Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring
Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring
In both Drosophila and mosquitoes, protection lasts for generations following a single maternal exposure to positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.
Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring
Insects Pass Antiviral Immunity to Offspring

In both Drosophila and mosquitoes, protection lasts for generations following a single maternal exposure to positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.

In both Drosophila and mosquitoes, protection lasts for generations following a single maternal exposure to positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses.

viral replication

Gene Splicing Pioneer Dale Kaiser Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jun 29, 2020
Working with a virus that infects bacteria, the Stanford University biochemist and developmental biologist helped to develop a way to stitch DNA together, a discovery that gave rise to genetic engineering.
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 24, 2020
Emerging data as well as knowledge from the SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks yield some clues as to why SARS-CoV-2 affects some people worse than others.
Some Viruses May Infect by Inserting Different Portions of Genetic Material
Emma Yasinski | Mar 18, 2019
Viruses that infect plants and occasionally insects appear to cause infection with a divide-and-conquer strategy, multiplying separate segments of genetic material in different host cells.
Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold
Catherine Offord | May 15, 2018
In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.
Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses
Catherine Offord | Jan 5, 2018
Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.
Ebola RNA Found Hiding in Health-Care Worker’s Lungs
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2017
A case study reports evidence of viral replication lingering in the respiratory tract of an infected person, even after the person’s blood was Ebola free.
CRISPR Combats Herpes
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 5, 2016
Scientists use the gene editing technology to target active and latent virus in mammalian cell cultures.
Compatible Company
Amber Dance | Sep 1, 2015
A guide to culturing cells with viruses in mind
Hidden Menace
John Frater, Genevieve Martin, Matthew Pace | May 1, 2015
Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.
Hide and Seek
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2015
Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.
Where Rhinovirus Replicates Best
Tracy Vence | Jan 6, 2015
A mouse study shows that the common cold-causing virus replicates better in the cooler nasal cavity than in the warmer lung.
Nipah Protein Structure Revealed
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2013
The structure of a key protein of the deadly virus could serve as a stepping stone to antiviral therapy.