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Bharat Biotech expects regulator’s nod for intranasal COVID-19 vaccine this month

Bharat Biotech expects regulator’s nod for intranasal COVID-19 vaccine this month | Virology News | Scoop.it
Bharat Biotech completed clinical trials of the nasal vaccine with about 4,000 volunteers and there is no side effect or adverse reaction reported so far...
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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 |...

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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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Long-term cardiac pathology in individuals with mild initial COVID-19 illness

Long-term cardiac pathology in individuals with mild initial COVID-19 illness | Virology News | Scoop.it
In individuals with long-term cardiac symptoms after an initially mild course of COVID-19 illness, magnetic resonance imaging and measurement of cardiac injury biomarkers commonly detected ongoing cardiac inflammation but not structural heart disease.
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3D ex vivo tissue platforms to investigate the early phases of influenza A virus- and SARS-CoV-2-induced respiratory diseases

Pandemic outbreaks of viruses such as influenza virus or SARS-CoV-2 are associated with high morbidity and mortality and thus pose a massive threat to global health and economics. Physiologically r...
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This 'trick' helped mucus evolve to defend against disease

This 'trick' helped mucus evolve to defend against disease | Virology News | Scoop.it
Slime-coating slugs and the saliva in our mouths are two types of bodily fluids that contain mucus. A new study explores how this marvel of biology evolved.
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Some sand on the Red Planet is actually green

Some sand on the Red Planet is actually green | Virology News | Scoop.it
Rocks on Mars that date back nearly 4 billion years are composed of large grains of olivine, which tints Hawaiian beaches green back on Earth.
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First case of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus infection in a black bear

First case of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus infection in a black bear | Virology News | Scoop.it
An adult female black bear exhibiting unusual behaviour was reported by visitors in June at Forillon National Park in the Gaspésie region, Quebec. This bear was exhibiting strange behaviour early in the day on...
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The Public Paid For Moderna’s mRNA Vaccine Tech; The Fact That Moderna Is Suing Over The Patent Is A Travesty

The Public Paid For Moderna’s mRNA Vaccine Tech; The Fact That Moderna Is Suing Over The Patent Is A Travesty | Virology News | Scoop.it
You may have heard last week that Moderna is suing Pfizer, claiming that Pfizer's COVID vaccine violates Moderna's patents. You can read the legal complaint which is full of bluster about how brilliant Moderna is and how it saved the world and blah blah blah.
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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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Moderna aims to give investors extra boost with 6-in-1 superjab 

Moderna aims to give investors extra boost with 6-in-1 superjab  | Virology News | Scoop.it
A six-in-one super jab that will protect against strains of Covid-19, flu and respiratory syncytial virus — similar to a cold — could be introduced by winter 2...
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Niclosamide Is a Proton Carrier and Targets Acidic Endosomes with Broad Antiviral Effects - PMC

Niclosamide Is a Proton Carrier and Targets Acidic Endosomes with Broad Antiviral Effects - PMC | Virology News | Scoop.it
Viruses use a limited set of host pathways for infection. These pathways represent bona fide antiviral targets with low likelihood of viral resistance. We identified the salicylanilide niclosamide as a broad range antiviral agent targeting acidified endosomes.
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Latest European avian flu cases range from Portugal to Russia | WATTPoultry

Latest European avian flu cases range from Portugal to Russia | WATTPoultry | Virology News | Scoop.it
The English Channel and North Sea coasts are key focus areas for the continuation of the highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak in Europe.
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Watch these viruses most for spillover to humans

Watch these viruses most for spillover to humans | Virology News | Scoop.it
Coronaviruses are riskiest for zoonotic transmission and should continue to be prioritized for enhanced surveillance and study, say researchers.
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Is age-related memory loss reversible?

Is age-related memory loss reversible? | Virology News | Scoop.it
A series of quick, non-invasive procedures can improve both short- and long-term memory, researchers report. It's a step toward better treating memory loss.
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Wastewater testing will add influenza to Covid, just as monkeypox and polio become concerns

Wastewater testing will add influenza to Covid, just as monkeypox and polio become concerns | Virology News | Scoop.it
Cambridge already tests its wastewater for Covid-19, and now the city is adding testing for influenza, but poliovirus and monkeypox testing is more complicated.
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