Latest measles virus Stories

Reasons For Measles High-Contagiousness Pinpointed
2011-11-05 04:59:44

An international team of researchers say that they have discovered how and why the measles virus spreads so quickly -- respiratory secretions linked to a key receptor located in the trachea.

2011-11-02 21:26:52

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered why measles, perhaps the most contagious viral disease in the world, spreads so quickly.

2011-10-24 22:39:10

Professor Sarah Butcher's research group from Helsinki University's Institute of Biotechnology report in the 24th October online issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.) a three-dimensional model of measles virus.

2011-08-26 11:02:28

Canadian researchers have discovered that a tumor cell marker is a receptor for measles virus, suggesting the possible use of measles virus to help fight cancer.

2011-02-28 22:20:43

New research that reveals how maternal antibodies block an immune response to the measles virus is a first step toward improving current childhood vaccination practices, scientists say.

2011-01-20 21:58:00

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that a known enzyme in cells protects against measles virus, likely by altering the virus's genetic material, RNA.

2010-05-27 10:26:38

The use of modified measles virus may represent a new treatment for a childhood brain tumor known as medulloblastoma.

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