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Comparative analysis of the transduction efficiency of five adeno associated virus serotypes and VSV-G pseudotype lentiviral vector in lung cancer cells

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US. Recombinant vectors based on adeno-associated virus (AAV) and lentivirus are promising delivery tools for gene therapy due to low toxicity and long term expression.
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A Cutting-Edge View on the Current State of Anti... [Med Res Rev. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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Review on state of current and future antivirals for most clinically relevant viruses

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Review on state of antiviral use and development for most clinically relevant viruses

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Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate Like Bees, Researcher Discovers - Infection Control Today

Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate Like Bees, Researcher Discovers - Infection Control Today | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Immune Cells Cluster and Communicate Like Bees, Researcher Discovers Infection Control Today Krummel's lab team found that after individual T cells survey lymph nodes and sample foreign matter, such as vaccines, bacteria or viruses, they come...
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BMC Bioinformatics | Abstract | CGAP: a new comprehensive platform for the comparative analysis of chloroplast genomes

Chloroplast is an essential organelle in plants which contains independent genome. Chloroplast genomes have been widely used for plant phylogenetic inference recently.
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PLOS Pathogens: Intracellular Vesicle Acidification Promotes Maturation of Infectious Poliovirus Particles

PLOS Pathogens: Intracellular Vesicle Acidification Promotes Maturation of Infectious Poliovirus Particles | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
From molecules to physiology
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BMC Bioinformatics | Abstract | CGAP: a new comprehensive platform for the comparative analysis of chloroplast genomes

Chloroplast is an essential organelle in plants which contains independent genome. Chloroplast genomes have been widely used for plant phylogenetic inference recently.
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Predicting Hotspots for Influenza Virus Reassortment - Vol. 19 No. 4 - April 2013 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC

Predicting Hotspots for Influenza Virus Reassortment - Vol. 19 No. 4 - April 2013 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
The 1957 and 1968 influenza pandemics, each of which killed ≈1 million persons, arose through reassortment events. Influenza virus in humans and domestic animals could reassort and cause another pandemic.
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Discovery may explain how prion diseases [eg: mad cow] spread between different types of animals | Virology News

Discovery may explain how prion diseases  [eg: mad cow] spread between different types of animals | Virology News | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Medical researchers have made a discovery that may explain how prion diseases, like chronic wasting disease and mad cow disease, adapt in order to spread between various types of animals.
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Frontiers | Genomics and computational science for virus research | Frontiers in Virology

Frontiers | Genomics and computational science for virus research | Frontiers in Virology | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Frontiers | Genomics and computational science for virus research | Frontiers in Virology publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the research spectrum of Frontiers | Genomics and computational science for virus research |...
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Official Google Reader Blog

Official Google Reader Blog | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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As of July 1st - no more Google Reader! :( 

 

Anyone have  suggestions for other good readers for subscribing to journal feeds and PubMed? 

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burkesquires's comment, March 15, 2013 2:27 PM
Here is a Hacker News post where people are voting for their favorite...https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5373538
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Gram negative antibiotic resistance getting the publicity it needs

Gram negative antibiotic resistance getting the publicity it needs | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
This week we have seen a lot of media hype of antibiotic resistance, where the threat has been described as ‘ranking alongside terrorism’.
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The Genomic and Transcriptomic Landscape of a HeLa Cell Line

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Methinks, most HeLa cell samples from labs around the world are very different. Doubt all human. HeLa also has reputation for contaminating other stocks of cells.

Will it become routine to sequence genomes of cell cultures being used?

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Viruses and genes may increase risk of schizophrenia

Viruses and genes may increase risk of schizophrenia | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Viruses and genes interact in a way that may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia significantly. This happens already in the developing foetus.

 

Herpesvirus graphic by Russell Kightley Media


Via Ed Rybicki
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Antibody and CD8+ T cell memory response to i... [J Appl Physiol. 2013] - PubMed - NCBI

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Working a tread mill can dampen respons to flu infection, leading to reduced morbidity but also lesser immmune response. 

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Wary of Attack With Smallpox, US Buys Up a Costly Drug - New York Times

Wary of Attack With Smallpox, US Buys Up a Costly Drug - New York Times | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Wary of Attack With Smallpox, US Buys Up a Costly Drug
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Smallpox was eradicated by 1980, and the only known remaining virus is in government laboratories in the United States and Russia.
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Difficult decision: how usefull is this, in times of budget reduction? How do we weigh the potential benefits against these costs?Another way of looking at it: stockpiling this drug porbably does not cost more than a stretch of highway...
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Outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by dengue virus type 3 in Al-Mukalla, Yemen

Investigations were conducted by the authors to explore an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) reported in 2010 from Al-Mukalla city, the capital of Hadramout in Yemen.
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PLOS Pathogens: Evolution of Virulence in Emerging Epidemics

PLOS Pathogens: Evolution of Virulence in Emerging Epidemics | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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Outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever caused by dengue virus type 3 in Al-Mukalla, Yemen

Investigations were conducted by the authors to explore an outbreak of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) reported in 2010 from Al-Mukalla city, the capital of Hadramout in Yemen.
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U.S. stockpiling smallpox drug, first shipment of Arestvyr received -

U.S. stockpiling smallpox drug, first shipment of Arestvyr received - | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
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U.S. stockpiling smallpox drug, first shipment of Arestvyr received Examiner.com All known stocks of variola virus (smallpox) stocks are kept under security at two places: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta...
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Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV

Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers have shown.
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Tiny piece of RNA keeps 'clock' running in earliest stages of life | Virology News

Tiny piece of RNA keeps 'clock' running in earliest stages of life | Virology News | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
New research shows that a tiny piece of RNA has an essential role in ensuring that embryonic tissue segments form properly.
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Nature | News Receptor for new coronavirus found - Nature.com

Nature | News Receptor for new coronavirus found - Nature.com | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Nature.com Nature | News Receptor for new coronavirus found Nature.com The work seems “solid and important”, adds Michael Farzan, a virologist at the Scripps Research Institute's campus in Jupiter, Florida, who a decade ago led the team that...
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The antibiotic alarm

The antibiotic alarm | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
There is a growing recognition that action must be taken to deal with the alarming rise in the incidence of bacteria resistant to today’s antibiotics, and its implications for global health.
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H5N1: US: Dengue back in the Florida Keys

H5N1: US: Dengue back in the Florida Keys | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Via the Shots blog at NPR.org: Dengue Fever No Longer Just A Visitor To Florida Keys. If you're heading down to the Florida Keys for spring break, pack bug spray and long-sleeve shirts. After a 60-year hiatus, the mosquito-borne illness...
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The pathogenesis of dengue

The pathogenesis of dengue | Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca | Scoop.it
Better understanding of the underlying mechanisms leading to severe dengue is crucial if we are to develop better treatments.
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From MicrobiologyBytes

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