Tag Archives: Microbiology

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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Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus

Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. 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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A synthetic antibody with broad antiviral activity

An alternative strategy for creating virus-resistant cells and animals. 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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Virus ecology

A nice overview of viruses from an ecological rather than a disease perspective. Continue reading

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A new drug against MERS?

A novel approach to treating coronavirus infections. Continue reading

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