Tag Archives: Medicine

Viruses: Friends, Foes, Change Agents

In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in. Continue reading

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Gene editing eradicates HIV-1

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

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Honing in on enteric fever

The use of metabolomics could lead to improved diagnostics for enteric fever. Continue reading

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Crossing the species barrier

The number of pathogens known to infect humans is ever increasing. Continue reading

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In case you forgot – we're still fighting vCJD

A new test for asymptomatic vCJD. Continue reading

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A new drug against MERS?

A novel approach to treating coronavirus infections. Continue reading

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New Broad-Spectrum Peptide Antibiotic Targets Biofilms

A new peptide antibiotic suggests a new strategy in the fight against bacterial infections. Continue reading

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Oncolytic virotherapy – in pets?

Oncolytic virotherapy – using viruses to treat cancer – is a hot topic. Continue reading

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Emerging Disease or Emerging Diagnosis?

Recent data suggest that emerging diseases may instead have been circulating widely for hundreds or thousands of years. Continue reading

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