Researchers took advantage of a modified rabies virus vector, and incorporated a gene from Nipah virus - creating a viral particle that displays components of both viruses on its surface.
The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), along with Profectus Biosciences, Inc., the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc., and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), have been awarded up to $24.5 million to advance treatments for the highly lethal henipaviruses, Nipah and Hendra.
The Tripura government on Tuesday, March 19, sounded an alert after the death of five members of a family from Nipah virus in a Bangladesh village bordering West Bengal.
Researchers conducted a serosurvey of 155 healthcare workers and 124 household and community members who had close contact with 18 patients who had laboratory-confirmed Nipah virus infections in Kerala, India. They detected three subclinical infections; two persons had IgM and IgG and 1 only IgM against Nipah virus.
Bangladesh medical experts have tracked the mysterious death of five people of a family in Thakurgaon to Nipah virus.
A global coalition set up to fight emerging epidemics has struck a $31 million deal with scientists at the University of Tokyo to speed up work on a vaccine against Nipah virus.
In addition to an Ebola vaccine, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is currently funding the development of vaccines for Lassa fever, Middle East respiratory syndrome, Nipah virus, and coronavirus at the Jenner Institute; and by using the same technology as the Ebola vaccine — called viral vectors — researchers can significantly reduce the time it takes to develop vaccines.
Researchers describe the characteristics of the first recorded nipah virus outbreak in South India.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has announced a collaboration to advance the development and manufacture of a vaccine against Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) along with preclinical development of novel vaccines against Lassa and Nipah viruses.
This study provides mechanistic insights into a range of important nucleocytoplasmic transport processes reliant on isoform adaptor specificity.