Genetics

Does herpes simplex virus change during transmission?

A new study helps explain how the virus that causes herpes might change during transmission between partners and over time during a long-term infection within a human host, which could have implications for future treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidance released for preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

In the second in series of updates on guidance for infection control in acute-care hospitals, five medical organizations are recommending best practices for preventing hospital-associated pneumonia. Pneumonia is the most ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Viral infections during pregnancy affect maternal care behavior

Viral infections during pregnancy affect the mother's brain and her postpartum care behavior. These are the findings of a research study in a mouse model conducted at MedUni Vienna. The results were published in the leading ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 hijacks antiviral human proteins to enter human cells

SARS-CoV-2 depends on the broadly antiviral interferon-induced human transmembrane proteins (IFITMs), to enter human cells and replicate inside them, according to research published this week in the Journal of Virology, ...

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