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Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

By Catherine Offord | March 20, 2018

A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.

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One dose of the medication, called Xofluza, cripples influenza by interfering with an enzyme critical for viral replication.  

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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By Lucas Laursen | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 

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Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Some viral pathogens modify chromatin and other epigenetic machinery, making them appealing drug targets.

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Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.

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Cross-Reactive Ebola Antibodies

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 21, 2016

Human monoclonal antibodies induced during Ebola infection are able to neutralize related viral species, scientists show. 

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RNA Ebola Drug Clears Animal Study

By Jef Akst | April 24, 2015

The short interfering RNA-based therapy TKM-Ebola protects monkeys from the viral strain still circulating in West Africa.

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Ebola Drug Trials to Start in Africa

By Bob Grant | November 13, 2014

Researchers will test antiviral drugs and transfusions of blood from Ebola survivors in the West African countries hardest hit by the epidemic.

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Like the Mississippi child that was thought to have beaten HIV after aggressive anti-retroviral treatment, detectable levels of the virus return in an Italian child who received similar therapy.

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Speeding Up Antiviral T Cell Production

By Ruth Williams | June 25, 2014

Scientists come up with a simpler, more efficient strategy for making multivirus-targeting T cells for immunotherapy.

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