News tagged with virology

How JC Polyomavirus invades cells

For more than a decade the research group of Brown University Professor Walter Atwood has doggedly pursued the workings of the JC polyomavirus, which causes a disease called PML that fatally degrades the central nervous system ...

Oct 07, 2013
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New HIV-1 replication pathway discovered

Current drug treatments for HIV work well to keep patients from developing AIDS, but no one has found a way to entirely eliminate the virus from the human body, so patients continue to require lifelong treatment ...

Sep 18, 2013
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Candidate vaccine against MERS passes first test

In collaboration with colleagues in Rotterdam, an LMU research team led by Professor Gerd Sutter has produced the first candidate vaccine against the MERS virus, a novel and highly pathogenic coronavirus.

Sep 06, 2013
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