Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies
Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies
The University of California, San Diego, researcher helped identify the HIV retrovirus responsible for AIDS and developed treatments still in use today.
Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies
Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies

The University of California, San Diego, researcher helped identify the HIV retrovirus responsible for AIDS and developed treatments still in use today.

The University of California, San Diego, researcher helped identify the HIV retrovirus responsible for AIDS and developed treatments still in use today.

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Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Clinical trials that target human endogenous retroviruses to treat multiple sclerosis, ALS, and other ailments are underway, but many questions remain about how these sequences may disrupt our biology.
Ancient Origins of Retroviruses
Ancient Origins of Retroviruses
Tracy Vence | Jan 11, 2017
Foamy-like endogenous retroviruses may have emerged more than 450 million years ago, according to an analysis.
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
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
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
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
Viral Protector
Viral Protector
Jef Akst | Apr 21, 2015
A retrovirus embedded in the human genome may help protect embryos from other viruses, and influence fetal development.
Repurposed Retroviruses
Repurposed Retroviruses
Ruth Williams | Dec 18, 2014
B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.
Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV
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
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
Unexpected Origin of an Avian Virus
Ruth Williams | Aug 26, 2013
The transmission of reticuloendotheliosis viruses from mammals to birds was most likely an unexpected consequence of medical research.
Two Patients Rid of HIV?
Two Patients Rid of HIV?
Kate Yandell | Jul 3, 2013
Bone marrow transplants appear to have eliminated HIV from Boston cancer patients.
Cure for HIV-Infected Newborns?
Cure for HIV-Infected Newborns?
Kate Yandell | Jun 27, 2013
A clinical trial will test the strategy a Mississippi doctor used to cure an infant.
HIV Remission for 14 Patients
HIV Remission for 14 Patients
Kate Yandell | Mar 16, 2013
The virus was largely stomped out in adults who started treatment soon after infection.
Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc
Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc
Beth Marie Mole | Oct 23, 2012
Viral DNA in mice genomes may lead to cancer in immune-compromised animals.
Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 4, 2011
Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.
Again: No XMRV-Chronic Fatigue Link
Tia Ghose | Sep 22, 2011
Researchers publish yet another study against the link between a murine leukemia virus and chronic fatigue syndrome, and partially retract the original results.