Saturday 20 December, 2014

Researchers identify new components of viral infection

Preparation of the DCV (Drosophila C virus) used during the study. Image Credit: CNRS photo library

In order to infect a host cell and proliferate, some viruses, such as the hepatitis C virus Continue reading “Researchers identify new components of viral infection” »  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, Continue reading “UN chief calls for joint efforts to end AIDS by 2030” »  More...

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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. Continue reading “Scientists identify novel mechanisms that alter the protein coding 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 Continue reading “HIV virus rebound More...

By BioNews On Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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Simple blood tests can save hepatitis patients

Blood tests can save more than 80 percent hepatitis C patients and over 60 percent hepatitis B patients when combined with proper prevention and treatment Continue reading “Simple blood tests can save hepatitis More...

By BioNews On Thursday, June 12th, 2014
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17 die of Ebola virus in Sierra Leone

As many as 17 people have died of the ebola virus in the west African country of Sierra Leone out of the total 46 infected cases found Continue reading “17 die of Ebola virus in Sierra Leone” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, May 9th, 2014
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Researchers discovered a new substance that protects against a dangerous virus in Bone marrow transplantation

Letermovir keeps the ubiquitous Cytomegalovirus in check for weakened immune systems of infected transplant patients. Continue reading “Researchers discovered a new substance that protects against a dangerous More...

By BioNews On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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Haj piligrimage to continue despite MERS increase

Saudi Arabia is ready for the annual Islamic haj pilgrimage despite an increase in cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus infection Continue reading “Haj piligrimage to continue despite More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 18th, 2014
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Scientists identify target for treating dengue

In a significant discovery, researchers have identified a target for dengue fever that can help develop vaccines for the deadly disease that has infected over 100 million people worldwide so far Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
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MERS under control, says Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian government has assured citizens that measures were in place to tackle the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus that has so far claimed 69 lives in the country Continue reading More...