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Triple-Combo Drug Shows Promise Against Antiviral-Resistant Swine Flu, UAB Researcher Says
An experimental drug cocktail that includes three prescriptions now widely available offers the best hope in developing a single agent to treat drug-resistant H1N1 swine flu, says a virology researcher in the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. View News Article (2009-10-28)

'Achilles' heel' of the herpes virus possibly found
It's one of the most common viruses in America, and one that causes the most guilt and shame. It can get inside almost any kind of human cell, reproduce in vast numbers, and linger for years in the body, causing everything from recurrent genital blisters to sores around the mouth. Its complications can kill, and it may increase susceptibility to many nerve and brain disorders. View News Article (2005-07-25)

HIV-1 kills immune cells in the gut that may never bounce back
People with HIV have been living longer, healthier lives since the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (or HAART) in 1995. In fact, most patients on the drug regimen do so well that, according to blood tests, their immune cells appear to return to pre-HIV levels. View News Article (2006-12-05)

Big-Data Analysis Identifies Prognostic RNA Markers in a Common Form of Breast Cancer
A Big-Data analysis that integrates three large sets of genomic data available through The Cancer Genome Atlas has identified 37 RNA molecules that might predict survival in patients with the most common form of breast cancer.  View News Article (2013-04-30)

CWRU researchers discover byproducts from bacteria awaken dormant T-cells and HIV viruses
Dental and medical researchers from Case Western Reserve University found another reason to treat periodontal disease as soon as possible.  View News Article (2015-01-05)

West Nile Virus infections detected in Britain
A paper in the Journal of General Virology reveals that evidence of West Nile virus infections has been found in birds in Britain, according to a team of scientists led by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) at Oxford. There are no known cases of human infection and no disease reported in birds. Dr Ernie Gould and colleagues believe that West Nile virus is present and being effectively... View News Article (2003-07-18)

Virginia Tech study finds virus promising for prostate cancer treatment
A study at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine has identified a chicken-killing virus as a promising treatment for prostate cancer in humans. View News Article (2013-04-09)

Baculovirus-recognizing human cell receptor identified for the first time
The receptor used by baculovirus to enter and interact with human cells has been identified.  View News Article (2013-09-27)

Hantavirus Found in African Wood Mouse
Researchers have discovered the first African hantavirus, a type of rodent-borne virus that can cause life-threatening infections in humans when it is inhaled through aerosolized rodent urine or droppings. View News Article (2006-04-19)

The eradication of poliomyelitis from the western pacific region is due to be declared on Oct 29. However, two studies in this week's issue of THE LANCET highlight the remaining hurdles that must be overcome before polio can be eradicated globally. In the first study, Hiromu Yoshida and colleagues from Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Japan, studied the molecular characteristics of type 3... View News Article (2000-10-25)

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