Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A small mutation can make Zika virus even more dangerous

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that Zika virus can mutate to become more infective—and potentially break through pre-existing immunity.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can antiviral agents help immune systems fight mosquito-borne dengue?

Can the dengue virus be prevented using antiviral agents such as antibiotics or vaccines? Before considering that step, University of Florida scientists are taking a closer look at whether mosquito immune systems can be influenced ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

An eco-friendly toxic cocktail could be a new weapon against malaria

Mosquitoes can and do feed on HMBPP-supplemented beetroot juice. This is the findings of a study at Stockholm University. HMBPP is a metabolite which is produced by Malaria parasite, Plasmodium. The researchers have shown ...

Medications

'An amazing ride': study offers dengue treatment hope

Dengue affects tens of millions each year, producing brutal symptoms that have earned it the moniker "breakbone fever," but new research may have found the first-ever treatment for the virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global warming may limit spread of dengue fever, new research finds

Infection with dengue virus makes mosquitoes more sensitive to warmer temperatures, according to new research led by Penn State researchers. The team also found that infection with the bacterium Wolbachia, which has recently ...

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