An analysis of five families has revealed a previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency, says an international team led by researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital. The condition, linked to mutations in a … Continue Reading International team discovers previously unknown genetic immunodeficiency.
At its annual assembly in Geneva last week, the World Health Organization approved a radical and far-reaching plan to slow the rapid, extensive spread of antibiotic resistance around the world. … Continue Reading New bacteriophage precision medicine reverses antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
New technology developed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital researchers makes it possible to test for current and past infections with any known human virus by … Continue Reading New bacteriophage-based assay gives a person’s whole viral infection history in a drop of blood.
Researchers at the University of Bonn and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have discovered two new groups of viruses within the Bunyavirus family in the tropical forest of … Continue Reading Researchers have discovered two new groups of viruses.
Researchers have found that an antiviral compound may protect the brain from invading pathogens. Studying West Nile virus infection in mice, researchers at Washington University showed that interferon-lambda tightens the … Continue Reading Researchers ‘block’ the West Nile virus out of the brain by tightening the blood-brain barrier.
Live Ebola virus can persist within the eyes for months after a patient recovers from acute Ebola viral disease (EVD), according to a case report from researchers at Emory University. … Continue Reading Ebola virus can persist for months within survivors’ eyes.
New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is often likened to a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open. Now, researchers at the University of Montreal … Continue Reading New ‘can-opener’ molecule forces HIV virus open to expose vulnerable regions for antibodies to kill.
Opening the door to potential treatments for the deadly Ebola virus, scientists have found that a protein made by the virus plays a role similar to that of a coat-check … Continue Reading New strategy attacks the ebola virus at a RNA level and stops viral replication.
Oxidative stress has become a major topic; not only is it implicated in many diseases, it may even be one of their causes. Other environmental influences besides UV radiation can … Continue Reading Researchers use precision medicine to prove the effectiveness of Vitamin E as an antioxidant.
Antibodies from dromedary camels protected uninfected mice from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and helped infected mice expunge the disease, according to an opensource study in the Journal of Virology. … Continue Reading Using camel antibodies to protect humans from MERS, POC study successful.
A small number of children who catch the influenza virus fall so ill they end up in the hospital, perhaps needing ventilators to breathe, even while their family and friends … Continue Reading Epigenetic mutation helps explain why, in rare cases, flu can kill.
More than 60 percent of the world’s population is infected with a type of herpes virus called human cytomegalovirus. The virus replicates by commandeering the host cell’s metabolism but the … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown mechanism of infection by herpes cytomegalovirus.
In the battle between a cell and a virus, either side may resort to subterfuge. Molecular messages, which control the cellular machinery both sides need, are vulnerable to interception or … Continue Reading Researchers map microRNA’s role in the human hepatitis c infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting on the discovery of a new virus that may have contributed to the death of a previously healthy man in … Continue Reading The CDC announces the discovery of a new virus.
A new study from researchers from the University of Colorado links the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles to a condition that inflames blood vessels on the temples and … Continue Reading Researchers link chicken pox virus to giant cell arteritis.
Researchers at the University of Alberta and Beijing Genomics Institute have found that human betaretrovirus (HBRV) infection is commonly observed in the cells of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a … Continue Reading Researchers solve 40-year-old mystery of betaretrovirus infection in humans.