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How Many Mammalian Viruses?
Ed Yong | Sep 3, 2013
A project that identified almost every virus in the Indian flying fox heralds a new age of viral discovery.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2013
Circadian time zones and metabolism
Cancer-Associated Viruses Overblown?
Tracy Vence | Aug 7, 2013
An MD Anderson study calls into question estimates on the percentage of viruses linked to cancer.
Peter Cornish: Ribosome Cowboy
Kate Yandell | Jul 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry, University of Missouri. Age: 35
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Unlike epithelial cells, neurons respond to herpes infection through autophagy, rather than by releasing inflammatory factors.
Cleansing the Clinic
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 1, 2013
Scientists set up a stakeout to track the movements of microbes around a new hospital.
Special Review for H5N1 Grants?
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2012
The National Institutes of Health reveals a controversial plan to regulate the funding of H5N1 research.
Virus Monopolizes Host’s Repairmen
Ed Yong | Nov 29, 2012
Human cytomegalovirus fixes its broken DNA by exclusively co-opting its host’s repair proteins.
Ebola from Pigs to Monkeys
Ed Yong | Nov 15, 2012
A deadly Ebola virus can spread from pigs to monkeys without direct contact, pointing to pig farms as a possible contributor to outbreaks.
Cranking Up Biosecurity
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2012
The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.