Genetics

Does herpes simplex virus change during transmission?

A new study helps explain how the virus that causes herpes might change during transmission between partners and over time during a long-term infection within a human host, which could have implications for future treatment ...

Medications

Protein contributes to drug tolerance in tuberculosis

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have identified a protein in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) that contributes to drug tolerance, a phenomenon that allows bacteria to survive treatment with drugs that would normally kill ...

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists set sights on long game of SARS-CoV-2 evolution

On a Friday afternoon this past December, more than 130 scientists gathered on a Zoom meeting to talk about Omicron, the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern, which has ripped across the globe with ferocious infectivity.

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