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2014-03-13 23:02:55

Study Suggests Targeting Molecular Interaction of Virus and Host Protein May Arrest This Lethal Virus New York, NY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A protein that normally protects cells from environmental stresses has been shown to interact Marburg virus VP24, allowing the deadly Marburg virus to live longer and replicate better, according to a preclinical study led by scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The investigators say that deciphering the molecular details of how...

RNA Study On Barley Virus Reveals Key Link To The Crusades
2014-02-07 06:43:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Warwick have sequenced an ancient RNA genome for the first time ever. The RNA belonged to a barley virus once thought to be just 150 years old, but has now been determined to date back at least 2,000 years, revealing how extreme farming during the time of the Crusades contributed to its spread. The researchers detected and sequenced the RNA genome of Barley Stripe Mosaic Virus (BSMV) in a...

Honeybees Infected By Plant Virus
2014-01-21 09:51:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A virus that typically infects plants has been found to infect honeybees and could be responsible for the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies around the world, according to a new report in the journal mBio. The study team said they made their discovery when conducting routine screenings of bees for common and atypical viruses. The screenings “resulted in the serendipitous detection of Tobacco Ringspot Virus, or TRSV, and...

2013-10-08 11:26:44

Understanding how viral proteins are produced can provide important clues on how we might interfere with the process. The group of Till Rümenapf at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) has discovered that a key protease of a particular virus breaks itself down into two different functional molecules. The findings are reported in the Journal of Virology and may have important implications for the development of defence strategies against diseases caused by...

2013-03-05 11:56:07

Research uncovers a virus which infects a host that has a non-standard nuclear genetic code Among eukaryotes with modified nuclear genetic codes, viruses are unknown. Until now it had been believed that the modifications to the genetic code effectively prevented new viral infections. However, researchers have now reported the first example of a virus that can be shown to have crossed the boundary from organisms using the standard genetic code to those with an alternate genetic code....

2012-11-14 15:13:35

The Ebola, Marburg and Lassa viruses are commonly referred to as emerging diseases, but leading scientists say these life-threatening viruses have been around for centuries. In a perspective in the Nov. 9 issue of the journal Science, researchers including a professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) say it would be more appropriate to refer to these viruses as emerging diagnoses. “The infectious agents were identified around the middle of the...

2012-08-29 10:46:47

Researchers at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) have created an ultra-sensitive biosensor capable of identifying the smallest single virus particles in solution, an advance that may revolutionize early disease detection in a point-of-care setting and shrink test result wait times from weeks to minutes. Stephen Arnold, university professor of applied physics and member of the Othmer-Jacobs Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and researchers of...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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