This article – by one of the discoverers of Mimivirus – argues that the new giant DNA viruses are different from other viruses and that as a result, we neew to create a new brach of microbes. 163 more words
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What is Zika? What Should You Do About It?
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What is Zika? Should you be afraid? We try not to fall into the trap of discussing the “panic du jour” on Healthcare Triage, but sometimes people are concerned about things they should be concerned about.
A half century of structural studies have shown the design principles controlling self-assembly of viral proteins into icosahedral virus capsids. A large repertoire of virus structures, mainly determined using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy, are now conveniently available and carefully annotated in the… 467 more words
Published on 3 Jan 2013
In a single year, there are 200-300 million cases of malaria and 50-100 million cases of dengue fever worldwide. So: Why haven’t we found a way to effectively kill mosquitoes yet? 251 more words