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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

Property Inhibiting Growth of Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Eggs

May 8, 2015 — An egg is many things. It is a versatile food but also an efficient source of bioactive compounds. A researcher has discovered that fractions isolated from the ovomucin protein in egg white can ... read more

Insight Into Ebola Virus Nucleocapsid Assembly Mechanism

May 6, 2015 — For decades, numerous research works have identified the structures of most EBOV encoded proteins except two, the L protein and nucleoprotein (NP), because of the difficulties they present in the ... read more

First Case of Rabies in Over a Decade in France: Lessons for Healthcare Personnel

Apr. 21, 2015 — A team of French clinicians has diagnosed the first case of rabies in that country since 2003. Only 20 cases of human rabies had been diagnosed in France between 1970 and 2003. The patient, a 57 year ... read more

Canine Influenza: Veterinarian Explains What Every Dog Owner Should Know About Disease

Apr. 15, 2015 — A veterinarian explains what pet owners need to know about canine influenza and how they can protect their ... read more

Ebola Analysis Finds Virus Hasn't Become Deadlier, Yet

Apr. 13, 2015 — Research using cutting edge computer analysis reveals that despite mutating, Ebola hasn't evolved to become deadlier since the first outbreak 40 years ago. The surprising results demonstrate ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — It may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that bacteria have an immune system -- in their case to fight off invasive viruses called phages. And like any immune system -- from single-celled to human ... read more

Can Humans Get Norovirus from Their Dogs?

Apr. 10, 2015 — Human norovirus may infect our canine companions, according to research. That raises the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, says a veterinarian and first author of a new ... read more

Researchers Create Tool to Predict Avian Flu Outbreaks

Apr. 10, 2015 — A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created . The researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The ... read more

Microbes Disprove Long-Held Assumption That All Organisms Share a Common Vocabulary

Apr. 10, 2015 — Some microorganisms found in nature and not grown in the laboratory reinterpret the instructions coded into their DNA. Short segments of DNA that signal other organisms to stop adding building blocks ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Evidence of the new mastrevirus, tentatively named switchgrass mosaic-associated virus 1, has been discovered by researchers. Other members of the mastrevirus genus, a group of DNA viruses, are known ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Interfering with the replication of the Ebola virus can stop the virus in its tracks, a new study shows. The discovery opens the door to finding more effective treatments. The Ebola outbreak that ... read more

Plotting the Elimination of Dengue

Apr. 8, 2015 — Researchers are using a novel way to block the dengue virus in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes using the insect bacterium, Wolbachia and have for the first time provided projections of its public health ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Scientists have developed distribution models for the invasive Asian rock pool mosquito. This mosquito species is a potential carrier of vectors for infectious diseases, such as dengue fever or West ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — A highly efficient Cas9 nuclease that overcomes one of the primary challenges to in vivo genome editing has been identified by a research team. This finding is expected to help make the CRISPR ... read more

Circulation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu in North American Birds

Apr. 2, 2015 — Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5 viruses of Eurasian origin continue to circulate and evolve in North American wild birds. The term 'highly pathogenic' refers to the ability of an avian ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — A new class of chemical insecticides has been identified that could provide a safer, more selective means of controlling mosquitoes that transmit key infectious diseases such as dengue, yellow fever ... read more

Apr. 1, 2015 — Larval competition between the Yellow Fever Mosquito and Asian Tiger Mosquito impacts adult survival may influence their ability to transmit dangerous diseases. "Older mosquitoes are potentially ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — The microbe Sulfolobus islandicus can go dormant, ceasing to grow and reproduce, in order to protect themselves from infection by Sulfolobus spindle-shaped virus 9 (SSV9), researchers have ... read more

Future Antibiotic-Making Kit for Amateurs? Kit Could One Day Be Widely Available

Apr. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a rapid, simple and safe method for generating large libraries of novel organic molecules in a fraction of the time required for traditional organic synthesis. Researcher ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Scientists have found the genetic signature of enterovirus D68 in half of the California and Colorado children diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis -- sudden, unexplained muscle weakness and ... read more

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