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A Movable Defense
Eugene V. Koonin and Mart Krupovic | Jan 1, 2015
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 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.