News tagged with viral genome

Honey bees fight back against Varroa

The parasitic mite Varroa destructor is a major contributor to the recent mysterious death of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Genome Biolog ...

Sep 27, 2012
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'Tamed' virus wipes out cancer cells safely

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists at Oxford University have tamed a virus so that it attacks and destroys cancer cells but does not harm healthy cells. The research funded by Cancer Research UK is published in the ...

May 22, 2009
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Viral switches share a shape

A hinge in the RNA genome of the virus that causes hepatitis C works like a switch that can be flipped to prevent it from replicating in infected cells. Scientists have discovered that this shape is shared by several other ...

Oct 27, 2014
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When viruses infect bacteria

(PhysOrg.com) -- Viruses are the most abundant parasites on Earth. Well known viruses, such as the flu virus, attack human hosts, while viruses such as the tobacco mosaic virus infect plant hosts.

Jun 30, 2011
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