Tag Archives: Virology

Rabies Rapid Transit System

Rabies virus hijacks the transport systems of neurons, manipulating axonal transport machinery to get to the central nervous system at maximum speed. Continue reading

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HIV-Mediated Apoptosis: New Therapeutic Targets

This review discusses the apoptotic pathways that result in the demise of the immune system in HIV infection. Continue reading

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Why HIV Virions Have Low Numbers of Envelope Spikes: Implications for Vaccine Development

A theoretical basis why artificial virus-like particles (VPLs) with a high density of envelope spikes might make a safe and efecting prophylactic vaccine against HIV. Continue reading

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Ebola virus outbreaks

Source: BBC News – Summit to discuss Ebola emergency starts

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Outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea: Ecology Meets Economy

Ebola virus is back – but why? Continue reading

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10 things you should know about Ebola virus

7 things you should know about Ebola virus Continue reading

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Influenza Viruses and mRNA Splicing: Doing More with Less

During their replication in the nucleus of infected cells, influenza viruses hijack the host splicing machinery to process some of their RNA segments, the M and NS segments. This review provides an overview of the current knowledge gathered on this … Continue reading

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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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