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2011-03-25 11:47:56

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS, makes use of the base excision repair pathway when inserting its DNA into the host-cell genome, according to a new study led by researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center "“ Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Crippling the repair pathway prevents the virus from completing this critical step in the retrovirus's life cycle. The findings offer potential new targets...

2011-03-09 08:35:54

By: Rhonda Craig, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) --Viruses that are a natural part of human genome, may be linked to a deadly progressive neurodegenerative disease. New research shows that a retrovirus that inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago may be responsible for some cases of Lou Gherig's disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS). "The human genome has acquired several retroviruses over millions of years. In fact they constitute...

2011-03-02 19:47:30

Viruses that are natural part of human genome may be culprit A retrovirus that inserted itself into the human genome thousands of years ago may be responsible for some cases of the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gherig's disease. The finding, made by Johns Hopkins scientists, may eventually give researchers a new way to attack this universally fatal condition. While roughly 20 percent of ALS cases appear to have a genetic cause, the vast...

2010-01-14 13:50:30

Biologists wake dormant viruses and uncover mechanism for survival It is known that viral "squatters" comprise nearly half of our genetic code. These genomic invaders inserted their DNA into our own millions of years ago when they infected our ancestors. But just how we keep them quiet and prevent them from attack was more of a mystery until EPFL researchers revived them. The reason we survive the presence of these endogenous retroviruses"”viruses that attack and are passed on through...

2009-12-02 19:23:03

I was already a medical writer when the first reports of AIDS appeared in the iconic Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, but the dry public health language in that first report did not in any way predict the scope of the tragedy that ensued. And the tragedy continues, in this country and abroad. In the face of that, it is easy to ignore how science changed the face and the course of this disease. In 1981, we did not even know what caused AIDS and the speculation ran the gamut, from the...

2009-11-05 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. The Global Antivirals Market: R&D Pipelines, Market Analysis and Competitive Landscape http://www.reportlinker.com/p0158349/The-Global-Antivirals-Market-RD-Pipelines-Market-Analysis-and-Competitive-Landscape.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The global anti-infective market is currently valued at US$66.5 billion with...

2009-10-15 14:02:21

By discovering the atomic structure of a key human enzyme, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have pointed the way toward designing anti-HIV drugs with far less toxic side effects. Their work was published this week in Cell. "Many anti-HIV drugs are designed to stop the process of DNA replication," says Dr. Whitney Yin, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. "That turns out to be a great thing to do to help cure virus infections, because it stops the processes of...

2009-03-06 10:09:42

 In a collaborative study with the World Health Organization and seven other laboratories, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have compiled a list of 93 common mutations of the AIDS virus associated with drug resistance that will be used to track future resistance trends throughout the world.The researchers analyzed data from about 15,220 patients across the globe to develop an updated and accurate list of the most common, resistance-related mutations of the virus....


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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