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Researchers make breakthrough against poxviruses

Smallpox has a nasty history throughout the world. Caused by poxviruses, smallpox is one of the few disease-causing agents against which the human body's immune system is ineffective in its defense.

dateJan 23, 2009 in
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The extraordinary evolution of REVs

A new study by Anna Maria Niewiadomska and Robert Gifford, of The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, New York, reveals that reticuloendotheliosis viruses (REVs), which originated in mammals, spread to birds as a result of ...

dateAug 27, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Human immune cells -- in mice

(PhysOrg.com) -- In 1796, English physician Edward Jenner decided to investigate a tale he had often heard -- that milkmaids infected with cowpox became immune to smallpox, a much more dangerous affliction. ...

dateJan 13, 2010 in Medical research
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