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Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study

July 24, 2019

In an open-label study of women in southern and eastern Africa, a vaginal ring that is inserted once…
Hush, little virus, don’t say a word: How Princeton scientists investigate sleeping viruses

October 27, 2017

While many virus researchers are interested in understanding what causes these sleeping viruses to wake up, or reactivate,…
New insight into leading viral cause of congenital birth defects

April 7, 2017

A study led by Cardiff University has revealed why CMV – a virus responsible for 1000 birth defects…
Wild Birds an Unlikely Source of Costly Poultry Disease

March 20, 2017

Avian paramyxovirus viruses, which can cause Newcastle disease, are found throughout the planet, infect wild and domestic birds, and sometimes lead…
Orm-way’s Orsay ummy-tay? Unique protein partly to blame

March 8, 2017

A protein unlike any other appears to be partially responsible for upsetting the stomachs of the most common…
Threading the RSV needle: live attenuated vaccine effective in animals

December 26, 2016

Crafting a vaccine against RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) has been a minefield for 50 years, but scientists believe…
Schmallenberg virus may reappear, warn experts

October 30, 2016

Schmallenberg virus is unlikely to be circulating in the south of England, but more needs to be done…
Going viral: Insights on Zika

October 15, 2016

The Zika virus (ZIKV) is not a new contagion; researchers have known about the virus since the 1950s.…
New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill

August 8, 2016

A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in…
Warmer body temp puts the heat on the common cold

July 13, 2016

A new Yale study reveals how body temperature affects the immune system’s response to the common cold virus.…
By switching ‘bait,’ biologists trick plants’ bacterial defense into attacking virus

February 18, 2016

Scientists at Indiana University have modified a plant gene that normally fights bacterial infection to confer resistance to…
Researchers suggest gene drive strategy to combat harmful virus spread

February 18, 2016

Life science researchers suggest gene drive strategy to combat harmful virus spread With the outbreak of viruses like…
Worldwide bee epidemic linked to human cause: colony trafficking

February 11, 2016

Just as world travel is contributing to the Zika virus epidemic spreading through Latin America and into North…
Researchers fighting rapid global spread of Zika virus

December 22, 2015

Researchers at the University of Glasgow and Lancaster University are stepping up work on mosquito-borne viruses into the…
Grant Funds YSPH Research on Typhoid Fever Vaccine

December 15, 2015

There are as many as 270,000 deaths from typhoid fever globally each year, with the largest health burden…
Cryo-electron microscope research reveals structure and mechanism of Bluetongue virus

December 15, 2015

Bluetongue disease is a viral infection that has killed approximately 2 million cattle in Europe over the past…
Red means ‘go’ to therapeutic viruses

December 3, 2015

Light is helping Rice University scientists control both the infectivity of viruses and gene delivery to the nuclei…
Alcoholism drug breakthrough in waking up dormant HIV

November 17, 2015

Disulfiram, a drug used to treat alcoholism, could be a ‘game changer’ in the pursuit of a non…
Could a drug engineered from bananas fight many deadly viruses? New results show promise

October 24, 2015

A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and…
Videos reveal how HIV spreads in real time

October 2, 2015

How retroviruses like HIV spread in their hosts had been unknown — until a Yale team devised a…
New test detects all viruses that infect people, animals

September 30, 2015

A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University…
Study adds to evidence that viruses are alive

September 26, 2015

A new analysis supports the hypothesis that viruses are living entities that share a long evolutionary history with…
Viruses join fight against harmful bacteria

September 23, 2015

In the hunt for new ways to kill harmful bacteria, scientists have turned to a natural predator: viruses…
How flu viruses gain the ability to spread

September 23, 2015

New study reveals the soft palate is a key site for evolution of airborne transmissibility. Flu viruses come…
Targeting DNA

September 22, 2015

Protein-based sensor could detect viral infection or kill cancer cells MIT biological engineers have developed a modular system…
Global consortium rewrites the ‘cartography’ of dengue virus

September 19, 2015

An international consortium of laboratories worldwide that are studying the differences among dengue viruses has shown that while…
International team discovers natural defense against HIV

September 18, 2015

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV…
Scientists close in on first dengue treatment

September 11, 2015

Clinical trials for a dengue fever treatment could start within a year, following a discovery by University of…
Miniature Technology, Large-Scale Impact

July 8, 2015

The postage stamp-sized square of fused silica Kjeld Janssen is holding may not look like a whole lot…
Researchers successfully target ‘Achilles’ heel’ of MERS virus

June 23, 2015

A Purdue University-led team of researchers studying the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, have found molecules that…
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