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Bacterial swarms recruit cargo bacteria in toxic environments

A new paper in mBio shows a novel mechanism for the spread of antibiotic resistance. Continue reading

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Viral membrane fusion

A useful short review from Stephen Harrison which approaches viral memberane fusion from a structural biology standpoint. Continue reading

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Chagas Disease vaccine works in mice

Chagas disease, caused by Trypanosoma cruzi and transmitted by insects in Latin America is among the most common tropical diseases, and so far without effective vaccine. A new study published in PLOS Pathogens shows that a candidate vaccine can induce … Continue reading

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This is not the cure for HIV

CCR5 deficiency predisposes to fatal outcomes in influenza virus infection. Continue reading

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Escape of non-enveloped virus from intact cells

The primary mode of exit for non-enveloped viruses is cell lysis. However, more complex exit strategies are possible. Continue reading

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Is a small artificial virus fragment the key to a Chikungunya vaccine?

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and causes Chikungunya fever. CHIKV occurs in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Regions where it has already caused epidemics include Africa, territories around the Indian Ocean, Southeast Asia, and … Continue reading

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How Salmonella Survives the Macrophage’s Acid Attack

Salmonella has adapted what was once an antibacterial response into a signal for the correct time and place to secret its virulence proteins. Continue reading

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Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection

Molecular biology of hepatitis B virus infection Continue reading

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