Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers
Scientists Scrutinize New Coronavirus Genome for Answers

Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.

Researchers are trying to figure out where it came from, whether it’s evolving, and just how big a threat it will be.

virology
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
A newly identified group of viruses may help suppress eukaryotes’ immune response and promote tolerance of endosymbiotic bacteria.
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps <em>E. coli</em> Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps E. coli Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Researchers suggest the viruses can help endosymbiotic bacteria get along with their hosts.
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
New Oral Polio Vaccine to Bypass Key Clinical Trials
Robert Fortner | Dec 17, 2019
Health officials are rushing a genetically engineered product into the field to counter uncontained outbreaks of vaccine-derived polio.
Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Drug-Resistant Flu Can Emerge After Patients Take Antiviral
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2019
Roughly a quarter of 38 viral samples from people treated with Xofluza had mutations in their genomes that made the pathogens less susceptible to the drug.
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Virologist Keerti Shah Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2019
The Johns Hopkins University researcher’s work helped solidify the link between human papillomavirus and cervical cancer, leading to the approval of the HPV vaccine in 2006.
Antiretroviral Treatments Suppress HIV Transmission
Antiretroviral Treatments Suppress HIV Transmission
Chia-Yi Hou | May 3, 2019
A study of hundreds of gay couples finds that HIV-positive men taking antiretroviral medication don’t pass the virus to their partners, even when having unprotected sex.
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Bats in Sierra Leone Carry Marburg Virus
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2018
It’s the first time the deadly pathogen has been found in West Africa.
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2018
Some patients could suppress the virus without antiretroviral therapy for months after the drug infusions.
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Cause of Mystery Mouse Disease Discovered
Ruth Williams | Sep 13, 2018
Lab mice suffering from inexplicable renal failure turn out to be infected with a hitherto unknown virus.