Researchers Disable SARS Cloaking System

Researchers have discovered a way to disable a key part of the SARS coronavirus that allows it to hide from the body’s immune system. Led by Professor Andrew Mesecar, a team of researchers at Purdue University have identified a key SARS enzyme that allows host cells to go un-noticed. The enzyme, papain-like protease,┬ástrips a host cell of two proteins, ibiquitin …

10 Important Emerging Viruses With No Vaccine

There are many emerging viruses – viruses newly recognized to cause diseases that are either increasing in incidence or have the potential to increase in incidence – for which no licensed (US or EU) vaccine exists. Here I’ve selected 10 of them – arranged in no particular order – which I think are especially important. Click Next to read them …