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Marburg virus

TSRI Scientists Discover Workings of First Promising Marburg Virus Treatment

With a mortality rate of up to 88 percent, Marburg virus can rip through a community in days. In 2005, an outbreak of Marburg...
ebola

New Technology for Diagnosing Immunity to Ebola

A promising new approach to detect immunity to Ebola virus infection has been developed by researchers from i-sense in a collaboration between UCL and Imperial College...
HIV treatment

NIH Study Supports Use of Short-Term HIV Treatment Interruption in Clinical...

A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the HIV reservoir nor cause...
Dengue Virus

Dengue Takes Low and Slow Approach to Replication

A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body’s normal defenses. Duke researchers report...
zika

Metabolic Pathway Involved in Immune Response to Zika Participates in Neurogenesis

Researchers at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have identified molecules that serve as markers of Zika in blood serum...
visceral leishmaniasis

Viruses Exacerbate Disease Caused by Leishmania Parasite

More than a million people in tropical countries contract the parasite Leishmaniaevery year through the bites of infected sand flies. Most people develop disfiguring...
HIV drug

New Long-Acting, Less-Toxic Hiv Drug Suppresses Virus in Humanized Mice

A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single...
nanoscale virus

Kindest Cut Makes Virus Programmable

By chipping away at a viral protein, Rice University scientists have discovered a path toward virus-like, nanoscale devices that may be able to deliver...
Lung Disease

Glucose in the Airways Could Increase Infections in Lung Disease Patients

An estimated 1.2 million people in the UK have diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a lung condition that make it difficult to breathe...
zika virus

Immune Response to Zika Virus Contributes to Fetal Harm

The same proteins that mount a potent immune response to Zika viral infection can also harm the placenta and fetal development, according to a...
hepatitis C

Emory Researchers and Colleagues Receive $1.2 Million Grant for Hepatitis C...

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant over four years to a team of researchers to study the elimination of hepatitis...
protein

Meet the Tiny Machines in Cells That Massacre Viruses

When viruses infect the body’s cells, those cells face a difficult problem. How can they destroy viruses without harming themselves? Scientists at University of...
HIV activation

Selective Suppression of Inflammation Could Deplete HIV and Control HIV Activation

A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could "purge" the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according...
virus

New Test Shows When Body Is Fighting a Virus

A new test that measures RNA or protein molecules in human cells can accurately identify viral infection as a cause of respiratory symptoms, according...
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A New Weapon Against the Zika Virus

A new test for the Zika virus could help limit future outbreaks, especially in areas without access to sophisticated diagnostic methods. An international team led...
T cells

UMD’s IBBR Awarded NIH Grant to Investigate Body’s T-cell Mechanism of...

A new research initiative by the University of Maryland's Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) and the University of Pittsburgh could help uncover...
ebola

40 Years After First Ebola Outbreak, Survivors Show Signs They Can...

Survivors of the first known Ebola outbreak, which occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1976, may be key to development of...
zika virus

Monkeys Infected by Mosquito Bites Further Zika Virus Research

Monkeys who catch Zika virus through bites from infected mosquitoes develop infections that look like human Zika cases, and may help researchers understand the...
Rhinovirus C

Chimpanzee Deaths in Uganda Pinned on Human Cold Virus

In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory...
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Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

From new HIV treatments to breakthroughs in cancer drugs, TSRI researchers have been busy this year! Scientists here even designed a new antibiotic that...