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Cassava geminivirus agroclones for virus-induced gene silencing in cassava leaves and roots

We report the construction of a Virus-Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) vector and an agroinoculation protocol for gene silencing in cassava (Manihot e...
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COVID-19 made avian influenza easier to understand 

COVID-19 made avian influenza easier to understand  | Virology News | Scoop.it
People outside of the poultry industry are now better able to comprehend how new avian influenza strains form after experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, said Dr. Julie Helm, Clemson University poultry veterinarian and South Carolina National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) inspector.
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Study detects ten avian influenza A viruses in poultry from four provinces in China

Study detects ten avian influenza A viruses in poultry from four provinces in China | Virology News | Scoop.it
Researchers identified 10 avian influenza A(H5N6) viruses in poultry from four Chinese provinces, with immune-evasion and complex genetic recombination potential.
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Influenza A Virus Polymerase: Structural Insights into Replication and Host Adaptation Mechanisms

Influenza A Virus Polymerase: Structural Insights into Replication and Host Adaptation Mechanisms | Virology News | Scoop.it
The heterotrimeric RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of influenza viruses catalyzes RNA replication and transcription activities in infected cell nuclei. The nucleotide polymerization activity is common to both replication and transcription processes, with ...
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Experts Say Australia is Now in a 'Multidemic' —

Experts Say Australia is Now in a 'Multidemic' — | Virology News | Scoop.it
Everyone in Australia is getting sick thanks to what one expert termed the 'multidemic.' COVID, influenza, the common cold, and RSV are running rampant throughout the country.
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Coinfection with influenza A could suppress replication in SARS-CoV-2

Coinfection with influenza A could suppress replication in SARS-CoV-2 | Virology News | Scoop.it
Coinfection of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A virus changes neither the trajectory, nor the severity of influenza A virus, regardless of timing.But should the host contract influenza A virus first, the response to that infection can significantly suppress SARS-CoV-2, according to research published this...
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Viromic Analysis of Feces from Laboratory Rabbits Reveals a New Circovirus

A new circovirus was discovered from feces of rabbits, which showed low prevalence in the healthy laboratory rabbits.BFDV is responsible for fatal diseases that could affect birds, which suggested that the potential threat of the new rabbit-associated circovirus to the health of laboratory rabbits...
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Monkeypox is spreading quickly and should be declared a pandemic

Monkeypox is spreading quickly and should be declared a pandemic | Virology News | Scoop.it
The virus is now active in more than 40 countries on six continents.
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Grave Threat to Irish Seabird Colonies from Avian Influenza

Grave Threat to Irish Seabird Colonies from Avian Influenza | Virology News | Scoop.it
BirdWatch Ireland calls on government to urgently convene key stakeholders to develop and implement a response plan to the growing threat of the spread in Ireland of a virulent strain...
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Use of defined TLR ligands as adjuvants within human vaccines 

Use of defined TLR ligands as adjuvants within human vaccines  | Virology News | Scoop.it
Our improved understanding of how innate immune responses can be initiated and how they can shape adaptive B- and T-cell responses is having a significant impact on vaccine development by directing the development of defined adjuvants.
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3 climate factors predict upcoming mosquito activity

3 climate factors predict upcoming mosquito activity | Virology News | Scoop.it
Increases in three climate factors—temperature, rainfall, and ocean warming—predict mosquito population growth in Sri Lanka for the next one to six months.
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Human infection With a Novel Reassortment Avian Influenza A H3N8 Virus: An Epidemiological Investigation Study

Human infection With a Novel Reassortment Avian Influenza A H3N8 Virus: An Epidemiological Investigation Study | Virology News | Scoop.it
Preprint: Human infection With a Novel Reassortment Avian Influenza A H3N8 Virus: An Epidemiological Investigation Study (https://afludiary.blogspot.com/2022/06/preprint-human-infection-with-novel.html) https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgav8i-O7l939Gp7pMQmrw0OD_Uyy1zTMVebnXiSuyIHGdE6fmJ0U8-0Meec4nspCyaR1dzGWO2Ig...
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Characterization of a dynamic self-replicating mammalian expression vector based on the circular ssDNA genome of beak and feather disease virus

In vivo nucleic expression technologies using DNA or mRNA offer several advantages for recombinant gene expression. Their inherent ability to generate natively expressed recombinant proteins and antigens allows these technologies to mimic foreign gene expression without infection.
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Nerve-cancer distance may be key to oral cancer outcomes

Nerve-cancer distance may be key to oral cancer outcomes | Virology News | Scoop.it
The space between nerves and tumor cells may help identify the most aggressive oral cancers, which could offer patients a better chance of survival.
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FDA Grants Emergency Authorization for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

FDA Grants Emergency Authorization for Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine | Virology News | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday issued an emergency use authorization for Novavax's protein-based COVID-19 vaccine. ...
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C. difficile may cause colorectal cancer

C. difficile may cause colorectal cancer | Virology News | Scoop.it
Clostridioides difficile, a bacterial species that causes serious diarrheal infections, may also drive colorectal cancer, research in mice finds.
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Gene expression profiling-based identification of different influenza patient molecular subgroups 

Background Influenza infections routinely circulate throughout the world, resulting in extensive patient morbidity and mortality. Even so, the molecular mechanisms underlying patient responses to influenza remain poorly understood.
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'Surprising' microbes shed light on how life could survive on Mars

'Surprising' microbes shed light on how life could survive on Mars | Virology News | Scoop.it
Newly discovered microbes may give scientists a blueprint for the kinds of potential life forms that could exist on Mars.
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‘Centaurus’: virologists express concern at new Covid subvariant

‘Centaurus’: virologists express concern at new Covid subvariant | Virology News | Scoop.it
Omicron variant BA.2.75 has been detected in India, UK, US, Australia, Germany and Canada...
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Australia COVID: Fourth vaccine dose to become eligible for over-30s

Australia COVID: Fourth vaccine dose to become eligible for over-30s | Virology News | Scoop.it
A major shake-up to the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination strategy will significantly expand eligibility, although the shots will only be recommended for over-50s.
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High deaths of seals on beaches in Maine associated with bird flu

High deaths of seals on beaches in Maine associated with bird flu | Virology News | Scoop.it
  An unusual number of seals I’m dying and stuck on a beach in Maine this summer. The federal government said Tuesday that it was due to bird flu. The USDA has confirmed that samples from seals in four Maine states have been tested positive for the virus.
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The U.S. May Be Losing the Fight Against Monkeypox, Scientists Say 

The U.S. May Be Losing the Fight Against Monkeypox, Scientists Say  | Virology News | Scoop.it
Longstanding weaknesses in the public health system are giving the virus a chance to become entrenched.
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Universal Vaccine for Influenza B Shows Promise 

Universal Vaccine for Influenza B Shows Promise  | Virology News | Scoop.it
A new universal flu vaccine has been shown to protect against influenza B viruses in cell and mouse models.The corresponding study was published in B | Drug Discovery And Development...
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GSK prepares US for 2022-23 flu season with over 50 million influenza vaccine doses 

GSK prepares US for 2022-23 flu season with over 50 million influenza vaccine doses  | Virology News | Scoop.it
GSK begins shipping FLULAVAL QUADRIVALENT and FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT...
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Can the Flu Vaccine Help Keep Older Minds Sharp?

Can the Flu Vaccine Help Keep Older Minds Sharp? | Virology News | Scoop.it
Flu vaccination has been linked to a 40% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to a new study.
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