Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)


  • Researchers Find Genetic Trigger for RSV-Induced Infant Hospitalizations
    Researchers at UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed a viral protein that plays a major role in making respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) the most common cause of hospitalization in children under 1 year of age. The discovery, published April 8 in the Journal of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scripps Research Institute Scientists Create Potential Vaccine Ingredient for RSV
    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a new method for designing artificial proteins, and have used it to make key ingredients for a candidate vaccine against a dangerous virus, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a significant cause of infant ...More
    February 5, 2014 Posted in News
  • Imaging Technology Could Unlock Mysteries of RSV
    By the time they're 2 years old, most children have had respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and suffered symptoms no worse than a bad cold. But for some children, especially premature babies and those with underlying health conditions, RSV can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis ...More
    January 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • RSV Often Milder Than Flu in Older Adults
    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) appears to cause milder illness than influenza in adults age 50 or older, according to researchers at Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation. The study, published online in Clinical Infectious Diseases, also shows RSV is a common cause of ...More
    December 22, 2013 Posted in News
  • Genetic Signature Identified for RSV, the Leading Cause of Infant Hospitalizations Worldwide
    Scientists have identified the genetic signature of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), the leading cause of infant hospitalizations around the world. The work is a key step toward a better understanding of the immune response to RSV, which will aid the development of a ...More
    November 14, 2013 Posted in News
  • NIH Study Offers Clues to Making Vaccine for Infant Respiratory Illness
    An atomic-level snapshot of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) protein bound to a human antibody represents a leap toward developing a vaccine for a common—and sometimes very serious—childhood disease. The findings, by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and ...More
    April 25, 2013 Posted in News
  • Research Suggests Transmission of Respiratory Viruses in Utero
    The most common cause of lower respiratory tract infections in infants and young children, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), can be transferred during pregnancy to an unborn baby, according to Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital research published online this week in the ...More
    April 19, 2013 Posted in News
  • Vanderbilt Study Reveals Clues to Childhood Respiratory Virus
    New Vanderbilt-led research published in the Feb. 14, 2013 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine has identified the relatively unknown human metapneumovirus (MPV) as the second most common cause of severe bronchiolitis in young children. Senior author John Williams, ...More
    February 14, 2013 Posted in News
  • Pneumonia Taking Severe Toll on Children in the Developing World
    As many as 12 million children under the age of 5 are hospitalized with chest infections such as pneumonia and bronchiolitis each year, a global study suggests. Researchers also found that an estimated 265,000 children under 5 suffering from chest infections die in hospital ...More
    January 29, 2013 Posted in News
  • Loyola Using Technology in the Fight Against Influenza
    Cold, allergies, the flu or something else? Thanks to advanced technology, physicians at Loyola University Health System receive confirmation of their patient’s respiratory illness within one hour. Loyola is one of only two hospitals in lllinois to use the FDA-approved ...More
    January 10, 2013 Posted in News
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