Viruses

Lab-Made Virus Mimics COVID-19 Virus

St. Louis, MO — Airborne and potentially deadly, the virus that causes COVID-19 can only be studied safely under high-level biosafety conditions. Scientists handling the infectious virus must wear...

How Virus Forms Its Symmetric Shells

Riverside, CA — Viruses — small disease-causing parasites that can infect all types of life forms — have been well studied, but many mysteries linger. One such mystery is how a spherical...

Scientists Reveal Structure of Viral Rhodopsins

Dolgoprudny, Russia — The structure of an Organic Lake Phycodnavirus rhodopsin II (OLPVRII), which is a unique protein found in the genome of giant viruses, has been determined thanks to the work of...

Detailed Map Shows How Viruses Infect Humans

New York, NY — Biologists at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons have leveraged a computational method to map protein-protein interactions between all known human-infecting...

Catch Virus by Its Tail

Boston, MA — Viruses are masterful invaders. They cannibalize host cells by injecting their genetic material, often making thousands of copies of themselves in a single cell to ensure their replication...

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