VIRUS


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AcronymDefinition
VIRUSVital Information Resources Under Siege (slang)
VIRUSVery Important Resource Under Siege (slang)
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Measles virus in otosclerosis and the specific immune response of the inner ear.
5 will allow us to respond even quicker to potential virus outbreaks, and will enhance our centralized management of virus policies and protection for all of our enterprise desktops.
When a computer is infected with AnitExe, the virus resides in the memory and is activated when the computer is turned on there by preventing your computer from booting up.
The study, "Inhibition of Multiple Subtypes of Influenza A Virus in Cell Cultures with Morpholino Oligomers," was published in the peer-reviewed journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy and is currently available online at http://aac.
The spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 virus during 2003-2004 in eastern and southeastern Asia, and, in 2005-2006 westward across Asia into Europe, the Middle East, and Africa is not typical of other HPAI epizootics.
Daniel Meruelo of New York University School of Medicine and his colleagues stumbled upon this unusual medicinal property of the Sindbis virus while seeking to exploit the virus for gene therapy.
Experts said the new virus with the subject line ``ILOVEYOU'' spread far more prolifically, and caused more destruction, than the Melissa virus that hit computer systems last year.
AOL today launched a new free anti-virus program -- called Active Virus Shield -- for all online users at no cost.
Each virus has one H and one N antigen, apparently in any combination; all subtypes and most possible combinations have been isolated from avian species.
When the virus particles arrange themselves this way, they can move more freely in a solution (SN: 8/15/98, p.
Doctors suspect the culprit is one of two types of infectious microbes: a bacteria, a single-celled organism, or a virus, a chemical package of genetic material (either RNA or DNA).