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A black-and-white photo of a person’s hands holding a black-and-white barred chicken. The feathers of its breast have been pulled back to reveal a large tumor.
Transmissible Tumors, 1909
Pathologist Peyton Rous made a groundbreaking discovery in the early 20th century, but his work wasn’t widely recognized until more than 40 years later. 
Transmissible Tumors, 1909
Transmissible Tumors, 1909

Pathologist Peyton Rous made a groundbreaking discovery in the early 20th century, but his work wasn’t widely recognized until more than 40 years later. 

Pathologist Peyton Rous made a groundbreaking discovery in the early 20th century, but his work wasn’t widely recognized until more than 40 years later. 

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Monir Moniruzzaman Studies the Secrets of Giant Viruses
James M. Gaines | Jan 2, 2023 | 4 min read
The University of Miami researcher studies how a mysterious group of supersized viruses infects and influences the evolution of their hosts.
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What Happens When You Catch More than One Virus?
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Dec 7, 2022 | 8 min read
The “tripledemic” shines a spotlight on viral interference, in which one infection can block another.
COVID-19: Lessons Learned
COVID-19: Lessons Learned
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 2 min read
An expert panel will discuss what researchers have learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and what lessons remain for the future. 
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Recently Discovered Virus Family Infects a Human Oral Amoeba
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Dec 1, 2022 | 3 min read
Redondoviruses, which have been associated with cases of periodontitis and other diseases, turn out to live inside the amoeba Entamoeba gingivalis.
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Scientists ID Heart-Damaging SARS-CoV-2 Protein
Grace van Deelen | Nov 22, 2022 | 3 min read
In flies and mice, a viral protein increases the rate of energy use by heart cells. But it’s not yet clear if the finding applies to humans.
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The Scientist Speaks - To Conserve and Protect: The Quest for Universal Vaccines
Niki Spahich, PhD | 1 min read
Patrick Wilson discusses the challenges in designing universal vaccines and his work developing one for influenza.
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US Agency to Look into Project on Modified Coronavirus
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2022 | 3 min read
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was not aware that the work involved a chimeric strain of SARS-CoV-2, STAT reports.
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Is a Winter COVID-19 Case Surge Coming?
Katherine Irving | Oct 17, 2022 | 3 min read
Low booster rates and immune-evading SARS-CoV-2 variants could spell bad news, experts say. 
Discover the predictive power of wastewater for tracking pathogens
Wastewater’s Hidden Value for Monitoring Public Health
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Bio-Rad Laboratories | 1 min read
Learn about wastewater-based epidemiology—from its conception to its present state and into its future.
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Unprecedented Avian Flu Epidemic Could Presage Year-Round Outbreaks
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Oct 4, 2022 | 2 min read
Nearly 50 million birds have been culled amid efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, which continues to ravage the Northern Hemisphere.
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Experts Mixed on Risk of “Centaurus” Omicron Subvariant
Dan Robitzski | Aug 15, 2022 | 3 min read
BA.2.75 is spreading rampantly in India and has so far reached at least 20 other countries, but it doesn’t seem to be outcompeting other Omicron SARS-CoV-2 subvariants.
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The Genetics Behind Immune Response Variability
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers seek genomic clues to understand differences in the immune response to infection.
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What Is This New Langya Virus? Do We Need to Be Worried?
Allen Cheng, The Conversation | Aug 11, 2022 | 3 min read
Here’s what we know so far about a new virus detected in eastern China.
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How the Omicron Subvariant BA.5 Became a Master of Disguise—and What It Means for the Current COVID-19 Surge
Suresh V. Kuchipudi, The Conversation | Jul 26, 2022 | 4 min read
Several mechanisms contribute to the increased transmissibility of this SARS-CoV-2 variant.
Antibodies in breastmilk from SARS-CoV-2 infection or mRNA vaccination neutralize the virus.
Antibodies Against SARS-CoV-2 in Breast Milk Differ Between Vaccinated and Infected Mothers
Roni Dengler, PhD | 3 min read
All antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 found in breast milk neutralized the virus.
A transmission electron microscopic image of a tissue section containing variola virus particles, the pathogen responsible for causing smallpox in humans
Opinion: Destroy All Samples of the Smallpox Virus
Gigi Gronvall and Tara Kirk Sell | Jun 1, 2022 | 3 min read
With a global alarm ringing because of an unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox, we should also consider a different but closely related viral threat.
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New Mechanism for Virus-Triggered Autoimmunity Uncovered
Sophie Fessl, PhD | Mar 11, 2022 | 4 min read
Roseolovirus infection disrupts how the body trains immune cells not to attack it, a mouse study shows.
New insights reveal how herpesvirus infiltrates the nervous system.
Herpes Kidnaps Proteins to Take Up Residence in the Nervous System
Roni Dengler, PhD | 3 min read
The herpes virus hitches a ride to the nuclei of neurons from a surprising source.
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Famed Pathologist Johan Hultin Dies at 97
Lisa Winter | Mar 2, 2022 | 3 min read
Hultin’s work helped identify the virus behind the 1918 flu pandemic.
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