Virus

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, Virology

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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.
Related topics: Vaccines, Virology

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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, Virology

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Bottle Of Lies: Katherine Eban Shows The Fraud Behind India’s Drug Industry - Aei - American...

I first came across substandard medicine in the early years of this century in southern Africa when HIV and malaria patients didn’t respond to their medicine.  It was obvious from the beginning that problems of quality were greater with Chinese...
Related topics: HIV, Malaria

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A Cut, Hiv+ Blood, & My Baby: Why I Almost Left Medicine

(MedPage Today) -- Sapna Kudchadkar, MD, PhD, shared her struggle in a Twitter thread
Related topics: HIV, Social Media

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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...
Related topics: Virology, Medical Research

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Embargoed Ajph Research: Snap Participation, Hiv Testing, Transgender Health And More

In this month's release, find new embargoed research about SNAP participation, HIV testing, transgender health and more.
Related topics: Medical Research, HIV

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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.
Related topics: Virology

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Age-related Illness Risk For People Living With Hiv

The first large-scale review into the health outcomes of people living with HIV has found that this group has an increased risk of contracting specific diseases and illnesses, some of which are more commonly associated with aging.
Related topics: HIV

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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), Virology, 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, Genetics, Virology, Proteins

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All Clinicians Have Unforgettable Patients: This One Has Hiv

For Nelly Mugo, MD, seeing a woman in her care acquire HIV made her rethink how she and the whole system deliver healthcare. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: HIV

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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: Virology, Medical Research

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Fda Warns About 'miracle' Solution Claiming To Cure Autism, Cancer: 'the Same As Drinking Bleach'

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning people against buying or using “Miracle Mineral Solution” — a product being sold online as a remedy for cancer, autism, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and other conditions — calling it a “dangerous”...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Autism, Cancer, Oncology, AIDS, HIV, Hepatitis

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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, Virology

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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, Virology

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Study Finds 2 New Drugs Are Highly Effective In Treating Ebola

Preliminary results show that two new Ebola drugs appear to be highly effective when it comes to treating people with the virus. Scientists studied four experimental drugs, and found that a compound developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and another...
Related topics: Medical Research, Ebola, Virology

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Potential For Rift Valley Fever Virus Transmission In Colorado Livestock

Researchers found that mosquitoes that could transmit the virus were abundant in feedlots and at nearby sites in Northern Colorado.
Related topics: Virology, Medical Research

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Dyes And Viruses Create New Composite Material For Photo-oxidation Reactions

A recent study, published in Advanced Materials, shows that native viruses can be employed as a scaffold to immobilise photoactive molecules to potentially oxidise organic pollutants present in wastewater, under visible light irradiation
Related topics: Virology, Health Photos, Medical Research

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