viral diseases

How interferon-induced genes launch antiviral defenses

April 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A team of researchers, led by scientists from Rockefeller University, for the first time has carried out a comprehensive, systematic evaluation of the antiviral activity of interferon-induced factors. ... Read more...

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Dolphin clue to human cervical cancer treatment

February 19th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Dolphins may be the ideal model for the study of cervical cancer in people, say University of Florida aquatic animal health experts."We discovered that dolphins get multiple infections ... Read more...

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Celeb doctor who teaches Chinese medicine in China! (Feature with image)

December 8th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Quaid Najmi Mumbai, Dec 8 (IANS) What's common between Sachin Tendulkar, Manoj Kumar and China? Acupuncture and a man named P.B. Lohiya, who is not only therapist to sports and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Genetically modified crops succumb to bug infection

October 27th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 27 (IANS) As the debate over the safety of genetically modified food continues to rage, biologists have found that GM squash plants - resistant to three major viral diseases ... Read more...

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1.5 lakh people affected from viral fever in North Kerala

July 29th, 2009 - 8:07 pm ICT by ANI
Malappuram/Kozhikode, July 29 (ANI): Lakhs of people in five districts of Kerala, especially the northern regions, are suffering from viral fever mainly caused by mosquito bite during monsoon season.Nearly, ten people ... Read more...

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First climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks developed

June 6th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): By using global climatological data and vegetation indices from Costa Rica, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Miami (UM) and the University of Costa Rica ... Read more...

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Tiny fly can keep dengue-causing mosquito in check

June 5th, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) The larvae of a tiny fly or midge can help decimate a number of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes, that infect 50 to 100 million people with dengue fever ... Read more...

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Biologists discover technology that could reduce the spread of rice virus

February 11th, 2009 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a technology that reduces infection by the virus that causes Rice Tungro Disease, a serious limiting factor for rice production in Asia.The finding ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover cause of fatal seizures in meningitis peering inside mices skulls

December 23rd, 2008 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 23 (ANI): NYU Langone Medical Center scientists have announced the discovery of an unexpected cause for the fatal seizures seen in mice with viral meningitis, an infection of the ... Read more...

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New anti-viral drug may help fight potential bio-terrorism agents

November 24th, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): An anti-viral drug developed at UT Southwestern, called bavituximab, has shown promise as a new strategy to fight viral diseases, including potential bio-terrorism agents. The researchers have shown ... Read more...

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DNA vaccine to be equally effective after onset of disease

November 4th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) A DNA-based vaccine being developed against the dreaded West Nile virus, transmitted from animals to humans, would be equally effective after the onset of the disease.Existing live vaccines ... Read more...

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Australian research offers hope to chikungunya patients

May 6th, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by admin
By Neena Bhandari Sydney, May 6 (IANS) Researchers from the University of Canberra have identified the cell and proteins behind the arthritic inflammation caused by mosquito-borne viral diseases like Ross river virus, endemic ... Read more...

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