Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus introduced into Russia at least 67 times

A research team from HSE University and SkolTech, together with experts from the Smorodintsev Research Institute of Influenza in St. Petersburg and the RAS Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems (IITP) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How the new coronavirus penetrates, exploits and kills cells

"Know your enemy," Sun Tzu, the great sage of war, wrote some 2,500 years ago. Today, as COVID-19 spreads around the globe, the greatest army of medical scientists ever assembled is bent on learning all it can, as fast as ...

Health informatics

Bioinformatics: At the forefront, behind the scenes

Bioinformatics is an inherently interdisciplinary effort, combining the molecular biology revolution heralded by pioneers like Watson and Crick with advances in computer science that have placed previously unimaginable abilities ...

HIV & AIDS

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, ...

Genetics

Epstein-Barr virus rewires host epigenomes to drive stomach cancer

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of the most common human viruses, is associated with about 8 to 10% of stomach—or gastric—cancers, the third leading cause of cancer death globally. Researchers from Chiba University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers propose studying COVID-19's envelope protein

Understanding any similarities between SARS and COVID-19 inflammation could help in a clinical setting. A protein in the viruses causing COVID-19 and SARS is almost identical. Researchers propose investigating whether FDA-approved ...

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