Tag: "rabies" at biology news
Rabies spread speeds up
Though most rabies
fatalities in the United States stem from bat bite...n reported rabid mammal. Controlling the spread of rabies
depends on predicting the spatial dynamics of the disease - where new outbreaks might occur and how ...
Scientists turn tobacco against cancer
... plant-made monoclonal antibodies could neutralize rabies
virus and prevent disease in infected mice. They wanted to find out if plant-made antibodies could be effective for cancer immunotherapy. They first showed that plant-made monoclonal antibody purified from tobacco leaves could recognize, or bind to,...
Jefferson researchers building a better rabies vaccine
...Medical College have found that a tiny change in a rabies
virus protein can turn a "safe" virus extremely de...o refine a vaccine they previously created against rabies
in wildlife, making it safer and more effective. "We have identified a molecular mechanism involved...
UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics
...een used to control badger populations in England, rabies
in European foxes and chronic wasting disease in deer and elk populations in the American West. The researchers note that in each instance, disease outbreaks have worsened in response to the hunting. One reason the policies failed, Choisy and Rohan...
Jefferson researchers' discovery may change thinking on how viruses invade the brain
A molecule thought crucial to ferrying the deadly rabies
virus into the brain, where it eventually kills, a...ge of Thomas Jefferson University, viruses such as rabies
must be actively transported to the brain and central nervous system. The LC8 protein was thought to...
Lost dogs found more often than lost cats, study suggests
...if the animal was wearing an identification tag; a rabies
tag; a dog license tag (applies only to dogs); or had a microchip at the time it disappeared. Each shelter scanned animals for microchips. Two out of three (66 percent) of the lost cats came home on their own. Only 8 percent of lost dogs returned h...
Jefferson scientists find rabies-based vaccine could be effective against HIV
...e in Philadelphia have used a drastically weakened rabies
virus to ferry HIV-related proteins into animals, ...of inserting two different viral proteins into the rabies
virus genome, and using such viruses-based vaccines in preventing disease in rhesus macaques. One wa...
Deconstructing brain wiring, one neuron at a time
... researchers describe how they modified the deadly rabies
virus, turning it into a tool that can cross the s... fellow at UCSF. The protein that ordinarily coats rabies
virus particles was replaced with its equivalent from a bird virus. This prevented the modified rabi...
Blood-brain barrier breached by new therapeutic strategy
... now shown that a short protein (peptide) from the rabies
virus can carry a strip of therapeutic material in...hey then injected the antiviral siRNA bound to the rabies
peptide through the tail veins in one group of mice, while other mice served as control groups. All ...