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Ancient Origins of Retroviruses
Tracy Vence | Jan 12, 2017
Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses may have emerged more than 450 million years ago, according to an analysis.
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 3, 2016
Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome can regulate genes involved in innate immune responses.
Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2015
Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.
Ruth Williams | Dec 18, 2014
B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.
Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV
Kerry Grens | Jul 21, 2014
Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.
HIV Returns in Patients Thought Cured
Abby Olena | Dec 10, 2013
The virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants and did not have detectable levels of virus for months.
Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus
Ruth Williams | Aug 27, 2013
The transmission of reticuloendotheliosis viruses from mammals to birds was most likely an unexpected consequence of medical research.
Two Patients Rid of HIV?
Kate Yandell | Jul 3, 2013
Bone marrow transplants appear to have eliminated HIV from Boston cancer patients.