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Latest Retrovirus Stories

2013-10-17 10:45:27

Scientists have discovered a critical new clue about why some people are able to control the HIV virus long term without taking antiviral drugs.

New Retrovirus Discovered In Dead Polar Bear At Berlin Zoo
2013-07-15 14:23:04

A polar bear that died at the Berlin Zoo was suffering from a virus that caused acute inflammation of the brain, according to research published in the journal Virology.

Junk DNA Vital Biological Role
2013-06-27 08:25:25

A new study from UC San Francisco emphasizes the potentially vital biological role of the so-called 'junk DNA'.

Detecting Disease Using Smartphone Accessory
2013-06-04 12:34:27

New plug-in optical sensor could be used for in-the-field diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma, a cancer linked to AIDS

2013-03-05 11:56:07

Among eukaryotes with modified nuclear genetic codes, viruses are unknown.

2013-01-22 10:42:06

A team of researchers based at Johns Hopkins has decoded a system that makes certain types of immune cells impervious to HIV infection.

Little Brown Bats Found To Have A Rare Active Jumping Gene
2013-01-04 07:37:34

Jumping genes, or transposable elements, are strange rogue sequences from which most of our DNA can be traced, but are largely idle in mammals. Johns Hopkins researchers report, however, that they have identified a new DNA sequence moving around in bats.

2012-12-04 12:18:33

Bioinformaticians at IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and UPF (Pompeu Fabra University) have used molecular simulation techniques to explain a specific step in the maturation of the HIV virions, i.e., how newly formed inert virus particles become infectious, which is essential in understanding how the virus replicates.

2012-11-13 12:46:12

HIV-1 is a genetically diverse collection of viruses, making it a moving target in vaccine development.

2012-10-03 10:24:00

Drug resistance is a major problem when treating infections. This problem is multiplied when the infection, like HIV-1, is chronic.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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