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New therapy could help beat Hepatitis C virus


January 17th, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found a way to block the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) and possibly benefit 170 million people worldwide.The breakthrough opens the way for new therapies ... Read more...

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Virus brainwashes caterpillars to melt themselves


September 12th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) It could be a plot from a Hollywood blockbuster -- a virus that brainwashes caterpillars into practically melting themselves. Scientists at Penn State University have isolated ... Read more...

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Study finds enzyme that aids in the release of HIV particles


March 12th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from Heidelberg University Hospital has analysed the involvement of particular components of the infected cell in virion release, and discovered that the enzyme VPS4A plays ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist discovers cold virus that kills cancer


October 21st, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): A study lead by a scientist of Indian origin discovered that a common virus, which can cause coughing and mild diarrhoea, has an ability to kill cancer.The scientists ... Read more...

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Nano-hairpin probe successfully measures electrical activity of cells


August 13th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Scientists have succeeded in using a nanometre-scale probe disguised as part of a biological membrane to infiltrate and monitor a living cell.And researchers hope that the lipid-coated device ... Read more...

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‘Magic bullet’ may help fight ‘untreatable’ cancers


May 19th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to cancer sufferers currently given no chance of survival - a 'magic bullet' cancer drug that blasts away tumours.The new drug, developed from ... Read more...

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Origin of HIV transmission among male partners discovered


February 11th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): The origin of strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) among men who have sex with men has been discovered by scientists.Boffins led by a virologist from the University ... Read more...

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Virus-like particle vaccine could offer protection against chikungunya virus


January 29th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Using non-infectious virus-like particles (VLP), researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed an experimental vaccine that could successfully protect macaques and mice against chikungunya virus.Chikungunya virus ... Read more...

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Virus found to replicate four times faster than thought


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 22 (IANS) Live video microscopy shows how vaccinia, a pox virus, spreads four times faster and in a different way than suspected earlier - a discovery that could open the ... Read more...

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Pox virus’ rapid fire ping-pong mechanism behind its deadly sting


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): A new British research has found that the vaccinia poxvirus spreads infection by jumping from one cell to another before it finds an uninfected cell.According to lead researcher ... Read more...

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Scientists use insect cells technology for producing swine flue vaccine


January 5th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Austrian researchers have broken new ground by developing a technique to produce swine flu vaccines through insect cells.The study has appeared in the Biotechnology Journal.Co-author of the study ... Read more...

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Experimental compound found effective against deadly bird flu


December 22nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): An experimental compound might prove to be a potent weapon against drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza also known as bird flu, say researchers.They believe that ... Read more...

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Common pain relievers may blunt the effect of flu shots


November 4th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Using common painkillers - Advil, Tylenol, aspirin - at the time of getting flu shot may weaken the effect of the injection and have a negative effect on ... Read more...

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Key pathways in Ebola infection identified


June 24th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Scientists have identified two biochemical pathways-PI3 kinase pathway and the CAMK2 pathway-that are vital for Ebola virus infection.For the study, the researchers the University of Texas Medical Branch ... Read more...

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Immune cell could improve treatment of viral skin infection


April 13th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 13 (IANS) The local action of immune cells in the skin could improve treatment of viral infections, according to a recent discovery. A new study identifies previously unrecognised first-line defence ... Read more...

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Scientists use viruses to make miniature rechargeable batteries


April 9th, 2009 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 9 (ANI): Scientists have used genetically engineered viruses that assemble into electrodes to make complete miniature rechargeable batteries for the first time, which could improve the performance of hybrid electric ... Read more...

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New radioimmunotherapy offers promise to treat HIV infection, viral cancers


February 15th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 15 (ANI): Yeshiva University scientists claim to have succeeded in piggybacking antibodies onto radioactive payloads so as to deliver doses of radiation that selectively target and destroy microbial and ... Read more...

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Device tracks and delivers virus count in minutes


October 29th, 2008 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 29 (IANS) You may be ingesting dangerous nano-particles emitted by a car and billions of viruses might be infesting your system especially if you have a virulent infection.qViro is a ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover chink in Ebola cell-invasion strategy


September 4th, 2008 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Researchers discovered a key biochemical link in the process by which the Ebola Zaire virus infects cells - a critical step to finding a way to treat the ... Read more...

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New discovery may offer treatment for hemorrhagic fever


September 4th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): Scientists at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have identified a major biochemical link in the process by which the Ebola Zaire virus infects cells - ... Read more...

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UK researchers move a step closer to solving bee disease mystery


June 30th, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): British researchers have made a significant discovery about the transmission of a common claim that they have made a significant infectious agent called deformed wing virus (DWV), ... Read more...

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Finding debunks age-old measles spread theory


June 21st, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers have revealed that measles infection does not spread through one's body via airways and the lungs, as long believed.The team reported that the measles ... Read more...

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Protein shield against HIV can spur new therapies


May 26th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A protein that restricts the release of the HIV-1 virus from human cells may possibly help scientists to identify new lines of treatment for the dreaded disease. Scientists ... Read more...

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Protein that provides innate defense mechanism against HIV identified


May 26th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
London , May 26 (ANI): Scientists have made a major breakthrough in AIDS research by identifying a protein, called CAML (calcium-modulating cyclophilin ligand), that inhibits the release of HIV-1 virus from ... Read more...

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Human immune cell protein opens new front in fighting AIDS virus


April 29th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A research group supported by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has blocked HIV infection in the test tube by inactivating a human protein expressed in ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how dengue virus matures, becomes infectious


March 28th, 2008 - 11:33 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Biologists at Purdue University have found how the dengue virus matures and becomes infectious.Dengue is prevalent in Southeast Asia, Central America and South America. The virus, which ... Read more...

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Chikungunya virus ‘poses danger to babies’


March 23rd, 2008 - 10:12 am ICT by admin
New York, March 23 (IANS) Chikungunya virus can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her baby if she becomes infected just before or after delivery, a new study says. Public health ... Read more...

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Scientists capture biggest, brightest 3D image of virus


March 6th, 2008 - 5:13 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 6 (IANS) A Purdue University research team has captured the biggest, brightest and clearest three dimensional image of a virus, the tiniest ever micro-organism in existence. The image is only ... Read more...

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New technique achieves breakthrough in examining microscopic structures


March 6th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by admin
London , Mar 6 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University have achieved a major breakthrough in examining microscopic structures by using a technique called cryo-EM that has successfully given them images of a ... Read more...

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Ingredient in human semen may enhance HIV risk 100,000-fold


December 14th, 2007 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 14 (ANI): Scientists have identified a protein in human semen that increases the risk of HIV infection up to 100,000-fold.German researchers at the University Clinic of Ulm have found ... Read more...

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