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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.

2011-03-09 08:35:54

Viruses that are a natural part of human genome, may be linked to a deadly progressive neurodegenerative disease.

2011-03-02 19:47:30

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.

2010-01-14 13:50:30

Biologists wake dormant viruses and uncover mechanism for survival.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.