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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

May 26, 2016 — While no dengue vaccine has yet been approved for general use, several candidates are in clinical development. Data from the clinical trials can be used in mathematical models to estimate the ... read more

Discovering How Well Wearable Mosquito Repellent Devices Work

May 24, 2016 — Researchers are testing the efficacy of commercially available wearable mosquito repellent ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Virologists have shown that an experimental antiviral drug against hepatitis C slows down the development of Zika in ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Researchers utilize existing drugs to interfere with host factors required for replication of Chikungunya ... read more

Viruses Detected in Swedish Mosquito Larvae

May 12, 2016 — After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers were able to trace the virus to mosquitoes. In a new study, researchers have shown that mosquito larvae also carry viruses ... read more

May 10, 2016 — The more than 90,000 known species of fungi may owe their abilities to spread and even cause disease to an ancient virus that hijacked their cell division machinery, researchers report. Over a ... read more

May 6, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have determined one way Zika virus infection can damage developing brain cells. The study also shows that inhibiting this mechanism reduces brain cell damage, hinting ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Biochemists have made a live-cell movie of RNA translation, the fundamental cellular process by which a ribosome decodes a protein. Sixty years after Francis Crick first described it, these ... read more

May 5, 2016 — The ongoing Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic with its link to birth defects and serious immune disease has created an urgent need for a small animal model that can improve our understanding of how the ... read more

Birdcages Source of Dengue Virus

May 7, 2016 — Researchers in Malaysia and Japan have found that birdcages kept at home may be a breeding site for mosquitoes that transmit dengue virus to ... read more

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

May 2, 2016 — When does DNA behave like sand or toothpaste? When the genetic material is so densely packed within a virus, it can behave like grains of sand or toothpaste in a tube.That's essentially what ... 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

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

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

Zika Present in Americas Longer Than Previously Thought

Apr. 26, 2016 — The Zika virus was present in Haiti several months before the first Zika cases were identified in Brazil, according to new research by infectious-disease ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers in the United States recently completed the first comprehensive, multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease as part of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey. The findings reveal ... read more

Retroviral DNA Needs Time to Find Its Home, but Insertion Happens in a Blink

Apr. 26, 2016 — Retroviruses such as HIV must insert their viral DNA into host-cell DNA. A new study reveals details about the viral DNA's search for an insertion point. The findings could help improve ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Scientists have solved the structure of the biological machinery used by a common virus to recognize and attack human host cells. The new structure gives scientists the first view of the glycoprotein ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers, for the first time, collected hybrid forms of two species of the house mosquito in eastern Austria. The reproductive hybrid feeds the blood of both birds and humans. Hybrid mosquitoes ... read more

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