Latest Retrovirus Stories
The discovery of virus-like genes in the DNA of a commonly studied fruit fly could enable research on whether animals hijack viral genes as an anti-viral defense
A growing body of evidence underscores the importance of human gut bacteria in modulating human health, metabolism, and disease.
Scientists are finally making real progress on several fronts in the search for a cure for HIV infections.
The many short pieces of mobile DNA that exist in the genome can contribute to significant biological differences between lineages of mice, 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 (OSUCCC – James).
In perhaps the most comprehensive survey of the inner workings of HIV, an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has mapped every apparent physical interaction the virus makes with components of the human cells it infects—work that may reveal new ways to design future HIV/AIDS drugs.
Scientists have discovered the ‘key’ that HIV uses to enter our cells’ nuclei and halt our immune system, eventually causing AIDS.
A researcher at MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer research has identified a gene that controls the process by which antibodies gain their ability to combat retroviruses.
Video game players have successfully pieced together the structure of a retrovirus enzyme that causes an AIDS-like ailment in rhesus monkeys--an enzyme whose configuration had stumped scientists from more than a decade.
DNA's role as the master blueprint of the cell means that even small sequence changes can have catastrophic consequences.
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.
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