Tag Archives: viral infection

World Polio Day 2015

24 October is World Polio Day. The day was established by Rotary International over ten years ago, to mark the birth of Jonas Salk, who developed the first effective polio vaccine with his team in 1952. Since then, we have … Continue reading

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Could our internal clocks be a mechanism for viral resistance?

What are the underhanded tactics that viruses use during infection? How might the time of day affect the body’s response to a virus? Dr Rachel Edgar, a Research Associate based at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science at the … Continue reading

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World Hepatitis Day

28 July is World Hepatitis Day, which aims to promote better awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis, and ultimately seeks a world free from the disease. Every year 1.4 million people die from viral hepatitis but many of these deaths could … Continue reading

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