News tagged with retroviruses

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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New tales told by old infections

Retroviruses are important pathogens capable of crossing species barriers to infect new hosts, but knowledge of their evolutionary history is limited. By mapping endogenous retroviruses (ERVs), retroviruses whose genes have ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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