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Viruses News
May 19, 2019

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New Findings Could Lead to Improved Vaccinations Against Sexually Transmitted Infections

In a new study, researchers show how skin vaccination can generate protective CD8 T-cells that are recruited to the genital tissues and could be used ... read more

Antibody Responses Vs. Ebola Keep Evolving in Survivors, Months After Recovery

Antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery, according to a study of immune responses ... read more
Researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: ... read more
Research uncovers key mechanism that allows some of the deadliest human RNA viruses to orchestrate the precise copying of the individual pieces of their viral genome and ... read more
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How Host-Cell Enzymes Combat the Coronavirus

Host-cell enzymes called PARP12 and PARP14 are important for inhibiting mutant forms of a coronavirus, according to a new ... read more

Long-Term Consequences of Zika Virus Infection

Mice exposed to the Zika virus during later stages of gestation present behaviors reminiscent of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a study of genetically diverse animals. The ... read more

How the Dengue Virus Replicates in Infected Cells

The nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) of the dengue virus interacts with another viral protein called NS4A-2K-4B to enable viral replication, according to a new ... read more

Egg Yolk Precursor Protein Regulates Mosquitoes' Attraction to Humans

Feeding mosquitoes sugar makes them less attracted to humans, a response that is regulated by the protein vitellogenin, according to a new ... read more

Groundbreaking Study Could Lead to Fast, Simple Test for Ebola Virus

In a breakthrough that could lead to a simple and inexpensive test for Ebola virus disease, researchers have generated two antibodies to the deadly virus. The antibodies, which are inexpensive to ... read more

Investigators tested a laboratory-made version of a naturally occurring protein (recombinant fragment of human Surfactant Protein D or rfhSP-D) on bioengineered vaginal tissues, immune cells and ... read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Diminishes Zika Birth Defects in Mice

In experiments with pregnant mice infected with the Zika virus, researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to diminish the rate of fetal deaths and birth ... read more

Protein Protects Against Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Researchers propose a possible therapeutic target to treat fatty liver, a disease for which there is currently no ... read more

Needleless Vaccine Will Protect Children from Dangerous Viruses

Orally administered vaccine can protect millions from hepatitis B. Oral vaccines are both safer and less expensive than injections. Therefore, researchers are continuously pursuing ways to produce an ... read more

Fifteen Years of Mosquito Data Implicate Species Most Likely to Transmit West Nile Virus in Iowa

A study which analyzed 15 years of mosquito surveillance data shows Iowa's western counties experience a higher abundance of the species thought to most commonly carry West Nile virus. Culex ... read more

Viral Peptides Critical to Natural HIV Control

Investigators have used a novel approach to identify specific amino acids in the protein structure of HIV that appear critical to the ability of the virus to function and replicate. They also have ... read more

Viral Infections During Pregnancy Linked to Behavioral Abnormalities in Offspring

Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy behave abnormally, consistent with behavioral alterations in autism or ... read more

Aging Baby Boomers Push Sky High Incidence of Shingles of the Eye

More Americans are being diagnosed with eye complications of shingles, but older adults can call the shots on whether they are protected from the painful rash that can cost them their ... read more

Changing Climate May Affect Animal-to-Human Disease Transfer

Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. ... read more

Susceptibility to Disease Develops During Childhood

Traumatized children and children who develop multiple allergies tend to suffer in adulthood from chronic inflammatory diseases and psychiatric disorders. Researchers have demonstrated this in a ... read more

Urine Test Could Prevent Cervical Cancer, Study Finds

Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new ... read more

H3N2 Viruses Mutate During Vaccine Production but New Tech Could Fix It

A new technology may make H3N2 vaccine development a bit easier. Researchers describe a new cell line that enables better growth of H3N2 for vaccine use. The virus is also far less likely to mutate ... read more

Influenza Vaccine Hesitancy Among Caregivers of Children

Even caregivers whose children receive the first dose of influenza vaccine may be vaccine hesitant and have inaccurate beliefs regarding influenza vaccine and disease, according to a new ... read more

Significant Delays in West Nile Virus Reporting

Researchers found significant delays in reporting human cases of West Nile virus, hampering real-time forecasting of the potentially deadly mosquito-borne ... read more

Researchers Verify New Method of HIV Transmission Among Injection Drug Users and Effective Prevention Technique

New studies have found for the first time that HIV can be transmitted through the sharing of equipment used to prepare drugs before injection and that a simple intervention - heating the equipment ... read more

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