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Pfizer Is Testing a Coronavirus Antiviral
coronavirus antiviral
Coronavirus
Pfizer Is Testing a Coronavirus Antiviral
Pfizer is testing a new coronavirus antiviral that has stopped SARs-CoV-2 from replicating in the lab in humans.
May 3, 2021

Pfizer is testing a new coronavirus antiviral that has stopped SARs-CoV-2 from replicating in the lab in humans.

Coronavirus
Oxford Launches COVID Reinfection Study
COVID reinfection
Coronavirus
Oxford Launches COVID Reinfection Study
To try and understand the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, including the threat of COVID reinfection, the University of Oxford will purposely infect volunteers.
April 25, 2021

To try and understand the immune response to SARS-CoV-2, including the threat of COVID reinfection, the University of Oxford will purposely infect volunteers.

Cancer
A Modified Herpes Virus Can Fight Brain Cancer in Children
oncolytic virus therapy
Cancer
A Modified Herpes Virus Can Fight Brain Cancer in Children
In a small clinical trial, using herpes viruses modified to only infect tumors — oncolytic virus therapy — more than doubled the life expectancy of children with aggressive brain tumors.
April 17, 2021

In a small clinical trial, using herpes viruses modified to only infect tumors — oncolytic virus therapy — more than doubled the life expectancy of children with aggressive brain tumors.

Virology
New Approach for mRNA HIV Vaccine Passes First Human Trial
naive b cells
Virology
New Approach for mRNA HIV Vaccine Passes First Human Trial
There is currently no HIV vaccine, but a new technique which produced specific immunity cells in humans may pave the way to one.
April 11, 2021

There is currently no HIV vaccine, but a new technique which produced specific immunity cells in humans may pave the way to one.

Coronavirus
A Common Virus May Be the Key To a COVID Vaccine for Young Children
COVID vaccine for young children
Coronavirus
A Common Virus May Be the Key To a COVID Vaccine for Young Children
Researchers have reverse-engineered a common children’s virus to show the spike protein, potentially leading to a new COVID vaccine for young children.
March 28, 2021

Researchers have reverse-engineered a common children’s virus to show the spike protein, potentially leading to a new COVID vaccine for young children.

Virology
Virus Hidden in Human for Years May Have Caused New Ebola Outbreak
new ebola outbreak
Virology
Virus Hidden in Human for Years May Have Caused New Ebola Outbreak
A genetic report shows that a survivor of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in Guinea is likely to have begun the latest episode.
March 20, 2021

A genetic report shows that a survivor of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in Guinea is likely to have begun the latest episode.

Virology
One Mosquito Protein Weakens Several Deadly Flaviviruses
Flaviviruses
Virology
One Mosquito Protein Weakens Several Deadly Flaviviruses
A mosquito protein that targets the viral envelope of flaviviruses, inhibiting their activity, could help doctors treat several life-threatening diseases.
March 16, 2021

A mosquito protein that targets the viral envelope of flaviviruses, inhibiting their activity, could help doctors treat several life-threatening diseases.

Virology
Existing Chemo Drugs Could Offer a Potential Ebola Treatment
Ebola prevention
Virology
Existing Chemo Drugs Could Offer a Potential Ebola Treatment
Capable of causing highly lethal disease, Ebola treatment is a public health priority. A new study shows chemo drugs may do just that.
March 7, 2021

Capable of causing highly lethal disease, Ebola treatment is a public health priority. A new study shows chemo drugs may do just that.

Coronavirus
Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations
Coronavirus
Researchers Have Discovered How SARS-CoV-2 Is Mutating
SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.
February 28, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 mutations, which cause new variants of the virus, are eluding the virus’s proofreader. New research shows why.