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Having been involved in microbiology for so long it’s sometimes difficult to see the progress we are making. When I started out as a microbiologist in the 1970s the impact of molecular biology on microbiology was overwhelming, even if it took … Continue reading
Hookworm affects approximately 500 million people worldwide, yet its global economic and health impact is not well understood. A new study suggests that the health and economic burden of hookworm infection is estimated to exceed those of a number of … Continue reading
Influenza A viruses circulate in various natural hosts, including mammals and birds. Transmission of influenza virus between mammals and birds occurs only rarely, owing to host restriction: an influenza A virus that is adapted to an avian host typically does not grow … Continue reading
When I started my scientific career by working on polio vaccines over 30 years ago, we were already thinking about newer, safer vaccines. Although polio eradication remains tantalizingly out of reach, we are close enough now to think in detail … Continue reading
The levels of virus in the blood for patients with Ebola virus disease is a strong predictor of fatality, according to a new study. Continue reading
Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection Continue reading
A recent paper proposes a model which could explain the involvement of CVB as a contributory factor in diabetes. Continue reading
Oncolytic viruses are natural or genetically modified viral species that selectively infect and kill cancer cells. Continue reading
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