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Vaccination campaign doubles HBV mutations
A universal infant vaccination campaign in China has led the Hepatitis B virus (HBV) to more than double its rate of "breakout" mutations. View News Article (2013-10-08)


Blocking nerve cells delays onset of prion disease
A chemical that specifically blocking parts of the nervous system can delay the onset of scrapie and could lead to new drugs to prevent vCJD and BSE, medical experts heard today (Thursday 10 January 2002) during a joint meeting of the European Societies of Clinical and Veterinary Virology and the Society for General Microbiology at the Royal College of Physicians, London. View News Article (2001-12-21)


Programmed cell death activates latent herpesviruses
Researchers have found that apoptosis, a natural process of programmed cell death, can reactivate latent herpesviruses in the dying cell. View News Article (2013-09-06)


Hidden strains of HPV found in 'virus-negative' genital warts
There are 170 established HPV types. Cancerous human papillomavirus (HPV) viruses are the main cause of cervical cancer, and are found in close to 100% of cervical tumors.  View News Article (2013-07-12)


Bird flu leaves the nest -- adapting to a new host
Current research suggests that viral polymerase may provide a new therapeutic target for host-adapted avian influenza. View News Article (2009-08-27)


Study: Viral Reactivation a Likely Link Between Stress and Heart Disease
A new study could provide the link that scientists have been looking for to confirm that reactivation of a latent herpes virus is a cause of some heart problems. View News Article (2013-01-23)


Middle East virus `here to stay` in USA
A virus that originated in the Middle East has become endemic in certain parts of the USA and is set to spread further over the coming year, medical experts heard today (Wednesday 09 January 2002) during a joint meeting of the European Societies of Clinical and Veterinary Virology and the Society for General Microbiology at the Royal College of Physicians, London. View News Article (2001-12-21)


Fragment of Yellow Fever Virus May Hold Key to Safer Vaccine
In one of the first molecular studies of the human antibody response to yellow fever, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) researchers and their colleagues have found the crucial bit of virus that people's immune systems need to spot and quash this often-fatal re-emerging disease. View News Article (2005-06-17)


Gene therapy shows early promise for treating obesity
With obesity reaching epidemic levels, researchers at the Ohio State University Medical Center are studying a potentially long-term treatment that involves injecting a gene directly into one of the critical feeding and weight control centers of the brain. View News Article (2009-03-10)


Monkeypox mystery: New research may explain why 2003 outbreak in the US wasn't deadly
An outbreak of 72 cases of monkeypox in the United States during the summer of 2003 didn't produce a single fatality, even though the disease usually kills 10 percent of those infected. View News Article (2005-07-18)

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