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Zika virus ‘a game-changer’ for mosquito-borne diseases

The Zika virus, unlike other mosquito-borne viruses such as dengue, is relatively unknown and unstudied. That is set to change since Zika, now spreading...

A Respiratory Virus Provides Clues to Possible Treatments

In August 2014, an outbreak of mild-to-severe respiratory illnesses struck thousands of children in the U.S. More than 1100 cases were confirmed to have...

Antibodies may be ‘silver bullet’ for Ebola viruses

There may be a “silver bullet” for Ebola, a family of hemorrhagic viruses, one of which has killed more than 11,000 people in West...

Maintaining diverse antigen receptors on infection-fighting T cells

When new disease-fighting immune cells called T cells and B cells are generated, they are given unique receptors on their surfaces. These receptors are...
flu strains

Scientists find that minor flu strains pack bigger punch

Minor variants of flu strains, which are not typically targeted in vaccines, carry a bigger viral punch than previously realized, a team of scientists...

Debunking misconceptions about the Flu

Winter is the peak season for flu in the UK. Yet despite the virus infecting millions, there are many misconceptions about the illness.Here Professor...
cold virus

Lung cells that battle a cold virus identified by scientists 

Scientists have identified a type of immune cell in the lungs of humans that may help fight respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).The virus is one...
Zika virus

Study shows Zika virus is becoming more effective at infecting humans

On its way from Africa to the Americas via Asia and the Pacific, the Zika virus (ZIKV) has adapted to the human organism by...