Ebola treatment massively cuts death rate, but it’s no cure

A new treatment for Ebola shows huge promise for cutting the mortality rate, but researchers caution that we haven't cured the disease yet.

Kat McAlpine-Boston | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~9 mins   

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Amino acid trio blocks Zika’s ability to replicate

A formulation of three amino acids hampers the ability of the Zika virus to replicate in human and non-human cells, researchers say.

Jennifer Rainey Marquez-Georgia State | Aug. 16, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Experimental RSV vaccine boosts immune system for months

A new, experimental vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) shows early promise in a Phase 1 clinical trial.

Marc Airhart-Texas | Aug. 2, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Is the Ebola emergency declaration in Congo too late?

Last week, the World Health Organization declared the year-long Ebola outbreak in Congo a global health emergency. Did they wait too long?

Boston University | July 22, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

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When viruses kill diatoms, other algae benefit big time

Diatoms aren't immune to deadly viral infections as researchers once thought, but their deaths may help other algae survive.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | July 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Why some people don’t get sick from viruses like dengue

Why do some people get sick with flaviviral infections like dengue fever while others don't? New research offers an explanation.

National University of Singapore | July 17, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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These genes could make a better chicken

Newcastle disease isn't a major threat to US chickens, but that could change. New research finds clues to resistance in regular backyard birds.

Matt Swayne-Penn State | June 19, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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‘Borrowed’ virus genes put wings on some pea aphids

Crowded conditions prompt pea aphids to have offspring with wings. Viral genes in the insects' genomes let that happen, research finds.

Lindsey Valich-Rochester | June 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Rotavirus vaccine comes with lower risk of type 1 diabetes

Now that it's standard to vaccinate babies for the stomach bug rotavirus, researchers are observing an unexpected trend: fewer cases of type 1 diabetes.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | June 18, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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This combo could make an RSV vaccine possible

New research addresses a hurdle in the way of an RSV vaccine.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State | June 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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