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Attack Ebola on a nanoscale

(Phys.org) —The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 900 lives since February and has infected thousands more. Countries such as Nigeria and Liberia have declared health emergencies, ...

Aug 15, 2014 4.6 / 5 (16) 3

Fighting bacteria—with viruses

Research published today in PLOS Pathogens reveals how viruses called bacteriophages destroy the bacterium Clostridium difficile (C. diff), which is becoming a serious problem in hospitals and healthcare institutes, due to its re ...

Jul 24, 2014 4.7 / 5 (7) 0

Plants can 'switch off' virus DNA

A team of virologists and plant geneticists at Wageningen UR has demonstrated that when tomato plants contain Ty-1 resistance to the important Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV), parts of the virus DNA ...

Aug 22, 2014 5 / 5 (6) 0

Plug n' Play protein crystals

Almost a hundred years ago in 1929 Linus Pauling presented the famous Pauling's Rules to describe the principles governing the structure of complex ionic crystals. These rules essentially describe how the ...

Aug 29, 2014 4.3 / 5 (3) 0