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Speaking of Science

By | December 1, 2014

December 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Ebola Edits Its Messages

By | November 5, 2014

Deep sequencing of viral mRNAs reveals that Ebola and Marburg viruses produce multiple versions of some transcripts.

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Moratorium on Gain-of-Function Research

By | October 21, 2014

In the wake of a handful of biosafety lapses at federal research facilities, the US government is temporarily halting funding for new studies aiming to give novel functions to influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses.

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Urban Hub Aided Early HIV Spread

By | October 6, 2014

The AIDS pandemic probably began in the central African city of Kinshasa in the 1920s, a study shows.

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Anatomy of a Virus

By | September 16, 2014

A mass spectrometry-based analysis of influenza virions provides a detailed view of their composition.

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Viral Trek to the Brain

By | September 3, 2014

Rabies hitches a ride with a receptor for nerve growth factor.

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Virus Detected in Human Cell Line

By | June 4, 2014

A line of human fetal glial cells is infected with a human polyomavirus, researchers report.

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Combating Coronaviruses

By | May 29, 2014

Scientists discover a molecule that defeats MERS and other coronaviruses in human cells.

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CDC: Meeting Did Not Spread MERS

By | May 28, 2014

After more definitive blood tests, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that an Illinois resident who came into close contact with an Indiana MERS patient did not contract the virus, contrary to a prior announcement.

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MERS Crosses State Line

By | May 19, 2014

An Illinois man has contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from the Indiana patient who was recently hospitalized, marking the first confirmed human-to-human transmission of MERS within the U.S.

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