virology

Many viruses activate a single RNA to enable successful infections

Many viruses activate a single RNA to enable successful infections

Viruses co-opt one of a cell's long noncoding RNAs to replicate.
The NIH Lifted a Ban on Deadly Mutant Virus Research—Here's Why

The NIH Lifted a Ban on Deadly Mutant Virus Research—Here's Why

The National Institutes of Health has lifted a ban on “gain-of-function” research on Tuesday—the kind of research that requires genetically modifying viruses to make them more deadly or more
Researchers identify a protein that viruses use as gateway into cells

Researchers identify a protein that viruses use as gateway into cells

If we can block this interaction, we'd block virus infections.
Rat hepatitis jumps to human for first time, spotlighting disease mystery

Rat hepatitis jumps to human for first time, spotlighting disease mystery

Case reopens long-standing questions about link between rats, humans, and hepatitis E.
New research could allow fast diagnosis of viruses like Ebola and Zika

New research could allow fast diagnosis of viruses like Ebola and Zika

A new development in molecular biology is a step towards instant diagnosis of viruses like Ebola or Zika. Researchers have found a way to use a mobile device to identify plant viruses and potentially
Uhh, Part of the Facility Where Russia Stores Smallpox and Ebola Exploded

Uhh, Part of the Facility Where Russia Stores Smallpox and Ebola Exploded

блядь! An explosion at Russia’s State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology (Vector) resulted in a fire, glass blown out throughout the building, and one worker suffering third degree burns on