Adjuvants systems that are added to vaccines against avian influenza have be explored to enhance the innate immune system response against the virus. Here is the latest research on avian influenza and the innate immune adjuvant.
This feed focuses on the application of CRISPR-Cas system in high-throughput genome-wide screens to identify genes that affect virus-host interactions. Here is the latest research.
Dengue Virus, a mosquito transmitted pathogen, is the causative agent of dengue fever, the most important arboviral disease of humans, which affects an estimated 50-100 million people annually. Discover the latest research here.
The recent ebola outbreak in west Africa has stressed the need for advances in research to develop a vaccine against this deadly virus. Much progress has been made in pre-clinical and clinical studies and future vaccines for the ebola virus look promising. Here is the latest research on ebola vaccines.
Ebola Virus causes ebola virus disease, and is one of the deadliest pathogens known to man, with a mortality rate between 25-90% depending on the species and outbreak of ebola. Discover the latest research on Ebola Virus.
Emerging Infectious Diseases are defined as those whose incidence in humans has increased in the past two decades or threaten to increase in the near future. Discover the latest research on Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Enteric rotavirus is a common viral infection in infants and children that leads to severe diarrhea. Discover the latest research on enteric rotavirus here.
Enteroids are organoids derived from the small intestine. Discover the latest research on enteroids here.
Hepatitis B virus is the most common cause of hepatitis worldwide and is associated with acute, fulminant, and chronic hepatitis, as well as liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Here is the latest research.
The immune reactions to nonenveloped viruses are predominantly humoral responses against extracellular viruses, a process that results in lysis and death of the infected cell, and because viral antigens are not present on the cell membrane. In contrast, cell-mediated immunity, together with humoral immune response, plays a major role in the defense against enveloped viral infections. Discover the latest research on immunology and virus here.
Infectious Disease Sequencing is a emerging field due to low-cost massively parallel sequencing and allows researchers to monitor outbreaks of infectious pathogens. Discover the latest research on Infectious Disease Sequencing here.
Pyroptosis is a form of necrotic and inflammatory programmed cell death induced by inflammatory caspases, one of which is activated by Inflammasome, a multiprotein oligomer responsible for the activation of inflammatory responses. Discover the latest research on inflammasome and pyroptosis here.
Influenza viruses comprise a major class of human respiratory pathogens, responsible for causing morbidity and mortality worldwide. Discover the latest research on Influenza Viruses here.
Interferon-stimulated gene products take on a number of diverse roles. Collectively, they are highly effective at resisting and controlling pathogens. Discover the latest research on interferon-stimulated genes here.
Lipidomics can be used to examine the lipid species involved with pathogenic conditions, such as viral associated inflammation. Discovered the latest research on Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection.
Natural Killer (NK) cells are critical for the containment of viral replication, particularly during early infection. Some viruses such as HIV and influenza have developed mechanisms to evade NK detection and infect the host. Here is the latest research on NK cells and viral immunity.
Noroviruses are the most commonly identified cause of outbreaks and sporadic cases of acute gastroenteritis. Discover the latest research on Noroviruses here.
This feed focuses on Viral Oncology Therapies, which exploits the ability of genetically engineered viruses to infect and kill cancer cells. Discover the latest research on Viral Oncology Therapies here.
Viral capsids typically self-assemble around the viral genome in the host cytoplasm. This feed focuses on mechanisms that play a role in packaging viral DNA into the capsid.
Viral proteins are used for assembly and for assisting in infection and replication in the host. The structure of these viral proteins depends on their function. Capsid proteins surround the virus and can take on different forms depending the mechanism of entry. Here is the latest research on viral protein structures.
Viral respiratory infections can affect the upper or lower respiratory tract. These lung and airway infections can be caused by numerous different viruses and can be dangerous for those who have a weakened immune system. Discover the latest research on viral respiratory diseases here.
Virulence factors are molecules that are produced by organisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. They assist the organism in colonization, dissemination, and enhance the ability to survive in harsh environments and evade the host immune system. Discover the latest research on virulence factors here.
The challenges in developing a safe and effective Zika virus vaccine include limiting side effects such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, a potential consequence of Zika virus infection. Discover the latest research on Zika vaccines here.