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Experts Unveil Plan to End Rabies Globally via Dog Vaccinations

Experts Unveil Plan to End Rabies Globally via Dog Vaccinations | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

Viral disease rare in developed countries thanks to routine pet vaccinations, but kills about 69,000 people every year, mostly in poor and rural parts of Africa and Asia


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Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure
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It's a group effort - the curators:

It's a group effort - the curators: | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

get in touch if you want to help curate this topic

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Thanks. Nice.
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Determinants of Arbovirus Vertical Transmission in Mosquitoes

Determinants of Arbovirus Vertical Transmission in Mosquitoes | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Vertical transmission (VT) and horizontal transmission (HT) of pathogens refer to parental and non-parental chains of host-to-host transmission.
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Sweet Honey Is Bacteria's Worst Nightmare

Sweet Honey Is Bacteria's Worst Nightmare | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Honey contains multiple defense systems for fighting off bacteria, making it a natural and powerful antibacterial agent.
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Omics! Omics!: Around the World in Amino Acids

This post is pure whimsy, growing out of killing time on a train ride. The not-so-serious question: what is the geography of amino acids?  If I search for them by name in Google Maps, what will I find?  With just Google Maps, plus some Google Translate thrown in, I found a few surprises.

Alanine
Marche Alanine, Goma, Congo
This was the first search and perhaps the most striking surprise -- why is there a market deep in Africa named Alanine?  
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Both CD8+ and CD4+ T-Cells Contribute to Corneal Clouding and Viral Clearance Following Vaccinia Virus Infection in C57BL/6 Mice

Potentially blinding eye infections can occur after vaccination for Smallpox. Very little is known about the pathologic mechanisms that are involved and the information that is available was generated using rabbit models. The lack of immunological reagents for rabbits makes such studies difficult. We have characterized a mouse model of vaccinia virus ocular disease using C57BL/6 mice and strain WR and show that both CD4+ and CD8+ T-cell subsets play a role in the blinding eye disease and controlling virus replication. Based on these results vaccinia virus keratitis is significantly different from Herpes simplex virus keratitis and further studies using this model should generate novel insights into immunopathological responses to viral ocular infection.
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The Zombie Literature

The Zombie Literature | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
its authors maintain the voracity and robustness of its findings
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As they should, for a zombie lit paper B-)
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Can Zika Be Misdiagnosed? The Virus Shares Similar Markers With Dengue Fever

Can Zika Be Misdiagnosed? The Virus Shares Similar Markers With Dengue Fever | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The Zika virus has rapidly spreading throughout South America and the Caribbean over the past year, and recently it’s slowly been making its way into the
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Caliciviruses in Australian rabbits: deliberate and accidental

Caliciviruses in Australian rabbits: deliberate and accidental | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it

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Message to naturopaths: Magic isn’t medicine

Message to naturopaths: Magic isn’t medicine | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
A close look at naturopathy reveals a metaphysical belief system, although it is often expressed in the language of modern science
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How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists

How to read and understand a scientific paper: a guide for non-scientists | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Update (8/30/14): I've written a shorter version of this guide for teachers to hand out to their classes. If you'd like a PDF, shoot me an email: jenniferraff (at) utexas (dot) edu. Last week's post (The truth about vaccinations: Your physician knows more than the University of Google) sparked a very lively discussion, with comments…
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Zika may cause microcephaly by activating TLR3

Zika may cause microcephaly by activating TLR3 | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Research shows that inhibiting this mechanism reduces brain cell damage, hinting at a new therapy to mitigating the effects of prenatal Zika virus infection
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Targeted virus detection in next-generation sequencing data using an automated e-probe based approach

Targeted virus detection in next-generation sequencing data using an automated e-probe based approach | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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Structure of the T4 baseplate and its function in triggering sheath contraction

Structure of the T4 baseplate and its function in triggering sheath contraction | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Several systems, including contractile tail bacteriophages, the type VI secretion system and R-type pyocins, use a multiprotein tubular apparatus to attach to and penetrate host cell membranes. This macromolecular machine resembles a stretched, coiled spring (or sheath) wound around a rigid tube with a spike-shaped protein at its tip. A baseplate structure, which is arguably the most complex part of this assembly, relays the contraction signal to the sheath. Here we present the atomic structure of the approximately 6-megadalton bacteriophage T4 baseplate in its pre- and post-host attachment states and explain the events that lead to sheath contraction in atomic detail. We establish the identity and function of a minimal set of components that is conserved in all contractile injection systems and show that the triggering mechanism is universally conserved.
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REALLY cool stuff: I've been fascinated by the "nanosyringe" character of phages with contractile tails since I was an undergraduate - and now 42 years later, we're seeing how those mechanisms actually work!
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Why humans (and not mice) are susceptible to Zika - Scienmag

Why humans (and not mice) are susceptible to Zika - Scienmag | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Flaviviruses--such as Zika, dengue, and yellow fever--have emerged as human (and other primate) pathogens because of their ability to specifically overcome our anti-viral defenses. In the case of Zika..
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zika anf IFNs!
... one of the virus's seven non-structural proteins (NS5) is singularly responsible for blocking the action of interferons (proteins that stop viral replication) in human cells, while mouse cells are unaffected.
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Newly discovered microbe does something textbooks say is impossible: it lives without mitochondria

Newly discovered microbe does something textbooks say is impossible: it lives without mitochondria | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Cells have adapted to find new ways of life.
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Evaluation of hybrid and non-hybrid methods for de novo assembly of nanopore reads. - PubMed - NCBI

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https://github.com/kkrizanovic/NanoMark CONTACT: mile.sikic@fer.hr SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
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Becoming Acculturated: culturing the dark matter of microbiomes

Becoming Acculturated: culturing the dark matter of microbiomes | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Techniques for deep dives into the microbial dark matter
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Viral quasispecies complexity measures

Mutant spectrum dynamics (changes in the related mutants that compose viral populations) has a decisive impact on virus behavior. The several platforms of next generation sequencing (NGS) to study viral quasispecies offer a magnifying glass to study viral quasispecies complexity. Several parameters are available to quantify the complexity of mutant spectra, but they have limitations. Here we critically evaluate the information provided by several population diversity indices, and we propose the introduction of some new ones used in ecology. In particular we make a distinction between incidence, abundance and function measures of viral quasispecies composition. We suggest a multidimensional approach (complementary information contributed by adequately chosen indices), propose some guidelines, and illustrate the use of indices with a simple example. We apply the indices to three clinical samples of hepatitis C virus that display different population heterogeneity. Areas of virus biology in which population complexity plays a role are discussed.
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Deadly fish virus finally identified

Deadly fish virus finally identified | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Scientists believe the mysterious ‘tilapia lake virus’ behind mass die offs of farmed fish is a novel variety.

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Ed Rybicki's curator insight, May 5, 7:22 AM
A virus which does not share most of its multisegment genome with anything else yet discovered: there's new viruses in them thar waters...!
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Hand air-dryers are basically virus catapults

Hand air-dryers are basically virus catapults | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Jet-drying technology spreads infectious agents much further than paper towels.

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Rare disease genomics | Genomics England

Rare disease genomics | Genomics England | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Rare disease genomics A rare disease is defined as one that affects less than 1 in 2,000 of the general population. There are between 5,000 and 8,000 known
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Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus in China

On 18 April 2016, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) of China notified WHO of 17 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus, including 5 deaths.

Onset dates range from 21 February to 20 March. Cases range in age from 26 to 86 years, with a median age of 60 years. Of these 17 cases, 11 (65%) are male. The majority (15 cases, 88%) reported exposure to live poultry, slaughtered poultry, or live poultry markets. The exposure history of one (1) case is unknown. One (1) case is linked to a cluster of two (2) cases reported earlier to WHO (see below).

Cases were reported from 6 provinces and municipalities: Anhui (4), Jiangsu (4), Fujian (3), Guangdong (3), Zhejiang (2) and Hubei (1).
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This week in Zika: An anniversary, how the virus kills brain cells and more

This week in Zika: An anniversary, how the virus kills brain cells and more | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
New weapons in the fight against Zika, how the virus shrinks minibrains, a quick paper-based test for Zika, and more in this week’s Zika Watch.
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Happy Anniversary?
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