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Herpes Infection Mechanism Found

Herpes Infection Mechanism Found

electron micrograph of herpes simplex virus type 1 infecting a cell (Credit: Carnegie Mellon) Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University measured, for the first time, the pressure inside human herpes simplex virus 1 proving a long held theory that herpes viruses ...

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Researchers Make Nanorobots that kills Hepatitis C

Researchers Make Nanorobots that kills Hepatitis C

The nanozyme mechanism (Credit: University of Florida) Researchers from the University of Florida created a tiny particles that can be programmed to fight Hepatitis C and In laboratory tests have already demonstrated almost a 100 percent decrease in hepatitis C ...

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APS Helps Answer Key Questions About Common Cold

APS Helps Answer Key Questions About Common Cold

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have recently mapped the atomic structure of a single virus, using a device called the Advanced Photon Source. Their work might lead to future medical solutions, reducing the number of ...

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New Virus Defense Mechanism

New Virus Defense Mechanism

Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut have discovered a new way that viruses reproduce and survive in hostile environments. Viruses use many different mechanisms to trick human cells into multiplying viruses and propagating them throughout biological systems. The ...

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Microbe Detection Improvements

Microbe Detection Improvements

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have developed a new device for detecting viruses and other microscopic organisms to aid in medical diagnostics, bioterrorism threats, and product safety assessments. Capable of identifying any virus or bacteria keyed ...

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Making Cancer Cells Glow

Researchers at AntiCancer Incorporated in San Diego, California and at Okayama University in Japan are developing a virus that makes cancer cells permanently glow. A fluorescence gene derived from jellyfish is integrated into tumors using a modified cold virus. The ...

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Common Cold DNA Successfully Sequenced

Common Cold DNA Successfully Sequenced

A multi-institutional team of researchers has deciphered the genetic sequences of all known strains of viruses responsible for the common cold. Their research reveals the weaker spots in the virus and according to the scientists, will help develop new anti-viral ...

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Smart Bombing Cancer with a Virus

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have modified a common plant virus to deliver drugs specifically into cancer cells without harming the surrounding tissue. This discovery could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy as well as reduce the side effects ...

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Sci-Fi Future: Battery Viruses

Sci-Fi Future: Battery Viruses

Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method to create and install tiny microbatteries which are the size of half a human cell. Using viruses to generate power, this new type of battery could one day power ...

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Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Fighting Viruses with their Own Weapons

Naama Elefant, a PhD student from the Hebrew University, was named one of this year’s winners of the Barenholz Prizes for Creativity and Originality in Applied Computer Science and Computational Biology for the discovery of a new mechanism by which ...

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