Archive for November, 2012

SciVerse ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest Articles

23 November, 2012

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Note: number 1 is the article on “In vitro evolution of H5N1 avian influenza virus toward human-type receptor specificity” – that you read about here first.


ViroBlogy: serving the virology community…B-)  Thank @MicrobeTweets!


Pandemic flu graphic courtesy of Russell Kightley Media

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Medicago Announces 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results [Green Vaccines]

10 November, 2012

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“In the third quarter of 2012, we announced that we had successfully produced significantly more than 10 million doses of H1N1 influenza VLP vaccine at our commercial-scale facility in North Carolina and completed the DARPA project. In addition, we announced FDA authorization to initiate a Phase I clinical trial with IDRI for an H5N1 VLP vaccine to explore the possibility of enhanced protection with one dose of vaccine, continued development of the quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccine, and signed a commercial agreement with Philip Morris Products for influenza vaccines in China,” said Andy Sheldon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Medicago. “In 2013, we expect to see results from at least three clinical trials, which would reinforce our position with governments and companies to secure revenues and grant opportunities.”

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Still Going Green: the sensible thing to do.

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Virology: An Illustrated Colour Text

9 November, 2012

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“This is a concise, highly accessible introduction to medical virology, incorporating essential basic principles as well as a systematic review of viruses and viral diseases. It pays particular attention to developments in anti-viral therapy that are becoming increasingly effective in modern medicine. It is an ideal textbook for the information-overloaded student and an invaluable everyday companion for the busy professional who needs a good understanding of the current state of medical virology.

In keeping with the highly successful format of other Illustrated Colour Texts, it presents the subject as a series of succinct 2 page ‘learning units’, using a superb collection of clear illustrations and clinical photographs, concise yet comprehensive text and key point boxes to aid quick access to information and examination preparation.

So whether you are a medical student, junior doctor, medical scientist, trainee in infectious diseases or student on another allied medical course, this book is here to make your life easier! It will also provide a very solid foundation for any who plan to delve deeper into this fascinating field.”


It gives me great pelasure to be able to hype a book by colelagues from South Africa – and an eBook at that, given that it is available at a substantial discount for Kindle!  I shall be downloading it soonest.  Nice one, guys!

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