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The Human Virome
Eric Delwart | Oct 31, 2016
Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments.
A Lifetime of Viruses
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 4, 2015
Scientists devise an antibody-based test that can generate a person’s complete “viral history” with just one drop of blood.
Sandhya Sekar | Feb 10, 2015
With the help of a virus that infects its prey’s nervous system, a parasitoid wasp coerces a lady beetle to protect its young.
TS Live: The Enemy Within
Staff | Jan 31, 2015
How viruses wield tiny molecules of RNA to help them persist in our bodies for years, decades, and sometimes an entire life span
A Movable Defense
Eugene V. Koonin and Mart Krupovic | Dec 31, 2014
In the evolutionary arms race between pathogens and hosts, genetic elements known as transposons are regularly recruited as assault weapons for cellular defense.
Virus Protects Mouse Gut
Tracy Vence | Nov 19, 2014
A murine norovirus appears to recover some of the functions of commensal bacteria in the guts of germ-free or antibiotic-treated mice.
NYC’s Pathogen-Riddled Rats
Bob Grant | Oct 15, 2014
Researchers find more than a dozen brand new viruses lurking in rodents inhabiting the Big Apple.
How Many Mammalian Viruses?
Ed Yong | Sep 2, 2013
A project that identified almost every virus in the Indian flying fox heralds a new age of viral discovery.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 31, 2013
Circadian time zones and metabolism