Infectious Diseases (141 News)

A Potential Way to Fighting Human Disease through Mosquito Birth Control

Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm
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Depending on where you live, the buzz of a nearby mosquito can be a nuisance, or it can be deadly. Worldwide, more than 500 million people suffer f...

Scientists Discover a Genetic Variant That Greatly Increases a Person's Likelihood of Developing Tuberculosis

Jan 6, 2019 12:00 pm
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If you live in the United States, you are unlikely to come into contact with the microbe that causes tuberculosis. Your odds of encountering the mi...

Researchers Discover New Connections between Ebola Virus and Human Proteins

Jan 5, 2019 12:00 pm
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Several new connections have been discovered between the proteins of the Ebola virus and human host cells, a finding that provides insight on ways ...

Scientists Develop an HIV Vaccine that Can Protect Non-human Primates from Infection

Dec 24, 2018 2:00 pm
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LA JOLLA, CA – For more than 20 years, scientists at Scripps Research have chipped away at the challenges of designing an HIV vaccine. Now ne...

Researchers Could Visualize a Key Molecular Structure Used by Malaria Parasite to Cause Infection

Dec 20, 2018 4:00 pm
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An international team led by Institute researchers has visualised the unique molecular ‘key’ used by the world’s deadliest malari...

Researchers Reveal Why Some Patients’ Immune Systems Can Resist HIV-1

Dec 5, 2018 1:00 pm
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Of the 40 million people around the world infected with HIV, less than one per cent have immune systems strong enough to suppress the virus for ext...

How Could HIV DNA Be Blocked from Entering the Cell Nucleus?

Dec 4, 2018 1:00 pm
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Multiple components of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear import machinery enable a protein called human myxovirus resistance 2 (MX2) to inhibit ...

Synthetic DNA-delivered Antibodies Protect Against Ebola in Preclinical Studies

Dec 1, 2018 5:00 pm
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Scientists at The Wistar Institute and collaborators have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire E...

A New Study Reveals the Oldest Bubonic Plague Genome to Date

Sep 19, 2018 1:00 pm
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An international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History has analyzed two 3,800-year-old Y. pestis genome...

Understanding H. pylori's Groundwork for Infection

Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am
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It’s been known for some time that a bacterium can cause several serious stomach ailments, including ulcers, gastritis and stomach cancer. Re...

Sustained Virological Response Improves Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C virus

Sep 13, 2018 4:00 pm
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Extrahepatic manifestations of chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection improve or resolve after patients achieve sustain...

New Perspective and New Information About Retroviruses !!

Aug 4, 2018 1:00 pm
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Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, according to ...

Hexakisphosphate Helps HIV Avoid Destroying by the Host’s Immune System

Jul 21, 2018 11:00 am
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Scientists from UNSW Sydney and the UK have discovered that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to prot...

Generating Mice That Express the Human NTCP Protein in Their Liver Cells, Allowing HBV and HDV Infections

Jul 11, 2018 9:00 am
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Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the most aggressive form of viral hepatitis in humans, putting at least 20 million people worldwide at risk of deve...

A Toxin Discovered in V. Cholera Affects Both Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Jul 10, 2018 12:00 pm
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The structure and function of a previously unknown toxin in the cholera bacteria Vibrio cholera has been discovered by scientists at Umeå Uni...

Bone Marrow is a Major Reservoir for P. Vivax Malaria Parasite

Jul 9, 2018 2:00 pm
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Beyond blood, bone marrow is a major reservoir of the malaria parasite Plasmodium vivax, according to an international gro...

Immune Receptors Capable of Killing HIV across Genetically Diverse Population!!

Jul 5, 2018 6:00 pm
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While treatments for HIV mean that the disease is no longer largely fatal, the world still lacks a true therapy that can eradicate the virus across...

Two Proteins Recognize and Translate DNA Methylation Marks in Schistosoma Mansoni

Jul 5, 2018 1:00 pm
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Two proteins that recognize and translate DNA methylation marks in Schistosoma mansoni are required for growth of adult stem cells in the parasitic...

Different Gene Expression Profile of Neisseria Gonorrhoeae between Men and Women

Jul 1, 2018 12:00 pm
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The World Health Organization estimates that 78 million people worldwide are infected with gonorrhea each year. Men with infections tend to have ob...

A Molecular Basis for the Restricted Host Tropism of Zikv

Jun 28, 2018 10:00 am
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Princeton University researchers Qiang Ding, Alexander Ploss, and colleagues have identified one of the mechanisms by which ZIKA virus (ZIKV) circu...


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