Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New antivirals for influenza and Zika

Amyloids are particular protein assemblies with properties similar to silk, that serve numerous functions. They also form upon protein misfolding resulting in protein inactivation.

Medical research

Platform precisely quantifies antigens presented on cell surfaces

Normally, the immune system is able to differentiate between healthy and abnormal cells. Peptides, fragments created by the synthesis and breakdown of proteins inside each cell, are presented on the surface as antigens and ...

Medical research

A new way to control Epstein-Barr virus

A team of researchers at University of Utah Health have shown the Epstein-Barr virus—which causes mononucleosis and is linked to development of several cancers—uses a novel strategy to survive. The virus takes the reins ...

Vaccination

Racing to deliver a vaccine to the masses

Penn, together with The Wistar Institute, have conducted research that is part of the backstory of a variety of successful vaccines. Since the 1950s, their scientists have had a hand in research that undergirds widely used ...

Medical research

Cellular protein shredders for the fight against cancer

An international team of researchers led by the Universities of Bonn and Ulm has investigated how a cell's own "protein shredder" can be specifically programmed to fight cancer. The researchers were able to demonstrate the ...

Vaccination

Is a 'universal' flu vaccine on the horizon?

(HealthDay)—Work is proceeding apace on a "universal" flu vaccine capable of protecting humans from all forms of influenza, researchers report.

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