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This week I’ve been talking to first year students about cell biology, discussing how much the environment of the cell varies from one site to another within the cell. Viruses “know” this and much virus replication is localized at particular … Continue reading
Emerging infectious disease events are dominated by zoonoses: infections that are naturally transmissible from animals to humans or vice versa. A worldwide survey of ~5,000 bat specimens identified 66 novel paramyxovirus species – more than double the existing total within … Continue reading
A leading infectious cause of severe respiratory disease in infants, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), is also a major cause of respiratory illness in the elderly. Approved vaccines do not yet exist, and despite the development of partial immunity following infection … Continue reading
Research on morbillivirus infections has led to exciting developments in recent years. Continue reading
How does the paramyxovirus polymerase decide on transcription or replication? Continue reading
The Wallace Line may not protect Australia from the spread of viruses. Continue reading
twitter.com/search/%23microtwjc Read: Bats host major mammalian paramyxoviruses. (2012) Nature Communications 3, Article number: 796 doi:10.1038/ncomms1796 The large virus family Paramyxoviridae includes some of the most significant human and livestock viruses, such as measles-, distemper-, mumps-, parainfluenza-, Newcastle disease-, respiratory syncytial … Continue reading
While affecting all age groups, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections can be particularly severe in infants, who develop functionally distinct immune responses, as well as in immunocompromised individuals. The extent to which environmental, viral and host factors contribute to the … Continue reading