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Birds become immune to influenza

An influenza infection in birds gives a good protection against other subtypes of the virus, like a natural vaccination, according to a new study.

dateJun 30, 2017 in Ecology
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How viruses hijack a host's energy supply

Viruses occupy a strange no-man's-land between the living and the nonliving. In order to reproduce, they must infect a living host and hijack its resources. But while it is understood that this parasitic relationship can ...

dateJun 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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A lightning-fast flu virus detector

A research team at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) builds a novel voltage-based biosensor for the influenza virus that is almost 100 times more sensitive than conventional tests, and can distinguish between human ...

dateMay 30, 2017 in Analytical Chemistry
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Researchers shed new light on influenza detection

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. By engineering dye molecules to target ...

dateMay 05, 2017 in Biochemistry
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