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August 2, 2020



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Dangerous Parasite Controls Host Cell to Spread Around Body

Researchers have discovered new information about how a dangerous parasite takes control of a patient's cells as it spreads throughout their body, an important finding that could help in the ...

Common FDA-Approved Drug May Effectively Neutralize Virus That Causes COVID-19

A common drug, already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), may also be a powerful tool in fighting COVID-19, according to new ...
New research shows that a specific change in the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus genome, previously associated with increased viral transmission and the spread of COVID-19, is ...
Researchers have identified a library of molecules that shut down the SARS-CoV-2 polymerase reaction, a key step that ...
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Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Improved Function of Heart's Arteries

In a pilot study of people living with HIV or high levels of cholesterol, researchers found that a six-week course of a cholesterol-lowering medication improved the function of the coronary arteries ...

Multiomics Investigation Revealing the Characteristics of HIV-1-Infected Cells in Vivo

A research group using HIV-1-infected cells performed 'multiomics' analyses, which are technologies recently developed to comprehensively investigate the features of biological samples.In ...

Older, Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 May Have Increased Risk of Bradycardia With Lopinavir and Ritonavir

The combined use of antiretroviral medications lopinavir and ritonavir, previously used to treat SARS-Cov-1 and MERS-Cov patients, appeared to cause bradycardia in 22% of elderly, critically ill ...

Engineers Use 'DNA Origami' to Identify Vaccine Design Rules

Using DNA origami as a virus-like scaffold, researchers designed an HIV-like particle that provokes a strong response from human immune cells grown in the lab. They are now testing this approach as a ...

Defining Paths to Possible Mother to Child Coronavirus Transmission

Researchers took a critical step in defining the possible paths for SARS-CoV-2 causing COVID-19 to get transmitted from the mother to her newborn ...

Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body

Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs. HIV moved from the brain via ...

We're Not All Equal in the Face of the Coronavirus

People across the globe do not all have identical immunity for protecting themselves against the coronavirus. A new study compares and identifies the genetic variants that are potentially the most ...

Using Riboflavin, UV Light Reduces SARS-CoV-2 Pathogens in Plasma, Whole Blood

Researchers used existing technologies to show that exposing the coronavirus to riboflavin and ultraviolet light reduces blood-borne pathogens in human plasma and whole-blood ...

Microbiome Therapy Protects Against Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis

Bacterial vaginosis is one of the most frequent bacterial infections, affecting nearly 30% of women of reproductive age in the United States, and anywhere from 15 to 50% of women around the world. It ...

New HIV Vaccine Strategy Strengthens, Lengthens Immunity in Primates

Investigators have shown that a new type of vaccination can substantially enhance and sustain protection from ...

Dual Personalities Visualized for Shape-Shifting Molecule

Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the structure of a key genetic molecule, called RNA, and revealing for the first time how these changes impact RNA's function. The research ...

Cracking the Lyme Disease Code

The next time a tick feeds on you, researchers hope to make sure persistent arthritis caused by Lyme disease doesn't linger for a ...

Scientists Identify a New Potential Reservoir of Latent HIV

Scientists have describe a class of cells that preferentially support latent infection by HIV. These cells are characterized by a surface protein called CD127 and are found in tissues such as lymph ...

Link Identified Between Dietary Selenium and Outcome of COVID-19 Disease

Researchers have identified a link between the COVID-19 cure rate and regional selenium status in ...

Breakthrough Discovery in HIV Research Opens Path to New, Better Therapies

Cells infected with HIV make two forms of the virus's RNA. A new article finds a single nucleotide controls which version of viral RNA an infected cell makes; both forms are necessary for HIV to ...

Scientists Explore Using 'Own' Immune Cells to Target Infectious Diseases Including COVID-19

The engineering of specific virus-targeting receptors onto a patient's own immune cells is now being explored by scientists as a potential therapy for controlling infectious diseases, including ...

Antiviral Drug Baloxavir Reduces Transmission of Flu Virus Among Ferrets

Baloxavir treatment reduced transmission of the flu virus from infected ferrets to healthy ferrets, suggesting that the antiviral drug could contribute to the early control of influenza outbreaks by ...

Study Finds Remdesivir Effective Against a Key Enzyme of Coronavirus That Causes COVID-19

Scientists have shown that the drug remdesivir is highly effective in stopping the replication mechanism of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The finding follows closely on research demonstrating ...

Exploring Mechanisms of Resistance to HIV in People With Sickle Cell Disease

A new analysis supports prior reports that people with sickle cell disease have lower rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, but follow-up cell studies did not reveal a mechanism to ...

Possible Coronavirus Drug Identified

A new study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. Scientists found that a single dose of the drug, Ivermectin, could stop the ...

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