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HIV's ancestors 'plagued first mammals'

( -- The retroviruses which gave rise to HIV have been battling it out with mammal immune systems since mammals first evolved around 100 million years ago - about 85 million years earlier than previously thought, ...

dateSep 18, 2009 in Archaeology & Fossils
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First estimate of total viruses in mammals

Scientists estimate that there is a minimum of 320,000 viruses in mammals awaiting discovery. Collecting evidence of these viruses, or even a majority of them, they say, could provide information critical to early detection ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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