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Closing in on the causes of host shutoff

When a virus enters a cell it relies on the molecular machinery of its host to help it replicate. In particular, the virus relies on the ribosomes in the host cell to translate viral messenger RNA (mRNA) into polypeptides. 403 more words


Latency in Herpes Simplex Virus 1

Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is a neurotropic virus that establishes a life-long latent infection in the trigeminal ganglia (TG) of the infected human host. From time to time the virus asymptomatically or symptomatically reactivates from the latency stage producing epithelial lesions, most of the time on the face but also in the eye, inducing severe pathologies such as keratitis. 852 more words


Why Haven't We Cured HIV yet?

HIV has been in the US since the 80’s, but with the discovery of new treatments, it’s no longer the death sentence that it was. Unfortunately these treatments must be taken for life and they can have unpleasant side effects. 514 more words


The CDC Medical Police State: The Right To Detain Anyone

Source: NoMoreFakeNews.com
Jon Rappoport
September 5, 2016

—Understand the implications of new CDC rules, if you want to know where the medical dictatorship is heading. 1,113 more words


The debt we owe to retroviruses

It was already known that genes inherited from ancient retroviruses are essential to the formation of the placenta in mammals. Now it appears that genes with retrovirus origins may also be responsible for the more developed muscle mass seen in males. 633 more words


Fighting Rabies in China

China has the second highest number of reported rabies cases in the world, but numbers of human deaths have been decreasing. According to the WHO, the Chinese authorities are forecasting national rabies elimination by 2025. 478 more words


The Ins and Outs of Multipartite Plant Viruses

Viruses possessing a non-segmented genome require a specific recognition of their nucleic acid to ensure its protection in a capsid. A similar feature exists for viruses having a segmented genome, usually consisting of viral genomic segments joined together into one viral entity. 107 more words