Virology

22 Cases Of Measles Confirmed In Clark Country As Authorities Plan To Call Those Potentially Exposed

A recent outbreak of the measles in Clark County sees 22 people — among them unvaccinated children — confirmed with the virus. Authorities are now preparing to call those that have been exposed. Already, it has been confirmed that many...
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11 Things You Should Do At The First Sign Of Flu

How you take care of yourself when flu symptoms start can make all the difference in the lifespan of the virus.Read more...
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China Says Doctor Behind Gene-edited Babies Acted On His Own

Chinese investigators have determined that the doctor behind the reported birth of two babies whose genes had been edited in hopes of making them resistant to the AIDS virus acted on his own and will be punished for any violations of the law, a...
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Scientists Learn How Common Virus Reactivates After Transplantation

A new study challenges long-held theories of why a common virus -- cytomegalovirus, or CMV -- can reactivate and become a life-threatening infection in people with a compromised immune system, including blood cancer patients undergoing bone marrow...
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Potential Biotech And Health Applications With New Knowledge On Bacteria And Viruses

University of Otago research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use of bacteria and their viruses for potential biotechnology and health applications.
Related topics: Bacteria, Virus, Medical Research, Biotechnology

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The Antibiotics Arms Race Must End

“Cha-ching!” goes urgent care. For your rhinovirus, adenovirus, or seasonal allergies you get a strep screen, flu swab, CBC, and chest X-ray. You get a steroid shot, Rocephin, and Z-Pak. A week later, you present for medical care again, because...
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Combination Therapy Treats Leishmaniasis, Hiv Patients

Coinfection with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been observed in at least 35 countries on four continents and requires special case management. Currently, the World Health Organization recommends AmBisome...
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Medical News Today: What Are The Best Hepatitis C Drugs?

Hepatitis C medications include Epclusa, Daklinsa, and Mavyret. The most effective medications may vary depending on the type of hepatitis C virus a person has. Learn more here.
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Cellular Protein A Target For Zika Control

A cellular protein that interacts with invading viruses appears to help enable the infection process of the Zika virus, according to researchers who suggest this protein could be a key target in developing new therapies to prevent or treat Zika...
Related topics: Proteins, Virus, Medical Research

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Another Piece Of Ebola Virus Puzzle: Host And Virus Protein Interaction

A team of researchers have discovered the interaction between an Ebola virus protein and a protein in human cells that may be an important key to unlocking the pathway of replication of the killer disease in human hosts.
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Medical News Today: How Certain Bacteria Protect Us Against Flu

A new study concludes that some of the species of bacteria in our airways, called the respiratory microbiome, can protect us against the influenza virus.
Related topics: Bacteria, Us Airways, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research, Microbiome, Virus

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Herpes Viruses And Tumors Evolved To Learn How To Manipulate The Same Ancient Rna

Herpes viral infections use the ancient genetic material found in the human genome to proliferate, mimicking the same process tumors have been found to manipulate, Mount Sinai researchers have shown for the first time. These observations provide...
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This Is The First Truly Great Amazon Alexa And Google Home Hack

The two designers behind Project Alias compare it to a virus–or perhaps a parasitic fungus. In a good way. Fungi of the rain forest can be nasty parasites. Eager to reproduce, they’ll infect a far larger, more powerful insect,...
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Medical News Today: Have Researchers Found A New Risk Factor For Schizophrenia?

New research draws a link between infection with the Epstein-Barr virus and schizophrenia, though cause and effect relationships remain unclear.
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New Research Could Allow Fast Diagnosis Of Viruses Like Ebola And Zika

A new development in molecular biology is a step towards instant diagnosis of viruses like Ebola or Zika. Researchers have found a way to use a mobile device to identify plant viruses and potentially animal and human viruses too. The post New...
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Cdc: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million In The United States

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 -- The flu season is picking up steam, with about 7 million Americans having been struck by a strain of the flu virus, health officials said Friday. Almost half of those individuals went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000...
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Hiv Protein Function That Slows Migration Of T Cells Also Improves Viral Survival

A new study has identified the specific function of a protein found in HIV and related viruses that, after slowing down viral spread in the earliest stages of infection, may help the virus survive later on by evading the immune response.
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Giving Cas9 An 'on' Switch For Better Control Of Crispr Gene Editing

Scientists have created an 'on' switch for CRISPR-Cas9 that allows it to be turned on in select cells only, specifically those that have a particular protein-cutting enzyme, or protease. Viruses produce such proteases, as do cancer cells, so the...
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Lung Neuropeptide Exacerbates Lethal Influenza Virus Infection

Researchers found that lung immune cells (phagocytes) produce increased levels of neuropeptide Y (NPY) when mice are infected with severe influenza virus. NPY and its receptor form the NPY-Y1R axis. In mice with influenza, activation of this axis...
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Healthy Baby Born To Mom Who Recovered From Ebola In Congo

Congo's Health Ministry says a baby has been born to a mother who recovered from the Ebola virus — a bright spot in an outbreak that is the second-deadliest in history. The Health Ministry tweeted a photo of "baby Sylvana" in her smiling...
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