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For the first time, the deadly 1918 Spanish flu virus has been reconstructed and characterized. The research, reported in the journal Science, is part of a larger research initiative being led by A ...


A monoclonal antibody that can effectively treat mice infected with West Nile virus has an intriguing secret: contrary to scientists' expectations, it does not block the virus's ability to attach to h ...


Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( NIAID ), part of the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), have made the surprising discovery that flaviviruses, which cau ...


Research with female monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center has for the first time shown that three different anti-viral agents in a vaginal gel protect the animals against an HIV-like ...


Researchers at Temple University School of Medicine discovered that a novel protein, p27SJ, extracted from a callus culture of the St. John’s wort plant ( Hypericum perforatum ) suppresses HIV-1 expr ...


Researchers have identified the first reported case in Asia of primate-to-human transmission of simian foamy virus ( SFV ), a retrovirus found in macaques and other primates that so far has not been s ...


Researchers at the UCLA ( University of California - Los Angeles ) have discovered how the deadly Nipah virus infiltrates human cells to cause encephalitis. Designated as a potential bioterrorism ...


Researchers at the University of Michigan discovered a receptor that appears to function as one "lock" that herpes simplex virus ( HSV ) opens to allow it to enter human cells. They've also found the ...


A series of studies by researchers at University of Texas ( UT ) Southwestern Medical Center sheds light on the mechanisms used by viruses to thwart host’s immune defenses and may aid in the developme ...


The incidence of drug resistance associated with single-dose Nevirapine ( Viramune ), a drug used to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1, may be substantially higher than previously thought ...


Patients previously treated with three classes of antiretrovirals can achieve maximal viral suppression when starting a regimen of Enfuvirtide ( Fuzeon ) in combination with an active boosted protease ...


Roche has obtained the European marketing approval for new 500 mg formulation of Invirase ( Saquinavir ), an protease inhibitor used in the treatment of HIV infection. The new 500 mg tablet will simp ...


People with more copies of a gene that helps to fight HIV are less likely to become infected with the virus or to develop AIDS than those of the same geographical ancestry, such as European Americans, ...


In the fall of 2004, the NIH ( National Institute of Health ) requested that the Institute of Medicine ( IOM ) of the National Academies of Sciences review the HIVNET 012 perinatal HIV prevention tria ...


FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Pegasys ( Peginterferon alfa-2a ) and Copegus ( Ribavirin ) for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in patients co-infected with hepatitis C and HIV. ...