News tagged with pathogenic viruses

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 Chikungunya ...

dateFeb 01, 2010 in Medical research
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Reclaimed Riddle

(PhysOrg.com) -- It was the "yuck factor" of reclaimed water that got Karyna Rosario thinking. As communities increasingly turn to reclaimed water as a source for irrigation - and some communities consider using it for drinking ...

dateSep 28, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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'Tamed' virus wipes out cancer cells safely

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Oxford University have tamed a virus so that it attacks and destroys cancer cells but does not harm healthy cells. The research funded by Cancer Research UK is published in the journal PLoS ...

dateMay 22, 2009 in Medical research
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