Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Screening raw sewage for viruses in the population

Viruses are like unwelcome houseguests—they require hosts to keep them fed and sheltered. In people, different types of viruses can cause diseases such as influenza, HIV, and now COIVD-19.

Medical research

Scientists establish first lethal mouse model for COVID-19

Army scientists have developed the first lethal mouse model of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, using mice that were genetically engineered to express the human ACE2 gene—a key mechanism by which the virus enters ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Search for COVID-19 drugs boosted by SARS discovery

An extensive search and testing of current drugs and drug-like compounds has revealed compounds previously developed to fight SARS might also work against COVID-19.


Unique HIV reservoirs in elite controllers

Xu Yu, MD, Ragon group leader, recently published a study entitled "Distinct viral reservoirs in individuals with spontaneous control of HIV-1," in Nature. Yu's lab, in collaboration with Ragon group leaders Mathias Lichterfeld, ...

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