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Novel Mechanism for Invasion of EV71 Virus Demonstrated

July 18, 2014 — A novel mechanism for EV71 entry mediated by its receptor SCARB2 has been reported by scientists. These findings make a significant conceptual advance in the understanding of non-enveloped virus ... read more

Surveillance System Can Identify and Track Emerging Infectious Diseases

Feb. 8, 2013 — A team of researchers developed a method to identify the cause of infectious disease outbreaks based on online reports about the symptoms, the season, and the ratio of cases to fatalities. Using data ... read more

Cats and Humans Suffer from Similar Forms of Epilepsy

Feb. 1, 2013 — Epilepsy affects the very core of our being, our brain.  Epileptic attacks can lead to seizures throughout the body or in parts of it. Clouding of consciousness or memory lapses are also possible.  ... read more

Dec. 10, 2012 — White blood cells have long reigned as the heroes of the immune system. When an infection strikes, the cells, produced in bone marrow, race through the blood to fight off the pathogen. But new ... read more

Mosquito Virus Could Lead to New Vaccines and Drugs

Sep. 21, 2012 — The newly discovered Eilat virus is closely related to some of the world's most dangerous pathogens but incapable of infecting non-insect hosts. This attribute could make the virus a uniquely ... read more

Public Urged to Take Precautions Against West Nile Virus

Sep. 10, 2012 — West Nile virus (WNV) has become endemic in North America with cases in 2012 exceeding that of any other year. Health care professionals and the public need to be on alert for WNV, medical ... read more

July 24, 2012 — Measles, mumps, pneumonia, influenza and encephalitis in man, Carré's disease in dogs, Ovine Rinderpest (PPR)… all of these diseases are caused by viruses from the same family: ... read more

Bartonella Infection Associated With Rheumatoid Illnesses in Humans

Apr. 23, 2012 — A bacterium historically associated with cat scratch fever and transmitted predominately by fleas may also play a role in human rheumatoid illnesses such as arthritis, according to new ... read more

Early Treatment Improves Outcomes in Rare, Often Undiagnosed Form of Encephalitis

Apr. 20, 2012 — A mysterious, difficult-to-diagnose, and potentially deadly disease that was only recently discovered can be controlled most effectively if treatment is started within the first month that symptoms ... read more

Mar. 2, 2012 — Researchers have discovered critical new details about the structure of a virus (enterovirus 71) that causes potentially fatal brain swelling and paralysis in children, pointing toward designs for ... read more

Small Molecule Hobbles Dengue in Vitro and in Vivo

Sep. 19, 2011 — A novel compound inhibits dengue virus, as well as other closely related important human pathogens, according to new ... read more

Early-Life Brain Inflammation May Increase Susceptibility to Drug Addiction in Adulthood

Nov. 15, 2010 — An episode of brain inflammation early in life may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain that increase the risk of developing drug addiction during adulthood, a new animal study found. Brain ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Deadly Nipah and Hendra Viruses; May Also Lead to New Treatments for Measles, Mumps and Influenza

Oct. 28, 2010 — Scientists have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available. The approach ... read more

Genome of Mosquito That Spreads West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and Elephantiasis Decoded

Sep. 30, 2010 — Scientists have decoded the genome of the southern house mosquito, which transmits the devastating diseases West Nile virus, encephalitis and elephantiasis, giving the global effort to contain ... read more

Mumps Vaccine Coverage Should Be Improved, Study Finds

Aug. 24, 2010 — Although immunity to mumps is high in the United States, mumps vaccine coverage must be maintained and improved to prevent future outbreaks, according to a new ... read more

Alphavirus-Based Vaccine May Slow Some Cancers

Aug. 2, 2010 — An experimental vaccine based on a virus that causes encephalitis in the wild appears to block tumor growth in some cases of advanced cancer, according to new research. Scientists say the vaccine is ... read more

Visualizing Brain Invasion by a Fungus

Apr. 26, 2010 — Infection with the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans can cause meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain) and encephalitis (inflammation of the brain itself), conditions that are ... read more

Virus-Like Particle Vaccine Protects Monkeys from Chikungunya Virus

Jan. 28, 2010 — An experimental vaccine developed using noninfectious virus-like particles (VLP) has protected macaques and mice against chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that has infected millions of ... read more

Immune Cells Predict Outcome Of West Nile Virus Infection

Oct. 12, 2009 — Infection with West Nile virus (WNV) causes no symptoms in most people. However, it can cause fever, meningitis, and/or encephalitis. Researchers now report that levels of immune cells known as Tregs ... read more

Nanotechnology Combats Fatal Brain Infections

June 28, 2009 — Scientists have developed novel peptide nanoparticles that effectively seek out and destroy bacteria and fungal cells that could cause fatal ... read more

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