Virology
Monday 20 April, 2015

$34 smartphone dongle that can detect HIV, syphilis in 15 mins

Smartphone dongles performed a point-of-care HIV and syphilis test in Rwanda from finger prick whole blood in 15 minutes, operated by health care workers trained on a software app.
Image credit:  Samiksha Nayak for Columbia Engineering

A team of researchers has developed a low-cost smartphone accessory that can perform a “point-of-care” test  More...

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retroviruses
By BioNews On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
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Why humans are affected less by retroviral infections

Retroviruses have merged with our DNA, and researchers can use them to better understand evolution and how we can resist cancer.  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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HIV may stay hidden in ‘quiet’ immune cells

In what could lead to a cure for HIV, researchers have found that the human immunodeficiency virus may stay hidden for years in certain “quiet” immune cells.  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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HIV Patients in Deep South Have Lower Survival Rates

The southern U.S. had the nation’s lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004,  More...

enterovirus D68
By BioNews On Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Compound to combat respiratory virus identified

A class of anti-viral compounds has shown promise in combating a virus linked to respiratory and  More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 29th, 2014
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Social media and behavioural psychology can help fight AIDS

Social media could be a valuable component in the fight against the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)  More...

Preparation of the DCV (Drosophila C virus) used during the study. Image Credit: CNRS photo library
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Researchers identify new components of viral infection

In order to infect a host cell and proliferate, some viruses, such as the hepatitis C virus  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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UN chief calls for joint efforts to end AIDS by 2030

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday called on world leaders to work together to end AIDS by 2030,  More...

ebola
By BioNews On Saturday, November 8th, 2014
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Scientists identify novel mechanisms that alter the protein coding capacities of Ebola virus

A team of researchers identifies novel mechanisms that alter the protein coding capacities of Ebola and Marburg virus mRNAs.  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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HIV virus rebound in ‘Mississippi Baby’ dashes hope

In a major blow to the scientific community, the HIV virus that was once vanquished in the ‘Mississippi baby’ by administering aggressive anti-retroviral therapy  More...