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2010-07-15 15:11:21

How a retrovirus, like HIV, reproduces and assembles new viruses is different than previously thought, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Understanding the steps a virus takes for assembly could allow development of a way to prevent the spread of retroviral diseases. The team studied a chicken virus called Rous sarcoma virus that causes cancer in chickens and is similar to HIV. "The question is, how do retroviruses build new virus particles?" asked Leslie Parent, M.D.,...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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