Virus

Experts Clash Over Masking Kids In Schools During House Hearing

(MedPage Today) -- Expert witnesses offered conflicting perspectives on whether masking children in schools prevents transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during a hearing of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce's Subcommittee on Oversight...
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Deadly Virus’s Pathway To Infect Cells Identified

Researchers have discovered how Rift Valley fever virus enters cells, pointing the way to new therapies to treat deadly Rift Valley fever.
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Dna Sensor Quickly Determines Whether Viruses Are Infectious

A new sensor can detect not only whether a virus is present, but whether it’s infectious – an important distinction for containing viral spread. Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and collaborators developed the sensor,...
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How Poxviruses Multiply

The last case of smallpox worldwide occurred in Somalia in October 1977. In 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the eradication of the smallpox. According to official sources, the virus continues to exist today only in two...
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Setting Global Diabetes Targets Could Save Lives

(MedPage Today) -- Setting global targets for treating diabetes in lower-income countries, similar to the targets set for HIV/AIDS, would save lives and decrease medical care costs, researchers said. An analysis of data on over 23,000 patients...
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Tarek El Moussa Has Covid. And Also Something To Say About His Ex-wife's Engagement.

It's been quite a few days for Tarek El Moussa. First, the HGTV personality tested positive for Covid-19, coming down with a breakthrough case of the virus several months after getting vaccinated. According to the real estate expert's rep,...
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Michigan State University Leading Global Covid-19 Wastewater Monitoring Effort

As public health leaders worldwide scramble to contain COVID-19's delta variant, researchers at Michigan State University know what can provide early signs of the virus and help with critical decisions -- sewage.
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'ultra-potent' Antibody Against Sars-cov-2 Variants Isolated

Researchers have discovered an 'ultra-potent' monoclonal antibody against multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, including the delta variant.
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California Now Has Nation's Lowest Virus Transmission Rate

The nation's most populous state is the only one experiencing 'substantial' coronavirus transmission. Associated Press
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Researchers Use Exosome-based Strategy To Block Hiv In Mice

In a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health, researchers used exosomes, tiny nanoparticles capable of being taken up by cells, to deliver novel protein into the cells of mice infected with HIV. The protein attached to HIVs’...
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Viruses May Jump From Bats To People More Often Than Realized

Scientists studying coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2 are taking blood samples from people in regions where there are lots of bats to estimate how often people encounter the viruses they carry. WebMD Health News
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Pregnant Women Who Receive Covid-19 Vaccination Pass Protection From The Virus To Their Newborns

Women who receive COVID-19 mRNA vaccines during pregnancy pass high levels of antibodies to their babies, a new NYU Langone study finds.
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The Pandemic Disrupted Sex Ed When Students Needed It Most

Sex education in the US left much to be desired long before 2020. States have wildly different mandates around what's covered, from only requiring HIV education to emphasizing abstinence to prohibitions around covering LGBTQ topics. Some states...
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California Now Has Nation's Lowest Virus Transmission Rate

California is seeing lower coronavirus transmission than other U.S. states as virus cases and hospitalizations decline following a summer surge
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Researchers Use Exosome-based Strategy To Block Hiv In Mice

Researchers used exosomes, tiny nanoparticles capable of being taken up by cells, to deliver novel protein into the cells of mice infected with HIV. The protein attached to HIVs' genetic material and prevented it from replicating, resulting in...
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Scientists Find A Key To Hepatitis C Entry Into Cells

Scientists describe the structure of a key protein on the surface of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and how it interacts with its receptor found on some human cells. The findings provide new leads for developing an HCV vaccine.
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Proteins, Virology, Vaccines

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Inhibiting Targets Of Sars-cov-2 Proteases Can Block Infection, Study Shows

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown how SARS-CoV-2 viral proteases attack the host cell, and how this can be targeted to stop virus replication in cell culture using existing drugs.
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Fight Disease With A Raspberry Pi

Despite the best efforts of scientists around the world, the current global pandemic continues onward. But even if you aren’t working on a new vaccine or trying to curb the virus with some other seemingly miraculous technology, there are a few...
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La County Reports First West Nile Death Of The Year

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has confirmed its first West Nile virus death this year. “To the family and friends feeling the sorrow of losing this person due to WNV, we send you our deepest sympathies,” Los Angeles...
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Us Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses That Of 1918 Pandemic

The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic, according to a tracker from Johns Hopkins University, highlighting the extraordinary damage incurred by the current virus.The U.S. has passed 675,000 deaths, the...
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