Tag Archives: Medicine

Oncogenes and RNA splicing of human tumor viruses

Oncogenic viruses, with the exception of HCV, require the host RNA splicing machinery in order to exercise their oncogenic activities. Continue reading

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Morbillivirus Infections: An Introduction

Research on morbillivirus infections has led to exciting developments in recent years. Continue reading

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A Short History of the Discovery of Viruses

A free online book. Continue reading

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T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections

Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? Continue reading

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Understanding Ebola Virus Transmission

This short review describes different routes of Ebola virus transmission between people. Continue reading

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Enteroviruses as causative agents in type 1 diabetes: loose ends or lost cause?

A recent paper proposes a model which could explain the involvement of CVB as a contributory factor in diabetes. Continue reading

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Malassezia Yeast Infections in Humans and Animals

Humans are covered from head-to-toe with Malassezia. Continue reading

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Human Viruses and Cancer

To date, seven viruses have been consistently linked to different types of human cancer, and infections are estimated to account for up to 20% of all cancer cases worldwide. Continue reading

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Oncolytic viruses as anticancer vaccines

Oncolytic viruses are natural or genetically modified viral species that selectively infect and kill cancer cells. Continue reading

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