Molecular Virology and Microbiology News

Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cellsSep 19, 2016
Scientists have determined a mechanism by which human antibodies target and block noroviruses, opening the possibility of developing therapeutic agents against this virus.
Baylor College of Medicine expert says prepare for flu season nowSep 12, 2016
It takes about one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine to have full protection, meaning now is the time to get vaccinated.
Solving a 48-year-old mystery: scientists succeed at growing noroviruses in human intestinal cell cultures in the labAug 25, 2016
New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.
Complete genome sequenced of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4Jun 17, 2016
The complete genome of the disease-causing Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4 has been sequenced by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Baby elephants need their vaccinations, tooJun 7, 2016
Dr. Paul Ling and his team are raising funds for the design and generation of an effective Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus vaccine by launching a crowdfunding initiative. 
DNA coils, uncoils, and writhes to drive cell activityOct 12, 2015
Using a multidisciplinary approach, researchers, led by those at Baylor College of Medicine, revealed in unprecedented detail the three-dimensional structure of biologically active DNA.
Experts say now is the time to be vaccinated against the fluSep 16, 2015
Baylor expert says flu vaccination provides direct benefit to those who are vaccinated and starts to provide indirect benefits to those who are not vaccinated but are vulnerable.
Natural killer cell deficit plays role in common genetic diseaseJun 16, 2015
Partial DiGeorge syndrome can result from the silencing of a number of genes that are important for controlling both virus-infected and tumor cells, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine.
Researchers seek to make mini-guts that mimic lifeMar 16, 2015
A five-year, $5.1 million National Institutes of Health grant will help researchers engineer better “mini-guts” that are physiologically active.
In the midst of flu season, it’s not too late to be vaccinatedDec 19, 2014
It’s not too late to be vaccinated and protected against the influenza virus, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine.