COVID-19 severity affected by proportion of antibodies targeting crucial viral protein

COVID-19 antibodies preferentially target a different part of the virus in mild cases of COVID-19 than they do in severe cases, and wane significantly within several months of infection, according to a new study by researchers at Stanford Medicine. The findings identify new links between the course of the disease and a patient’s immune response. […]

Viral vaccines preserved without refrigeration — ScienceDaily

Ever receive a vaccination that seemed to burn a lot while it was injected? The vaccine solution likely contained a lot of salt or sugar — natural preservatives that help keep it stable, in addition to the cold temperature at which it was kept. The viruses in vaccines, which train our cells to identify and […]

New findings for viral research on bicycle crashes at railroad crossings — ScienceDaily

New research by Professor Chris Cherry follows his previous research that drew worldwide attention to the frequency of bicycle crashes at a railway crossing near his UT office. His new work, “A jughandle design will virtually eliminate single bicycle crashes at a railway crossing,” was published in the Journal of Transport & Health and provides […]

Sugar-coated viral proteins hijack and hitch a ride out of cells

3D structure of human endo-α-mannosidase (MANEA), with a sugar bound. Credit: Łukasz F. Sobala Researchers from the Universities of Melbourne, York, Warwick and Oxford have shed light on how encapsulated viruses like hepatitis B, dengue and SARS-CoV-2 hijack the protein manufacturing and distribution pathways in the cell—they have also identified a potential broad spectrum anti-viral […]

New findings for viral research on bicycle crashes at railroad crossings

New research by Professor Chris Cherry follows his previous research that drew worldwide attention to the frequency of bicycle crashes at a railway crossing near his UT office. His new work, “A jughandle design will virtually eliminate single bicycle crashes at a railway crossing,” was published in the Journal of Transport & Health and provides […]

Sugar-coated viral proteins hijack and hitch a ride out of cells — ScienceDaily

Researchers from the Universities of Melbourne, York, Warwick and Oxford have shed light on how encapsulated viruses like hepatitis B, dengue and SARS-CoV-2 hijack the protein manufacturing and distribution pathways in the cell — they have also identified a potential broad spectrum anti-viral drug target to stop them in their tracks. The findings have been […]

Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA – American and Polish scientists, reporting Oct. 16 in the journal Science Advances, laid out a novel rationale for COVID-19 drug design – blocking a molecular “scissor” that the virus uses for virus production and to disable human proteins crucial to the immune response. The researchers are from The University of […]

Scientists discover a new mechanism for cellular defense against viral and bacterial infections

A study published in the journal Science and coordinated by researchers of IDIBAPS, the UB and teh Spanish National Center of Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) describes a new immune defence mechanism unknown until now. It is a mechanism orchestrated by lipid droplets (LDs), the cellular organelles capable of attracting and eliminating invading pathogens. Researchers from Spain, […]