Navigation Links
Researchers developing antiviral drug to combat contagious norovirus
Date:3/25/2013

MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University-led team is researching ways to stop the spread of norovirus, a contagious stomach illness that infects one in 15 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Kyeong-Ok Chang, associate professor of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, is leading researchers as they develop an antiviral drug for market use. The team -- supported by a five-year $5.1 million National Institutes of Health grant -- has identified and is further testing several protease inhibitors with potential for preventing and treating norovirus infection.

Norovirus is the most common form of viral gastroenteritis. It is often called the stomach bug because it causes vomiting and diarrhea for several days. A new Sydney strain of norovirus emerged last year and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that this new strain is now behind 60 percent of norovirus outbreaks.

"You can control infectious diseases by vaccinations, antibiotics for bacterial agents or antiviral drugs for viral agents," said Chang, who has devoted his career to studying noroviruses and rotaviruses, another form of gastroenteritis. "We know that antibiotics and antiviral drugs are a tremendous help to human health. Our goal is to help the patient."

There is currently no vaccine and no antiviral drug to combat norovirus, Chang said. While several organizations are researching vaccine development, Chang's research team is one of the leading groups studying antiviral drugs as a way to treat norovirus.

"The main focus of our research is antiviral drugs because public awareness to norovirus outbreaks is increasing and so is the demand for ways to control norovirus infection," Chang said. "Our team is one of a few groups that have pioneered antiviral drug development in the norovirus field."

Research collaborators at Kansas State University include Duy Hua, a university distingu
'/>"/>

Contact: Kyeong-Ok Chang
kchang@k-state.edu
785-532-3849
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
3. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
4. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
5. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
6. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
10. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
11. University of Cincinnati researchers win $3.7M grant from US Department of Defense
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... AZ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's ... long supporter of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). ... Padre Murphy's in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for ... of the leading groups supporting the cause in the valley. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, ... dresses. View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find ... wedding dresses online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers ... for them. Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Autocarinsurancebest.com has released a new blog post explaining ... policy . , Auto insurance quotes help many drivers ... longer necessary to call an agent or visit an agency ... a single website: http://autocarinsurancebest.com/ . , Every business who ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Yesterday, Senator ... (D-Concord) and Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) were honored by ... in advancing biotechnology, biomedical science, medical device and ... each received the “2014 Life Sciences Champion” award ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) and ... relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption ... has long made AMA journals available via its subscription services, ... JAMA Network. , Long known as both a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Commercial Auto Insurance Provides Several Important Features! 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 2Health News:California Biomedical Community Honors Senator Holly Mitchell, Assemblymembers Susan Bonilla & Kristin Olsen 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4
... the first to use a new tool to identify the ... of what these microscopic signatures or biomarkers should look like. ... Journal of Proteome Research, the advance could one day lead ... cancer as well as other diseases. , With many diseases, ...
... Provides Interventional Cardiologists with Enhanced ... Faster, More Precise Procedures, CHICAGO, March 31 According ... 1 killer,with an average of one death every 37 seconds. ... contributed to the surge of,Americans with cardiac issues. To address ...
... on Blue Cross ... EAGAN, Minn., March 31 In a peer-reviewed ... Cross and Blue,Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) reports that ... visits to the emergency room and,had an 11 percent ...
... medication, study finds , , MONDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) ... diabetes drug, Amaryl, at slowing clogging of the arteries ... disease. , The Cleveland Clinic researchers behind the new ... diabetes medication has been shown to slow atherosclerosis, giving ...
... 2008 New data from a clinical trial ... patients living with type 2 diabetes, ACTOS® (pioglitazone ... arteries compared to glimepiride, and prevented progression compared ... PERISCOPE (Pioglitazone Effect on Regression of Intravascular Sonographic ...
... Considered by many in medical,marketing to be ... Ferdinand has joined,prominent Houston healthcare and sports marketing ... and Business Development., In her new role ... counsel for existing clients, and develop relationships,with potential ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Scientists: New technique identifies molecular 'biomarkers' for disease 2Health News:Scientists: New technique identifies molecular 'biomarkers' for disease 3Health News:See More, Do More: Siemens Highlights New Generation of Interventional Imaging Systems for Cardiology at ACC 2Health News:See More, Do More: Siemens Highlights New Generation of Interventional Imaging Systems for Cardiology at ACC 3Health News:See More, Do More: Siemens Highlights New Generation of Interventional Imaging Systems for Cardiology at ACC 4Health News:Blue Cross' Consumer-directed Health Plan - Options Blue - Members Not Sacrificing Health for the Sake of Saving Money 2Health News:Blue Cross' Consumer-directed Health Plan - Options Blue - Members Not Sacrificing Health for the Sake of Saving Money 3Health News:Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries 2Health News:Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries 3Health News:New data showed Actos prevented progression of atherosclerotic plaque volume in patients 2Health News:Medical Marketing Veteran Signs on as Director of Strategy and New Business Development at Active Imagination 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... January 23, 2015 Heptares Therapeutics, the clinical-stage ... announce that the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for ... President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall (Chief Scientific Officer ... and co-founder) for the seminal contributions to GPCR drug discovery ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ), a ... proprietary products to treat voiding dysfunctions, today reported financial ... 2014.  Global revenue for the Company,s Urgent ... a new quarterly revenue record, as compared to $3.9 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH ) ... member of the new Simple Plex platform through its ... represents the re-branding of the previously acquired CyPlex instrument ... is a transformative immunoassay technology which integrates an innovatively ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
... BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc.,("Chindex") (Nasdaq: ... services in the People,s Republic of China, today,announced results for the ... 2009. , , Financial Highlights:, ... million, flat on, a year ...
... Anesiva, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANSV ) today announced that on ... Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") stating that the Nasdaq Hearing Panel ... Global Market subject to the condition that Anesiva shall have ... (the "Merger") contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 2Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 3Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 4Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 5Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 6Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 7Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 8Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 9Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 10Chindex International, Inc. Reports Second Quarter and First Half Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 11Anesiva Receives Positive Nasdaq Hearing Panel Determination for Continued Listing 2Anesiva Receives Positive Nasdaq Hearing Panel Determination for Continued Listing 3
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: