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New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. (2018-04-04)
Viruses can evolve in parallel in related species
Viruses are more likely to evolve in similar ways in related species -- raising the risk that they will 'jump' from one species to another, new research shows. (2018-04-12)
New Clorox disinfectant is EPA registered to kill both known types of MRSA
While MRSA has been an issue in health-care settings for years, CA-MRSA outbreaks in the community have been on the rise, with the greatest risk in community settings such as fitness clubs, in sports teams, at schools and daycare centers. (2008-05-05)
Researchers funded by Morris Animal Foundation make breakthrough in fatal cat disease
A new clinical trial funded in part by Morris Animal Foundation has resulted in a critical veterinary breakthrough -- cats with feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in remission following treatment with a novel antiviral drug. (2017-11-30)
MERS antibodies produced in cattle safe, treatment well tolerated in phase 1 trial
An experimental treatment developed from cattle plasma for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection shows broad potential, according to a small clinical trial led by National Institutes of Health scientists and their colleagues. (2018-01-09)
New technique reveals how Zika virus interacts inside our cells
Scientists have developed a new technique that can determine how viruses interact with a host's own RNA. (2018-09-10)
Bats are the major reservoir of coronaviruses worldwide
Results of a five-year study in 20 countries on three continents have found that bats harbor a large diversity of coronaviruses (CoV), the family of viruses that cause severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS). (2017-06-12)
NIAID dcientists create 3D structure of 1918 influenza virus-like particles
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are protein-based structures that mimic viruses and bind to antibodies. (2018-07-11)
Broad spectrum antiviral drug inhibits a range of emerging coronaviruses
Researchers have long known that RNA viruses called coronaviruses cause the common cold and pneumonia. (2018-03-06)
New study finds no link between Kawasaki disease and newly discovered coronavirus
A newly described virus is not a cause of Kawasaki disease, according to an article by a group of researchers in Denver, Colo. (2006-11-20)
Duke-NUS researchers discover the secret to bats' immunity
Bats' ability to host deadly viruses without getting sick could help shed light on inflammation and aging in humans. (2019-02-26)
Bat cave study sheds new light on origin of SARS virus
Genetic recombination between viral strains in bats may have produced the direct evolutionary ancestor of the strain that caused a deadly outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. (2017-11-30)
Why the flu is more deadly in those with diabetes
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have demonstrated in a new study, published earlier this week, how diabetes contributes to mortality from MERS-CoV infections, and the finding could shed light on why other respiratory illnesses like the flu or pneumonia might strike those with diabetes more severely. (2019-10-18)
Study implicates human coronavirus as main cause of SARS
Research from Hong Kong fast-tracked for publication on THE LANCET's website - (2003-04-08)
An unexpected mode of action for an antibody
Studies of human monoclonal antibodies isolated from survivors of coronavirus-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are unveiling surprising immune defense tactics against fatal viruses. (2019-01-31)
SARS without pneumonia could be common in outbreak areas
Results of research from Hong Kong in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggests that severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) without pneumonia could be common among populations affected by SARS outbreaks. (2004-03-11)
Electron microscopy captures snapshot of structure coronaviruses use to enter cells
A detailed analysis has been made, at the atomic level, of an infection mechanism of coronaviruses, the agents of both mild and deadly respiratory illness in people and animals. (2016-02-26)
Human antiviral 'GS-441524' shows great promise against this infectious disease of cats
The emergence of exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in people has prompted intensive research into new drug treatments, and this is indirectly bringing benefit to cats. (2019-02-13)
Severe acute respiratory syndrome? Sometimes it's not severe
Like other viral illnesses, SARS coronavirus infection can present with only mild symptoms, according to a study published in the February 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, online now. (2004-02-02)
How host-cell enzymes combat the coronavirus
Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a study published May 16 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Stanley Perlman of the University of Iowa, Anthony Fehr of the University of Kansas, and colleagues. (2019-05-16)
Novel coronavirus confirmed as causative agent of SARS
Leading scientists worldwide investigating the cause of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) confirm that a novel coronavirus is the primary cause of the disease. (2003-07-21)
Researchers find bat influenza viruses unlikely threaten human health
Kansas State University veterinary researchers collaborated on a study that shows the bat influence virus poses a low risk to humans. (2014-10-30)
NIH study shows how MERS Coronavirus evolves to infect different species
New research published in Cell Reports from scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows how MERS-CoV can adapt to infect cells of a new species, which suggests that other coronaviruses might be able to do the same. (2018-08-14)
MERS-CoV vaccine is safe and induces strong immunity in Army-led first-in-human trial
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research conducted a Phase 1 first-in-human trial of a Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) vaccine candidate that was shown to be safe, well-tolerated, and induced a robust immune response comparable to response seen in survivors of natural MERS CoV infection. (2019-07-24)
First-in-man trial of MERS vaccine begins at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) began vaccinations Tuesday in a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immune response in humans to a vaccine candidate to prevent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). (2016-02-16)
Study reveals how deadly MERS virus enters human cells
Cornell University researchers have uncovered details of how the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) enters host cells, and offer possible new avenues for treatment. (2014-10-13)
Airport screening misses half of disease cases but could be improved
Researchers from the University of California Los Angeles and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have found that in order to be effective, the screening of passengers for disease at airports must be tailored to the outbreak in question. (2015-02-19)
New SARS-like coronavirus discovered in Chinese horseshoe bats
EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization that focuses on local conservation and global health issues, announced the discovery of a new SARS-like coronavirus (CoV) in Chinese horseshoe bats. (2013-10-30)
Tactics of new Middle East virus suggest treating by altering lung cells' response to infection
The deadly Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, is revealing its stronghold tactics. (2013-04-30)
Airport screening for viruses misses half of infected travelers but can be improved
Airport screening for diseases often misses at least half of infected travelers, but can be improved, scientists reported Feb. (2015-02-24)
New coronavirus has many potential hosts, could pass from animals to humans repeatedly
The SARS epidemic of 2002-2003 was short-lived, but a novel type of human coronavirus that is alarming public health authorities can infect cells from humans and bats alike, a fact that could make the animals a continuing source of infection, according to a study to be published in in mBio®. (2012-12-11)
Multicenter study finds respiratory viruses most common cause of pneumonia in children
Respiratory viruses, not bacterial infections, are the most commonly detected causes of community-acquired pneumonia in children, according to new research released Feb. (2015-02-25)
Researchers describe potential for MERS coronavirus to spread internationally
The life-threatening MERS coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East could spread faster and wider during two international mass gatherings involving millions of people in the next few months, according to researchers who describe the most likely pathways of international spread based upon worldwide patterns of air travel. (2013-07-19)
Is MERS another SARS: The facts behind Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
Experts show that while Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a viral respiratory illness, is infecting less people, it has a higher mortality rate and affects a specific target population when compared to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. (2015-08-24)
LSU researchers find cause of respiratory diseases in cattle
Researchers at Louisiana State University have discovered that a bovine virus not previously believed to cause respiratory-tract infections in cattle is associated with several outbreaks of shipping-fever pneumonia, the most fatal form of bovine respiratory-tract disease. (2001-05-14)
Sandia-developed foam likely would stop SARS virus quickly, Sandia/Kansas State team shows
Researchers at the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration's Sandia National Laboratories and Kansas State University have shown that chemical formulations previously developed at Sandia to decontaminate chemical and biological warfare agents are likely effective at killing the virus that causes Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). (2004-02-02)
Getting to the core of an emergent public health threat
The outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 was a loud wake-up call for researchers studying infectious diseases. (2007-05-15)
UBC scientists find new way to mobilize immune system against viruses
University of British Columbia scientists have uncovered an intricate chain reaction in the body's immune system and have used the knowledge to develop a new treatment against harmful viruses. (2014-05-12)
New compound inhibits enzyme crucial to MERS and SARS viruses, with a catch
Scientists at the University of Illinois, Chicago, have identified a compound that effectively inhibits an enzyme crucial to the viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome. (2014-09-08)
New coronavirus inhibitor exhibits antiviral activity by blocking viral hijacking of host
Since the SARS epidemic in 2003, coronaviruses have been on the watch list for emerging pathogens, and the ongoing outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed that they represent a serious threat. (2014-05-29)
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