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 resistance.

dateSep 29, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Common virus could cause high blood pressure

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study suggests for the first time that cytomegalovirus (CMV), a common viral infection affecting between 60 and 99 percent of adults worldwide, is a cause of high blood pressure, a leading risk factor ...

dateMay 15, 2009 in Medical research
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World's only dog test for a culprit in 'kennel cough'

The world's first diagnostic test for canine pneumovirus, a unique culprit in "kennel cough"—canine respiratory illness common in shelters and kennels—is now available at Cornell's Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC).

dateMar 28, 2013 in Other
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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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