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Viruses may play a role in lung cancer development
evidence that common viruses may contribute to the development of lung cancer.

Date: 2 May 2008, Rating: 3.00

Marijuana component opens the door for virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma
The major active component of marijuana could enhance the ability of the virus that causes Kaposi's sarcoma to infect cells and multiply

Date: 2 May 2008, Rating: 5.00

HIV is a 'double hit' to the brain
Evidence offers a novel perspective on how the HIV/AIDS virus leads to learning and memory deficits

Date: 2 May 2008, Rating: not rated

St. Jude influenza survey uncovers key differences between bird flu and human flu
Specific mutations linked to immune suppression and viral replications differ between bird and human flu viruses could be used to monitor emerging pandemics

Date: 2 May 2008, Rating: 2.00

Dengue virus type 2: replication and tropisms in orally infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
To be transmitted by its mosquito vector, dengue virus (DENV) must infect midgut epithelial cells, replicate and disseminate into the hemocoel, and finally infect the salivary glands, which is essential for transmission.

Date: 12 Oct 2007, Rating: 4.36, 9 pages

New pandemics: HIV and AIDS, HCV and chronic hepatitis, Influenza virus and flu
New pandemics are a serious threat to the health of the entire world. They are essentially of viral origin and spread at large speed.

Date: 12 Oct 2007, Rating: 4.33, 3 pages

Molecular analysis of hepatitis B virus "a" determinant in asymptomatic and symptomatic Mexican carriers
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a small DNA-containing virus with 4 genes, C, S, X and P.

Date: 12 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

The PB1-F2 protein of Influenza A virus: increasing pathogenicity by disrupting alveolar macrophages
With the prospect of another pandemic Influenza fresh in our consciousness, the pathogenic nature of the Influenza A virus and its ability to induce high rates of mortality are ever more pertinent.

Date: 11 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00, 5 pages

Zebularine reactivates silenced E-cadherin but unlike 5-Azacytidine does not induce switching from latent to lytic Epstein-Barr virus infection in Burkitt's lymphoma Akata cells
Epigenetic silencing of regulatory genes by aberrant methylation contributes to tumorigenesis.

Date: 10 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Quantitative analysis of Nipah virus proteins released as virus-like particles reveals central role for the matrix protein
Nipah virus (NiV) is an emerging paramyxovirus distinguished by its ability to cause fatal disease in both animal and human hosts.

Date: 10 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Structure-based engineering of papillomavirus major capsid L1: controlling particle assembly
The outer shell of the papillomavirus particle is comprised of 72 pentamers of the major capsid L1 protein arranged on a T = 7 icosahedral lattice.

Date: 9 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

Interaction between Bluetongue virus outer capsid protein VP2 and vimentin is necessary for virus egress
In this study it is demonstrated that BTV VP2 associates with vimentin in both virus infected cells and in the absence of other viral proteins.

Date: 9 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Oral ulcer as an unusual feature of visceral leishmaniasis in an AIDS patient
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is increasing worldwide, and several reports indicate a rising trend of VL / HIV co-infection, modifying the traditional anthroponotic pattern of VL transmission.

Date: 9 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 5 pages

HSV-2- and HIV-1- permissive cell lines co-infected by HSV-2 and HIV-1 co-replicate HSV-2 and HIV-1 without production of HSV-2/HIV-1 pseudotype particles
In the study, the authors investigated whether HIV-1 and HSV-2 may interact at the cellular level by forming HIV-1 hybrid virions pseudotyped with HSV-2 envelope glycoproteins, as was previously reported for HSV type 1.

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Norwalk virus: 'Cruise ship' illness challenging and costly to hospitals, too
Outbreaks mostly affect health care workers

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Who will recover spontaneously from hepatitis C virus infection
More than 3% of world population is infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Hepatitis E in Europe -- are pigs or pork the problem?
Hepatitis E virus infections can be fatal in pregnant women, but until recently doctors thought the disease was confined to China, India and developing countries.

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

Laser Blasts Viruses in Blood
A father-son research team working from separate laboratory benches across the country has discovered a new use for lasers - zapping viruses out of blood.

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: 4.00

Virus named as possible factor in honey bee disorder
A comparison of healthy and unhealthy bee colonies points to a virus contributing to Colony Collapse Disorder

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Chronic fatigue syndrome linked to stomach virus
Chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with chronic enterovirus infection of the stomach

Date: 8 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated