Topic: Virus

Zika Virus Shows Why We Need to Improve Health Communication

Feb. 26, 2016
Mosquito

Health literacy is a major concern facing the U.S. health care system, and it needs to get better soon. Simple, clear communication is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for promoting health behavior change.

Read more

Engineered Immune Cells Resist Infection from HIV and Could Ultimately Replace Drug Therapy

Jan. 24, 2013

Researchers cut and pasted a series of HIV-resistant genes into T cells, specialized immune cells targeted by the virus.

Read more

Busted! Virus Caught Infecting Cell

Jan. 16, 2013
Busted! Virus Caught Infecting Cell

To infect a cell, a virus must be able to first find a suitable cell and then eject its genetic material into its host. This robot-like process has been observed in a virus called T7 and visualized by Ian Molineux and his colleagues.

Read more

Virus Caught in the Act of Infecting a Cell

Jan. 11, 2013

The detailed changes in the structure of a virus as it infects an E. coli bacterium have been observed for the first time, report researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Medical School this week in Science Express.

Read more

Next-Gen Gene Sequencing

June 25, 2012
Next-Gen Gene Sequencing

Next-generation genome analysis technology enables biologist Christopher Sullivan to study how viruses replicate and cause tumors in new ways.

Read more