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Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS

26-Nov-2019

Wound healing events in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, or SIV, guard some primate species against developing AIDS, a recent study has learned. The research looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease ...

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Unknown virus discovered in human body

Researchers have uncovered a new form of a virus that infects bacteria

15-Nov-2019

An international team based in Austria has unearthed a previously unknown type of virus in samples of human bodily fluids. The researchers were looking for viruses that infect bacteria – known as bacteriophages – with an emphasis on those that attack the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium found ...

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€12M Series A Financing to Develop Novel Immuno-Virotherapies Against Cancer

17-Oct-2019

Abalos Therapeutics announced a EUR 12 million Series A financing round establishing its operations and leadership. The Company’s objective is to develop new immuno-oncology therapeutics based on a specific arenavirus strain that preferentially infects and proliferates in cancer cells generating ...

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Black sheep: Why some strains of the Epstein Barr virus cause cancer

11-Sep-2019

The Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is very widespread. More than 90 percent of the world's population is infected – with very different consequences. Although the infection does not usually affect people, in some it can cause glandular fever or various types of cancer. Researchers at the German Cancer ...

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Plant protection: Researchers develop new modular vaccination kit

23-Aug-2019

Simple, fast and flexible: It could become significantly easier to vaccinate plants against viruses in future. Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry (IPB) and the National Research Council in Italy (CNR) have developed a new ...

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Oldest viruses in the history of the earth detected

09-Aug-2019

A lizard-like animal that lived 289 million years ago in Permian times suffered from a disease of bone metabolism similar to Paget's disease in modern humans. This was published by the researcher Yara Haridy and her colleagues from the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, the Charité Universitätsmedizin ...

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Bacteria-killing gel heals itself while healing you

30-Jul-2019

McMaster researchers have developed a novel new gel made entirely from bacteria-killing viruses. The anti-bacterial gel, which can be targeted to attack specific forms of bacteria, holds promise for numerous beneficial applications in medicine and environmental protection. Among many ...

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Viral HIV vaccine gives durable protection against 'death star' strain

Toughest strains defeated through gene-therapy inspired approach

29-Jul-2019

Among HIV researchers, one seemingly indestructible HIV-like strain has earned the nickname "death star." That's due to the strain's reputation for killing off hopes for potential vaccines and immunotherapies that could prevent the disease. A team at the Scripps Research Florida campus reports ...

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HIV eliminated from the genomes of living animals

03-Jul-2019

In a major collaborative effort, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA - the virus responsible for AIDS - from the genomes of living animals. The ...

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New vulnerability found in major human viruses

Structural feature may lead to antivirals for the common cold, polio, and other pathogens

13-Jun-2019

Discovery of a new feature of a large class of pathogenic viruses may allow development of new antiviral medications for the common cold, polio, and other illnesses, according to a new study publishing June 11 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Rana Abdelnabi and Johan Neyts of the ...

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