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New forms of virulent pathogen identified

Feb 8 2013, 2:12am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Sydney, Feb 8 — Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers. Hantavirus causes flu-like...

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New forms of virulent pathogen identified

Feb 8 2013, 2:12am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Sydney, Feb 8 — Four new forms of one of the most virulent pathogens, hantavirus, transmitted from animals to humans, have been identified by a team of researchers.

Hantavirus causes flu-like symptoms which can bring on respiratory and kidney failure in humans. It usually appears as sporadic disease outbreaks such as that in 1993 in a US region bordering New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

"Our research describes four novel hantaviruses, sampled from bats and shrews in China, which are distinct from known hantaviruses," says study co-author Eddie Holmes, professor and Australia Fellow at the University of Sydney, the journal Public Library of Science Pathogen reports.

"Hantavirus is a major threat to global health, making information that adds to our poor understanding of how it evolved and is transmitted an important contribution to fighting the disease," adds Holmes.

The finding also suggests there may be additional unrecognised hantaviruses circulating in a wide range of animal hosts, particularly bats, and that the hantaviruses frequently jump hosts, according to a Sydney statement.

The new international research on hantavirus is led by researchers at the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention to which Holmes contributed.

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Is Elon Musk's Tesla gigafactory worth California taxpayer money?

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Is Elon Musk's Tesla Gigafactory worth taxpayer money?

Aug 29 2014 7:53am CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

Business and consumer advocacy groups this week squared off in opposing letters to California lawmakers currently evaluating the financial incentives that they may be willing to dole out for Tesla Motors Inc.'s much-hyped $5 billion "Gigafactory" battery plant. The California Budget Group and allied organizations on Monday released their open letter to lawmakers in all five of the states ...
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Is Elon Musk's Tesla Gigafactory worth California taxpayer money?

Aug 28 2014 4:46pm CDT | Source: San Jose Business Journal

Business and consumer advocacy groups this week squared off in opposing letters to California lawmakers currently evaluating the financial incentives that they may be willing to dole out for Tesla Motors Inc.'s much-hyped $5 billion "Gigafactory" battery plant. The California Budget Group and allied organizations on Monday released their open letter to lawmakers in all five of the states vying for the factory — New Mexico, Texas, California, Nevada and Arizona. A media spectac ...
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Aug 28 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The Coronado Ventures Forum on Thursday brought in eight venture capital funds from around the Southwest to discuss the state of VC in the area. The result? A mixed bag. The group praised New Mexico for having an idea-rich economy and for its recent push by the state to invest in more companies. But the group also hammered the state for not having enough executive horsepower and for being far from the centers of technology devel ...
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Aug 28 2014 2:12pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

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Behind the Cover Story: Reporter Dennis Domrzalski talks about NM’s emigration problem (Video)

Aug 28 2014 1:07pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Unfortunately for the economy, New Mexico is experiencing a flight of capital and talent out of the state. In the last 30 years, the state has had a net outmigration of 9,700 people. Reporter Dennis Domrzalski looked at the root causes of this phenomenon for this week’s cover story and talked to some of the most prominent names that have left the state. After more than a dozen interviews, some themes started to emerge in Domrzalsk ...
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