Molecular Virology and Microbiology News
Study shows accurately transcribing DNA overrides DNA repair Oct 4, 2017 A groundbreaking and surprising discovery finds that in the model organism E. coli, the fidelity of transcribing DNA comes at the expense of DNA repair.
Chikungunya vaccine trial underway at Baylor Jun 5, 2017 The National Institutes of Health-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit at Baylor will be one of the sites for a clinical trial testing the safety and immune responses to a vaccine against chikungunya virus.
Bacteriophages, natural drugs to combat superbugs Apr 18, 2017 Viruses that specifically kill bacteria, called bacteriophages, might one day help solve the growing problem of bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotic treatment.
Increased viral load related to less severe disease in RSV Mar 8, 2017 Researchers at Baylor found that children with less severe RSV had more virus in their body as measured by levels of five RSV genes.
Human antibodies block norovirus’ point of entrance into cells Sep 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 now Sep 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 lab Aug 25, 2016 New development will let researchers explore and develop procedures to prevent and treat norovirus infection.
Complete genome sequenced of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus 4 Jun 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, too Jun 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 activity Oct 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.