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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: | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it

get in touch if you want to help curate this topic

Bemol Sido's comment, October 10, 2015 5:28 AM
Thanks. Nice.
Bwana Moses's comment, May 25, 2016 6:13 AM
Great work. Keep it going.
Bwana Moses's comment, March 7, 2017 12:46 PM
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LogoJS: a Javascript package for creating sequence logos and embedding them in web applications | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic

LogoJS: a Javascript package for creating sequence logos and embedding them in web applications | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
AbstractSummary. Sequence logos were introduced nearly 30 years ago as a human-readable format for representing consensus sequences, and they remain widely use
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CRAMER: A Lightweight, Highly Customizable Web-Based Genome Browser Supporting Multiple Visualization Instances

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.
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Publications on SARS-CoV-2 and coronaviruses in general –

Publications on SARS-CoV-2 and coronaviruses in general – | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
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Should We Purposely Infect Healthy Volunteers With Covid-19? | WIRED

Should We Purposely Infect Healthy Volunteers With Covid-19? | WIRED | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
Such studies could speed up the development of a vaccine—but would mean deliberately giving people a disease that could kill them.
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MAGA: A Supervised Method to Detect Motifs From Annotated Groups in Alignments - Pablo Mier, Miguel A Andrade-Navarro, 2020

MAGA: A Supervised Method to Detect Motifs From Annotated Groups in Alignments - Pablo Mier, Miguel A Andrade-Navarro, 2020 | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
Multiple sequence alignments are usually phylogenetically driven. They are studied in the framework of evolution. But sometimes, it is interesting to study residue conservation at position
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Scientists Explore Molecular Connections Between Genetics, Gut Microbiome, and Memory – SciTechDaily

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Feature-Viewer: a visualization tool for positional annotations on a sequence | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic

Feature-Viewer: a visualization tool for positional annotations on a sequence | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
AbstractSummary. The Feature-Viewer is a lightweight library for the visualization of biological data mapped to a protein or nucleotide sequence. It is designe
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Ideas for how informaticians can get involved with COVID-19 research | BioData Mining | Full Text

Ideas for how informaticians can get involved with COVID-19 research | BioData Mining | Full Text | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a significant impact on population health and wellbeing. Biomedical informatics is central to COVID-19 research efforts and for the delivery of healthcare for COVID-19 patients. Critical to this effort is the participation of informaticians who typically work on other basic science or clinical problems. The goal of this editorial is to highlight some examples of COVID-19 research areas that could benefit from informatics expertise. Each research idea summarizes the COVID-19 application area, followed by an informatics methodology, approach, or technology that could make a contribution. It is our hope that this piece will motivate and make it easy for some informaticians to adopt COVID-19 research projects.
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researchseminars.org - Browse talks

researchseminars.org - Browse talks | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
Welcome to researchseminars.org, a listing of research seminars and conferences!
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The TLR4 Antagonist, Eritoran, Protects Mice from Lethal Influenza Infection

The TLR4 Antagonist, Eritoran, Protects Mice from Lethal Influenza Infection | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
There is pressing need to develop alternatives to annual influenza vaccines and antiviral agents licensed for mitigating influenza infection. Previous studies reported that acute lung injury (ALI) caused by chemical or microbial insults is secondary to ...
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Why do older people have more COVID-19 symptoms?

Why do older people have more COVID-19 symptoms? | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
For smokers and older adults, COVID-19 can lead to more extreme symptoms and serious respiratory illness. New research is digging into why.

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Sunetra Gupta: Covid-19 is on the way out

Sunetra Gupta: Covid-19 is on the way out | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
The author of the Oxford model defends her view that the virus has passed through the UK's population
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GTO: A toolkit to unify pipelines in genomic and proteomic research - ScienceDirect

GTO: A toolkit to unify pipelines in genomic and proteomic research - ScienceDirect | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
Next-generation sequencing triggered the production of a massive volume of publicly available data and the development of new specialised tools. These…
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 Great set of #Bioinformatics videos by David #Tabb
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Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 through recombination and strong purifying selection | Science Advances

Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 through recombination and strong purifying selection | Science Advances | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
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Eight practical Google advanced search tips for students

Eight practical Google advanced search tips for students | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it

"Here is a handy visual you can use with your students in class to help them become better Google searchers ..."


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Computational Strategies to Combat COVID-19: Useful Tools to Accelerate SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Research[v1] | Preprints

Computational Strategies to Combat COVID-19: Useful Tools to Accelerate SARS-CoV-2 and Coronavirus Research[v1] | Preprints | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) is a novel virus of the family Coronaviridae. The virus causes the infectious disease COVID-19. The biology of coronaviruses has been studied for many years. However, bioinformatics tools designed explicitly for SARS-CoV-2 have only recently been developed as a rapid reaction to the need for fast detection, understanding, and treatment of COVID-19. To control the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is of utmost importance to get insight into the evolution and pathogenesis of the virus. In this review, we cover bioinformatics workflows and tools for the routine detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the reliable analysis of sequencing data, the tracking of the COVID-19 pandemic and evaluation of containment measures, the study of coronavirus evolution, the discovery of potential drug targets and development of therapeutic strategies. For each tool, we briefly describe its use case and how it advances research specifically for SARS-CoV-2. All tools are freely available online, either through web applications or public code repositories.
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Smash++: an alignment-free and memory-efficient tool to find genomic rearrangements | Oxford Academic

Smash++: an alignment-free and memory-efficient tool to find genomic rearrangements | Oxford Academic | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
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MichelaNglo: sculpting protein views on web pages without coding | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic

MichelaNglo: sculpting protein views on web pages without coding | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
AbstractMotivation. The sharing of macromolecular structural information online by scientists is predominantly performed via 2D static images, since the embedd
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metaviralSPAdes: assembly of viruses from metagenomic data | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic

metaviralSPAdes: assembly of viruses from metagenomic data | Bioinformatics | Oxford Academic | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
AbstractMotivation. Although the set of currently known viruses has been steadily expanding, only a tiny fraction of the Earth’s virome has been sequenced so f
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Five things to tell someone who insists coronavirus is just a bad flu - The Boston Globe

Five things to tell someone who insists coronavirus is just a bad flu - The Boston Globe | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
Here are a few reasons why those suggesting the novel coronavirus is no worse than the flu have got it all wrong.

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Genomic characterization of Canine circovirus detected in a dog with intermittent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in Brazil

Genomic characterization of Canine circovirus detected in a dog with intermittent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in Brazil | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it

 Because Canine circovirus (CanineCV) is a new species of the genus Circovirus, several issues related to its epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical disease remain unknown. Thus, this study aimed to perform the characterization of the first complete genome sequence of CanineCV detected in a dog with diarrhea in Brazil. A stool sample was collected of a ten-month-old female German Shepherd dog which had signs of intermittent hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, vomiting, and a history of eating raw pork. The complete CanineCV genome was sequenced by Next-Generation Sequencing. The sequence had 2,063 nucleotides, showed a typical genomic organization for circovirus, and was grouped with strain 214 described in the United States by phylogenetic analysis. One amino acid change was found in the replicase protein, and because of that it was considered unique to CanineCV. Therefore, the characterization of the complete genome of Brazilian CanineCV can be used in future studies of molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis and development of diagnostic tools for the prevention and control of this disease. 

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NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdesivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19 | NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Hospitalized patients with advanced COVID-19 and lung involvement who received remdesivir recovered faster than similar patients who received placebo, according to a preliminary data analysis from a randomized, controlled trial involving 1063 patients, which began on February 21.
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Coronavirus’s ability to mutate has been vastly underestimated, and mutations affect deadliness of strains, Chinese study finds

Coronavirus’s ability to mutate has been vastly underestimated, and mutations affect deadliness of strains, Chinese study finds | Viruses, Immunology & Bioinformatics from 4Virology.net at UVic | Scoop.it
The most aggressive strains of Sars-CoV-2 could generate 270 times as much viral load as the least potent type.
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