Virology

Ebola Outbreak Still A Problem In Central Africa

The Editors at The New York Times note that the ongoing battle against the Ebola virus that has been going on in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not going well and that there’s a very real threat that it could spread to a wider and harder...
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Bangladeshi With Treeman Syndrome Wants His Hands Amputated - Report

“Treeman Syndrome” is an extremely rare hereditary skin disorder associated with a high risk of skin cancer. It is characterised by an abnormal susceptibility to getting Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) skin infections.
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Virus

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Newly Discovered Immune Cells At The Frontline Of Hiv Infection

Researchers have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and can then transmit the virus to other cells.
Related topics: Medical Research, HIV, Virus

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The Solution To Antibiotic Resistance Could Be In Your Kitchen Sponge

Researchers from the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have discovered bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria, living in their kitchen sponges. As the threat of antibiotic resistance increases, bacteriophages, or phages for short, may...
Related topics: Antibiotics, Medical Research, Virus, Bacteria

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Skin Bacteria Could Save Frogs From Virus

Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests.
Related topics: Bacteria, Virus, Medical Research

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Ars On Your Lunch Break: Engineering Superbugs, Accidentally Or Otherwise

Enlarge / "George, you've heard about this virus? Shall I cough on you, George?" (credit: Warner Bros.) Today we’re presenting the third installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks. This interview first appeared in...
Related topics: Virus, Cough

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Good Viruses And Bad Bacteria: A World-first Green Sea Turtle Trial

A world-first study has found an alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections in green sea turtles.
Related topics: Virus, Bacteria, Medical Research, Antibiotics

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How Hepatitis B And Delta Viruses Establish Infection Of Liver Cells

Researchers have developed a new, scalable cell culture system that allows for detailed investigation of how host cells respond to infection with hepatitis B (HBV) and delta virus (HDV).
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis B, Virus, Medical Research

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Healthcare Workers Often Care For Patients While Ill

Large numbers of healthcare workers risk transmitting respiratory viruses to patients and co-workers by attending work even when they have symptoms, according to a new study. The study found that 95% of people working in healthcare settings have...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Who Expected To Declare ebola Outbreak "international Emergency" As It Jumps Borders

In April, we pointed out that over the prior months, many public health experts had claimed the deadly Ebola virus outbreak that has been ravaging the Congo will not become a global health threat, despite recent events painting a much less...
Related topics: Ebola, Virus

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Health Tip: Causes Of Swollen Lymph Nodes

-- Swollen lymph nodes often occur after exposure to bacteria or viruses, says Mayo Clinic. Common triggers include: Strep throat. Measles. Ear infection. An abscessed tooth. Mononucleosis. Skin infection. To diagnose what might be causing your...
Related topics: Lymph Nodes, Bacteria, Virus, Mayo Clinic

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Medical News Today: Gut Bacteria: The Surprising Impact Of Viruses

The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria.
Related topics: Bacteria, Virus, Medical Research

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Deadly Tick-borne Virus Cured With Experimental Flu Drug, In Mice

An investigational flu drug cures mice infected with the rare but deadly Bourbon virus, according to a new study.
Related topics: Virus, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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Taking The 'killer' Out Of Natural Killer Cells

The virus responsible for chickenpox and shingles employs a powerful strategy of immune evasion, inhibiting the ability of natural killer cells to destroy infected cells and produce molecules that help control viral infection, according to a a new...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Second Ebola Death Confirmed In Uganda As Un Health Agency Mulls Global Emergency Call

Together with Uganda, UN humanitarian agencies are racing to contain deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) there, after the announcement that it has claimed a second victim.
Related topics: Ebola, Uganda, Virus

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Adjuvant That Prevents Vaccine-enhanced Respiratory Disease In Rsv Identified

A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has posed a major hurdle in vaccine development for respiratory syncytial virus...
Related topics: Vaccines, Virus

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Interactions Between Plant And Insect-infecting Viruses

Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage every year. Researchers are examining this relationship at the molecular level, which could lead to new methods for controlling the pests. The researchers uncovered...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Early-season Hurricanes Result In Greater Transmission Of Mosquito-borne Infectious Disease

The timing of a hurricane is one of the primary factors influencing its impact on the spread of mosquito-borne infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus, dengue, chikungunya and Zika, according to new research.
Related topics: Hurricanes, West Nile Virus, Virus, Medical Research

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Lower Risk Of Type 1 Diabetes Seen In Children Vaccinated Against "stomach Flu" Virus

Vaccinating babies against a virus that causes childhood "stomach flu" greatly reduces their chance of getting so sick that they need hospital care, a new study shows. But the study also reveals a surprise: Getting fully vaccinated against...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Virus, Medical Research

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Researchers Discover Interactions Between Plant And Insect-infecting Viruses

Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage around the world every year. Researchers in Michelle Heck's lab at the USDA Agricultural Research Service and Boyce Thompson Institute are examining the relationship...
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