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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Research Uncovers Life-Saving Benefits in the Battle Against Viruses

Apr. 20, 2017 — At-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say ... read more

New HIV Reservoir Discovered

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have identified a new cell in the body where HIV persists despite treatment. This discovery has major implications for cure ... read more

Traces of Zika Found in Asian Tiger Mosquito in Brazil

Apr. 14, 2017 — In a recent test of Asian tiger mosquitoes collected in Brazil, researchers found fragments of Zika virus RNA, raising concerns that it may be carried by species other than Zika's known primary ... read more

Harnessing CRISPR for Rapid Detection of Viral and Bacterial Infection

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have created a version of CRISPR-Cas that can be used to diagnose infections, such as Zika and dengue, with a high level of ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections last a lifetime. Once a person has been infected, the virus can remain dormant (latent) for years before periodically reactivating to cause recurrent disease. ... read more

Mosquito Egg Hunt: Many Culex Species Prefer Alternatives to Standing Water

Apr. 12, 2017 — The conventional wisdom about where many mosquitoes lay their eggs -- in standing water -- is not always wise. Research into a diverse group of mosquitoes shows that many, if not most, regularly lay ... read more

Viral Fossils Reveal How Our Ancestors May Have Eliminated an Ancient Infection

Apr. 11, 2017 — Scientists have uncovered how our ancestors may have wiped out an ancient retrovirus around 11 million years ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — The atomic structure of a Zika virus protein that is key to viral reproduction has now been conducted by researchers, describes a new ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — A transgenic mouse has been developed that could help scientists identify new influenza virus strains with the potential to cause a global ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists have solved a 40-year old mystery and shed light on an evolutionary arms race played out between cytomegalovirus (CMV) and the immune ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — An experimental treatment cured 100 percent of guinea pigs and rhesus monkeys in late stages of infection with lethal levels of Marburg and Ravn viruses, relatives of the Ebola virus, scientists have ... read more

New Step Toward the Treatment of Myotubular Myopathy Gene Therapy Restores Strength and Prolongs Lives in Affected Dogs

Apr. 5, 2017 — A team of researchers has demonstrated the efficacy of administration of a therapeutic vector by a single intravenous injection and identified the dose that restores long-term muscular strength in a ... read more

Using Nanoparticles to Detect Deadly Viruses

Apr. 18, 2017 — A system composed of two different types of nanoparticles can be used to accurately, sensitively and quickly detect ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A novel coronavirus has been identified in a bat from Uganda that is similar to the one causing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in people, giving further credence to the theory that such ... read more

Stopping Zika from Crossing the Placenta

Apr. 4, 2017 — Although the World Health Organization ended its global health emergency on Zika last November, the virus could still make a comeback this summer. Researchers report that they may have figured out ... read more

Previous Exposure to Flaviviruses Increases Effects of Zika

Mar. 30, 2017 — Prior infection with dengue or West Nile virus can enhance the effects of Zika infection, a new study using human samples tested in mice ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Some fungal viruses (mycoviruses) that infect fungi associated with forest trees are able to cross the barriers between distantly related fungal species, report researchers. This overturns the former ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Hidden vulnerabilities on the surface of the dengue virus have been found by researchers. This discovery offers exciting possibilities for development of drugs to target these weak spots for ... read more

How Zika Virus Rewires and Repurposes Invaded Cells

Mar. 30, 2017 — New research reveals a high-resolution view of the Zika viral life cycle within infected cells and shows dramatic changes in the cell's architecture throughout the infection process. This novel ... read more

Inflammation Awakens Sleepers

Mar. 29, 2017 — The inflammatory response that is supposed to ward off pathogens that cause intestinal disease makes this even worse. This is because special viruses integrate their genome into Salmonella, which ... read more

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