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INFOGRAPHIC: HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown

INFOGRAPHIC: HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown | Virology News | Scoop.it
The good news: HIV rates among black women are down. The bad news: New infection rates among black men continue to rise. (RT @blackvoices: FACT CHECK: In 2008 women accounted for 50% of HIV infections among blacks.
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Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology - 7th Edition

Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology - 7th Edition | Virology News | Scoop.it

Cann's Principles of Molecular Virology, - 7th Edition, revised by EP Rybicki. Print Book. ISBN 9780128227848. Now published!!


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Identification of Factors Associated with Mortality in the Elderly Population with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Results from a Longitudinal Observational Study from Romania

Identification of Factors Associated with Mortality in the Elderly Population with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Results from a Longitudinal Observational Study from Romania | Virology News | Scoop.it
The progression of SARS-CoV-2 infection has been linked to a hospitalization rate of 20%. The susceptibility of SARS-CoV-2 infection increases with age, resulting in severe and atypical clinical forms of the disease.
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Measles: The Most Infectious Disease Known to Science – Why Adults Need an MMR Vaccine Booster

Measles: The Most Infectious Disease Known to Science – Why Adults Need an MMR Vaccine Booster | Virology News | Scoop.it
Measles, once controlled through widespread vaccination, is resurging due to misinformation and vaccine hesitancy. Efforts to increase adult MMR vaccination aim to restore herd immunity and prevent outbreaks.
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Role of Viral Envelope Proteins in Determining Susceptibility of Viruses to IFITM Proteins

Role of Viral Envelope Proteins in Determining Susceptibility of Viruses to IFITM Proteins | Virology News | Scoop.it
Interferon-induced transmembrane proteins (IFITMs) are a family of proteins which inhibit infections of various enveloped viruses. While their general mechanism of inhibition seems to be non-specific, involving the tightening of membrane structures to prevent fusion between the viral envelope and...
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CDC updates COVID-19 eye protection, face mask guidance affecting optometry practices | AOA

CDC updates COVID-19 eye protection, face mask guidance affecting optometry practices | AOA | Virology News | Scoop.it
On Feb. 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic to reflect new guidance for all U.S.
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COVID-19 antivax quacks are now “repurposing” ivermectin for cancer

COVID-19 antivax quacks are now “repurposing” ivermectin for cancer | Virology News | Scoop.it
A year ago, I noticed that COVID-19 quacks were touting the "repurposing" of ivermectin to treat cancer. Now, familiar doctors have turbocharged this quackery.
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Rapid Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2: Integrating Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification with Lateral Flow Assay in Development and Clinical Practice

Rapid Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2: Integrating Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification with Lateral Flow Assay in Development and Clinical Practice | Virology News | Scoop.it
The following is a summary of “Development and clinical application of loop-mediated isothermal amplification combined with lateral flow assay for rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2,” published in the January 2024 issue of Infectious Disease by Tang et al.
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CORBEVAX®, A COVID19 VACCINE DEVELOPED BY BIO E-INDIA BASED ON THE RBD PROTEIN ANTIGEN TECHNOLOGY FROM TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CENTER FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT, RECEIVES WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION E...

CORBEVAX®, A COVID19 VACCINE DEVELOPED BY BIO E-INDIA BASED ON THE RBD PROTEIN ANTIGEN TECHNOLOGY FROM TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CENTER FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT, RECEIVES WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION E... | Virology News | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announces today that Biological E's CORBEVAX®, a traditional, recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine has received...
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Organizations in crises may benefit from jazz ensemble model

Organizations in crises may benefit from jazz ensemble model | Virology News | Scoop.it
Organizational leaders may benefit from operating more like a jazz ensemble during crises in order to utilize their resources in unconventional ways, according to new research from Rice University.
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Shallow soda lakes show promise as cradles of life on Earth

Shallow soda lakes show promise as cradles of life on Earth | Virology News | Scoop.it
Charles Darwin proposed that life could have emerged in a "warm little pond" with the right cocktail of chemicals and energy. A study from the University of Washington, published this month in Communications Earth & Environment, reports that a shallow "soda lake" in western Canada shows promise...
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How long does immunity last after a COVID infection?

How long does immunity last after a COVID infection? | Virology News | Scoop.it
While some lucky people believe they’ve never had COVID, many are facing their second, third or even fourth infection. Here’s what the evidence shows.
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Changes in Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgG Subclasses over Time and in Association with Disease Severity

IgG is the most prominent marker of post-COVID-19 immunity. Not only does this subtype mark the late stages of infection, but it also stays in the body for a timespan of at least 6 months.However, different IgG subclasses have different properties, and their roles in specific anti-COVID-19 response...
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The Development of a Rabies Virus-Vectored Vaccine against Borrelia burgdorferi, Targeting BBI39

The Development of a Rabies Virus-Vectored Vaccine against Borrelia burgdorferi, Targeting BBI39 | Virology News | Scoop.it
Lyme disease (LD) is the most common tick-borne illness in the United States (U.S.), Europe, and Asia. Borrelia burgdorferi, a spirochete bacterium transmitted by the tick vector Ixodes scapularis, causes LD in the U.S.
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Ice and fire: Antarctic volcano may hold clues to life on Mars

Ice and fire: Antarctic volcano may hold clues to life on Mars | Virology News | Scoop.it
On Deception Island in Antarctica, steam rises from the beaches, and glaciers dot the black slopes of what is actually an active volcano—a rare clash of ice and fire that provides clues to scientists about what life could look like on Mars.
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Federal agencies refuse to cooperate with Florida grand jury probing COVID-19 vaccines: report

Federal agencies refuse to cooperate with Florida grand jury probing COVID-19 vaccines: report | Virology News | Scoop.it
Federal agencies have declined to help a Florida grand jury convened by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis investigate the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, the panel said Friday.
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Targeting Interleukin-15 Could Reawaken Dormant NK Cells in Tumors

Targeting Interleukin-15 Could Reawaken Dormant NK Cells in Tumors | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered how natural killer (NK) cells in mice lose their functionality when entering and residing in tumors.
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COVID-19 recovery disparities uncovered among racial and ethnic groups

COVID-19 recovery disparities uncovered among racial and ethnic groups | Virology News | Scoop.it
Study reveals ethnic and racial disparities in health outcomes post-COVID-19 infection, with Hispanic and racial minority groups reporting poorer health status and increased work absence compared to their non-Hispanic and White counterparts.
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Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 Risk Varies Across Immunosuppressive Conditions

Prolonged SARS-CoV-2 Risk Varies Across Immunosuppressive Conditions | Virology News | Scoop.it
The risk for prolonged severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) varies across immunosuppressive conditions, according to a study published i...
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Immunocompromised Patients and COVID Infections: Who's at Risk?

Immunocompromised Patients and COVID Infections: Who's at Risk? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Study allays fears that prolonged infections are driving emergence of SARS-CoV2 variants.
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Study shows RNAs do work outside of cells to guide the immune system

Study shows RNAs do work outside of cells to guide the immune system | Virology News | Scoop.it
Ribonucleic acids (RNAs) are the ultimate cellular insiders. They perform several critical jobs, such as ferrying genetic instructions from a living organism's DNA to its protein-making machinery (a process key to cellular processes) and controlling which genes are activated.
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Researchers develop new plant-derived urease inhibitor to improve fertilizer performance

Researchers develop new plant-derived urease inhibitor to improve fertilizer performance | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Institute of Applied Ecology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a new plant-based inhibitor that can improve the efficiency and stability of fertilizers. The inhibitor, derived from natural plants, can slow down the breakdown of urea in the soil and increase the...
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Endosomal stress, a newly defined organelle stress, induces inflammation via ubiquitin signaling

Endosomal stress, a newly defined organelle stress, induces inflammation via ubiquitin signaling | Virology News | Scoop.it
The endosome is an essential organelle located at the center of membrane traffic and mainly sorts plasma membrane proteins internalized by endocytosis in cooperation with ubiquitination, especially lysine-63-linked polyubiquitin chains (K63 ubiquitin chains).
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Long COVID and ME/CFS patients could benefit from a coordinated treatment strategy

Long COVID and ME/CFS patients could benefit from a coordinated treatment strategy | Virology News | Scoop.it
People suffering from Long COVID or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) could benefit from a coordinated treatment strategy, a new University of Otago study has found.
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Research finds strong link between Long Covid and ME/CFS

Research finds strong link between Long Covid and ME/CFS | Virology News | Scoop.it
People suffering from Long COVID or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) could benefit from a coordinated treatment strategy...
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Effects of varying COVID-19 vaccination rates on population-level health outcomes across variant waves in the U.S.

Effects of varying COVID-19 vaccination rates on population-level health outcomes across variant waves in the U.S. | Virology News | Scoop.it
Effects of varying COVID-19 vaccination rates on population-level health outcomes across variant waves in the U.S.
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Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Deaths among Children under Five before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh

Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Associated Deaths among Children under Five before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh | Virology News | Scoop.it
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of acute lower respiratory infections in young children worldwide. RSV-associated deaths in children are underreported in Bangladesh. We analyzed hospital-based surveillance data on severe acute respiratory infections (SARIs) in under-five...
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