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Developing a vaccine against Nipah virus

Nipah virus is a type of RNA virus transmitted from animals to humans. The infection causes severe respiratory illness and symptoms including cough, headache and fever, which can progress into encephalitis, seizure and coma. Currently, there is no approved vaccine against Nipah virus available on the market. In recent years, outbreaks, from bat-to-human or pig-to-human […]

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Influenza A deliberately enhances levels of the human p53 protein to reduce anti-viral gene and protein expression

Genome editing technology is helping A*STAR scientists unravel how the Influenza A virus (IAV) exploits human anti-viral responses. IAV remains a key challenge for global health resources, not least because of wide variations in symptom severity experienced by different people, even when they are infected by the same strain. This implies that there are host […]

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Tethered antibodies present a potential new approach to prevent influenza virus infections: Investigational therapeutic candidate made with four antibodies tethered together shows promise against influenza A and B

As co-leaders of an international collaboration, scientists at Scripps Research have discovered that tethering four antibodies together may be an effective strategy for neutralizing all types of influenza virus known to infect humans. The research, published this week in Science, suggests this strategy could lead to influenza prevention tools with the strength and potency to […]