A new study is shedding light on the role of specific proteins that trigger a mechanism allowing Ebola virus to enter cells to establish replication.
Since the last global update published on 21 July 2017, 189 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) from four countries were reported to the World Health Organization (WHO): 182 from Saudi Arabia, three from Oman, three from the United Arab Emirates, and one from Malaysia.
The first bout of flu may determine how a person fares during the next pandemic. That’s why scientists are trying to understand immunologic imprinting.
In outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases for which no proven efficacious vaccines exist but investigational vaccines have been developed, it is important both to rapidly test the investigational vaccines and, if effective, to deploy them.
The new system lets scientists quickly assess the full spectrum of antibodies produced in an individual in response to a pathogen or vaccine and determine if these antibodies are likely to be effective against the pathogen.
First found in New Jersey, longhorned ticks have subsequently been spotted in New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry found the two cases of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Orkhon soum (administrative subdivision) in the northern Darkhan-Uul Province.
Anthrax was diagnosed in a group of 300 unvaccinated yearling cattle in Butte County. Butte is the fourth South Dakota county where the disease has been diagnosed in 2018.
African swine fever has been making its way off its namesake continent and into Europe, including Russia. Now, it’s reached China, leading to the culling of about 8,000 hogs.
There is increasing concern that widened access to new technologies could lead to attempts to construct cells for malicious intent, illegal drug production, or to steal intellectual property.