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May 4, 2016

Inheritable Bacterium Controls Aedes Mosquitoes' Ability to Transmit Zika

May 4, 2016 — Aedes mosquitoes carrying the bacterium Wolbachia -- found inside the cells of 60 percent of all insect species -- are drastically less able to transmit Zika virus, say ... read more

Antiviral Therapies Give Hepatitis C Cirrhosis Patients Similar Life Expectancy as General Population

May 4, 2016 — The survival rate of patients with hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis who respond well to antiviral therapies equals that of the general population, say ... read more

Zika Virus and Health Systems in Brazil: From Unknown to a Menace

May 3, 2016 — A new article examines the Zika Virus epidemic in Brazil and the Americas. On February 1, 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee declared clusters of birth defects suspected of ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Follicular helper T cells (Tfh cells), a rare type of T cells, are indispensible for the maturation of antibody-producing B cells. They promote the proliferation of B cells that produce highly ... read more

Aerial Spraying to Combat Mosquitoes Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among ... read more

Stress and Depression Is Linked to HPV-Related Health Problems

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman's ... read more

Ebola Virus Genome Provides Clues to Repeated Disease 'Flare-Ups' in Western Africa

Apr. 29, 2016 — Ebola virus samples taken from Liberian patients in June 2015 are genetically similar to other Ebola virus sequences from Western Africa, according to new research. The study sheds light on several ... read more

Researchers Use Viral Particles to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes

Apr. 29, 2016 — Belgian scientists report their development of Virotrap, a viral particle sorting approach for purifying protein complexes under native conditions. This method catches a bait protein together with ... read more

Gene Therapy Halts Pulmonary Hypertension Progression in Large Animal Pre-Clinical Study

Apr. 28, 2016 — Scientists have used a novel gene therapy to halt the progression of pulmonary hypertension, a form of high blood pressure in the lung blood vessels that is linked to heart ... read more

Researchers Discover Potential Treatment for Sepsis and Other Responses to Infection

Apr. 28, 2016 — Ebola and other dangerous microbes often produce these inflammatory responses. Researchers say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to infection that ... read more

Gene Therapy Shows Long-Term Benefit for Treating Rare Blindness

Apr. 28, 2016 — Pioneering gene therapy has restored some vision to patients with a rare form of genetic blindness for as long as four years, raising hopes it could be used to cure common causes of vision loss, new ... read more

Rare Disease Gene Has a Key Role in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

Apr. 28, 2016 — Hepatitis C virus hijacks the host's fat metabolism for its own survival, growth, and transport in the human body. A study identifies a host gene involved in the formation of HCV virus particles ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A health expert has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries, where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, ... read more

Influenza in the Tropics Shows Variable Seasonality

Apr. 27, 2016 — Whilst countries in the tropics and subtropics exhibit diverse patterns of seasonal flu activity, they can be grouped into eight geographical zones to optimise vaccine formulation and delivery ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from ... read more

Single Antibody Infusions Provide Durable Protection Against HIV-Like Virus in Monkeys

Apr. 27, 2016 — A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus for up to 23 weeks, researchers have ... read more

Fireflies Light the Way to Female HIV Transmission

Apr. 27, 2016 — Finding the vulnerable points where HIV enters the female reproductive tract is like searching for needles in a haystack. But using the light of a firefly gene, scientists have solved that challenge ... read more

Decoding Zika to Fight Future Outbreaks

Apr. 27, 2016 — Zika virus has been associated to several cases of neurological disorders and has raised worldwide public health alerts. Now due to the urgency, researchers are detailing the characteristics of the ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. Monitoring the virus requires laboratories with trained personnel, which limits how rapidly tests can be ... read more

Origins, Spread of Potentially Deadly Valley Fever Tracked

Apr. 27, 2016 — Scientists have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever. In a story that spans 2 million years and includes the effects of glaciation and the pre-historic ... read more

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