Tag Archives: Science

Why poliovirus replication has been studied for more than 50 years

It’s very rare to find a long term prospective on any science topic being published in scientific journals. Continue reading

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Plant virus replication and movement

Because plant cells are not identical to animal cells, plant viruses are significantly different from animal viruses in several ways. Continue reading

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New eBooks on viruses

In the age of the Internet do we still need books? Continue reading

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How to wipe out polio and keep it that way

Science poised to eliminate polio from the planet but a new study shows that the job won’t be over when the last case of the disease is recorded. Continue reading

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Virus Commuters

Both airline and commuter road travel influence flu virus distribution in the continental USA. Continue reading

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Battling Phages: How Bacteria Defend Against Viral Attack

This short review highlights the spectrum of innate strategies used by bacteria to evade phage predation. Continue reading

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Evolution of bacterial transcription factors

Real life is not as tidy as Jacob and Monod’s 1960’s operon model. Continue reading

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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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