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Virus interactions with bacteria: Partners in the infectious dance

The outcome of viral infection depends on the interplay between host factors and the environment. Host factors, like the expression of viral receptors, convey permissiveness to infection, define tropism, regulate antiviral immune responses, determine viral clearance, and spread

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Fungal diseases as neglected pathogens: A wake-up call to public health officials

Human fungal diseases differ fundamentally from other infections in diverse ways. As eukaryotic pathogens, fungi share many similarities with their host cells, which impairs the development of antifungal compounds. Fungal tropism is highly variable, as pathogens infect…

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A Network Integration Approach to Predict Conserved Regulators Related to Pathogenicity of Influenza and SARS-CoV Respiratory Viruses

In this study, we use a network approach to predict critical signaling regulators to influenza virus and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) infection. These respiratory viruses are crucial…

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Environmental persistence of porcine coronaviruses in feed and feed ingredients

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV), Porcine Delta Corona Virus (PDCoV), and Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus (TGEV) are major threats to swine health and contaminated feed plays…

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Modeling the Transmission of Middle East Respirator Syndrome Corona Virus in the Republic of Korea

The 2015 epidemic of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in the Republic of Korea has been the largest outbreak outside Middle East since the first case was identified in…

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Rural Surgical Care: The SBMC Model

Simdega is one of the backward districts of Jharkhand with a population of about 600,000. According to the 2011 census the district had only 31 allopathic medical practitioners. There was only one hospital where surgeries were…

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Smart Screening for Cervical Cancer with Non-Medical Personnel: A Low-Cost Digital Colposcopy and Automated Analysis Technique

In India cervical cancer contributes to 6 to 29% of all cancers in women and has an incidence of about 20 per 100,000 population. The pooled estimates of sensitivity and…

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