adenovirus adenovirus  /ə ˈdɛ nə ˌvaɪ rəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye

Usage(s):

  1. What makes the adenovirus ideal for the task is precisely the reason colds make us so miserable once inside a host, the cold virus infects cells and starts to replicate quickly.
  2. Out of 93 gene-therapy trials using adenovirus, it was recently revealed, there were 691 instances of adverse effects.
  3. The virus, called adenovirus Type 4, causes a severe, grippe-like illness, and sometimes viral pneumonia, especially among raw recruits in military camps.

News

  • Scientists identify promising antiviral compounds

    Scientists have identified two promising candidates for the development of drugs against human adenovirus, a cause of ailments ranging from colds to gastrointestinal disorders to pink eye. The researchers sifted through thousands of compounds to determine which might block the effects of a key viral enzyme they had previously studied in atomic-level detail.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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