1 protein controls West Nile and Zika replication

The discovery of a critical protein could unlock new therapies to treat or even prevent West Nile and Zika viruses, researchers say.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains encephalitis immune-systems viruses west-nile-virus zika

1 protein may shield women from herpes ‘neuroinvasion’

A protein called IL-36g could keep the herpes virus from spreading to the nervous system in women, researchers have discovered.

U. Arizona | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine herpes immune-systems infections proteins sexually-transmitted-diseases viruses

Could a universal flu vaccine come from antibody that protects mice?

An antibody that gunks up the machinery that flu viruses use to replicate in mice could be the first step towards a universal flu vaccine.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine antibodies flu proteins vaccines viruses

Antiviral drug really works at fighting flu virus

A new antiviral drug could offer a groundbreaking advance in fighting influenza.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | Oct. 24, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine drug-development immune-systems influenza viruses

Certain gut bacteria may prevent rotavirus infection

New research may explain why rotavirus causes severe, life-threatening disease in some people and only mild disease in others.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine gut-bacteria microbiomes rotavirus viruses

How bacteria trigger their defenses against invaders

A new discovery sheds light on a kind of bacterial "immune system" that defends microbes from attack and could be key to fighting disease in the future.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen | Oct. 2, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine bacteria immune-systems viruses

How to prep yourself for flu season

Flu season has begun. Get tips from the experts about how to best avoid getting sick or infecting others.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Oct. 1, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine influenza vaccines viruses

Parvovirus may jump species with a little ‘rock-and-roll’

A unique motion may let parvovirus, which usally affects dogs, infect multiple different species, from cats to raccoons.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | Sept. 25, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cats dogs viruses

Vaccine prevents genital herpes in animal tests

In animal tests, a new vaccine offered the strongest type of immunity against genital herpes.

Alex Gardner-Penn | Sept. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine herpes immune-systems sexually-transmitted-diseases vaccines viruses

Adding a mutation to Ebola could sap its infectious power

Creating a mutation in a key protein could stop the Ebola virus from evading immune defenses and making its hosts sick, researchers say.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | Sept. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine ebola proteins viruses

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