August Newsletter

Misc Virus 182

 

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In this month's news:

  • Fabricated study drives ivermectin hype
  • Unclear future for Afghani scientists
  • 13-storey "hog hotel" in China houses 10,000 pigs to ensure food supply
  • Animal vs. in vitro-derived antibody debate continues
  • France issues moratorium on prion research following fatal incident
  • UK Research and Innovation announces strict open-access policy for funding criteria
  • New dolphin virus sparks fears of marine outbreak
  • Study finds American PhDs to be the most vaccine-hesitant demographic
  • Natural infection by Delta variant stimulates more protective immunity than vaccination
  • Third of US citizens thought to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 by end of 2020
  • Analysis find autocorrect errors in Excel creating significant levels of errors in genomic papers
  • Australian Research Council's preprint ban labelled "ludicrous"
  • Study suggests chronic viral infections may rely on continuous infection as opposed to latency

July Newsletter

Influenza Virus 09

 

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In this month's news:

  • New extrachromosomal elements identified, dubbed "Borgs"
  • Intestinal IgA shown to promote mutualistic relationship with Candida species
  • Roche UK and Ireland calls for diagnostics to be funded like medicines
  • 15,000-year-old bacteriophages isolated from melting Tibetan glaciers
  • Nipah vaccine challenge trial shows robust efficacy in NHPs
  • Researchers flock to DeepMind's proteome database with mixed reviews

  • Soros and Gates among investors backing buyout of Mologic

  • Controversy continues over FDA approval of Biogen biologic for Alzhiemer's

  • Rumen of cows found to harbour plastic-degrading enzymes

  • Pfizer-BioNTech agree to vaccine supply deal with 55 African nations

  • Study reveals role of Ebola VP24 in mediating pathogenesis

  • Is misinformation restricting scientific discourse?

  • Multifluidic chip assays the kinetics of over 1,000 enzyme variants, simultaneously

June Newsletter

Misc Virus 198

 

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In this month's news:

  • Adeno and herpesviruses DNA isolated from 31,000-year-old human teeth
  • Serosurvey suggests SARS-CoV-2 circulating in US as early as December 2019
  • Landmark CRISPR trial paves way for direct administration
  • Diagnostic tampons?
  • Deleted SARS-CoV-2 sequences trigger speculation
  • Universities hop on the NFT bandwagon

May Newsletter

Rhabdovirus 01

 

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In this month's news:

  • Those with exposure to dengue are twice as likely to develop symptomatic COVID-19
  • New protein cross-link discovered in N. gonorrhoeae enzyme
  • Immune system's efforts to clear salmonella from GI tract drive shedding
  • COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory Reignites Heated Debate
  • Biden administration backs waiving COVID vaccine patents in historic move
  • CDC asks poultry owners not to "kiss or snuggle" chickens due to salmonella risk
  • Researchers elucidate common biosynthesis pathway for non- Watson-Crick nucleobase in bacteriophages
  • Record-breaking public computing project identifies >50 new SARS-CoV-2 epitopes

April Newsletter

Misc Virus 188

 

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In this month's news:

  • India's COVID-19 Surge Surprises Epidemiologists
  • Ebola's VP40 Protein Shown to Shapeshift on Cue from Host mRNA
  • SARS-CoV-2 Shown to Employ Haem Metabolites to Evade Antibody Neutralisation
  • New Malaria Vaccine May be First to Achieve WHO's 75% Efficacy Goal
  • Antidepressant's Antiviral Mechanism Elucidated

March Newsletter

March Preview

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In this month's news:

  • WHO Investigation of COVID-19 Origins Draws Criticism from Western Nations
  • Ebola Virus May Cause Latent, Reactivating Infections
  • Three Bacterial Strains Discovered Aboard the International Space Station
  • Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variants Show Resistance to Interferons
  • Plant-Associated Gene Found in Insect Likely the Result of Viral Transfer

February Newsletter

February Preview

 

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In this month's news:

  • Global Vaccine Rollout a Mixed Bag
  • Ebola Flares-Up in Central and West Africa
  • UK Challenge Study Approved
  • Study finds growing disparity in number of academic citations

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