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Child health in armed conflict: Time to rethink

This article became necessary on encountering this article written in Lancet Journal. The key information relayed in that article should be extracted and highlighted for the usage of those health workers and officials involved in the armed conflict areas in Nigeria and other places to have maximum effect on the health of children in affected areas.

RNA Interference: A Promising Approach for the Treatment of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection

HBV infection is global health problem with over 350 million HBV carriers worldwide and over one million deaths occurring annually. Current therapy which includes IFN-alpha and nucleoside analogs such as lamivudine are partially effective. And that’s where RNA Interference comes in.

The Threat of Infection from Potential Agents of Bioterrorism

With Liberia recently declared free of Ebola virus infection, and the trailing of the catastrophe with allegations of failed experimentation of bioterrorism agents, this article, written when the world is just taking note of bioterrorism agents, takes a cursory look at past events in order for us to prepare for the unknown and delicate future filled with infectious agents with bioterrorism potentials.

5 Unknown Facts That Make Ebola Virus Dangerously Elusive To Manage

The rampage of the Ebola epidemic has driven more people to panic than the HIV/AIDS scourge. Yet, few people really knew little about why the causative virus itself, Ebola virus, is proving elusive to prevention and cure. This article listed and explained five virological-based information about the disease and its causative virus.

The potential therapeutic application of RIG 1-like receptors against viruses (Part 2 – Viruses Recognition and Models of Mechanisms)

By Tayo Fasuan
In this Part 2 of the series of article about the potential therapeutic applications of Retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) like receptors, the writer provides the means of viruses recognition by the receptors and the models of mechanisms involved.

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