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Safe Ebola Virus

Safe Ebola Virus

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have successfully mutated the Ebola virus to create a safe virus strain that can reproduce only in certain engineered cells. The mutated form of the virus can be used to further study the deadly ...

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Combination Therapy Treatment Neutralizes HIV

European researchers have discovered that they can successfully neutralize the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A study conducted by Professor Jens Lundgren and his colleagues from the EuroSIDA research group shows that a long term treatment of HIV-infected patients with the ...

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Viruses may Defeat Bacteria

Viruses may Defeat Bacteria

Bacterium is known to be a single cell creature. However, a mass of bacteria can create ‘biofilm’, a layer of bacteria acting together. Some bacteria must be present in biofilm in order to execute some of its features, especially pathogenesis ...

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What Helps HIV Penetrate White Blood Cells?

What Helps HIV Penetrate White Blood Cells?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the cause for the AIDS disease. The virus attacks the T-cells in our blood, an important component of our immune system. The virus penetrates the host by fusing its membrane with the host’s membrane. ...

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Natural Ability Against AIDS Discovered

Natural Ability Against AIDS Discovered

A team of researchers at Ohio State University, headed by molecular virologist Dr. Richard Fishel, has inadvertently discovered that two human nuclear proteins that might protect cells against the AIDS virus, HIV.   Point of action in HIV life cycle ...

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