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In contrast to their negative reputation as disease causing agents, some viruses perform crucial biological and evolutionary functions that help to shape the world we live in. Continue reading →
More than three decades after the discovery of HIV, AIDS remains a major public health problem affecting greater than 35.3 million people worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy fails to eradicate HIV infection, partly due to the persistence of virus reservoirs. A … Continue reading →
Larger animals exert greater control over endogenous retrovirus proliferation. The post Larger body size – less retroviruses? appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. The post Helicobacter pylori and stomach lesions appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
Mosquitoes infected with the bacteria Wolbachia are more likely to become infected with West Nile virus and to transmit the virus to humans. The post Mosquitoes infected Wolbachia more likely to transmit West Nile virus appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
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