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More than three decades after the discovery of HIV, AIDS remains a major public health problem affecting greater than 35.3 million people worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy fails to eradicate HIV infection, partly due to the persistence of virus reservoirs. A … Continue reading
An alternative strategy for creating virus-resistant cells and animals. Continue reading
Oncolytic virotherapy – using viruses to treat cancer – is a hot topic. Continue reading
Timothy Brown, the “Berlin patient” was freed of HIV infection via a bone marrow transfusion from a compatible CCR5Δ32 donor in 2007. Last year there was a report of a newborn baby cured by very early drug therapy. The news … Continue reading
Last week I was struck by this article in The Verge, Dead meat: how to raise livestock in a post-antibiotic era. I was particularly interested in this because only a week earlier I had been teaching our first year students … Continue reading
This paper describes plant-based high-level expression of virus-like particles of BTV serotype 8. Continue reading
Getting RNA into cells is a major barrier to future theraputic approaches, so robust systems are urgently needed. Continue reading
“Green” chemistry turns plant waste into fatty acids, and then into fuel. Genetically modified E. coli bacteria are being used to to produce fatty acids from hydrolysates of biomass products such as switchgrass and forestry residues. There are two ways … Continue reading