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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — An international team of scientists used an X-ray laser to determine the structure of an insect virus’s crystalline protein ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivirus family, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Scientists have discovered why the green peach aphid (Myzus persicae) is one of the most destructive pests to many of our most important crops. Their research will inform industry and research ... read more

Genetics of Both Virus and Patient Work Together to Influence the Course of HIV Infection

Feb. 9, 2017 — Viral and human genetics together account for about one third of the differences in disease progression rates seen among people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to new ... read more

Feb. 9, 2017 — Scientists have applied rational crystal design to create protein crystals with extended porous network to accumulate exogenous molecules inside living cells. This work lays a foundation for ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — A new study shows that the number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in Brazil and the Americas along with growth in the populations of ... read more

Migrating Birds May Bring Bird Flu to North America

Jan. 31, 2017 — The highly pathogenic influenza strain currently infecting wild birds and domestic poultry in several European countries could be transmitted to birds in North America as migratory flyways of some ... read more

Why Only Some People Develop Life-Threatening Dengue Infections

Jan. 31, 2017 — After contracting dengue fever once, certain people who encounter the virus again develop much more severe infections. New research identifies an immunological signature that could help identify and ... read more

Researchers Identify Mechanism in Chikungunya Virus That Controls Infection, Severity

Jan. 31, 2017 — Researchers have identified a mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects healthy cells and controls how severe the disease it causes will be, a mechanism they believe can be found in a number ... read more

Recent Upsurge of A(H7N9) Flu Cases in China

Jan. 30, 2017 — At present, the most immediate threat to EU citizens is to those living or visiting influenza A(H7N9)-affected areas in China concludes the updated rapid risk assessment. Caution should be taken by ... read more

Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Dogs

Jan. 26, 2017 — Just like humans, dogs can catch the flu. Two new vaccines for canine influenza could curb the spread of flu in shelters and kennels and prevent the possible transmission of a dog flu virus to ... read more

Human Rotavirus Manipulates Immune Response to Maintain Infection

Jan. 24, 2017 — Using a laboratory model of the human gut, scientists have found that although human rotavirus does not succeed at preventing initial steps of the defense response, it is able to minimize subsequent ... read more

In Madagascar, Rift Valley Fever Follows Trade Routes

Jan. 24, 2017 — Rift Valley fever is an emerging viral disease that is threatening public health and has already had a substantial economic impact. Two publications have revealed that in Madagascar, cattle trading ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Viruses are everywhere. They affect all forms of life, from complex mammals down to the mere fungus. We may not give much thought to fungal viruses, or mycoviruses, but new research suggests they ... read more

Brain Abnormalities in Fetuses Exposed to Zika

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have completed a characterization of brain malformations and volume assessment in fetuses with Zika Virus infection using ... read more

Scientists Get Best View Yet of Cancer-Causing Virus HPV

Jan. 23, 2017 — New details of the structure of the human papillomavirus (HPV) may lead to better vaccines and HPV anti-viral medications, according to ... read more

Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated With Home-Based Rat-Breeding Facilities

Jan. 20, 2017 — Experts from CDC are working with the Illinois Department of Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to investigate cases of Seoul virus infections among eight people who worked at ... read more

Team Uncovers Cellular Responses to Bird Flu Vaccine

Jan. 19, 2017 — New research eavesdrops on gene expression in human immune system cells before and after vaccination against bird flu, exposing cellular responses associated with a vaccine constituent called AS03, ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — For the first time, viruses have been found to communicate with one another, leaving short “posts” for kin and descendants. The messages help the viruses reading them decide how to proceed with ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have harnessed rabies viruses for assessing the connectivity of nerve cell transplants: coupled with a green fluorescent protein, the viruses show where replacement cells engrafted into ... read more

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