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Innovation, Research

Thermo Fisher introduces molecular assay panel to detect viruses

July 11, 2022

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched its CE-IVD-marked molecular Applied Biosystems TaqPath Respiratory Viral Select Panel, which detects five common viruses. The new assay panel has been designed to detect respiratory viruses, including those that cause croup, bronchiolitis, influenza-like illnesses, the […]


Innovation, Research

Viruses in the gut may warn of a deadly disease in preterm infants

April 25, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

Immediately after birth, human infants begin to develop a complex, interwoven fabric of microbes in their gut. Known collectively as the gut microbiome, this diverse ecosystem consists of bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi, numbering in the billions. All have important […]


Innovation, Research

Research advances knowledge of the battle between viruses and human cells

February 18, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

In the long-term battle between a herpesvirus and its human host, a University of Massachusetts virologist and her team of students have identified some human RNA able to resist the viral takeover — and the mechanism by which that occurs. […]


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New study reveals how the lung’s immune cells develop after birth

January 12, 2022

Via: ScienceDaily

From our first breath, our lungs are exposed to microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses. Thanks to immune cells in the lungs, so-called macrophages, we are protected from most infections at an early age. In a new study published in […]


Innovation, Research

New research moves closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacteria and reduce antibiotic use

December 21, 2021

Via: ScienceDaily

New research has moved a step closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacterial infection, reducing the threat of antibiotic resistance. A growing number of infections, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, gonorrhoea, and salmonellosis, are developing antibiotic resistance, which means they becoming harder […]


Innovation, News, Research

Viruses can steal our genetic code to create new human-virus genes

June 18, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

This finding is presented in a study published online today and in print June 25 in Cell. The cross-disciplinary collaborative study was led by researchers at the Global Health and Emerging Pathogens Institute at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount […]


Innovation, Research

Viruses Are Likely To Be Ubiquitous Throughout Cosmos

May 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

As this wretched COVID-19 disease has so acutely demonstrated, we live in an ecological duopoly of predator versus prey. Nothing about this set-up is going to change. At least a part of this microbial world is going to continue to […]


Innovation, Research

New tool monitors real time mutations in flu

February 6, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The gold nanoparticle-based probe measures viral RNA in live influenza A cells, according to a study in The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. It is the first time in virology that experts have used imaging tools with gold nanoparticles to […]


Innovation, Research

Scientists discover lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive influenza

July 30, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an attack of the influenza A virus while other kinds of cells around it die in droves. The finding […]


Innovation, Research

Bacteria use viruses for self-recognition, study reveals

April 17, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Bacterial cells that normally colonize our guts can distinguish themselves from other bacterial species using what’s traditionally considered their enemy–a virus. Researchers report April 16 in the journal Cell Reports that some bacteria use viruses that have infected them (i.e., […]


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Researchers discover mechanism to form influenza A virus

April 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The influenza A virus is known to form new strains every year. These strains are the result of small variations occurring at the level of the genome, which cause the virus to become different and no longer recognized by the […]


Innovation, Research

Researchers manipulate T cells to improve transplant success

January 15, 2019

Via: The Medical News

The findings, which were recently published in the journal Immunity, could pave the way for new approaches to reducing transplant rejection in the future. Organ transplant rejection occurs when immune cells called T cells respond to donor organs as if […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Spurred by convenience, millennials often spurn the ‘family doctor’ model

October 9, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Calvin Brown doesn’t have a primary care doctor — and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn’t want one. Since his graduation last year from the University of San Diego, Brown has held a series of jobs that have taken him to several […]


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Meeting Healthcare’s Unique Cybersecurity Challenges

October 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Cybersecurity is more critical than ever in healthcare. A survey of U.S. physicians by Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 83 percent of physician practices have experienced some form of cyberattack, such as phishing and viruses. Seventy-four […]


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Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper

September 21, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Department of Zoology have demonstrated pre-clinical success for a universal flu vaccine in a new paper published in Nature Communications. Influenza is thought to be a highly variable virus, able to mutate and escape […]


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Bacteriophages: A replacement for antibiotics?

June 11, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Although antibiotics have saved countless lives throughout their long history in medicine, they are not without problems. Antibiotic resistance is a major concern. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) deem it “one of the biggest threats to global health, […]


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Universal vaccine produces long-lasting immunity against influenza A viruses in mice

January 24, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have developed a universal vaccine to combat influenza A viruses that produces long-lasting immunity in mice and protects them against the limitations of seasonal flu vaccines, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Influenza, a contagious respiratory […]


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New genomic tools provide better understanding of the human immune system

January 22, 2018

Via: The Medical News

When the body is under attack from pathogens, the immune system marshals a diverse collection of immune cells to work together in a tightly orchestrated process and defend the host against the intruders. For many decades, immunologists sorted these cells […]


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4-in-1 influenza vaccine appears to provide broad protection against flu

November 3, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A vaccine combining centralized ancestral genes from four major influenza strains appears to provide broad protection against the dangerous ailment, according to new research by a team from the Nebraska Center for Virology. Mice protected by the unconventional vaccine survived […]


Innovation, Research

New discovery could speed development and approval of antiviral drugs

October 25, 2017

Via: The Medical News

New research shows that a new class of antiviral drugs works by causing the virus’ replication machinery to pause and backtrack, preventing the virus from efficiently replicating. This discovery, made possible by a high-throughput experimental technique called “magnetic tweezers,” could […]