Tag: Dengue virus

Innovation, Research

Very potent antiviral against dengue

October 6, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers at the KU Leuven Rega Institute and CD3 have developed an ultrapotent inhibitor of the dengue virus, which causes the tropical disease known as dengue. The teams collaborated closely with Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. The antiviral molecule is exceptionally effective […]

Innovation, Research

Researchers discover antibody that blocks the spread of dengue virus

January 14, 2021

Via: The Medical News

A team of researchers led by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Michigan has discovered an antibody that blocks the spread within the body of the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that infects between 50 and 100 […]

Innovation, Research

Dengue virus becoming resistant to vaccines and therapeutics due to mutations in specific protein

September 20, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

DENV2 exists as smooth spherical surface particles while growing at the mosquito’s physiological temperature (29 degrees Celsius). It then changes to bumpy surfaced particles at human physiological temperature (37 degrees Celsius). This ability to morph helps the virus to evade […]