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October 22, 2016

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October 22, 2016

Zika Virus Infection May Prevent Reinfection, Study Finds

Oct. 13, 2016 — People infected with Zika virus may not be susceptible to Zika virus again, according to the latest research. Other findings show that Zika virus is present in the blood very early during infection ... read more

New Analysis Sheds Light on Zika Virus Evolution, Spread

Oct. 12, 2016 — Researchers have modeled the evolutionary development and diversity of the Zika virus to better understand how infection spreads between populations and how the virus reacts with the immune system. ... read more

Research Findings May Lead to Promising Zika Virus Drug Targets

Oct. 11, 2016 — Following recent outbreaks of Zika virus and the potential health dangers of infection, especially during pregnancy, scientists are striving to rapidly develop effective antiviral drugs that can halt ... read more

Viral Particles Support Prophylactic Vaccination Against Breast Cancer

Oct. 11, 2016 — Artificial structures of tumor antigens, so-called mimotopes, applied in vaccinations of cancer patients can trigger a long-term immune response. For the vaccine, however, a carrier is required that ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Treated With Gene Therapy, Suggests Animal Study

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers have prevented the development of Alzheimer’s disease in mice by using a virus to deliver a specific gene into the brain, outlines a new ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — A new tool that uses a forest-like array of vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes that can be finely tuned to selectively trap viruses by their size can increase the detection threshold for viruses and ... read more

Scientific Methods Identify Potential Antivirals Against Chikungunya

Oct. 10, 2016 — Chikungunya virus has caused two recent massive outbreaks sickening millions of people. Now a team of researchers has shown that several existing compounds have potent activity against the critical ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — The mechanism by which Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) reprograms human metabolism, and identifies new pathways of anti-viral resistance, has been discovered by ... read more

Researchers Probe HPV's Manipulation of Immune System

Oct. 6, 2016 — Fresh insight has been gained into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts' immune systems. These findings suggest that a protein known as E7, produced by a ... read more

New Evidence Supports Biological Link Between Zika Infection, Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Oct. 6, 2016 — In a collaborative effort with scientists at six Colombian hospitals, researchers report what they believe to be the strongest biological evidence to date linking Zika virus infection and ... read more

Most Gay Men Not Aware of Treatment to Protect Them from HIV

Oct. 5, 2016 — Only four in 10 gay and bisexual men in Baltimore without HIV are aware that pre-exposure prophylaxis medication (PrEP) may significantly reduce their risk of contracting the virus, even those who ... read more

EBV-Derived microRNAs Silence Immune Alarm Signals of the Host Cell

Oct. 5, 2016 — Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) prevents infected cells from being attacked by the immune system. The virus drives production of small molecules, so-called microRNAs, that suppress alarm signals sent out by ... read more

Cells Infected by HIV Defend Themselves, Research Shows

Oct. 4, 2016 — T cells, important in the immune system, defend themselves when infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Until now, it was considered that these cells were not aware of their infection by the ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — A new study has found important results in the fight against Zika virus: Culex mosquitoes do not appear to transmit Zika ... read more

Researchers Closer Than Ever to a Universal Flu Vaccine

Oct. 3, 2016 — Seasonal flu vaccines work by generating antibodies that bind to the virus and prevent it from infecting cells. Universal flu vaccines do this as well, but go one step further by recruiting white ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Cranial neural crest cells -- which give rise to the bones and cartilage of the skull -- are vulnerable to Zika virus. The discovery, made by infecting in vitro cultures of human cells, offers a ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — Researchers are hopeful of a cure for HIV after treating the first patient with a promising new treatment that could kill all traces of the virus. A partnership sparked by the National Institute for ... read more

Targeting Norovirus 'Noxiousness'

Oct. 3, 2016 — Human noroviruses are the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis. Worldwide, about 200,000 children under age 5 die from norovirus infections every year. As of yet, no vaccines or antiviral agents ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the ... read more

Coronavirus and Neurological Disease: Direct Link

Oct. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have found proof of a direct association between strain OC 43 of the human coronavirus (HCoV) and neurological disease in humans. Researchers suggest the ... read more

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