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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

New Disease-Carrying Mosquito Arrives in British Columbia, Canada

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists are studying an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito, Aedes japonicus, after finding it for the first time in Western Canada. The mosquitoes could poise a significant hazard to health if ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Using genomic techniques, slight variations in the coding sequence of proteins that bind Salmonella to host cells can determine what type of animal a particular strain infects, new research ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Canadian entomologists have reported the first appearance of Aedes japonicus -- an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito -- in western Canada. Native to Asia, Ae. japonicus has been widely found in the ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — In general, herpes viruses are considered to be specific to a single species or group of related animals. Recent research findings contradict this assumption by showing that two equine herpes viruses ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new study showed that blocking a calcium-signaling pathway could inhibit not only the Ebola virus, but also Marburg, Lassa and Junin viruses, all sources of deadly ... read more

Lack of 'Sleep' May Zap Cell Growth, Brain Activity, Study in Plants Suggests

Oct. 30, 2015 — Lack of adequate sleep can do more than just make you tired. It can short-circuit your system and interfere with a fundamental cellular process that drives physical growth, physiological adaptation ... read more

Towards a Safe and Efficient SARS-Coronavirus Vaccine: Mechanism and Prevention of Genetic Instability of a Live Attenuated Virus

Oct. 29, 2015 — Live attenuated (weakened) viral vaccines are considered safe so long as their 'reversal' to a virulent (or disease-causing) virus is prevented. A new study reports on how to rationally ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Cell membranes are very elastic. They can become distorted when they are asked to do so, when the cell divides, or when a virus detaches itself from the cell. In both cases, the membrane is deformed ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Researchers may have found the basis for a vaccine against a disease that threatens endangered tortoises. Over thirty years on from the initial discovery of the tortoise herpesvirus, a team of ... read more

New Research Shows the Simulated Economic Impact of a Foot-and-Mouth Disease Outbreak

Oct. 27, 2015 — Simulation models can help prepare for potential foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in livestock, experts say. New research found that adopting an emergency vaccination approach to protect and prepare ... read more

Simpler Method for Measuring Viral Infections in Bees

Oct. 26, 2015 — Scientists have made it easier for beekeepers to conclude how serious the pressure of viral infections in their bee colonies is. Based on observations in Danish bee colonies, the scientists have ... read more

Oct. 23, 2015 — In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum — also known as sheepshead — turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes near Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The fish ... read more

Bacteriophage Treatment Decontaminates Infant Formula

Oct. 23, 2015 — A phage showed strong anti-microbial activity against a type of food-borne bacterium that often kills infants after infecting them via infant formula. Phages are viruses that infect only ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — An estimated 2 billion people are at risk for being bitten by Aedes mosquitoes and infected with the dengue virus (DENV). A new study introduces a candidate target for a transmission-blocking vaccine ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new research suggests. And ... read more

Oct. 19, 2015 — Rhesus monkeys can, in fact, transmit Cytomegalovirus (CMV) across the placenta to their unborn offspring, new research shows. This finding establishes the first primate model that researchers can ... read more

Oct. 17, 2015 — Nearly half of camels in parts of Kenya have been infected by the virus that causes Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, a new study shows, and experts have given calls now for further research into the ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — A research group demonstrated the mechanism by which the Sendai virus (SeV) escapes the host immune system. They examined the crystal structure of the complex of SeV C protein and transcription ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — A team of researchers has used engineered viruses to provide quantum-based enhancement of energy transport. The work points the way toward inexpensive and efficient solar cells or light-driven ... read more

Oct. 15, 2015 — A brand new technology has the potential to reduce crop losses across the developing world and boost the incomes of subsistence farmers, report scientists. The technology is designed to combat ... read more

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