Tuesday, November 29, 2022

How Flu Virus Attacks Immune System to Establish Infection

Shedding light on influenza's insidious nature, scientists from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts have discovered how the flu virus is able to quickly...

Simple Urine Test for Cervical Cancer Virus

Dread going for a smear test? A simple urine test can pick up the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. Though it's...

Does Enterovirus D68 Cause Paralysis?

  Several children in Denver have developed limb weakness or paralysis after contracting respiratory illness, and four of the children have tested positive for enterovirus...

Project Maps Diverse Group of Viruses That Live in Healthy Humans

The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other...

Viruses – Lots of Them – Are Falling From the Sky

An astonishing number of viruses are circulating around the Earth's atmosphere – and falling from it – according to new research from scientists in...

Going Viral – Bacteriophages Offer Sustainable, Powerful Method of Controlling Microbes

In the early 1900s, most researchers believed that DNA was a “stupid molecule,” too simple to be of any value in the transmission of...

Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance with Bacteriophages

A team of scientists from Europe has recently isolated a group of naturally-occurring viruses that specifically target the highly infectious hospital superbug Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Dr Martha Clokie of...

New SARS-like virus poses medical mystery

Scientists are trying to unravel a medical mystery involving a new type of coronavirus, which come from that same large family of viruses that...

Exposure to School-Age Children Ups Severity of Cold Infections

Exposure to school-age children raises the odds that a person with lung disease who catches a cold will actually suffer symptoms like a runny...

21-Day Ebola Quarantine Period May Not be Long Enough

As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the...

Some Vaccines Support the Evolution of More-Virulent Viruses

Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus, such as the one that causes Marek's disease in poultry, have confirmed, for the first time, the highly controversial...

How Does Ebola Spread? Hard Facts From Key Studies

About 5 minutes into Tuesday’s press conference describing the first U.S. Ebola diagnosis, Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...