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Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection


Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development. In the course of an infection or upon vaccination, specialized cells of our immune ...


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Simulations describe HIV's 'diabolical delivery device'


From a virus's point of view, invading our cells is a matter of survival. The virus makes a living by highjacking cellular processes to produce more of the proteins that make it up. From our point of view, the invasion can be a matter of survival too: surviving the virus. To combat viral diseases ...


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Open Science to track virus outbreaks


In recent years, we have witnessed multiple epidemics of viral diseases such as Ebola or Zika. Rapid targeted intervention is key to containment. Real-time data integration and analysis can help public health authorities to maximize efficacy of intervention strategies. Dr. Richard Neher from the ...


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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 ...


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