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Bharat Biotech completes clinical trial for nasal Covid-19 vaccine

Bharat Biotech completes clinical trial for nasal Covid-19 vaccine | Virology News | Scoop.it
Chairman and MD of Bharat Biotech Dr Krishna Ella said that the data analysis is going on for the world's first nasal Covid vaccine.
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Bird flu is on the rise in the UK. Are chickens in the back garden to blame?

Bird flu is on the rise in the UK. Are chickens in the back garden to blame? | Virology News | Scoop.it
The risk to humans from the disease, spread by wild birds, is low but a record level of outbreaks this year has researchers worried...
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Moderna says updated COVID booster is superior to original vaccine shots, could begin shipping by August 

Moderna says updated COVID booster is superior to original vaccine shots, could begin shipping by August  | Virology News | Scoop.it
The FDA's vaccine advisers meet later this month to weigh updating booster shots.
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'Silent' gene mutations may be harmful, not neutral

'Silent' gene mutations may be harmful, not neutral | Virology News | Scoop.it
New research with yeast suggests synonymous mutations, or "silent" mutations, aren't neutral, but harmful.
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Natural Reassortment of Eurasian Avian-like Swine H1N1 and Avian H9N2 Influenza Viruses in Pigs, China

Natural Reassortment of Eurasian Avian-like Swine H1N1 and Avian H9N2 Influenza Viruses in Pigs, China | Virology News | Scoop.it
Reassortment of Eurasian Avian-Like Swine H1N1 and Avian H9N2 Influenza Viruses in Pigs, China...
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cis elements that contribute to geminivirus transcriptional regulation and the efficiency of DNA replication

The A genomic component of the geminivirus tomato golden mosaic virus (TGMV) contains a 5' intergenic sequence that includes the overlapping AL61 promoter and positive-strand origin of DNA replication.
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An early & big flu rise in Australia

An early & big flu rise in Australia | Virology News | Scoop.it
Influenza (flu) cases have been rising rapidly in Australia this year. Some see this as a result of waning immunity during our border closures.Some see this as the harbinger of a big northern hemisphere...
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Huge concern for Scotland’s seabirds as number dying from Avian Influenza continues to increase

Huge concern for Scotland’s seabirds as number dying from Avian Influenza continues to increase | Virology News | Scoop.it
There are thousands of dead and dying birds, now RSPB Scotland is calling for action...
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Force-detected Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Influenza Viruses in the Overcoupled Sensor Regime

Long and thin scanning force cantilevers are sensitive to small forces, but
also vulnerable to detrimental non-contact interactions. Here we present an experiment with a cantilever whose spring constant and static deflection are dominated by the interaction between the tip and the surface, a...
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No evidence hepatitis in children is caused by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers

No evidence hepatitis in children is caused by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers | Virology News | Scoop.it
An article shared on Facebook claims that most children with hepatitis were breastfed by fully vaccinated mothers.
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Pediatric Covid-19 versus influenza: further thoughts and statistics.

Pediatric Covid-19 versus influenza: further thoughts and statistics. | Virology News | Scoop.it
A deeper dive on a comparison that isn’t going away.
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Novavax COVID-19 vaccine recommended by FDA panel for use in US

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine recommended by FDA panel for use in US | Virology News | Scoop.it
The vaccine, which was supported by $1.8 billion in taxpayer funding, uses a more traditional approach than some other COVID-19 vaccines allowed in the USA.
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 Canine Circovirus Suppresses the Type I Interferon Response and Protein Expression but Promotes CPV-2 Replication

MyJournals.org - Science - 'IJMS, Vol.23, Pages 6382: Canine Circovirus Suppresses the Type I Interferon Response and Protein Expression but Promotes CPV-2 Replication' (International Journal of Molecular Sciences)...
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Govt breaks its promise to deliver Covid vaccines to poor countries

Govt breaks its promise to deliver Covid vaccines to poor countries | Virology News | Scoop.it
“Once again, this prime minister chases headlines then drastically under-delivers,” Labour's Preet Kaur Gill said.
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Agrobacterium tumefaciens supports DNA replication of diverse geminivirus types

We have previously shown that the soil-borne plant pathogen Agrobacterium tumefaciens supports the replication of tomato leaf curl geminivirus (Aus...
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Phage therapy shows promise for Mycobacterium infection

Phage therapy shows promise for Mycobacterium infection | Virology News | Scoop.it
A set of 20 case studies indicates the possibility of phage therapy for treating dangerous Mycobacterium infections.
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Dirt scooped from asteroid Ryugu yields first discoveries

Dirt scooped from asteroid Ryugu yields first discoveries | Virology News | Scoop.it
A Japanese spacecraft grabbed a handful of dust from the asteroid Ryugu. Scientists have now analyzed a sample.
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FDA finds Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective in younger kids

FDA finds Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective in younger kids | Virology News | Scoop.it
Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine is safe and generated an immune response in children ages 6 months through 17 years that's comparable to the response in adults, according to documents posted by the US Food and Drug Administration ahead of key meetings of its independent vaccine advisory group.
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Delivery method could mean fewer peptide drug injections

Delivery method could mean fewer peptide drug injections | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchs report one of the first entirely new drug delivery microencapsulation approaches in decades, this one for peptide drugs.
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Breakthrough vaccine could help stop pancreatic cancer returning after surgery

Breakthrough vaccine could help stop pancreatic cancer returning after surgery | Virology News | Scoop.it
Early trial results suggest personalised vaccines could stop deadly disease returning...
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Keto diets appear to ease polycystic kidney disease

Keto diets appear to ease polycystic kidney disease | Virology News | Scoop.it
Research findings indicate that keto diets may be a safe and effective option for people with polycystic kidney disease, PKD.
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Fasting has pros and cons for muscle repair in mice

Fasting has pros and cons for muscle repair in mice | Virology News | Scoop.it
Fasting sends the muscle stem cells of mice into a deep resting state that slows muscle repair but also makes them more resistant to stress, a study finds.
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Covid-19—How Europe’s vaccine donations went tragically wrong

Covid-19—How Europe’s vaccine donations went tragically wrong | Virology News | Scoop.it

Lucien Hordijk, Priti Patnaik, freelance journalistsAmsterdam and Genevalucienhordijk{at}gmail.compatnaik.reporting{at}gmail.comCovid vaccine equity remains out of reach, as wealthy nations drag their feet on donations, and vaccine stocks pass their use-by dates, write Lucien Hordijk and Priti PatnaikOn 21 December 2021, a truck piled with brown cardboard boxes drove to the Goja rubbish dump in Abuja, Nigeria. Inside the boxes were a million doses of AstraZeneca’s covid-19 vaccine, which were tipped onto the heap, among dirty plastic bags and papers.Two months earlier, Nigeria had agreed to receive 2.6 million doses of the vaccine from the Covax facility, an initiative set up to distribute covid-19 vaccines equitably worldwide. The vaccines, in large part coming from Europe, had been close to expiry. “Some of these vaccines came in with a shelf life of about four weeks,” said Faisal Shaibu, a Nigerian government official tasked with organising vaccination of the country’s 200 million population against covid-19. Following quality inspections and regional allocations, Nigeria administered 1.53 million doses. But the rest were thrown away.

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Planets of binary stars might be good places to look for life

Planets of binary stars might be good places to look for life | Virology News | Scoop.it
Planets may form differently around binary stars than they do near loners like our Sun. The finding could lead to new targets in the search for alien life.
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Dung DNA reveals which herbivores swap parasites

Dung DNA reveals which herbivores swap parasites | Virology News | Scoop.it
Scientists have uncovered an entire network of gastrointestinal parasite sharing among 17 wild and domestic herbivore species.
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