Tag Archives: Infections

More infections added to SA cluster

Five new cases have been added to the Adelaide COVID cluster as health authorities scramble to contain the concerning outbreak. Widespread testing and contract tracing is underway to contain the spread of the deadly virus as multiple states slam their borders shut to South Australia. The additional cases have been linked to a large family,… Read More »

Tens of thousands of COVID-19 infections linked to Trump rallies: study

Loading the player… Many have suspected that President Donald Trump‘s large campaign events were contributing to the spread of coronavirus across the country. Turns out that’s just the case, based on information found in a new study linking COVID-19 infections and deaths to events on the campaign trail. Researchers at Stanford University released a new… Read More »

Biomedical sciences researchers find new way to prevent and cure rotavirus, other viral infections

A combination of two substances secreted by the immune system can cure and prevent rotavirus infection, as well as potentially treat other viral infections that target epithelial cells, which cover body surfaces such as skin, blood vessels, organs and the urinary tract, according to researchers in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.… Read More »

HIV patients with ‘powerful immune systems’ may naturally clear infections, study says

A small percentage of HIV patients may naturally reach a “functional cure,” isolating the virus into parts of the human genome so remote, it is unable to replicate, according to new research. The only other known cure offering long-term HIV remission resulted from bone marrow transplants in two people. However, these transplants are risky, expensive and not a… Read More »

$30M collaboration focuses on therapies for viral infections

Harvard University and AbbVie today announced a $ 30 million collaborative research alliance, launching a multi-pronged effort at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to study and develop novel therapies against emergent viral infections, with a focus on those caused by coronaviruses and by viruses that lead to hemorrhagic fever. This collaboration aims to rapidly integrate fundamental… Read More »