Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A small mutation can make Zika virus even more dangerous

Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that Zika virus can mutate to become more infective—and potentially break through pre-existing immunity.

Medical research

Uncovering the HIV life cycle

Though it has been eclipsed lately by SARS-CoV-2, there is another global epidemic still threatening people: HIV/AIDS. According to UNAIDS, a United Nations initiative, some 38 million people worldwide are currently infected ...

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Host (biology)

In biology, a host is an organism that harbors a virus or parasite, or a mutual or commensal symbiont, typically providing nourishment and shelter. In botany, a host plant is one that supplies food resources and substrate for certain insects or other fauna. Examples of such interactions include a cell being host to a virus, a legume plant hosting helpful nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and animals as hosts to parasitic worms, e.g. nematodes.

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