My watch list  

30 Current news about the topic viral diseases


You can refine your search further. Select from the filter options on the left to narrow down your results.

image description
Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor


Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them. The results can prove useful in the development of antiviral ointments and surfaces, for instance. There are many viral diseases ...


Tracking viral DNA in the cell


The medical, humanitarian and economical impact of viral diseases is devastating to humans and livestock. There are no adequate therapies available against most viral diseases, largely because the mechanisms by which viruses infect cells are poorly known. An interdisciplinary team of researchers ...


La Jolla Institute's surprising finding could alter the face of dengue vaccine development

New data on T cells' protective role suggests need for new approach to dengue vaccine design


As efforts to create a strong and effective vaccine for the dreaded dengue virus continue to hit snags, a new study from researchers at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology offers surprising evidence that suggests the need for a revamped approach to dengue vaccine design. The finding ...


Novel coronavirus well-adapted to humans, susceptible to immunotherapy


The new coronavirus that has emerged in the Middle East is well-adapted to infecting humans but could potentially be treated with immunotherapy, according to a study to be published online in the journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The study indicates that the virus HCoV-EMC can ...


Increasing surgical volumes to boost use of tissue sealants and topical haemostats, says Frost & Sullivan


The need for quality care, especially for a rapidly ageing population, is a strong driving factor for the tissue sealants and haemostats market in Western Europe. Technologically advanced products that enhance surgical efficiency and patient safety will also boost market prospects. New analysis ...


BREAD grant to support Cornell research to tackle plant viral diseases


A team of international researchers is working to tackle the global problem of plant viral diseases that are spread by insects, thanks to close to $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.The team, headed by Stewart Gray, a U.S. Department of ...


Hepatitis C virus hijacks liver microRNA

Mechanism explains how virus survives in the liver and how a new antiviral works


Viral diseases are still one of the biggest challenges to medical science. Thanks to thousands of years of co-evolution with humans, their ability to harness the biology of their human hosts to survive and thrive makes them very difficult to target with medical treatment.Scientists at the ...


PBL InterferonSource founder, Sidney Pestka, MD, to receive 'Distinguished Service Award' from 'ISICR'


PBL InterferonSource announced that its founder and chief scientific officer (CSO), Sidney Pestka, M.D., will receive the 'Distinguished Service Award' from the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research (ISICR) at the ISICR's annual meeting on October 3-7, 2010, in Chicago. The ...


Novel 'antisense' therapies protect primates from lethal Ebola and Marburg viruses


New studies show that treatments targeting specific viral genes protected monkeys infected with deadly Ebola or Marburg viruses. Furthermore, the animals were protected even when therapeutics were administered one hour after exposure — suggesting the approach holds promise for treating accidental ...


The immune system's guard against cancer


The human body has developed various mechanisms, through which it can protect itself against newly-developing cancer cells. For instance, killer-cells recognize and destroy altered cells in our organs every day. Once tumours have developed, they may be inhibited in growth by messenger substances ...


Page 1 From 3
Subscribe to e-mail updates relating to your search

You will receive via e-mail the latest search results matching your search criteria. This service is free of charge and can be cancelled at any time.

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE