News tagged with pathogenic viruses

Hepatitis C virus faces new weapon

In recent human trials for a promising new class of drug designed to target the hepatitis C virus (HCV) without shutting down the immune system, some of the HCV strains being treated exhibited signs of drug ...

Sep 29, 2010
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The right response to every pathogen

In the event of an infection, the immune system releases messenger substances. These molecules can either activate immune cells to defeat invading pathogens, or inhibit them to prevent an excessive immune reaction. For this, ...

Jun 07, 2010
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Study suggests fish virus spread by fish, not boats

(PhysOrg.com) -- Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus could be in a lake without killing fish, according to a new study on the deadly virus that threatens New York's billion dollar sport-fishing industry.

May 06, 2010
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Immune protein fends off exotic virus

A study published online on February 1 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that antiviral proteins called type I interferons (IFNs) are needed to fend off infection with an exotic mosquito-borne virus called Chikun ...

Feb 01, 2010
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