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Bacteriophages Plentiful in Women’s Bladders

By Abby Olena | February 2, 2018

In one of the first looks at the urinary virome, researchers find hundreds of viruses, most of which have never been sequenced before. 

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image: Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate

By Stephan Guttinger | June 6, 2017

Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.

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image: Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Phages Carry Antibiotic Resistance Genes

By Abby Olena | December 8, 2016

Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.

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Viruses of the Human Body

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Some of our resident viruses may be beneficial.

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The Human Virome

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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A Lifetime of Viruses

By Amanda B. Keener | June 4, 2015

Scientists devise an antibody-based test that can generate a person’s complete “viral history” with just one drop of blood.

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Viral Virtuosos

By Christopher S. Sullivan | February 1, 2015

New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.  

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image: Virus Protects Mouse Gut

Virus Protects Mouse Gut

By Tracy Vence | November 19, 2014

A murine norovirus appears to recover some of the functions of commensal bacteria in the guts of germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice.

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image: Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered

Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered

By Jef Akst | July 29, 2014

Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.

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image: SIV and the Expanding Virome

SIV and the Expanding Virome

By Sabrina Richards | October 11, 2012

Monkeys infected with simian immunodeficiency virus have a higher diversity of gut viruses, pointing to a possible role of the virome in SIV pathogenesis.

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