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The Viral Storm Nathan Wolfe • Times Books, 2012, 305 pp. If you appreciate efficiency, you have to love viruses. A few genes, a few thousand “letters” of DNA or RNA, and they can conquer large, important organism like us. A virus not only can force its host to make more virus particles; it can [...]
New video captures AIDS moving inside immune cells: HIV enters pods that form on the surface, then jumps across into a healthy immune cell that is now doomed to spread HIV — and die.
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Monkeypox, AIDS, SARS: Are more diseases jumping from animals to people, or is it just our imagination?
Edible vaccines offer cheap, easy solution to halt disease in developing countries, but roadblocks remain. Is this an acceptable type of gene-modified food?
As AIDS spreads, we look at some nasty predictions. What can old epidemics tell us about the future of AIDS? How will AIDS affect the African economy?
Africa to get cheap AIDS drugs, but vaccines still elusive. Why is this virus so evasive?