Tag: Viral Infections

Innovation, Research

Researchers identify novel cellular process that help us understand the mechanisms of aging-related diseases

May 31, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

The study of autophagy — the recycling and repair process within cells — has huge potential to aid in fighting the ageing process, bacterial and viral infections and diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. A team of researchers led by […]

Innovation, Research

First virus infection linked with infections later in life

February 1, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Asymptomatic viral infections in the first days and weeks of a baby’s life are associated with an increased risk of respiratory infections later in life, research suggests. Viruses were found to interact with newborns’ immune systems and microbiomes — the […]

Biomarker, Innovation

US approves MeMed test to distinguish bacterial from viral infections

September 20, 2021


The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a test developed by Israeli medtech firm MeMed that can rapidly determine whether an infection has been caused by a bacteria or a virus. The MeMed BV test, which was developed […]


Does physical activity lower the risk of bacterial infections?

September 26, 2016

Via: ScienceDaily

The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information is available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria. In this study, the investigators examined the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and suspected […]

Innovation, Research

TSRI researchers find interferon beta protein as prime suspect in persistent viral infections

May 14, 2015

Via: Regulatory

Interferon proteins are normally considered virus-fighters, but scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that one of them, interferon beta (IFNβ), has an immune-suppressing effect that can help some viruses establish persistent infections. The results suggest that […]