Virology

Vaccine Safety Paramount... For Pigs And Profit

Note: Thanks to Nancy Hokkanen for sharing this article about problem of a serious virus that is attacking pigs in china.  She took note of a particular line, on which we have expanded below. Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's...
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Insight Into Cells' 'self-eating' Process Could Pave The Way For New Dementia Treatments

Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy - literally translated as 'self-eating' - which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection.
Related topics: Dementia, Bacteria, Virus

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Ending Polio, Not Assured, But Seemingly In Progress

We may be a step closer to wiping polio off the face of the earth. The virus is a scourge that attacks children and causes lifelong paralysis, if not an early death.Nigeria has not had a case of wild polio since 2016, and Dr. Tanji Funsho, head of...
Related topics: Virus, Paralysis

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Daas Cut Deaths In Those Treated For Hcv-related Liver Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- Among patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and complete response to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment, direct-acting antiviral (DAA) therapy is associated with a significant reduction in the risk for...
Related topics: Liver Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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U.s. Denies Flu Shots To Migrant Kids In Custody Despite Deaths

The flu was the cause in three of the at least seven migrant kids’ deaths in U.S. Customs and Border Control custody in the last year. However, CBP officials are declining to provide flu vaccines at detention facilities to stop the spread of the...
Related topics: Flu, Influenza (Flu), Vaccines, Virus

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A ‘cure’ For Ebola But Will It Stop The Outbreak If People Won’t Get Treatment?

Health workers inside a "CUBE" talk to an Ebola patient, while a nurse consults a chart outside. ALIMA Ebola Treatment Centre, Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two drugs have been found to successfully treat the Ebola virus. Aid agencies have...
Related topics: Ebola, Nursing, Virus

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Mass Shootings May Be Contagious. Can We Contain Them?

Mounting evidence suggests mass shootings could spread like a virus, and the media is a vector. Changing how news outlets report on these tragedies could help.
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Urgency For Vaccine Grows As Virus Ravages China's Pigs

Scientists are working to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply as a deadly virus ravages Asia's pig herds.
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National Livestock Movement Bans May Prove Economically Damaging

New research has pioneered an economic perspective on controlling livestock diseases. Focusing on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), bovine TB (bTB) and bluetongue virus (BTV), the researchers draw striking conclusions about the role of movement bans in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus

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Cybersecurity Conference Attendees Possibly Exposed To Irl Virus

They, perhaps more than any other gathered group of industry professionals, know how to defend against viruses. Just, maybe, not this kind.  Hackers and cybersecurity researchers who attended this year's annual Black Hat information security...
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Measles-like Virus Leads To Dolphin Deaths Along Tuscany Coast

A measles-like virus that affects marine animals caused the death of at least 40 dolphins on Tuscan beaches in Italy this year.
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Expression Of M Gene Segment Of Influenza A Virus Determines Host Range

The host range of the influenza A virus (IAV) is restricted by dysregulated expression of the M viral gene segment, according to a new study.
Related topics: Genetics, Influenza (Flu), Virus, Medical Research

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Researchers Describe Building Blocks Of Hiv’s Protective Shell

The genome of the HIV-1 virus is protected by a conical-shaped protein shell called a capsid, which performs many functions crucial to viral infection — shielding the virus from the immune system, attaching to cell’s transport network, and...
Related topics: Medical Research, HIV, Virus, Genetics, Proteins

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For Kids Born With Hiv, Taking Needed Meds Gets Harder With Age: Study

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 -- As they get older, U.S. children born with HIV are less likely to take the medicine they need to fight the AIDS-causing virus, a new study finds. About 12,000 children, teens and young adults in the United States have...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Virus, Medical Research

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Birth Defects Associated With Zika Virus Infection May Depend On Mother's Immune Response

New research may help explain why Zika virus infection causes birth defects in some children but not others. The study suggests that the risk of developing an abnormally small head (microcephaly) depends on the types of antibody produced by pregnant...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Deadly Protein Duo Reveals New Drug Targets For Viral Diseases

New research details how two highly lethal viruses have greater pathogenic potential when their proteins are combined.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Virus

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Deadly Protein Duo Reveals New Drug Targets For Viral Diseases

New research from Cornell University details how two highly lethal viruses have greater pathogenic potential when their proteins are combined.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research, Virus

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Anti-viral Immune Discovery Could Lead To Better Vaccines

Researchers have identified a molecular switch that impacts immune responses to viral infections, and whether or not protective antibodies are produced. The team also made the surprising discovery that the immune system protects against different...
Related topics: Medical Research, Vaccines, Virus

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Mergers & Acquisitions Take Center Stage In Biotech Industry

The Zacks Biomedical And Genetics industry includes biopharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that develop high-profile drugs. These biologically processed drugs, targeted toward virology, neuroscience, metabolism and rare diseases, are...
Related topics: Genetics, Biotechnology, Virus

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Experimental Ebola Drugs Reduce Mortality In Early Results

Regeneron EB-3 and monoclonal antibody 114 will be made available to all patients with Ebola virus disease in the region, regardless of whether they were enrolled in the trial. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Ebola, Virus

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