PLoS Pathogens

PLoS Pathogens is an open-access scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science. It publishes research and reviews on the biology of pathogens and host-pathogen interactions. The 2010 impact factor is 9.079.

Publisher
PLoS
Website
http://www.plospathogens.org/home.action
Impact factor
9.079 (2010)

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HIV & AIDS

Brain cells can harbor and spread HIV virus to the body

Researchers have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs. HIV moved from the brain via this route even when ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A compound unlike any other

A compound discovered in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world's most common infections.

Medical research

New study could pave way to cure of global parasite

Clemson University scientists have taken another step forward in their quest to find a cure for a notorious parasite that has infected more than 40 million Americans and many times that number around the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The newly emerged coronavirus did not spill over from scaly anteaters

Mammals known as scaly anteaters are natural hosts of coronaviruses, but are not likely the direct source of the recent outbreak in humans, according to a study published May 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by ...

HIV & AIDS

Scientists identify a new potential reservoir of latent HIV

Scientists have long known that even in the face of antiretroviral therapy, some HIV virus remains in infected individuals forever, hiding in small reservoirs of cells of the immune system. When these individuals discontinue ...

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