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New mechanism identified for influenza-induced bacterial superinfections
Researchers have described a new mechanism by which influenza A viruses (IAV) alter the host immune system and make them more or less susceptible to often deadly co-occurring bacterial infections. (2019-03-21)
Antibodies from earlier exposures affect response to new flu strains
Research from UT Austin highlights role of immunological imprinting -- or how the immune system fights the flu after previous exposure to the virus via infections or vaccinations -- in the elicitation of new antibodies. (2019-03-20)
New model IDs primate species with potential to spread Zika in the Americas
In the Americas, primate species likely to harbor Zika -- and potentially transmit the virus -- are common, abundant, and often live near people. (2019-03-19)
Revealing the rules behind virus scaffold construction
Professor Danielle Tullman-Ercek's insights into virus shell self-assembly could impact future drug delivery and therapeutic strategies. (2019-03-19)
Are there Zika reservoirs in the Americas?
A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis travels the Americas, collecting feces from nonhuman primates to determine the risk of Zika reservoirs. (2019-03-19)
Protective antibodies also found in premature babies
Even premature babies carry anti-viral antibodies transferred from the mother, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in a paper on maternal antibodies in newborns, published in the journal Nature Medicine. (2019-03-18)
Zika study may 'supercharge' vaccine research
Scientists looking at the genetics of Zika virus have found a way to fast-track research which could lead to new vaccines. (2019-03-18)
Children's noses hold clues to serious lung infections, study shows
Tiny organisms in a child's nose could offer clues to improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, research shows. (2019-03-15)
Cardiorespiratory fitness of farmed Atlantic salmon unaffected by virus
The respiratory systems of Atlantic salmon function normally even when carrying large loads of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), new University of British Columbia research has found. (2019-03-13)
On-the-spot genome analysis
By fine-tuning how algorithms carve up DNA data, Garvan researchers have made it possible to do genomic analysis on a smartphone. (2019-03-13)
Discovery upturns understanding of how some viruses multiply
Scientists have shown that different segments of a virus genome can exist in distinct cells but work together to cause an infection. (2019-03-12)
Protection from Zika virus may lie in a protein derived from mosquitoes
By targeting a protein found in the saliva of mosquitoes that transmit Zika virus, Yale investigators reduced Zika infection in mice. (2019-03-11)
Discovery brings new understanding to sophistication of microbial warfare
In a new paper co-authored by Blake Wiedenheft, the researchers explain how viruses make a molecular decoy that is used to subvert the CRISPR-Cas bacterial immune system. (2019-03-11)
An antibody-mimicking small molecule protects mice against lethal influenza
Researchers present a newly identified small molecule influenza inhibitor, which, when administered orally, is capable of protecting mice from extremely lethal doses of influenza. (2019-03-07)
Eating the flu
Given the importance and wide distribution of Influenza A viruses, it is surprising how little is known about infections of wild mammals. (2019-03-06)
How viruses outsmart their host cells
Viruses depend on host cells for replication, but how does a virus induce its host to transcribe its own genetic information alongside that of the virus, thus producing daughter viruses? (2019-03-06)
Small molecule inhibitors show treatment potential for EBV-associated cancers
Wistar researchers have created a drug candidate for cancers associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis. (2019-03-06)
UMaine-led team discovers protein, lipid connection that could aid new influenza therapies
For the first time, a connection is shown between influenza virus surface protein HA and host cell lipid PIP2. (2019-03-05)
Study confirms and quantifies Zika-microcephaly link in Brazil
Women infected with Zika virus early in pregnancy are almost 17 times more likely to have a child with microcephaly, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Oliver Brady of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues. (2019-03-05)
HIV remission achieved in second patient
A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, reports a paper led by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London. (2019-03-05)
Researchers systematically track protein interactions in defense against viruses
The body's defense strategies against viral infections are as diverse as the attacks themselves. (2019-03-04)
Researchers discover new portal of entry for influenza viruses
Influenza viruses from bats use an entirely different portal to enter the cell than all previously known types of influenza / human cells also infectable in the lab / publication in Nature. (2019-03-04)
Researchers uncover new facets of HIV's 'arms race' with human defense system
A new study reveals details about the evolutionary contest between HIV and the human immune system that could one day improve treatment. (2019-03-04)
Forecasting mosquitoes' global spread
New prediction models factoring in climate, urbanization and human travel and migration offer insight into the recent spread of two key disease-spreading mosquitoes -- Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. (2019-03-04)
Zika: Silent long-term circulation in Thailand
In an attempt to shed light on Zika circulation, scientists from the Institut Pasteur and the CNRS, in collaboration with US teams and the Thai National Institute of Health, decided to investigate the history of the Zika virus in Thailand. (2019-02-28)
Pan-filovirus T-cell vaccine protects mice from Ebola and Marburg
Vaccines that induce protective T-cell responses could protect against members across the filovirus family, according to a study published Feb. (2019-02-28)
Mother's dengue immunity worsens baby's response to Zika
New research uncovers previously unknown mechanism behind why some, but not all, Zika virus infections during pregnancy lead to fetal brain abnormalities. (2019-02-28)
Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV
Using computational modeling, a team of researchers led by Penn State designed and created proteins that mimicked different surface features of HIV. (2019-02-27)
Study traces the origins of Chikungunya in Brazil
New evidence suggests that Chikungunya virus arrived in Brazil at least one year earlier than it was detected by public health surveillance systems. (2019-02-26)
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)
Common virus is 'less prone to mutation' giving hope for vaccine development
One of the commonest causes of congenital disability, the Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV), is less prone to mutation than previously thought, a finding which could help develop a successful vaccine, UCL researchers have found. (2019-02-25)
The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Experts warn of a surge in vector-borne diseases as humanitarian crisis in Venezuela worsens
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela is accelerating the re-emergence of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, Chagas disease, dengue, and Zika virus, and threatens to jeopardize public health gains in the country over the past two decades, warn leading public health experts. (2019-02-21)
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design
A new observation, led by researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer envelope protein structure. (2019-02-20)
Bat influenza viruses could infect humans
Bats don't only carry the deadly Ebola virus, but are also a reservoir for a new type of influenza virus. (2019-02-20)
Revealed: How the 'Iron Man' of immune cells helps T cells fight infection
The immune system's killer T cells are crucial in fighting viral infections. (2019-02-19)
Using anti-cancer immunotherapy to fight HIV
Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. (2019-02-19)
A lack of antibody diversity may make the elderly more susceptible to the flu
The influenza vaccine may be less effective in the elderly because their B cells are less capable of producing antibodies that can adapt to protect against new viral strains, researchers report Feb. (2019-02-19)
Seeing the unseeable
Researchers at Cardiff University have used X-ray crystallography and computer simulation to get a closer look at how viruses bind cells and cause infection. (2019-02-19)
Virus-infected bacteria could provide help in the fight against climate change
Understanding the relationship between microbes and viruses is beneficial not only for medical research and practical applications but also in marine biology, says Alison Buchan, Carolyn W. (2019-02-17)
Genetic tricks of rabbits resistant to fatal viral disease
Underlying genetic variation in the immune systems of rabbits allowed them to rapidly evolve genetic resistance to the myxoma virus, a deadly rabbit pathogen introduced into Europe and Australia during the 1950s, according to a new study. (2019-02-14)
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