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Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert

Zimbabwe’s deputy health minister said Thursday that the southeast African country is on high alert to the deadly epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa Continue reading “Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert” »  More...

by BioNews | Published 3 weeks ago
Transmission electron microscopy color image of a Pithovirus sibericum cross-section. This virion, 
dating back more than 30,000 years, is 1.5 µm long and 0.5 µm wide, which makes it the largest 
virus ever discovered. 
© Julia Bartoli & Chantal Abergel, IGS, CNRS/AMU
By BioNews On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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A 30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life

A 30,000-year-old giant virus frozen in ice has been revived owing to global warming. Scientists now warn that melting ice around the Continue reading “A 30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life” More...

Farging av røde blodceller med fluorescens for å vise virus festet til cellene hos ILAsmittet laks_crop/Staining of red blood cells with fluorescent dye to detect virus attached to the cells in infected salmon. Photo: Maria Aamelfot
By BioNews On Monday, September 24th, 2012
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ISA virus infects salmon from within

New findings on the interaction between an influenza-related virus and the host provide a Continue reading “ISA virus infects salmon from within” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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`Functional cure` for AIDS down the pipeline

New studies have given researchers renewed hope that a cure for AIDS may be possible Continue reading “`Functional cure` for AIDS down the pipeline” »  More...

By BioNews On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Early HIV treatment offers additional benefits

Providing antiretroviral treatment to HIV-infected individuals earlier, when their immune systems are healthier Continue reading “Early HIV treatment offers additional benefits” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 20th, 2012
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End of AIDS is within our reach

In order to realise the dream of AIDS-free generation, experts say new financial investments – and renewed commitments – from countries around the world will be critical to fully implement proven treatment Continue More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine

The first human trials for the new HIV injectible vaccine are under way, containing a specific Continue reading “Human trials under way for new HIV vaccine” »  More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 9th, 2011
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`Lock and key` that allow HIV to enter cell’s nucleus discovered

Scientists have unearthed the ‘lock and key’ that facilitates HIV to enter cell’s nucleus, disable the immune system and cause AIDS Continue reading “`Lock and key` that allow HIV to enter cell’s nucleus More...

By BioNews On Monday, December 5th, 2011
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Soon, spam filters to tackle HIV

The inventor of Microsoft’s spam filter believes that the principle behind keeping spam out of inboxes can also work to keep the AIDS virus at bay Continue reading “Soon, spam filters to tackle HIV” More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Chinese Premier vows to implement measures to help AIDS patients

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to implement new measures to help citizens living with HIV/AIDS obtain affordable drug treatment Continue reading “Chinese Premier vows to implement measures to help AIDS More...