angiotensin Converting Enzyme [Porcine Kidney, ACE, Peptidyl-dipeptidase A]...
... Effectively condenses and traps a wide variety of ... pump oil. Easy-to-use glass condensation flask (GCF400) allows ... contained jar for easy draining. Rapid cooling time ... glass flask for quick solvent changes ...
... Assays in Tris buffer, pH 10.2 give ... buffer system. Assays in diethanolamine buffer, pH ... the glycine buffer system. Protein determined by ... buffer salts Preparation Unit Definition: One unit ...
Biology Products: