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Virologist: Monkeypox genome doesn't explain outbreak

Virologist: Monkeypox genome doesn't explain outbreak | Virology News | Scoop.it
"There are no new, large mutations that could account for the change in [monkeypox] transmission," says virologist Heather Koehler.
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Highly Efficient Genome Editing Using Geminivirus-Based CRISPR/Cas9 System in Cotton Plant

Highly Efficient Genome Editing Using Geminivirus-Based CRISPR/Cas9 System in Cotton Plant | Virology News | Scoop.it
Upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum), an allotetraploid, contains At- and Dt- subgenome and most genes have multiple homologous copies, which pose a huge challenge to investigate genes’ function due to the functional redundancy.
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Is the next pandemic brewing on the Netherlands’ poultry farms?

There is a very real concern that the spread of a virus that originated with human activity—mass poultry farming—is now coming around to bite back.
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Referral to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation center and mortality among patients with severe 2009 influenza A(H1N1)

For patients with H1N1-related ARDS, referral and transfer to an ECMO center was associated with lower hospital mortality compared with matched non-ECMO-referred patients.
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Parents are urged to vaccinate 2-3 year olds against flu as NHS warns of “twindemic” 

News Parents are urged to vaccinate 2-3 year olds against flu as NHS warns of “twindemic” BMJ 2022; 378 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o2335 (Published 28 September 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;378:o2335 Article Metrics Responses Elisabeth MahaseThe BMJThe UK Health Security Agency has urged parents to take up the offer to vaccinate their 2 and 3 year old children against flu this year, because of fears over a lack of natural immunity.The UKHSA said that most young children will not have encountered flu yet, owing to pandemic restrictions that have reduced the spread of the virus over the past two winters. It is also urging people in eligible clinical risk groups and pregnant women to get vaccinated (box 1).Box 1 Who is eligible for the flu vaccine?All adults aged 50 years or overPeople aged 5-49 in a clinical risk group, including pregnant womenPeople aged 5-49 who are … RETURN TO TEXTView Full Text Log in BMA Member Log In If you have a subscription to The BMJ, log in: Username Password Forgot your log in details? Need to activate Log in via institution Log in via OpenAthens Subscribe from £164 * Subscribe and get access to all BMJ articles, and much more. Subscribe* For online subscription Access this article for 1 day for:£30 / $37 / €33 (excludes VAT) You can download a PDF version for your personal record. Buy this article
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Every modern mammal comes from a common ancestor

Every modern mammal comes from a common ancestor | Virology News | Scoop.it
Every modern mammal is descended from a common ancestor that lived about 180 million years ago. New research reveals its genome.
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India Drug Regulator Allows Serum Insititute To Export Its Malaria Vaccine To UK

India Drug Regulator Allows Serum Insititute To Export Its Malaria Vaccine To UK | Virology News | Scoop.it
India's drug regulator has allowed the export of the first produced-in-India vaccine against malaria, developed by scientists at the University of Oxford and manufactured by Serum Institute to the UK.
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Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no

Is COVID-19 winding down? Scientists say no | Virology News | Scoop.it
New booster shots have arrived and social distancing guidelines have eased, but coronavirus infections aren't going away anytime soon.
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Australia’s worst flu season in 5 years has experts concerned for winter in US

Australia’s worst flu season in 5 years has experts concerned for winter in US | Virology News | Scoop.it
It may be warm and sunny outside, but don’t be fooled. We’re edging closer to cooler weather and the start of cold and flu season.
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Menstrual pad could one day detect HPV

Menstrual pad could one day detect HPV | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers have created a menstrual pad that can passively help detect HPV, potentially making pap smears a thing of the past.
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HIV vaccine ingredient shows promise in primates

HIV vaccine ingredient shows promise in primates | Virology News | Scoop.it
"This is significant progress toward a viable HIV vaccine.While we know this will be a many-step process, each step is an advancement toward our goal."...
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Some cleaners don't do much to fight norovirus

Some cleaners don't do much to fight norovirus | Virology News | Scoop.it
When researchers put a table-wiping robot to work, they learned that some sanitizers don't protect against human norovirus as much as they thought.
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Interspecies transmission from pigs to ferrets of antigenically distinct swine H1 influenza A viruses with loss in reactivity to human vaccine virus antisera as measures of relative zoonotic risk |...

bioRxiv - the preprint server for biology, operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a research and educational institution...
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Anionic and Cationic Lipid Adjuvants individually induce distinct adaptive Th1/Th2-type immunity in enhancing post-intranasal immunization response against influenza 

At this time when vaccine development is at its peak against different respiratory diseases, it is of utmost importance to find suitable adjuvants that can increase the potency of the vaccine candidates.
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Development of Agrobacterium tumefaciens Infiltration of Infectious Clones of Grapevine Geminivirus A Directly into Greenhouse-Grown Grapevine and Nicotiana benthamiana Plants

Grapevine virus infectious clones are important tools for fundamental studies, but also because of their potential for translational applications for grapevine improvement.Although several grapevine virus infectious clones have been developed, there has been difficulty in directly infecting mature...
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Novavax Covid jab should not be co-administered with flu jab

Novavax Covid jab should not be co-administered with flu jab | Virology News | Scoop.it
Vaccinators should leave a seven-day gap between the flu jab and the Novavax Covid-19 vaccination, UKHSA has said.
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A Phase 2 Influenza A Challenge Study Following Oral Administration of an H1N1 HA Ad-Vector Seasonal Flu Vaccine

A Phase 2 Influenza A Challenge Study Following Oral Administration of an H1N1 HA Ad-Vector Seasonal Flu Vaccine - Full Text View.
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Identification and characterization of a new geminivirus from soybean plants and determination of V2 as a pathogenicity factor and silencing suppressor

This work identified a new geminivirus in soybean stay-green plants and determined V2 as a pathogenicity factor and silencing suppressor.
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Ocugen (OCGN) - Nasal COVID-19 Vaccine Licensed For Development

Ocugen (OCGN) - Nasal COVID-19 Vaccine Licensed For Development | Virology News | Scoop.it
New Vaccine For Protection and Prevention of Transmission.  Ocugen has licensed a nasally administered COVID-19 vaccine from Washington University.  Preclinical models show the vaccine produces a strong immune response in the tissues of the nasal passages and respiratory tract where the SARS-CoV-2...
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Are vaccines affecting your heart? No, say experts

Are vaccines affecting your heart? No, say experts | Virology News | Scoop.it
On World Heart Day, doctors debunk rumours that Covid booster dose causes cardiovascular ailment.
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Efficacy of RTS,S/AS01E malaria vaccine administered according to different full, fractional, and delayed third or early fourth dose regimens in children aged 5–17 months in Ghana and Kenya: an ope...

Efficacy of RTS,S/AS01E malaria vaccine administered according to different full, fractional, and delayed third or early fourth dose regimens in children aged 5–17 months in Ghana and Kenya: an ope... | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Fx012-14 regimen was not superior to the standard regimen over 12 months after
dose three. All RTS,S/AS01E regimens provided substantial, similar protection against
clinical malaria, suggesting potential flexibility in the recommended dosing regimen
and schedule.
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Push to double up on Covid booster and flu shot may have a downside, experts caution

Push to double up on Covid booster and flu shot may have a downside, experts caution | Virology News | Scoop.it
The protection from flu vaccines erodes pretty quickly over a flu season. A dose given in early September may offer limited protection by February or March.
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Even in 2022, L.A. COVID death rate is worse than car crashes. Here's why

Even in 2022, L.A. COVID death rate is worse than car crashes. Here's why | Virology News | Scoop.it
An analysis of death certificates from January to April showed COVID-19 deaths were nine times those caused by motor vehicles and more than five times the rate for flu and pneumonia.
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Adapted vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants and original SARS-CoV-2 recommended for approval

Adapted vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants and original SARS-CoV-2 recommended for approval | Virology News | Scoop.it
Adapted vaccine targeting BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants original SARS-CoV-2 recommended for approval...
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Bird Flu Detected In Cetaceans For First Time As Dolphin And Porpoise Test Positive

Bird Flu Detected In Cetaceans For First Time As Dolphin And Porpoise Test Positive | Virology News | Scoop.it
The sick mammals were found in Florida and Sweden and are both thought to have died from the disease.
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Covid-19 booster shots may become as routine as the flu shot

Covid-19 booster shots may become as routine as the flu shot | Virology News | Scoop.it
Covid is testing Americans' resilience with rising cases, Covid deaths, millions of Americans kept out of work, a polio resurgence, and impending flu season....
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