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September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

Surveillance Unlikely to Detect European Changes in Birth Defect Linked to Zika Virus

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study finds that surveillance systems in Europe could detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed ... read more

Microcephaly Case-Control Study Confirms Zika Virus Causality

Sep. 15, 2016 — The relation between Zika virus and microcephaly is widely assumed to be causal because of strong evidence of an association. However, evidence so far comes from case reports, case series, modelling ... read more

Sep. 15, 2016 — Researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean ... read more

Study Explores Potency of Antibodies to Combat HIV Infection

Sep. 15, 2016 — A clinical trial underway – known as the AMP study (for Antibody Meditated Prevention) – will determine whether infusing an experimental antibody (VRC01) into HIV-negative men and transgender ... read more

Research Provides Clues to How Zika Virus Breaches the Placental Barrier

Sep. 15, 2016 — New research reveals that in pregnant women, Zika virus infection damages certain cells that affect placental formation and function. Furthermore, herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) infection augments ... read more

New Analysis Explores the Geographical Origins of the Flu

Sep. 14, 2016 — A computer model shows that small increases in transmission rates of the seasonal influenza A virus (H3N2) can lead to rapid evolution of new strains that spread globally through human ... read more

Antibody Discovery Could Help Create Improved Flu Vaccines

Sep. 13, 2016 — Investigators report that they have discovered a type of immune antibody that can rapidly evolve to neutralize a wide array of influenza virus strains – including those the body hasn’t yet ... read more

Scientists Discover Antibodies That Target Holes in HIV's Defenses

Sep. 12, 2016 — A new study shows that 'holes' in HIV's defensive sugar shield could be important in designing an HIV ... read more

Scientists Use Genetic Analysis to Forecast Spatial Expansion of Rabies in Peru

Sep. 12, 2016 — Rabies is likely to appear on the Pacific coast of Peru—an area where it currently does not occur—within four years, according to a report by an international team of ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Microcephaly is a rare disorder that stunts brain development in utero, resulting in babies with abnormally small heads. The Zika virus is one environmental cause of this devastating condition, but ... read more

First Accurate Simulation of a Virus Invading a Cell

Sep. 12, 2016 — For the first time, scientists know what happens to a virus’ shape when it invades a host cell, thanks to a new experiment. Understanding how the virus shape specifically changes could lead to more ... read more

New Insights Into Tumor-Infiltrating T Cells

Sep. 8, 2016 — A distinct gene module for T cell dysfunction distinct from activation in tumor-infiltrating T cells has now been discovered, thus paving the way for the development of new precision ... read more

Training Human Antibodies to Protect Against HIV

Sep. 8, 2016 — During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. With an eye ... read more

Feed a Virus, Starve a Bacterial Infection?

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new study puts some old folk wisdom to 'feed a cold and starve a fever' to the test. In mouse models of disease, Researchers looked at the effects of providing nutrients during infection ... read more

Grass Pollen Allergy Vaccine Also Effective Against Hepatitis B

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new type of vaccine against grass pollen allergies (BM32) might also offer an effective treatment for combating hepatitis B infection, scientists report in a new ... read more

Experts Recommend Shared Decision-Making in Treating Adult Sinusitis

Sep. 7, 2016 — A process of shared decision-making between physicians and patients is recommended in a new article for the treatment of adult sinusitis. The article is a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to best ... read more

RNA Test Detects Bacterial Infections in Infants With Fever

Sep. 7, 2016 — A blood test used to measure patterns of ribonucleic acid (RNA) expression can help determine if fever in infants under 2 months old is caused by bacterial or viral infection, according to a ... read more

Probing a Mosquito Protein for Clues in the Fight Against Zika

Sep. 7, 2016 — As health departments around the United States boost efforts to combat Zika, scientists are working on new ways to kill the mosquitoes that carry the virus. One approach involves understanding the ... read more

Ross River Virus Battle Breakthrough

Sep. 7, 2016 — A potential new therapeutic treatment for the global battle against mosquito-borne alphavirus infections, including the debilitating Ross River virus and chikungunya virus, has been uncovered by ... read more

Steroid Use Linked to Worse Outcomes in Lyme Disease-Associated Facial Paralysis

Sep. 6, 2016 — Researchers have found that patients who were prescribed corticosteroids as part of treatment for Lyme disease-associated facial paralysis had worse long-term outcomes of regaining facial function ... read more

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