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Scientists in the Non-Vesicular Reference Laboratory (NVRL) at the BBSRC-funded Pirbright Institute have used genetic analyses and wind modelling to show that the 2016 bluetongue outbreak in Cyprus was caused by bluetongue virus serotype 8 (BTV-8).

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Two chicken proteins that may be involved in immune regulation of cancerous cells and viral infection, named Programmed death 1 (PD-1) and Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), have been characterised for the first time by scientists at the BBSRC-funded Pirbright Institute.

Research funded by BBSRC and Wellcome has demonstrated that  skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research from the University of Leeds.