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Unusual virus defence decoded in the brain – new approach for virus encephalitis therapy

“We know that the first line defense in the brain is similar to responses in the rest of the body: Brain cells detect the invading virus and initiate a…

Iowa State University researcher examines mosquito genes for new disease responses

Lyric Bartholomay, assistant professor of entomology, along with colleagues from around the world, infected the common southern house mosquito (Culex…

Vaccine slows progression of skeletal muscle disorder

A potential vaccine for Alzheimer's disease also has been shown in mice to slow the weakening of muscles associated with inclusion body myositis, a disorder…

Study in Mice Identified Molecular Target for Treatment of West Nile Encephalitis

In animal studies, researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Yale University have identified molecular interactions that govern the immune system’s…

Potential new herpes therapy studied

The gene-targeting approach uses a specially designed RNA enzyme to inhibit strains of the herpes simplex virus. The enzyme disables a gene responsible for…

No more big stink: Scent lures mosquitoes, but humans can’t smell it

A University of California, Davis research team led by chemical ecologist Walter Leal has discovered a low-cost, easy-to-prepare attractant that lures…

New and improved test for West Nile virus in horses

West Nile virus infects a wide range of animals, including humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, squirrels, rabbits and birds. It is widely distributed in Africa,…

New West Nile and Japanese encephalitis vaccines produced

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have developed new vaccines to protect against West Nile and Japanese encephalitis viruses. The…

UQ researchers make West Nile vaccine breakthrough

Associate Professor Alex Khromykh, from UQ's School of Molecular & Microbial Sciences, and colleagues have found a way to generate immune response levels…

The Uukuniemi virus helps to explain the infection mechanism of bunyaviruses causing hemorrhagic fevers and encephalitis

The Uukuniemi virus is the first bunyavirus whose structure researchers have been able to determine. Together with more detailed studies of the viral membrane…

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