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Towards better hand hygiene for flu prevention
Rubbing hands with ethanol-based sanitizers should provide a formidable defense against infection from flu viruses, which can thrive and spread in saliva and mucus. (2019-09-18)
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)
Researchers find building mutations into Ebola virus protein disrupts ability to cause disease
Creating mutations in a key Ebola virus protein that helps the deadly virus escape from the body's defenses can make the virus unable to produce sickness and activate protective immunity in the infected host, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University. (2019-09-17)
Mutant live attenuated Ebola virus immunizes non-human primates
Inoculation with an Ebola virus that has mutations in a protein called VP35 does not cause disease and elicits protection in monkeys, researchers show Sept. (2019-09-17)
Anemia may contribute to the spread of dengue fever
Mosquitoes are more likely to acquire the dengue virus when they feed on blood with low levels of iron, researchers report in the 16 September issue of Nature Microbiology. (2019-09-16)
Science snapshots: Messenger proteins, new TB drug, artificial photosynthesis
Science Snapshots: messenger proteins, new TB drug, artificial photosynthesis (2019-09-12)
Papillomaviruses may be able to be spread by blood
Researchers found that rabbit and mouse papillomaviruses could be transferred by blood to their respective hosts, raising the possibility that human papillomavirus (HPV) may also be transferable by blood in humans. (2019-09-11)
Black sheep: Why some strains of the Epstein Barr virus cause cancer
The Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is very widespread. More than 90 percent of the world's population is infected -- with very different consequences. (2019-09-09)
Disrupting the gut microbiome may affect some immune responses to flu vaccination
The normal human gut microbiome is a flourishing community of microorganisms, some of which can affect the human immune system. (2019-09-06)
Zika virus infects the adult human brain and causes memory deficits in animal models
A new study conducted by Brazilian researchers found that Zika virus infects and replicates in adult human brain tissue. (2019-09-05)
Infant model of HIV opens new avenues for research
Researchers have developed an animal model to test HIV infection and therapies in infants, allowing them to develop biomarkers to predict viral rebound after antiretroviral therapy (ART) interruption. (2019-09-05)
Following three failed replications of 2016 study, Science maintains 'EEoC'
After having issued an Editorial Expression of Concern on a 2016 Science study by Siddappa N. (2019-09-05)
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)
By comparing needles to mosquitoes, new model offers insights into Hepatitis C solutions
Removing used needles does not reduce the spread of Hepatitis C virus -- instead, changing the ratio of infected to uninfected needles is critical, study finds. (2019-09-04)
Livestock disease risk tied to herd management style
A new look at the prevalence of the widespread and often fatal sheep and goat plague virus in Tanzania reveals that livestock managed in a system where they are the sole source of an owners' livelihood are more likely to become infected than livestock managed in a system where the owners' livelihood is supplemented by agriculture. (2019-09-04)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Mortality rates in Ebola survivors after hospital discharge could be five times higher compared with the general population
In the first year after hospital discharge, mortality in Ebola survivors was five times higher than would be expected in general Guinean population (55 deaths versus 11 deaths), according to an observational study of 1,130 people published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. (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)
Mumps study shows immunity gaps among vaccinated people
Immunity against mumps virus appears insufficient in a fraction of college-aged people who were vaccinated in childhood, research from Emory and CDC indicates. (2019-09-02)
Arthritis-causing virus hides in body for months after infection
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to fluorescently tag cells infected with chikungunya virus. (2019-08-29)
How chikungunya virus may cause chronic joint pain
A new method for permanently marking cells infected with chikungunya virus could reveal how the virus continues to cause joint pain for months to years after the initial infection, according to a study published Aug. (2019-08-29)
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)
Machine learning algorithm can't distinguish these lab mini-brains from preemie babies
Nine-month-old brains-in-a-dish and the brains of premature newborn babies generate similar electrical patterns, as captured by electroencephalogram (EEG) -- the first time such brain activity has been achieved in a cell-based laboratory model. (2019-08-29)
Researchers describe a key protein for Epstein-Barr virus infection
Two studies by IRB Barcelona and IBMB-CSIC published in Nature Communications reveal the portal structure of the Epstein-Barr virus and bacteriophage T7. (2019-08-29)
Molecular big data, a new weapon for medicine
Being able to visualize the transmission of a virus in real-time during an outbreak, or to better adapt cancer treatment on the basis of the mutations present in a tumor's individual cells are only two examples of what molecular Big Data can bring to medicine and health globally. (2019-08-28)
Science wages a battle against the swine sector's costliest virus
A research team at the University of Córdoba has compared the behavior of two different strains of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus, to expedite the production of an effective vaccine in the future. (2019-08-28)
Graphene shield shows promise in blocking mosquito bites
An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitos, according to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-08-26)
To stop mosquito-transmitted illnesses, pay attention to how humans behave: study
Targeting the mosquito population within a defined area is the primary way scientists and public health officials mitigate the spread of diseases caused by viruses like Zika, dengue fever, and West Nile. (2019-08-26)
New research predicts stability of mosquito-borne disease prevention
To reduce transmission of dengue to humans, scientists have introduced Wolbachia bacteria to A. aegypti mosquitoes. (2019-08-26)
Researchers identify key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development
Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new antiviral drugs to treat the serious infectious disease, according to a study by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University published in PLoS Pathogens. (2019-08-22)
Discovery of 'hidden' outbreak hints that Zika virus can spread silently
Just when international fears of contracting Zika began to fade in 2017, an undetected outbreak was peaking in Cuba -- a mere 300 miles off the coast of Miami. (2019-08-22)
An unreported Zika outbreak in 2017 detected through travel surveillance and genetics
By sequencing virus genomes from infected travelers, analyzing travel patterns and mosquito modeling, researchers reporting Aug. (2019-08-22)
Yale researchers detect unreported Zika outbreak
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) have detected a large unreported Zika outbreak that occurred in Cuba during 2017, a year after Zika outbreaks peaked throughout the Americas. (2019-08-22)
Here's how early humans evaded immunodeficiency viruses
The cryoEM structure of a simian immunodeficiency virus protein bound to primate proteins shows how a mutation in early humans allowed our ancestors to escape infection while monkeys and apes did not. (2019-08-22)
Plant protection: Researchers develop new modular vaccination kit
Simple, fast and flexible: it could become significantly easier to vaccinate plants against viruses in future. (2019-08-21)
The substance found in brown coal can help combat viruses
Scientists from Russia demonstrated a novel approach leveraging the combination of high-resolution mass spectrometry and chemoinformatics to identify biologically active molecular components of humic substances extracted from coal, and discovered substances with antiviral activity against the tick-borne encephalitis virus. (2019-08-19)
Physiological mechanisms leading to enterovirus opening revealed
Enteroviruses are one of the most common human pathogens leading to high number of acute and chronic infections worldwide. (2019-08-16)
Expression of M gene segment of influenza A virus determines host range
The host range of the influenza A virus (IAV) is restricted by dysregulated expression of the M viral gene segment, according to a study published August 15, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Anice Lowen and John Steel of Emory University School of Medicine, and colleagues. (2019-08-15)
Charcoal-based drug delivery system improves efficacy of common herpes drug
A study led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago has found that combining acyclovir -- a commonly prescribed topical herpes medication -- with particles of activated carbon improves efficacy of the drug. (2019-08-14)
The risk of death from yellow fever can be detected sooner
A FAPESP-funded study with results published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has identified markers capable of predicting mortality in patients with symptoms of yellow fever, potentially helping to prevent the development of severe conditions. (2019-08-14)
Birth defects associated with Zika virus infection may depend on mother's immune response
New research led by scientists at The Rockefeller University in New York may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. (2019-08-14)
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