Vaccine for rare but deadly mosquito-borne viruses shows promise in clinical trial

Journal Reference: Emily E Coates, Srilatha Edupuganti, Grace L Chen, Myra Happe, Larisa Strom, Alicia Widge, Maria Burgos Florez, Josephine H Cox, Ingelise Gordon, Sarah Plummer, Abidemi Ola, Galina Yamshchikov, Charla Andrews, Sharon Curate-Ingram, Patricia Morgan, Shashi Nagar, Matthew H Collins, Amy Bray, Thuy Nguyen, Judy Stein, Christopher L Case, Florence Kaltovich, Diane Wycuff, C … Read more

Chemical found in leafy greens shown to slow growth of COVID-19 and common cold viruses

Journal Reference: Alvaro A. Ordonez, C. Korin Bullen, Andres F. Villabona-Rueda, Elizabeth A. Thompson, Mitchell L. Turner, Vanessa F. Merino, Yu Yan, John Kim, Stephanie L. Davis, Oliver Komm, Jonathan D. Powell, Franco R. D’Alessio, Robert H. Yolken, Sanjay K. Jain, Lorraine Jones-Brando. Sulforaphane exhibits antiviral activity against pandemic SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal HCoV-OC43 coronaviruses in … Read more

New antimicrobial air filters tested on trains rapidly kill SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses

Journal Reference: Rowan Watson, Morwenna Oldfield, Jack A. Bryant, Lily Riordan, Harriet J. Hill, Julie A. Watts, Morgan R. Alexander, Michael J. Cox, Zania Stamataki, David J. Scurr, Felicity de Cogan. Efficacy of antimicrobial and anti-viral coated air filters to prevent the spread of airborne pathogens. Scientific Reports, 2022; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-06579-9 In a … Read more

New way viruses trigger autoimmunity discovered

Journal Reference: Tarin M. Bigley, Liping Yang, Liang-I Kang, Jose B. Saenz, Francisco Victorino, Wayne M. Yokoyama. Disruption of thymic central tolerance by infection with murine roseolovirus induces autoimmune gastritis. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2022; 219 (3) DOI: 10.1084/jem.20211403 Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered that a viral infection … Read more

Virology: Equine hepatitis viruses and hepatitis C

Journal Reference: André Gömer, Richard J P Brown, Stephanie Pfaender, Katja Deterding, Gábor Reuter, Richard Orton, Stefan Seitz, C- Thomas Bock, Jessika M V Cavalleri, Thomas Pietschmann, Heiner Wedemeyer, Eike Steinmann, Daniel Todt. Intra-host analysis of hepaciviral glycoprotein evolution reveals signatures associated with viral persistence and clearance. Virus Evolution, 2022; 8 (1) DOI: 10.1093/ve/veac007 Virus … Read more

New research shows gene exchange between viruses and hosts drives evolution

Journal Reference: Nicholas A. T. Irwin, Alexandros A. Pittis, Thomas A. Richards, Patrick J. Keeling. Systematic evaluation of horizontal gene transfer between eukaryotes and viruses. Nature Microbiology, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41564-021-01026-3 HGT is the movement of genetic material between disparate groups of organisms, rather than by the “vertical” transmission of DNA from parent to offspring. Previous … Read more

New research moves closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacteria and reduce antibiotic use

New research moves closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacteria and reduce antibiotic use – NovLink Home Mash C New research moves closer to harnessing viruses to fight bacteria and reduce antibiotic use We would like to say thanks to the writer of this short article for this awesome material New research moves closer to … Read more

Important role of prokaryotic viruses in sewage treatment uncovered

Journal Reference: Yiqiang Chen, Yulin Wang, David Paez-Espino, Martin F. Polz, Tong Zhang. Prokaryotic viruses impact functional microorganisms in nutrient removal and carbon cycle in wastewater treatment plants. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25678-1 Clinically, phage therapy has been demonstrated by other research team as an effective way against the antibiotic resistant superbug Acinetobacter … Read more