Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Respiratory virus lurks as wintertime worry

(HealthDay)—A common respiratory virus that circulates in winter can pose a serious threat to children, an expert warns.

Medical research

No two kinds of retroviruses look—or act—the same

In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers in the Institute for Molecular Virology and School of Dentistry at the University of Minnesota report that most types of retroviruses have distinct, non-identical virus ...

Oncology & Cancer

SPF30 sunscreens delay melanoma incidence in preclinical model

Application of sun protection factor 30 (SPF30) sunscreen prior to exposure to ultraviolet-B (UVB) light delayed melanoma onset in a mouse model of the disease, according to data from a team at The Ohio State University Comprehensive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Virologists harness adenovirus to kill breast cancer cells

With a $40,250 grant from the Lottie Caroline Hardy Charitable Trust Fund, researchers at Saint Louis University's Institute for Molecular Virology will study a small fragment of adenovirus as a possible future therapy for ...


Research uncovers DNA looping damage tied to HPV cancer

It's long been known that certain strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) cause cancer. Now, researchers at The Ohio State University have determined a new way that HPV might spark cancer development – by disrupting the human ...

Medical research

How photosensitization can stop viruses from infecting cells

A UCLA-led team of researchers has found evidence that photosensitizing a virus's membrane covering can inhibit its ability to enter cells and potentially lead to the development of stronger, cheaper medications to fight ...

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Molecular virology

Molecular Virology is the study of viruses at the molecular level. In particular, this includes the analysis of individual viral genes and gene products, and their interaction with host (human, plant or animal) cellular proteins.

This may include molecular analysis of:

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