Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop infection model for tickborne flaviviruses

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists have filled a research gap by developing a laboratory model to study ticks that transmit flaviviruses, such as Powassan virus. Powassan virus was implicated in the death of a ...

Medical research

Making the most of what you have

Understanding how viral proteins are produced can provide important clues on how we might interfere with the process. The group of Till Rümenapf at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna has discovered that a key protease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mosquito survey identifies reservoir of disease

A large scale, five year study of mosquitoes from different ecological regions in Kenya, including savannah grassland, semi-arid Acacia thorn bushes, and mangrove swamps, found a reservoir of viruses carried by mosquitoes ...