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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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From the editor: Here's why lack of diversity on Innovate ABQ board is a problem

Nov 4 2014 3:12pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

No women. No people of color. No millennials. No entrepreneurs. Since the board members of Innovate ABQ were announced last week, there's been very little discussion about who is on the board, and a lot of discussion about who isn't. And with good reason. Innovate ABQ is a public-private partnership among the University of New Mexico and local education, government and business groups. It aims to bring entrepreneurs, students and business leaders ...
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Innovate ABQ supporters say give Innovate board time to find a plan

Nov 4 2014 3:06pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Though many are saying that the Innovate ABQ board isn't diverse enough to represent the city's entrepreneurial community, others are saying give it time. "I think there's going to be phases of what Innovate ABQ has to do, and right now what they have to do is build a foundation to get the right start," said Bill Bice, the head of the ABQid business accelerator and a partner in Verge Fund, which has its office about ...
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Home prices up nationally, but NM barely sees an increase

Nov 4 2014 1:03pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

According to numbers released by CoreLogic, home prices are up more than 5 percent nationally—but New Mexico isn't doing nearly as well. The CoreLogic data looks at year-over-year home prices from September 2013 to September 2014. Every state showed year-over-year growth in home prices, with two states (Michigan and Montana) showing double-digit growth. Nationally, single-family home prices, including distres ...
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Employers’ group to discuss plans to boost education

Nov 4 2014 7:41am CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Six major New Mexico employers are scheduled to outline their proposals for improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and workforce development. The employers — Air Force Research Laboratory, Intel, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northrop Grumman, PNM Resources and Sandia National Laboratories — signed a STEM Education in New Mexico proclamation earlier this summer and plan to hold a news conference on Nov. 22 to discuss their in ...
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Health care conference set for Nov. 6

Nov 4 2014 7:22am CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Quality is sponsoring a conference this week dealing with coming developments in the field. "What's New and What's Next for New Mexico?" will be held on Nov. 6 at the Marriott Pyramid Hotel. Organizers said the conference is part of the Coalition's AF4Q effort to improve delivery of health care services and better coordination of care while standardizing costs. The sessions begin a ...
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New Mexico: 90 Million-Year-Old Turtle Fossil Discovered in Desert

Nov 4 2014 3:22am CST | Source: IBTimes UK

Prehistoric turtle fossil unearthed in southern New Mexi ...
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Innovate ABQ board not diverse enough, critics say

Nov 3 2014 3:51pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The board of directors of the University of New Mexico's Innovate ABQ center can certainly claim decades of experience in banking, politics and administration. But it can't claim diversity, critics say. Innovate ABQ is designed to be a live-work-play center on seven acres Downtown that caters to the city's new startup and research culture. But, say many who have been supporting Innovate ABQ, the board of directors that was appointed last week doesn't refle ...
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New report shows mortgage lending dip in NM; many finding it hard to get approved

Nov 3 2014 3:39pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Nearly 500 lenders extended $8.5 billion in mortgages in New Mexico last year, with Wells Fargo Bank the leader by far, according to recent Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data from financial research firm ComplianceTech. That's down from 2012's $9.6 billion but is in line with a national slowdown in mortgages between those two years. The total amount of mortgages originated in the state la ...
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How we got here: the evolution of the Virgin Galactic story

Nov 3 2014 3:06pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Investigators are still piecing together the chain of events that led to one person dying and another injured after the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert on Friday. Virgin Galactic is the anchor tenant at Spaceport America in Southern New Mexico, a facility that was built almost exclusively for Virgin. The company was widely expected to launch tourists into space soon from New Mexico. H ...
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Labor market sees slight year-over-year growth in September

Nov 3 2014 12:26pm CST | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

According to numbers released today by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, the state added 6,400 nonfarm jobs since September 2013, a 0.8 percent increase. The statistics show that in September 2013, there were 814.4 thousand nonfarm employees in the state, compared to 820.8 thousand in September 2014. The country as a whole saw a bigger increase, with a two percent growth in nonfarm employment since September 2013. New Mexico ...
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