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H7N9 Cure May Come From Food Additives - Health News - redOrbit

H7N9 Cure May Come From Food Additives - Health News - redOrbit | Virology | Scoop.it

As China continues to battle an outbreak of avian influenza A (H7N9), a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine are among those looking for ways to intervene and bring an end to a disease that has so far killed more than 20 percent of those it has infected.

 

The university team, led by Michael Caffrey, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at IUC, has found a common food additive that can block a strain of the avian influenza virus from infecting healthy cells. They are now reporting this new discovery in a published paper in the online journal PLoS ONE.


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MERS Coronavirus Could Be A Slowly Growing Epidemic - International News - redOrbit

MERS Coronavirus Could Be A Slowly Growing Epidemic - International News - redOrbit | Virology | Scoop.it
The WHO has been informed of four new cases of MERS-CoV and a new study has made the case for the coronavirus becoming a
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MERS again linked to bats

MERS again linked to bats | Virology | Scoop.it
The point of origin for the MERS virus continues to baffle scientists. New evidence once again suggests that the deadly virus is linked to bats.

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