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2013-06-19 11:07:17

New simulations help scientists understand how –and why – viruses spread It´s not a hacker lab. At Brandeis University, sophisticated computational models and advances in graphical processing units are helping scientists understand the complex interplay between genomic data, virus structure and the formation of the virus´ outer “shell” – critical for replication. “We hope that some of what we are finding will help researchers alter virus...


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2011-02-23 17:51:52

Reoviridae is a family of viruses that can affect the gastrointestinal system (such as Rotavirus) and respiratory tract. These viruses have genomes consisting of segmented, double-stranded RNA. The name is derived from respiratory enteric orphan viruses. Orphan virus means that a virus that is not associated with any known disease. Reovirus infection occurs often in humans, but cases are generally mild or sub-clinical. The virus can be detected in feces, and also in pharyngeal or nasal...

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2011-01-11 10:27:42

Cypoviruses or CPV, are a genus of viruses in the Reoviridae family. The virions structure is similar to other reoviruses with a genome composed of 10 segments of double-stranded RNA. The virions are embedded in a protein matrix in order to form structures referred to as polyhedra or occlusion bodies. Cypoviruses have only been isolated from insects. They have more in common with the widely studied nucleopolyhedroviruses. CPVs are classified into 14 species based on the electrophoretic...

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2011-01-05 13:39:49

Bluetongue disease is a viral disease that is non-contagious, non-zoonotic, and insect-borne. It is mainly found in sheep and less commonly in cattle, goats, buffalo, deer, dromedaries, and antelope. It is not transmissible to humans. The virus is pathogenic, part of the genus Orbivirus, and is a member of the Reoviridae family. With 24 serotypes the virus can cause serious disease in livestock. Due to its seriousness BTV has received extensive research for the last three decades and is...

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