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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

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

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

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. 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

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 — 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

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

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

Mar. 30, 2015 — Supplemental feeding of wildlife can increase the spread of some infectious diseases and decrease the spread of others. A new study by ecologists finds that the outcome depends on the type of ... read more

Could Antibodies from Camels Protect Humans from MERS?

Mar. 30, 2015 — Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to a ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers. The findings may help scientists develop ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — The durability of a novel 'disseminating' cytomegalovirus-based Ebola virus vaccine strategy may eventually have the potential to reduce ebolavirus infection in wild African ape species, ... read more

Norovirus Candidate Vaccine Induces Broad Antibody Responses in Trial Participants

Mar. 24, 2015 — A multivalent candidate vaccine elicits broad antibody responses to a range of norovirus strains, including strains not included in the vaccine or previously encountered by participants, according to ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Many strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than archaea, primitive single-celled bacteria-like microorganisms. Archaea go to great lengths -- eating methane or breathing sulfur or ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — An international team of scientists has quantified, for the first time, how co-infection by parasites significantly reduces the severity of the African cattle-killing disease East Coast fever. In ... read more

Two Distinct Populations of CD4 T Cells Play Different Roles in Immune System

Mar. 19, 2015 — Utilizing a novel transgenic mouse model, scientists have found that CD4 T cells divide into two different populations that each has a different ... read more

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