Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine to prevent a dangerous tropical disease receives approval

The chikungunya virus is widespread in tropical regions, where it is spread to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. Chikungunya is characterized by high fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, rash, and sometimes diarrhea. ...

Vaccination

US approves first vaccine against chikungunya virus

US health authorities on Thursday approved the world's first vaccine for chikungunya, a virus spread by infected mosquitoes that the Food and Drug Administration called "an emerging global health threat."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mimicking the body's own defenses to destroy enveloped viruses

Just as bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance, viruses can also evade drug treatments. Developing therapies against these microbes is difficult because viruses often mutate or hide themselves within cells. But by mimicking ...

Medical research

Study discovers molecular control hub for skin inflammation

Inflammatory reactions in the skin can reduce damage from UV radiation or infections, but can also result in painful symptoms such as sunburn. A recent study at the University of Bonn and the University Hospital Bonn has ...

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