Researchers have suggested that a virion protein known as BNRF1, produced by the Epstein–Barr Virus, may be responsible for tumor formation.
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Researchers have uncovered a mechanism utilized by Zika virus to cross the placental barrier; this has provided an insight into the virus’ ability to cause birth defects such as microcephaly
Researchers have identified a crucial mechanism by which the chikungunya virus infects host cells and mediates disease severity. This could present a future treatment target for both chikungunya and related viruses.
The most common cause of fungal meningitis for people with weak immune systems is Cryptococcus. This study aims to investigate the involvement of the autophagy protein 7 in the physiology and pathogenic potential of Cryptococcus neoformans.
Researchers have discovered that a component of the Staphylococcus aureus cell wall appears to be responsible for elevated virulence in community-associated MRSA infections. This mechanism could present a target for novel anti-infective strategies.
The authors of this editorial look back over the work that has been conducted towards developing a universal vaccine for influenza.