Viruses
George Mason University researcher wins NSF RAPID grant to model virus spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
How a computer virus spreads gave George Mason University researcher Cameron Nowzari insight into how human viruses, like the coronavirus, spread. more
Rapid patient identification could help combat COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
In a peer-reviewed commentary published in npj Digital Medicine, experts from Regenstrief Institute, Mayo Clinic and The Pew Charitable Trusts write that matching patient records from disparate sources is not only achievable, but fundamental... more
Researchers identify genetic codes of COVID-19 and SARS viruses that may promote their lifecycles  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
Researchers have identified specific portions of the genetic codes of the COVID-19 and SARS viruses that may promote the viruses'... more
Towards effective protection of water resources and human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The covid-19 pandemic has shown us that public health can be endangered by "hidden enemies" like viruses that cannot be detected by our senses. more
Universal virus detection platform to expedite viral diagnosis  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The quick, accurate detection of a virus on a wide scale is the key to combating infectious diseases such as COVID-19. A new viral diagnostic strategy using reactive polymer-grafted, double-stranded RNAs will... more
COVID-19 transmission unlikely to slow down dramatically during summer months  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
It is well known that rates of transmission of some respiratory viruses, including influenza, tend to fall during the summer months. more
Study uncovers how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. These findings could lead to... more
Cancer cells cause inflammation to protect themselves from viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. These findings could lead to improved viral treatments for the... more
Universal virus detection platform to expedite viral diagnosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The prompt, precise, and massive detection of a virus is the key to combat infectious diseases such as Covid-19. A new viral diagnostic strategy using reactive polymer-grafted, double-stranded RNAs will serve as... more
Toshiba and Shinshu University jointly develop a 'tumor-tropic liposome technology' for gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Toshiba Corporation and a team led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University, have together developed a “tumor-tropic... more
Exploiting viruses to attack cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have made an adenovirus that specifically replicates inside and kills cancer cells by employing special RNA-stabilizing elements. more
A phage-encoded anti-CRISPR enables complete evasion of type VI-A CRISPR-Cas immunity  Science Magazine · 6 days
The crRNA-guided nuclease Cas13 recognizes complementary viral transcripts to trigger the degradation of both host and viral RNA during the type VI CRISPR-Cas antiviral response. How... more
MetaviralSPAdes—New assembler for virus genomes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When a new virus emerges, biologists rush to reconstruct its genome—a prerequisite for future diagnostic and vaccine development. The challenge with viral sequencing during an outbreak is that a sample from a patient, like saliva from a COVID-19... more
Researchers to study the ability of optical radiation to disinfect surfaces  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Now and in the months to come, hospitals and commercial buildings will be tasked with sanitizing large indoor environments to prevent the transmission of viruses like... more
Why bats don't get sick from the viruses they carry, but humans can  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Bats carry a lot of viruses, some of which make people sick. So why don't bats get sick from these pathogens? more
Pinpointing SARS-CoV-2 origin with new predictive model  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers in the United States and Canada have developed a combination of predictive statistical models that could help guide decisions about which animal species should be prioritized for detecting the origin of novel potential... more
Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new assay that can be used to assess the attachment of viruses to host cells and to test potential inhibitors of viral infection. more
Revolutionary air disinfection system protects dentists against COVID-19  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Eschmann Technologies has launched a revolutionary air disinfection system developed by Novaerus to help protect dentists against the spread of airborne viruses such as COVID-19. more
Prediction of incubation period for COVID-19 and other viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published on the preprint server bioRxiv* in May 2020 provides a method to estimate the incubation period for any new pathogen, which could help to define the... more
Why bats don't get sick from the viruses they carry, but humans can  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
One of the first questions scientists ask when a new disease appears is, "Where did this come from?" more
Physicists exploring use of Blu-ray disc lasers to kill COVID-19, other viruses  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new weapon in the arsenal against the coronavirus may be sitting in your home entertainment console. A team led by physicist Chris Barty... more
A single-cell view on alga-virus interactions reveals sequential transcriptional programs and infection states  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The discovery of giant viruses infecting eukaryotes from diverse ecosystems has revolutionized our understanding of the evolution of viruses and their impact... more
A new tool for cell biologists for creating synthetic cell membranes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes a new approach for creating synthetic cell membrane mimics. Using a new approach for... more
Emerging viral diseases causing serious issues in west Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in West Africa, such as dengue (DENV), chikungunya (CHIKV) and Zika (ZIKV) viruses. more
Nature-inspired CRISPR enzymes for expansive genome editing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In nature, bacteria use CRISPR as an adaptive immune system to protect themselves against viruses. Over the past decade, scientists have been able to successfully build upon that natural phenomenon with the discovery of... more
Olympus Professional Dictation offers antimicrobial, alcohol-wipe resistant dictation solutions  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Olympus Professional Dictation, which provides comprehensive and efficient solutions for streamlining dictation workflows through speech-to-text hardware and software, offers antimicrobial and alcohol-wipe resistant dictation devices that can reduce exposure to... more
Mosquito-borne viral outbreaks pose serious issues in West Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus call attention to the emergence of mosquito-borne viral outbreaks in... more
New vaccine appears to be highly protective against Ebola infection in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As the world focuses on finding a COVID-19 vaccine, research continues on other potentially catastrophic pandemic diseases, including Ebola and Marburg viruses. more
Team finds effective SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A joint research team led by Sunney Xie, Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG) at Peking University (PKU) has successfully identified multiple highly potent neutralizing antibodies against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the causative... more
People infected with hepatitis D are more prone to hepatocellular carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Of all the hepatitis viruses, D is the most poorly known.This small virus, which can only infect people already infected with Hepatitis B, has so far been... more
Scientists develop tool to sequence circular DNA  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new tool invented by University of Alberta biologists to sequence circular DNA will provide scientists with richer, more accurate data that could help advance research on viruses, agriculture and perhaps even cancer. more
New textile coating prevents viruses from adhering to the surface  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential for protecting healthcare workers. However, the textiles and materials used in such items can absorb and carry viruses... more
Non-invasive ventilation mask could reduce aerosolization when treating COVID-19 patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Led by Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network and General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, researchers have designed a non-invasive ventilation mask that could significantly... more
Researchers create durable, washable textile coating that can repel viruses  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Masks, gowns, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) are essential for protecting healthcare workers. However, the textiles and materials used in such items can absorb and carry viruses... more
Virus protein discovery reveals new plant-animal class of cell division disruptors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Viruses are ubiquitous pathogens that can cause severe infectious diseases in both humans and agricultural crops. As most viruses have simple genomes and encode only a... more
Durable, washable textile coating can repel viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have created a textile coating that can not only repel liquids like blood and saliva but can also prevent viruses from adhering to the surface. more
Study on airborne virus transmission in buildings launched  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As society prepares to reopen indoor spaces and ease back into some sense of normalcy during the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory... more
Researchers to test the strength and contact time of disinfectants used against viruses  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Cleaning products, alcohol-based sanitizers and other common chemicals are all being used on surfaces to try to kill the virus that causes... more
Scientists discover a new way for T cells to attack diseased cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology in the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences have discovered a new way for T... more
Silver nanocubes make point-of-care diagnostics easier to read  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Engineers have shown that nanosized silver cubes can make diagnostic tests that rely on fluorescence easier to read by making them more than 150 times brighter. Combined with an emerging point-of-care diagnostic... more
Silver nanocubes make point-of-care diagnostics easier to read  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Engineers at Duke University have shown that nanosized silver cubes can make diagnostic tests that rely on fluorescence easier to read by making them more than 150 times brighter. Combined with an... more
Flying foxes in South Australia exposed to zoonotic viruses  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that South Australia's population of grey-headed flying foxes, which took up residence in 2010, has been exposed to a number of viruses, including Hendra virus that can... more
Flying foxes in South Australia exposed to zoonotic viruses  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
University of Adelaide researchers have found that South Australia's population of Grey-headed flying foxes, which took up residence in 2010, has been exposed to a number of viruses, including Hendra... more
Keeping the COVID plague at bay: How California is protecting older veterans  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Dr. Vito Imbasciani has been at war with viruses since he was 5. Growing up near the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in... more
New study shines light on mysterious giant viruses  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
In recent years, giant viruses have been unearthed in several of the world's most mysterious locations, from the thawing permafrost of Siberia to locations unknown beneath the Antarctic ice. But don't worry,... more
New method captures early viral-host protein interactions  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
More than 70% of all viruses known to cause human disease, including the one that causes COVID-19, are RNA viruses. They invade the body by hijacking the internal machinery of cells. Yet little is... more
Researchers develop vaccine for virus associated with type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
According to many observations, certain virus infections may play a part in the autoimmune attack that leads to type 1 diabetes. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and at the... more
Possible vaccine for virus linked to type 1 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
According to many observations, certain virus infections may play a part in the autoimmune attack that leads to type 1 diabetes. Researchers have now produced a vaccine for these viruses... more
Plant viruses could be used to prevent and treat human autoimmune diseases  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers have taken positive steps towards using plant virus-based particles for the treatment of human autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid... more
The effect of weather on COVID-19 infection rate  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Viral epidemics are nothing new in human history. Several viruses circulate freely every year among human beings, causing seasonal outbreaks of disease and death, such as the seasonal flu. A new study... more
Prevention and treatment of autoimmune diseases with plant virus nanoparticles  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Plant viruses are natural, self-assembling nanostructures with versatile and genetically programmable shells, making them useful in diverse applications ranging from the development of new materials to diagnostics and... more
Apocalyptic movies show what we worry about most  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, movies about post-apocalyptic worlds—often brought about by deadly, fast-spreading viruses—drew millions of eyeballs. Now, with millions of people at home because of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are... more
Scientists Identify SARS-CoV-2-Neutralizing Antibody  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from Utrecht University, the Erasmus Medical Center and Harbour BioMed has identified a human monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-1 coronaviruses in cell... more
Lymphatic vessels in mice and humans: Alike yet different  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In an international collaboration, researchers have mapped the lymph node lymphatic vessels in mice and humans down to the level of individual cells. The results may eventually help scientists to... more
Researchers develop synthetic novel coronavirus clones  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers in virology and veterinary bacteriology at the University of Bern have cloned the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The synthetic clones are being used by research groups worldwide to test corona samples, find antiviral drugs and develop... more
Viruses from feces can help combat obesity and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Fecal transplants are currently used to treat certain types of antibiotic-resistant diarrhea and has also been attempted to treat e.g. inflammatory bowel disease. A new study suggests that transplanted intestinal... more
Viruses from stool can help fight obesity and type 2 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Obese mice with unhealthy lifestyles gain significantly less weight and avoid type 2 diabetes when they receive viruses transplanted from the stool of lean mice. These... more
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