News tagged with retroviruses

Dormant ancient chimp virus revived

( -- Researchers in New York have identified the receptor of an ancient chimpanzee retrovirus that has been dormant for at least a million years. Now the scientists have resurrected a key part of the virus to ...

dateOct 26, 2010 in Medical research report
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No-entry zones for AIDS virus

The AIDS virus inserts its genetic material into the genome of the infected cell. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have now shown for the first time that the virus almost entirely spares particular sites in ...

dateNov 12, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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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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