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New Virus Discovered in Human Blood

By Jef Akst | September 23, 2015

Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.

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Dengue’s Downfall?

By Jef Akst | September 15, 2015

Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.

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Dengue-Targeting T Cells Home to Skin

By Jenny Rood | March 11, 2015

Immune cells specific for the virus are present in the skin of infected patients, a study shows.

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New Dengue-Detecting Antibodies

By Molly Sharlach | December 15, 2014

Researchers uncover a class of antibodies that may confer immunity to different serotypes of the dengue virus.

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Antibody-Dependent Enhanced (ADE) Immunity

By Beth Marie Mole | March 2, 2013

The method to the dengue virus's maddening infectiousness.

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Bedeviled by Dengue

By Beth Marie Mole | March 1, 2013

The global spread of dengue virus has immunologists and public-health experts debating the best way to curb infection.

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How Dengue Does It

By Beth Marie Mole | March 1, 2013

Dengue virus has sophisticated mechanisms for entering a cell, for replicating its RNA genome, and for transcribing proteins.

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Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes

By Edyta Zielinska | January 11, 2012

Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.

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Wolbachia Boost Stem Cell Production

By Jef Akst | October 20, 2011

The widespread bacteria known to manipulate host reproductive output can do so by ramping up stem cell division and consequent egg production in Drosophila.

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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By Tia Ghose | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.

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