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'Give me the calcium!' Tulane virus takes over cellular calcium signaling to replicate
Researchers uncover the first piece of functional evidence suggesting that Tulane virus and human norovirus use viroporins to control cellular calcium signaling. (2019-11-13)
WSU study shows insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus
A discovery by a Washington State University-led research team has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue viruses. (2019-11-12)
Scientists crack rabies virus weaponry
Researchers from Monash University and the University of Melbourne have found a way to stop the rabies virus shutting down the body's immune defence against it. (2019-11-12)
CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?
Case Western Reserve University researchers have converted the CRISPR 'recognition induced enzymatic signal' to an electrical signal, which was then used to detect the biomarkers for viruses such as HPV or parvo. (2019-11-11)
New research explains how HIV avoids getting ZAPped
Humans have evolved dynamic defense mechanisms against the viruses that seek to infect our bodies -- proteins that specialize in identifying, capturing and destroying the genetic material that viruses try to sneak into our cells. (2019-11-11)
Study vaccine protects monkeys against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed an investigational vaccine that protected cynomolgus macaques against four types of hemorrhagic fever viruses endemic to overlapping regions in Africa. (2019-11-08)
Critical protein that could unlock West Nile/Zika virus treatments identified
A team of Georgia State scientists has identified a protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and Zika viruses -- and could be important for developing therapies to prevent and treat those viruses. (2019-11-05)
Measles virus infection destroys immune system memory
In humans and macaques, measles infection wipes out antibodies to previous pathogens and could make individuals more susceptible to disease. (2019-10-31)
Evidence of cross-species filovirus transmission from bats to humans
Virus spillover may be occurring between bats and humans in Nagaland, India, according to a new collaborative study by the National Centre of Biological Sciences (NCBS) in India, Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in the USA. (2019-10-31)
Immune response against skin-dwelling viruses prevents cancer
Human papillomaviruses appear to play an unwitting role in protecting us against skin cancer according to a new study published in Nature. (2019-10-30)
By targeting flu-enabling protein, antibody may protect against wide-ranging strains
A nationwide team of researchers has found an antibody that protects mice against a wide range of potentially lethal influenza viruses, advancing efforts to design of a universal vaccine that could either treat or protect people against all strains of the virus. (2019-10-25)
Broadly protective antibodies could lead to better flu treatments and vaccines
A newly-identified set of three antibodies could lead to better treatments and vaccines against influenza, according to a paper published in Science. (2019-10-25)
Flu antibody protects against numerous and wide-ranging strains
A human antibody that protects mice against a wide range of lethal flu viruses could be the key to a universal vaccine and better treatments for severe flu disease, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-10-24)
UofSC scientists find solution to Gulf War Illness in FDA-approved antiviral drugs
A recent study led by scientists at the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health has shown that adjusting GI tract viruses by repurposing existing FDA-approved antiviral drugs offers a route for effective treatment for Gulf War Illness and its myriad of symptoms. (2019-10-22)
New portable DNA sequencer quickly and accurately diagnoses wheat viruses
A group of scientists in Kansas have developed a new technology that makes it possible to rapidly identify viruses in wheat fields with a significantly higher accuracy. (2019-10-22)
Scientists pioneer new way of finding cancer-causing germs
University of East Anglia scientists are pioneering a new way of finding cancer-causing germs. (2019-10-21)
A Yale-developed drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancers
A therapy developed by Yale researchers stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2019-10-14)
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. (2019-10-14)
Overcoming the blood-brain-barrier: Delivering therapeutics to the brain
For the first time, scientists have identified a simple way that can effectively transport medication into the brain - which could lead to improved treatments for neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. (2019-10-11)
Family of crop viruses revealed at high resolution for the first time
For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. (2019-10-11)
Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses
In animals, infections are fought by the immune system. Studies on an unusual virus infecting wild koalas, by a team of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Queensland, reveal a new form of 'genome immunity.' The study appears Oct. (2019-10-10)
CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells
A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has now turned a CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells. (2019-10-10)
Researchers decode the immune response to Ebola vaccine
The vaccine rVSV-EBOV is currently used in the fight against Ebola virus. (2019-10-10)
From sleeping cell to assassin -- how immune cells work
Scientists at the University of Dundee have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies into how immune cells sense and respond to their environment to fight infection and destroy tumours. (2019-10-07)
First video of viruses assembling
For the first time, researchers have captured images of the formation of individual viruses, offering a real-time view into the kinetics of viral assembly. (2019-10-04)
How the influenza virus achieves efficient viral RNA replication
New insights on how subunits of the influenza virus polymerase co-evolve to ensure efficient viral RNA replication are provided by a study published Oct. (2019-10-03)
Why multipartite viruses infect plants rather than animals
Being in between living and non-living, viruses are, in general, strange. (2019-10-01)
Potent antibody curbs Nipah and Hendra virus attack
A monoclonal antibody has been shown to impede the fusion machinery henipaviruses use to merge with the membrane of cells they are attempting to breach. (2019-09-30)
Why viruses like Herpes and Zika will need to be reclassified, and its biotech impact
New findings reveal many different structural models for viruses, which can eventually lead to developing more targeted antiviral vaccines, by improving our understanding of how viruses form, evolve and infect their hosts. (2019-09-27)
Geometry goes viral: Researchers use maths to solve virus puzzle
A discovery, by researchers at the University of York (UK) and San Diego State University (US), paves the way for new insights into how viruses form, evolve and infect their hosts and may eventually open up new avenues in anti-viral therapy. (2019-09-27)
Viruses as modulators of interactions in marine ecosystems
Viruses are mainly known as pathogens - often causing death. (2019-09-26)
New discoveries map out CRISPR-Cas defence systems in bacteria
For the first time ever, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have mapped how bacterial cells trigger their defense against outside attacks. (2019-09-24)
Symbiosis as a tripartite relationship
While viruses are typically known for their pathogenic properties, new research findings now also demonstrate a positive influence of bacteriophages on the interaction of host organisms with bacteria. (2019-09-24)
Fullerene compounds knock out virus infections
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS in collaboration with researchers from four other Russian and foreign research centers have discovered a new reaction that helps obtain water-soluble fullerene derivatives which effectively combat flu viruses, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), and cytomegalovirus (CMV). (2019-09-23)
Bat influenza viruses possess an unexpected genetic plasticity
Bat-borne influenza viruses enter host cells by utilizing surface exposed MHC-II molecules of various species, including humans. (2019-09-17)
The 'pathobiome' -- a new understanding of disease
Cefas and University of Exeter scientists have presented a novel concept describing the complex microbial interactions that lead to disease in plants, animals and humans. (2019-09-12)
Precious metal flecks could be catalyst for better cancer therapies
Tiny extracts of a precious metal used widely in industry could play a vital role in new cancer therapies. (2019-09-09)
New viruses discovered in endangered wild Pacific salmon populations
Three new viruses -- including one from a group of viruses never before shown to infect fish -- have been discovered in endangered Chinook and sockeye salmon populations. (2019-09-04)
Arbovirus manipulation of plant immune systems to favor disease spread
A group of scientists led by Prof. YE Jian from the Institute of Microbiology discovered that viruses mobilize plant immunity to deter nonvector insect herbivores. (2019-09-03)
Detailed map shows how viruses infect humans
Columbia University researchers have generated a comprehensive map of protein-protein interactions that reveal how viruses infect human cells. (2019-08-29)
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