Virus

Common Cold Combats Covid-19, Study Finds

In a new study, the researchers found that the common respiratory virus jump-starts the activity of interferon-stimulated genes, early-response molecules in the immune system which can halt replication of the SARS-CoV-2 virus within airway tissues...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virology, Genetics

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Ai Model Examines Virus Spread From Animals To Humans

A new model that applies artificial intelligence to carbohydrates improves the understanding of the infection process and could help predict which viruses are likely to spread from animals to humans. This is reported in a recent study led by...
Related topics: Virology, Medical Research

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What Makes Us Sneeze?

What exactly triggers a sneeze? A team has identified, in mice, specific cells and proteins that control the sneeze reflex. Better understanding of what causes us to sneeze -- specifically how neurons behave in response to allergens and viruses --...
Related topics: Proteins, Neurons, Allergies, Allergens, Virology

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Redfield Says He Thinks Virus 'evolved' In Lab To Transmit Better

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the Trump administration, said he thinks the novel coronavirus "evolved" in a lab to be more transmissible from human to human.Redfield pointed to the level of...
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Study: People In Five States Were Infected Before First Coronavirus Cases Were Confirmed

A government study released on Tuesday found that several people in five states had COVID-19 antibodies before those states confirmed their first cases of the virus last year, suggesting that the virus was spreading undetected in the U.S....
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Nih Study Suggests Coronavirus May Have Been In U.s. As Early As December 2019

Blood samples from volunteers show virus antibodies; researchers can’t rule out false positives.
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Rapid Exclusion Of Covid-19 Infection Using Ai, Ekg Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical...
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Delta Virus Variant, Which Took Over In The Uk And Threatens The Us, Doubles The Risk Of...

A woman receives a COVID-19 vaccination in Glasgow, Scotland on May 14, 2021. Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images Risk of hospitalization is 85% higher with the Delta variant, new data from the UK shows. The Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines are...
Related topics: Virology, Vaccines, Pfizer, Astrazeneca

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For Transplant Recipients, Third Time May Be The Charm For Better Covid Vaccine Protection

In a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they believe that, for the first time, there is evidence to show that three doses of vaccine increase antibody levels against SARS-CoV-2 -- the...
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New Coronavirus Vaccine Is 90% Effective

“Novavax, a Maryland biotechnology company that endured delays in developing a coronavirus vaccine, revealed results Monday showing that the world is close to having another shot that prevents illness and death, stops virus variants — and...
Related topics: Vaccines, Biotechnology, Virology

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Letter From Rome – Italy At The Crossroads

By Daud KhanROME, Jun 14 2021 (IPS) Italy, as other countries, has been struggling to balance the health and economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Controlling the spread of the virus implied restrictions on economic activity, on school and college...
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Why Scientists Tweak Lab Viruses To Make Them More Contagious

Some “gain of function” studies explore how a dangerous pathogen might cross species barriers to start an outbreak -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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From Hiv/aids To Covid-19: Dr Fauci's Flip-flopping Triggers Growing Suspicions In Gop Camp

Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the White House’s chief medical adviser, has come under heavy criticism from Republican policymakers over apparent flip-flopping on mask...
Related topics: AIDS, HIV, Allergies, White House

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The Legal Stakes Of A Lab Leak

(MedPage Today) -- In 2012, researchers at the Rotterdam laboratory of virologist Ron Fouchier, PhD, noticed that an artificially created variant of the H5N1 avian flu virus began to spread among ferrets. H5N1 is a highly pathogenic virus that...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virology, Flu, Influenza (Flu)

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The Latest: Virus Infections Are Rising Sharply In Moscow

The tally of new coronavirus infections in the Russian capital rose more than 1,000 from the previous day as Moscow heads into a week in which many businesses will be closed under a mayoral order
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The Terrifying Way Coronavirus Variants Evade Antibodies

Zania Stamataki Coronavirus, What happens if a virus does not need to exit the cell in order to spread to neighboring cells? Can our antibodies be effective against it? The antibodies we create after we’re infected with a virus or vaccinated...
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Firework Shortage Could Ruin Fourth Of July 

Firework Shortage Could Ruin Fourth Of July  Microchips, lumber, gas, steel, base metals, chicken, ketchup, and chlorine have been some of the latest shortages due to tangled supply chains because of the virus pandemic. A little...
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'do Better': Top Cdc Chief Warns Us Must Invest In Public Health To Be Ready For Next Pandemic

Since the height of the pandemic, the US has mostly parted ways with many of the strict restrictions put in place in order to curb the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the deadly virus that causes COVID-19. In fact, many who are now fully vaccinated have been...
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Model Shows Sharp Decrease In Hiv Incidence In England

The annual number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men (MSM) in England is likely to have fallen dramatically, from 2,770 in 2013 to 854 in 2018, showing elimination of HIV transmission by 2030 to be within reach - suggests work by...
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Life Without Medical Privacy

One of the many rights canceled in the name of ChiCom virus hysteria is medical privacy. If people have a right to know whether you have been vaccinated, why shouldn’t they demand your status regarding other communicable diseases? JP Sears...
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