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New dual-action cancer-killing virus

Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system. It is the first time that cancer-associated fibroblasts within solid tumours – healthy cells that are tricked into protecting the cancer from the […]

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Newborn contracted fatal herpes virus from kiss, mom warns

Mom warns about fatal herpes kiss to newborn Grieving mother warns about a fatal herpes kiss after her newborn dies The parents of a newborn baby who died just eight days after her May 2018 birth are warning others about the potential dangers of allowing family and friends to touch and kiss infants. Abigail Rose […]

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New way to attack herpes virus discovered by scientists

A team of scientists have uncovered the mechanism that allows the herpes virus to replicate. Their study could open new therapeutic avenues to treat not only cytomegalovirus but other viruses as well. Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures. As it’s evolved over time, this virus from the herpes family […]

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Novel vaccine approach proves powerful against Zika virus

A uniquely designed experimental vaccine against Zika virus has proven powerful in mice, new research has found. A team led by researchers at The Ohio State University has developed and tested a vaccine that employs an uncommon two-pronged approach to fighting the virus, which is spread by mosquitos and is most serious for pregnant women […]