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NIH scientists develop faster COVID-19 test

August 16, 2021

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have developed a new sample preparation method to detect SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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What makes us sneeze?

June 15, 2021

A team led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified, in mice, specific cells and proteins that control the sneeze reflex.
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Vision researchers at Wayne State discover new therapy to treat eye infections

May 20, 2021

Researchers at the Wayne State University School of Medicine have discovered that a metabolite called itaconate produced during cellular metabolism plays a role in protecting the eye from abnormal inflammation during infection.

Cold Sores: Here’s How Stress, Illness and Even Sunburn Trigger Flareups

February 10, 2021

Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine have shed light on what causes herpes simplex virus to flare up, explaining how stress, illness and even sunburn can trigger unwanted outbreaks.
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Zika Virus Affects Eye Development Before But Not After Birth

December 18, 2020

A new study has found that Zika infection during the first trimester of pregnancy can impact fetal retinal development and cause congenital ocular anomalies. The virus does not appear to affect ocular growth postnatally.
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COVID-19 Found in The Cornea: Are Transplants a Transmission Risk?

December 10, 2020

A multi-institutional study finds that COVID-19 can be found in post-mortem corneal tissue, highlighting the importance of the donor screening process.
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Cornea appears to resist infection from novel coronavirus

November 3, 2020

New findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest the eye’s cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus.
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LSU Health Study Explains Multipronged SARS-CoV-2 Attack & Widespread COVID-19 Infection

August 28, 2020

A study of a gateway receptor for SARS-CoV-2 from Louisiana State University may help explain the wide variety of symptoms and organs involved with SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19.
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Researchers identify key areas of measles virus polymerase to target for antiviral drug development

August 12, 2019

Targeting specific areas of the measles virus polymerase, a protein complex that copies the viral genome, can effectively fight the measles virus and be used as an approach to developing new antiviral drugs to treat the serious infectious disease...
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Study: 15 percent of babies exposed to Zika before birth had severe abnormalities in first 18 months of life

December 12, 2018

Researchers evaluated motor skills and cognitive development, visual and hearing function, and brain images of children who had been exposed to the Zika virus during their mothers' pregnancies. 14.5 percent of children had at least one abnormality.