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Defense Mechanism in Human Cells May Be Used to Fight Deadly Diseases
A defense mechanism by which plants and animals fight off RNA viruses was recently observed in human cells for the first time, offering researchers a look at new ways to treat viral diseases.
Pandemic Influenza Top of Mind for CDC Director
Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, director of the CDC, and Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, chief executive of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation discuss how governments and business organizations should prepare for pandemics, especially a potential influenza pandemic.
Potential Case of Ebola Reported in Canada
A new potential case of the Ebola virus has been reported in Canada.
Mutated Gene Increased Infectivity of Ebola in 2013-2016 West African Epidemic
Studies find that a mutated gene that encodes the Ebola virus glycoprotein increased its ability to infect human and primate cells in the 2013-2106 West African epidemic.
Pandemics Leave Countries Economically as Well as Medically Vulnerable
The huge economic toll of widespread disease is rarely accounted for when officials set budgets—with the result that countries frequently find their finances in shambles during and after a pandemic.
A Review of Transdermal Vaccine Delivery
The transdermal vaccine route offers an opportunity to improve vaccine administration.
In a collaborative effort, researchers have discovered what they refer to as a “Trojan Horse” strategy that uses two developed bispecific antibodies that have proved active against all five strains of the ebolavirus.
Social Connectivity Can Impact Dynamics of Disease Transmission
A new study has shown that infected wild house mice will disengage from their social groups, resulting in a decreased potential for disease transmission; these findings can be applied to improve models used to predict transmission of infectious diseases spread by social contact, such as Ebola and influenza.
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