Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg

Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.

Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.

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Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Infographic: Human Endogenous Retroviruses and Disease
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2019
Human endogenous retroviruses that colonized vertebrate DNA millions of years ago have long been dismissed as junk DNA, but researchers now know that they may play important roles in cancer, neurodegeneration, and other ailments.
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.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 21, 2018
From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2018
As cases ramp up in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has banned housing Ebola victims and promises police escorts for health workers at burials.
Image of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
Image of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
Shawna Williams | Oct 8, 2018
A bee researcher finds that his subjects are protected from viral infections when they dine on fungus.
Image of the Day: Viral Vision
Image of the Day: Viral Vision
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 18, 2018
Modified cryogenic electron microscopy can analyze viral structures better than ever before.
Zika’s Effects on Babies Can Show Up Later
Zika’s Effects on Babies Can Show Up Later
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2018
The CDC finds one in seven children exposed to the virus in utero experiences health problems by age one.
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
CRISPR Is Overcome When Viruses Gang Up on Bacteria
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2018
Phages that die during bacterial invasion help other viruses defeat the microbes’ immune responses.
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Image of the Day: Going Viral
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 11, 2018
Scientists have found a previously unknown virus in Myanmar.