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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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Further delay before the end of smallpox virus?

Should we wait longer before destroying the last remaining stock of smallpox virus? Continue reading

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Science communication: a communicable disease?

At the Society’s 2014 Annual Conference, Professor Stephen Curry was awarded the Peter Wildy Prize. This is his prize lecture, in which he describes how he became involved in science communication and why it is an important discipline for researchers … Continue reading

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CRISPRs and bacterial pathogenesis

CRISPR-Cas systems have taken microbiology by storm in the last few years. Continue reading

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A global network of researchers? Not really – small worlds.

The high clustering coefficient coupled with a short average distance between nodes suggests a “small-world phenomenon” among HIV and HPV researchers. Continue reading

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Where do viruses come from?

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Reasons to be cheeful: Influenza treatment

Maybe there is some reason to be more optimistic about treating influenza. Continue reading

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Briefing: banana disease

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