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Pitt-Developed Drug Works Against ‘Superbug’ Biofilms and Respiratory Virus

A potential drug therapy developed at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Vaccine Research (CVR) has proven effective against tough bacterial biofilms and a deadly respiratory...
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A new paper-based test for the Zika virus

A new paper-based test developed at MIT and other institutions can diagnose Zika virus infection within a few hours. The test, which distinguishes Zika...
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Danish researchers behind vaccine breakthrough

A Danish research team from the University of Copenhagen has designed a simple technique that makes it possible to quickly and easily develop a...
Zika

Mini-brains help scientists understand link between Zika and microcephaly

Brazilian scientists have used cerebral organoids – three-dimensional structures called mini-brains that are created in a laboratory from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) –...
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UMD Invention of the Year Nominee Could Hold Key to Preventing...

University of Maryland Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics Daniel Stein and University of Warsaw Professor Andrzej Piekarowicz have invented a promising vaccine...
immune response

Yale study suggests that immune response to flu causes death in...

A new Yale-led study suggests that death from influenza virus in older people may be primarily caused by a damaging immune response to flu...
zika virus

“There is much we don’t know about Zika”

After the Zika virus appeared in Brazil in the spring of 2015, it was then discovered in Suriname last autumn. Will it also lead...
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Test detects antibodies against Zika virus

A diagnostic test capable of detecting the presence of specific antibodies against Zika virus in blood samples has been developed by researchers at the...
myelin

Myelin repair factors

In demyelinating diseases such as multiple sclerosis, damage to the myelin sheath that covers nerve axons is the main cause of neurological disabilities. The...
zika virus

UCLA scientists unravel the genetic evolution of Zika virus

How does a formerly innocuous and obscure virus like Zika transform itself into a feared pathogen inflicting a devastating impact on global health? A new...
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HIV prevention trial tests virus-blocking antibody

Despite years of research, there is no preventive vaccine against HIV. Now, a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health will provide...
nanoscale

IBM scientists invent a thermometer for the nanoscale

The IBM lab responsible for inventing both the scanning tunneling microscope and the atomic force microscope has invented another critical tool for helping us understand the nanoworld.
antivirals

Co-evolving Antivirals Aim to Keep Ahead of Fast-Changing Viruses

New program aims to develop adaptive therapies able to outpace viral mutations
HIV antibodies

Potent HIV antibodies suggest new vaccine development approach

It’s been known for some time that the immune system can produce antibodies capable of “neutralizing” HIV, and stopping the AIDS-causing virus dead in...
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Researchers reveal Zika virus structure

A team led by Purdue University researchers is the first to determine the structure of the Zika virus, which reveals insights critical to the...
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Wild honeybees offer clues on preventing colony collapse

Over the past decades, millions of managed colonies of honeybees have died from varroa mites that transmit deadly viruses, yet wild colonies survive.Cornell researchers...
h. pylori

SHP1 inactivates H. pylori oncoprotein 

Enhanced CagA action by EB virus-mediated SHP1 silencing
placenta 

Unlocking secrets of the placenta

Placenta is a medical marvel. A half kilo mass of blood vessels and connective tissue, it's the only organ the body grows from scratch...
human viruses

Abandoned drug and find it effective against two human viruses in...

Stanford scientists have resurrected a discarded drug that helps human cells in a lab dish fight off two different viruses. Based on what they learned about how the drug works, it might also help fight the viruses that cause Ebola, dengue and Zika, among others.
cancer virus

Identification of a novel control mechanism for degradation of cancer virus...

Expression of a cancer virus product, latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1), in cells leads to activation of caspase1, a type of protease, resulting in...