Menu

Image of the Day: Going Viral

Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.

Jul 11, 2018
Sukanya Charuchandra

ABOVE: A scientist holds a wrinkle-lipped bat belonging to the Chaerephon genus in Myanmar.
ROSHAN PATEL/ SMITHSONIAN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY INSTITUTE 

Scientists have described a newly identified virus present in bats from Myanmar in addition to another virus, previously found in Thailand. Both viruses were found in saliva and fecal samples collected from 150 insectivorous bats of the Chaerephon genus.

“This is the first step to understanding what kind of viruses are present in Myanmar’s wildlife populations and lays groundwork for additional work to understand their potential risk to humans and other animals,” Marc Valitutto, a wildlife veterinarian at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute who was involved in this research, says in a statement

July 2019

On Target

Researchers strive to make individualized medicine a reality

Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

IDT and Washington University join forces to increase access to the latest NGS technologies
IDT and Washington University join forces to increase access to the latest NGS technologies
As part of its commitment to advocate for the genomics age, Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) aims to lower the barriers to access the latest NGS technologies.
Bio-Rad Launches Bio-Plex Pro Human Immunotherapy Panel 20-plex Multiplex Assay, a targeted tool for researching signaling networks in Immunotherapy Research
Bio-Rad Launches Bio-Plex Pro Human Immunotherapy Panel 20-plex Multiplex Assay, a targeted tool for researching signaling networks in Immunotherapy Research
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) July 15, 2019 announced the launch of its Bio-Plex Pro Human Immunotherapy Panel 20-plex, a multiplex immunoassay that offers a targeted approach for Immunotherapy Research.
DeNovoMAX - NRGene's new genomics tool to meet a major agbio need:
DeNovoMAX - NRGene's new genomics tool to meet a major agbio need:
NRGene has launched a new product that aims to empower breeding and maximize agricultural yield as part of the Denovo assembly product suite offered by the company.
Overcoming the Efficiency Challenge in Clinical NGS
Overcoming the Efficiency Challenge in Clinical NGS
Download this white paper to see how an ECS lab serving a network of more than 10,000 healthcare providers integrated QIAGEN Clinical Insight (QCI) Interpret to significantly reduce manual variant curation efforts and increase workflow efficiency by 80%!