Tag Archives: cancer

Diseases associated with human papillomavirus infection

A nice review on human papillomavirus infections. Continue reading

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Could bacteria give you cancer?

Some bacteria are associated with certain cancers. But do they cause tumour formation? Continue reading

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Modulation of apoptosis by oncogenic viruses

Hmm, this sounds like a good exam question for next year’s paper. Continue reading

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Just WTF does HBV X actually do?

For a long time, HBx has been suspected of playing a role in hepatocarcinogenesis, either directly or indirectly. Continue reading

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Plucking hell – your eyebrows are full of viruses

Eyebrow hairs from actinic keratosis patients harbor the highest number of cutaneous human papillomaviruses. Continue reading

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The Rapidly Expanding Family of Human Polyomaviruses

New human polyomviruses keep being discovered – what are the consequences of infection? Continue reading

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Mystery of Hepatitis B Virus and cancer solved? 

Exactly how hepatitis B virus causes liver cancer has been a mystery for a long time. It is clear that the X protein (HBx) has something to do with it, but exactly what mechanisms are involved?  These are very different … Continue reading

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Nature Outlook – human papillomavirus

Nature has just published an excellent supplement (free full access) on human papillomavirus. The new material is medical rather than biological in slant, covering vaccination and diagnostic tests rather than the basic biology of HPV, but still well worth a … Continue reading

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Field guide to the Epstein-Barr virus

Researchers have published the first annotated atlas of the Epstein-Barr virus genome, creating the most comprehensive study of how the virus genome interacts with its human host during a latent infection. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), which is thought to be responsible … Continue reading

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