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Tags results for 'virus'

Future Antiaging treatments and the case of vaccines against viruses that cause cancer

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 11:40 PM
by AlexMuller
There is the potential for vaccines to treat the viruses that cause up to 20% of cancers poorer countries.

Evolution Can Select for Evolvability, Penn Biologists Find

Posted in Science on 16th Nov, 2013 06:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Evolution does not operate with a goal in mind; it does not have foresight. But organisms that have a greater capacity to evolve may fare better in rapidly changing environments.

Suspicious Virus Makes Rare Cross-Kingdom Leap From Plants to Honeybees

Posted in Science on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The tobacco ringspot virus, scientists announced last week, has made a jump that defies credulity.

New strain of 'deadly' bird flu

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Experts are concerned about the spread of a new strain of bird flu that has already killed one woman in China.

Google refunding buyers of fake anti-virus app

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2014 01:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Google is refunding users who unsuspectingly bought a fake anti-virus app from its Play Store.

Woman’s cancer killed by measles virus in unprecedented trial

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2014 08:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Over the next several weeks, the tumor on her forehead disappeared completely and, over time, the other tumors in her body did, too.

Herpes-loaded stem cells used to kill brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 18th May, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital have a potential solution for how to more effectively kill tumor cells using cancer-killing viruses.

Of bees, mites, and viruses:

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Virus infections after arrival of new parasitic mite in New Zealand honeybee colonies.

Sticky Nanobeads that Can clean Bacteria and Viruses From Blood

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A new device uses magnetism to rid the bloodstream of pathogens that are the source of deadly infections.

A Virus May Be the Cure for a Deadly Honeybee Disease

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Help may soon be on the way in the form of a virus that attacks bacteria and self-replicates until the job is done.

Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

Posted in Medicine on 29th Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Last winter was notably warmer than in previous years and had a relatively mild flu season which contributed to the lower number of deaths.

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.

Radical Vaccine Design Effective Against Herpes Viruses

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2015 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
New thinking about vaccine design has helped researchers forge ahead in developing a potential vaccine for this common infection.

A new rapid blood test could 'cut antibiotic use'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2015 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A new blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a virus or bacteria within two hours, research in Plos One suggests.

Flipping a switch in a common virus could mean safer organ transplants

Posted in Medicine on 9th Apr, 2015 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Treating organs for CMV before they're transplanted could make the process safer for people with compromised immune systems.

HIV home test kit goes on sale in UK

Posted in Medicine on 27th Apr, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The first legally approved HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home has gone on sale in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Ebola virus can 'live on in eyes of survivors'

Posted in Medicine on 8th May, 2015 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Ebola can persist in the eye and lead to further damage.

Smarter, cheaper technologies for improved point-of-care medicine in remote areas

Posted in Software on 12th May, 2015 01:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Novel technologies offer simple biosensing required to provide healthcare in remote areas, where there is minimal diagnostic infrastructure.

Test unravels history of infection

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2015 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
US researchers claim to have developed a single test that is able to identify past exposure to every known human virus infection, using a drop of blood.

Virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells

Posted in Science on 7th Jun, 2015 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a complication of bone marrow transplants.

A new flu drug gives the body time to defend itself

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Past flu-fighting drugs have targeted the virus itself. But a new drug called Vasculotide reinforces the cellular barrier in the lungs, giving the body more time to rid itself of the virus.

HIV vaccine approach nears human trial

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2015 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A study indicates it is possible to trigger the antibody system, with an engineered molecule that mimics a vulnerable region of HIV, to make neutralizing antibodies.

Ebola crisis in Guinea 'has set back malaria fight'

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jun, 2015 12:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Malaria deaths since the Ebola outbreak began will far exceed the number of Ebola deaths in the country, which now stand at 2,444.

Universal flu vaccine comes closer

Posted in Medicine on 24th Aug, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say they are closer to developing a vaccine to give life-long protection against any type of flu, after promising trials in animals.

Short sleepers are four times more likely to catch a cold

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2015 11:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long known that sleep is important for our health, with poor sleep linked to chronic illnesses and disease susceptibility.

Melting polar ice could wake up frozen viruses

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting polar regions are already causing unprecedented sea level rise but there are other threats besides water buried in the swiftly melting ice.

Apple’s iOS App Store suffers first major attack

Posted in Online on 21st Sep, 2015 09:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is cleaning up its iOS App Store to remove malicious iPhone and iPad programs identified in the first large-scale attack on the popular software outlet.

HIV vaccine to be tested on people

Posted in Medicine on 10th Oct, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long been frustrated by the ability of the AIDS virus to mutate and evade the immune system.

FDA approves use of engineered herpes virus to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2015 12:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The drug, which relies upon a genetically engineered herpes virus to attack and kill the cancerous cells, is the first virotherapy drug to gain approval.

The World’s First Dengue Fever Vaccine Is Coming to 3 Countries

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jan, 2016 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A third of the world’s population is at risk of contracting Dengue Fever, a miserable virus that’s a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics.

Researchers use modified rabies viruses to map the brain

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2016 09:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Few diseases match rabies' method of self-replication and domination of the brain. The virus multiplies, spreading from cell to cell until the brain cannot support normal function.

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2016 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.

Scientists say they could safely and quickly test a zika vaccine

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2016 08:50 PM
by AlexMuller
'We can almost certainly contain future Ebola outbreaks, and that we will have a new paradigm and tool for dealing with new outbreaks of whatever emerges in the future."

Google donates $1m to fight the spread of the Zika virus

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2016 04:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Google's charitable arm has donated $1m (£710,000) to Unicef to help stop the spread of the Zika virus.

Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016 01:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

Zika caught killing brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016 03:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Zika was able to destroy or disrupt the growth of neural progenitor cells, which build the brain and nervous system, in lab tests.

Could a virus cause Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Mar, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Alzheimer’s disease could be caused by viruses like herpes, a group of renowned dementia experts have warned, as they call for urgent investigation into the link.

100% successful clinical trial means we may soon get a dengue vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2016 06:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Each year, 390 million people are infected with dengue, a virus with symptoms including headache, pain, nausea, and can cause death.

New findings in humans provide encouraging foundation for upcoming AIDS vaccine clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 28th Mar, 2016 02:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are working to develop a vaccine capable of inducing "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that can prevent HIV infection.

Rapid, low-cost detection of Zika virus using paper-based synthetic gene networks

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The sample is applied to the sensors, triggering a response that provides visually evident results in as little as an hour.

Antibody therapy opens door to potential new treatment for HIV

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
In aclinical trial, researchers gave participants with a single dose of 3BNC117, a so-called broadly neutralizing antibody capable of fighting a wide range of HIV strains.

IBM Medical Antivirus may enable vaccination against all viruses

Posted in Medicine on 14th May, 2016 09:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The new macromolecule composed of several components creates a powerful action that fights viral infection and replication while inhibiting drug resistance.

NHS will not fund anti-HIV Prep drug plan

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jun, 2016 02:20 AM
by AlexMuller
NHS England has reiterated it will not fund a "game-changer" drug treatment that can prevent HIV.

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016 06:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of directly killing a cancer cell, the virus lays the groundwork for targeted drug strikes.

A promising HIV vaccine moves toward clinical trial

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jun, 2016 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Oregon Health & Science University is recruiting potential volunteers for the first human tests of its promising HIV vaccine.

A Zika Vaccine is Now Ready for Human Test Subjects

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2016 11:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The drug, which will be tested on a small sampling of human participants, arrives five months after the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency.

Zika vaccine 'works very well' in mice

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jun, 2016 04:40 PM
by AlexMuller
A single dose of an experimental vaccine can protect mice against the Zika virus, raising renewed hope of a vaccine for humans, say scientists.

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2016 09:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies.

Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2016 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Herpes viruses can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer, and as yet, we can’t rid ourselves of them.

Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016 05:59 PM
by AlexMuller
The overuse of antibiotics threatens to create a global scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Viral hepatitis 'kills as many as Aids or TB'

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading killers across the globe, with a death toll that matches Aids or tuberculosis, research in the Lancet suggests.

Zika epidemic will end in three years, study suggests

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
They said this mirrored the pattern of other epidemics, such as chikungunia, a virus similar to Zika.

Zika infection may affect adult brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2016 12:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Populations of cells that serve to replace lost or damaged neurons throughout adulthood, and are also thought to be critical to learning and memory.

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2016 06:15 AM
by AlexMuller
More than two billion people could be at risk from Zika virus outbreaks in parts of Africa and Asia.

British man might be first in the world to be cured of HIV after new treatment

Posted in Medicine on 4th Oct, 2016 08:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The patient was the first of 50 people to complete a trial of the ambitious treatment which launches a two-stage “kick and kill” attack on the virus.

US Army is testing a Zika Virus Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 10th Nov, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The Phase 1 trial will test the safety and immunogenicity; the ability of the vaccine to trigger an immune response in the body

Scientists have an antibody that neutralises 98% of HIV strains

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2016 12:07 PM
by AlexMuller
We're closer than ever to an HIV vaccine.

Western virologist hopes to test vaccine on 600 HIV-negative subjects

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2016 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
The Phase II trial will determine the vaccine's ability to produce anti-HIV antibodies in patients who are not infected with the virus.

Global plan to wipe out hepatitis

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017 02:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Countries must work together to wipe out viral hepatitis - a disease that is killing as many people globally as HIV and TB, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

Zika virus used to treat aggressive brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Sep, 2017 01:33 PM
by Alex Muller
A harmful virus that can cause devastating brain damage in babies could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer, according to US scientists.

How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Sep, 2017 06:31 PM
by Alex Muller
A technique developed several years ago involving an engineered hybrid of poliovirus and rhinovirus has shown great promise in treating a lethal form of brain cancer.

New approach for AIDS: Lock HIV in reservoir cells, to die through apoptosis

Posted in Medicine on 9th Oct, 2017 03:52 PM
by Alex Muller
With the successful suppression of the AIDS virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication.

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