Stories indexed under: Virology
- Insights gained from growing cold-causing virus on sinus tissue April 11, 2011 Using sinus tissue removed during surgery at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison have managed to grow a recently discovered species of human rhinovirus (HRV), the most frequent cause of the common cold, in culture.
- Virus hybridization could create pandemic bird flu Feb. 22, 2010 Genetic interactions between avian H5N1 influenza and human seasonal influenza viruses have the potential to create hybrid strains combining the virulence of bird flu with the pandemic ability of H1N1, according to a new study.
- Compound found to safely counter deadly bird flu Dec. 28, 2009 The specter of a drug-resistant form of the deadly H5N1 avian influenza is a nightmare to keep public-health officials awake at night.
- UW faculty recognized by American Academy of Microbiology Feb. 23, 2009 Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty are among 72 scientists from around the world who have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
- Sequences capture the code of the common cold Feb. 12, 2009 In an effort to confront our most familiar malady, scientists have deciphered the instruction manual for the common cold.
- Scientists isolate genes that made 1918 flu lethal Dec. 29, 2008 By mixing and matching a contemporary flu virus with the "Spanish flu" - a virus that killed between 20 and 50 million people 90 years ago in history's most devastating outbreak of infectious disease - researchers have identified a set of three genes that helped underpin the extraordinary virulence of the 1918 virus.
- Ebola virus disarmed by excising a single gene Jan. 21, 2008 The deadly Ebola virus, an emerging public health concern in Africa and a potential biological weapon, ranks among the most feared of exotic pathogens.
- Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities Aug. 14, 2007 A study of the reproductive apparatus of a model virus is bolstering the idea that broad classes of viruses - including those that cause important human diseases such as AIDS, SARS and hepatitis C - have features in common that could eventually make them vulnerable to broad-spectrum antiviral agents.
- Drug-resistant flu virus emerges in untreated patients April 3, 2007 Flu viruses with reduced sensitivity to the front-line drugs used to thwart and treat infection have been found in patients who were not treated with the drugs, according to an international team of researchers.