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Antiviral Compound Offers Hope Against Deadly Flu

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A study in mice finds that a compound modelled on a protein found in bananas safely protects against…
FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

January 9, 2020

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new…
Multi-million Euro grant to research the mechanism of viral infection

October 14, 2019

The European Research Council has awarded a prestigious Synergy Grant worth €7.6 million to the University of Bristol…
UW Medicine: 12 patients saved with Hep C transplant protocol in Year 1

July 15, 2019

In the first year of a new protocol, UW Medicine specialists transplanted 13 patients with donor organs – seven…
Deadly tick-borne virus cured with experimental flu drug, in mice

June 18, 2019

Only a few cases of the newly discovered Bourbon virus have been reported, and two of them ended…
No downside but cost to Hep C antivirals, hepatologist says

June 13, 2019

Lauren Beste, a general internist at the University of Washington School of Medicine, treats hepatitis C patients at…
Experimental drug completely effective against Nipah virus infection in monkeys

May 30, 2019

The experimental antiviral drug remdesivir completely protected four African green monkeys from a lethal dose of Nipah virus,…
Australian doctors overprescribing flu antivirals

May 9, 2019

Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, putting patients at risk…
Team Eradicates Hepatitis C in Nine Patients Following Lifesaving Heart Transplants from Infected Donors

March 5, 2019

Nine patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving heart transplants from deceased…
Fighting mutant influenza

December 3, 2018

Another flu season is here, which means another chance for viruses to mutate. Already, most influenza A viruses…
Single-dose drug can shorten flu symptoms by about a day, studies suggest

September 11, 2018

A single dose of a new influenza drug can shorten the duration of the illness in teens and…
Compound made inside human body stops viruses from replicating

June 21, 2018

The newest antiviral drugs could take advantage of a compound made not by humans, but inside them. A…
Antiviral drug not beneficial for reducing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B when added to existing preventatives

March 14, 2018

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), an antiviral drug commonly prescribed to treat hepatitis B infection, does not significantly reduce…
Targeting a single protein might treat a broad range of viruses

November 9, 2017

Most drugs that fight viruses are designed to target individual pathogens. But scientists at The Rockefeller University have…
NIH herpesvirus study in mice leads to discovery of potential broad-spectrum antiviral

August 16, 2017

After herpesviruses infect a cell, their genomes are assembled into specialized protein structures called nucelosomes. Many cellular enzyme…
FDA-approved drug protects mice from Ebola

December 8, 2015

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 11,300 lives and starkly revealed the lack…
Study Blocks Ebola Virus Budding by Regulating Calcium Signaling

October 31, 2015

The Ebola virus acts fast. The course of infection, from exposure to recovery, or death, can take as…
Weill analysis finds high prevalence of hepatitis C

October 22, 2015

Upwards of a million more people have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) than current estimates…
Study reveals new, potent way to boost immunity and fight viruses​​​

October 21, 2015

Many viral infections, such as the common cold, cause mild illnesses that the body’s immune system eventually defeats.…
Discovery: cells unwillingly help adenoviruses

July 25, 2015

Various viruses claim many lives every day and cause other non-lethal infections that can lead to serious complications. Now…
HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it

July 17, 2015

Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a…
HIV ‘wakes up’ only once a week under treatment

July 3, 2015

In a new study from the Kirby Institute at UNSW, researchers have found that HIV cells in the…
Scientists Unravel Elusive Structure of HIV Protein

July 1, 2015

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the retrovirus that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. Globally, about…
Scientists take a high resolution look at the life cycle of Ebola virus

June 29, 2015

Team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have achieved a high resolution look at the key part…
Damming and damning haemorrhagic diseases

May 13, 2015

A potential mechanism to combat diseases caused by haemorrhagic fever viruses has been discovered by researchers at the…
New antivirals closer with opening of new laboratory in Australia

May 6, 2014

CSIRO and Deakin University today officially open the new high-tech national research facility, located inside the Australian Animal…
Novel stapled peptide nanoparticle combination prevents RSV infection

April 20, 2014

A Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s and VA Hospital/University of South Florida team created the antiviral therapy, which harnesses the power…
Genetic defect may confer resistance to certain viral infections

April 10, 2014

NIH study could offer clues for developing new antiviral treatments A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study reports…
Beginning a new future for anti-viral therapy

March 4, 2014

Extramural basic research at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory –…
Thwarting herpes, scientists open antiviral drug path

September 9, 2013

While herpes viruses infect most animals – including humans – with incurable disease, Cornell researchers have found a…
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