News tagged with viral strains
In the summer of 1968, a new strain of influenza appeared in Hong Kong. This strain, known as H3N2, spread around the globe and eventually killed an estimated 1 million people.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 10, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers have been able to reconstruct the genome sequence of an outbreak strain of Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) using metagenomics (the direct sequencing of DNA extracted from microbiologically complex sample ...
Genetics Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has unveiled a new technique for vaccine design that could be particularly useful against ...
HIV & AIDS Mar 28, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Decades of research and three large-scale clinical trials have so far failed to yield an effective HIV vaccine, in large part because the virus evolves so rapidly that it can evade any vaccine-induced immune response.
HIV & AIDS Mar 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have determined a way to predict and protect against new strains of the flu virus, in the hope of improving immunity against the disease.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers have successfully applied a novel method of vaccine creation for Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) using a technique called large scale random codon re-encoding. Using this approach, a group from the UMR_D 190, Emerging ...
Medical research Feb 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Every fall, people wonder whether to get an influenza or flu shot.
Medications Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
French health care giant Sanofi Pasteur will soon test a vaccine against dengue fever in India amid concerns about the increasingly global spread of the disease, reports said Monday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
While it may be that some Americans doubt we're related to chimps and other primates, viruses recognize the similarities in our cells.
HIV & AIDS Oct 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1
Children living in low-income urban areas appear especially prone to developing asthma, possibly related to infections they acquire early in life. In a new study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, available online, resear ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In an advance toward development of a nasal spray that protects against infection with influenza and spread of the disease, scientists are reporting identification of a substance that activates the first-line ...
Medications Sep 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists studying flu vaccines have identified ways to overcome an obstacle called "original antigenic sin," which can impair immune responses to new flu strains.
Immunology Aug 13, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, have determined the detailed 3-dimensional structure of part of the flu virus' RNA polymerase, an enzyme that is crucial for influenza virus ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
University of Washington researchers have made a discovery that sheds light on why the human body is unable to adequately fight off HIV infection.
HIV & AIDS Jul 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
HIV superinfection, when a person with HIV could acquire a second, new strain of HIV, may occur as often as initial HIV infection in the general population in Uganda, a study suggests.
HIV & AIDS Jun 07, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |