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  • Using Copper to Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Viruses
    New research from the University of Southampton has found that copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New SARS-Like Virus Can Jump Directly From Bats to Humans
    Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new bat SARS-like virus that can jump directly from its bat hosts to humans without mutation. However, researchers point out that if the SARS-like virus did jump, it is still unclear whether ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Penn Scientists Reveal 90 Percent of Skin-Based Viruses Represent Viral 'Dark Matter'
    Scientists in recent years have made great progress in characterizing the bacterial population that normally lives on human skin and contributes to health and disease. Now researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have used ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Rashes Often Associated with Viruses in Children
    Sniffles, stomach bugs, fever and sore throats are often associated with viruses, but rashes are common in children with viral infections as well. Rashes can be itchy and painful for kids and difficult for parents trying to determine if they are a symptom of something ...More
    October 29, 2015 Posted in News
  • Could a Drug Engineered From Bananas Fight Many Deadly Viruses? New Results Show Promise
    A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new research suggests. And the process used to create the virus-fighting form may help scientists ...More
    October 22, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals New, Potent Way to Boost Immunity and Fight Viruses
    Many viral infections, such as the common cold, cause mild illnesses that the body’s immune system eventually defeats. But when viruses cause severe disease, doctors have few options for effective treatment. Studying mice with a variety of viral infections, scientists ...More
    October 19, 2015 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover How Sendai Virus Escapes the Host Immune System
    A research group at Hiroshima University demonstrated the mechanism by which the Sendai virus (SeV) escapes the host immune system. The researchers examined the crystal structure of the complex of SeV C protein and transcription factor STAT1, and found that SeV C protein ...More
    October 15, 2015 Posted in News
  • Viruses: Simply Amazing
    Imagine a submicroscopic packet of proteins arranged symmetrically to enclose an inner genome -- and you have a virus. Viruses are so miniscule in size that most require electron microscopy to see them clearly, and more than 3,000 polio virus particles could fit end-to-end ...More
    October 12, 2015 Posted in Articles
  • New Test Detects All Viruses That Infect People, Animals
    A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed. ...More
    September 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Virus Discovered in the Blood Supply
    More than 30 million blood components are transfused annually in the United States alone, and surveillance for infectious agents in the blood supply is key to ensuring the safety of this critical resource for medicine and public health. Scientists have discovered a new ...More
    September 23, 2015 Posted in News
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