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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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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert, one dead (Video)

Oct 31 2014 3:38pm CDT | Source: San Jose Business Journal

One person is dead and one is injured after the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert, according to an NBC News report 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. However, following the accident on Friday, Virgin Galactic posted the following on its website: "Virgin Galactic ...
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert

Oct 31 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

One person is dead and one is injured after the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crashed in the Mojave Desert, according to an NBC News report 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. However, following the accident on Friday, Virgin Galactic posted the following on ...
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See which employers have hundreds of job openings in New Mexico

Oct 31 2014 1:58pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Who has the most jobs to fill in New Mexico? One indication is which large employers are running the most help-wanted ads on the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions website. See our accompanying slideshow to see which 10 employers have the most job openings right now. The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions lists the employers that have the most online help-wanted ads for positions within New Mexico. Its data comes ...
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In this week’s issue: Finally, companies here are getting noticed (and four other things you don’t want to miss)

Oct 31 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

It's been a huge year for M&A activity here in New Mexico: the sales of all or part of New Mexico Gas Co., Oso Biopharmaceuticals, EMCORE and many other local companies have created over $1.5 billion in deal flow. Finding out a company is for sale, however, can generate anxiety about layoffs and bonus checks. But as reporter Dan Mayfield writes this week, more M&A activity in New Mexico is also generating something ...
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See which winemaker is New Mexico's largest

Oct 31 2014 9:57am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Dating back to 1629, New Mexico's winemaking industry has a storied past. This week's list takes a look at the largest wineries in New Mexico. Topping the list is Blue Teal Vineyards and St. Clair Winery, which produced 145,000 cases of wine in 2013. The winery has 180 acres of vineyards in Deming; its vintners are Carrie Gurule and Matt Kuhl. See which other wineries topped the list in the accompanying s ...
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Find out who New Mexico's biggest brewers are

Oct 31 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

Brewing in New Mexico is booming, and this week's list is a look at the biggest breweries in New Mexico. Topping the list is Santa Fe Brewing Co., which produced 16,650 barrels of beer in 2013. Its head brewmaster is Gabe Toth, and the brewery reported 40 full-time employees in New Mexico. See which other breweries topped the list in the accompanying slideshow. To see the full list, look in ...
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DOE urged to stay with local subcontractors

Oct 31 2014 7:11am CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The Department of Energy is being asked to maintain policies that require the use of local contractors for environmental cleanup projects. The request was made by members of New Mexico's Congressional delegation following an announcement last month that the DOE was transferring responsibility for such work from the National Nuclear Security Administration to the Office of Environmental Management. The shift applies to waste cleanup projects at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The cu ...
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For a few NM Gas Co. employees, TECO's search for synergies means pink slips

Oct 30 2014 3:49pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

TECO Energy completed its $950 million purchase of New Mexico Gas Co. early last month, and that means some people won't be sticking around now that the company is focusing on "integration activities" in New Mexico. TECO has laid off three employees in the last few weeks, said Teala Kail, the company spokesperson. TECO Energy President and CEO John Ramil told Business First on Thursday that the compa ...
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State Supreme Court won't stop massive water project

Oct 30 2014 1:08pm CDT | Source: New Mexico Business Weekly

The New Mexico Supreme Court has denied a motion to dismiss an application for a massive water project proposed by Augustin Plains Ranch LLC. The motion was filed last month by the New Mexico Environmental Law Center on behalf of a couple living in western New Mexico. They claimed that the application filed by Augustin is identical to one rejected by the state engineer several years ago. The project is aimed at building wells and a pipeline that would transfe ...
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Records: Girlfriend of deputy accused in killing heard pleas over phone before shots fired

Oct 29 2014 2:19pm CDT | Source: Canadian Business Online

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Court documents say a New Mexico sheriff’s deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone just before the shooting, and the woman heard someone’s pleas before gunfire rang out. Records released Wednesday say the girlfriend of Santa Fe County Deputy Tai Chan heard someone say, “Please don’t, please don’t.” The documents say she then heard gunshots. Chan is scheduled to make his first court appearance via video Wednesday. He’s fa ...
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