Research shows gut microbes could affect malaria's severity

Researchers from the University of Tennessee and the University of Louisville recently co-authored a study that shows how the gut’s microorganisms may change the level of malaria severity. Read More »

Molecules and acid-sensitivity key to pandemic influenza

Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently discovered that the hemagglutinin protein has a molecular property that was part of the 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza virus pandemic. Read More »

Chikungunya virus antibodies developed

Large panel of antibody treatments against mosquito-borne virus developed by Vanderbilt researchers Read More »

Tennessee officials issue MERS health alert

Late last week, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) issued an alert to health care providers in response to a Korean outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS Co-V). Read More »

Researchers exploit HIV's "sweet tooth" to weaken virus

Researchers recently discovered that HIV has a "sweet tooth" for sugar and nutrients from activated immune cells, which may prove to be the cell’s weak spot where scientists can administer treatments for patients. Read More »

Remodeled antibodies may manage HIV

Antibody redesigned with computer shows increased immunity potency Read More »