Medical research

Possible treatment on the horizon for severe dengue disease

Researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School have discovered that tryptase, an enzyme in human cells that acts like scissors to cut up nearby proteins, is responsible for blood vessel leakage in severe dengue hemorrhagic fever. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Philippines 'open' to dengue vaccine as outbreak kills hundreds

As hundreds die in a severe dengue outbreak in the Philippines, many of them children, President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he was open to lifting his government's blanket ban on the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Turning papaya leaf into a cure for dengue fever

A traditional herbal remedy for the dangerous tropical disease 'dengue fever' could be turned into a pill to treat patients thanks to groundbreaking research by scientists at the University of Nottingham's Malaysia Campus ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New approach holds promise for dengue fever

Monash University and 60P Australia Pty Ltd (60P), a subsidiary of 60° Pharmaceuticals LLC, have announced today an exclusive partnering deal, with 60P obtaining rights to develop the drug Fenretinide for dengue fever.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Swedish researchers map the risks of new virus epidemic in Europe

The risk of dengue fever beginning to spread in Europe is imminent. According to researchers from Umeå University, this is no longer just an issue for the scientific community but also for politicians and policy makers, ...