Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis News and Research

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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, or LCM, is a rodent-borne viral infectious disease that presents as aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the membrane, or meninges, that surrounds the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), or meningoencephalitis (inflammation of both the brain and meninges). Its causative agent is the lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV), a member of the family Arenaviridae that was initially isolated in 1933. Although LCMV is most commonly recognized as causing neurological disease, as its name implies, infection without symptoms or mild febrile illnesses are common clinical manifestations. Additionally, pregnancy-related infection has been associated with congenital hydrocephalus, chorioretinitis, and mental retardation.
Virus-infected cells endure long-term changes, says study

Virus-infected cells endure long-term changes, says study

Innovative system allows complete study of SARS-CoV-2 mutant spectrum by ultrasequencing

Innovative system allows complete study of SARS-CoV-2 mutant spectrum by ultrasequencing

Researchers identify key target to prevent viruses from disarming the human immune response

Researchers identify key target to prevent viruses from disarming the human immune response

Researchers identify mechanisms that impair the immune system in response to viral infections

Researchers identify mechanisms that impair the immune system in response to viral infections

Researchers identify a novel molecular mechanism of intestinal stem cells

Researchers identify a novel molecular mechanism of intestinal stem cells

Skeletal muscles help to keep the immune system functional in chronic diseases

Skeletal muscles help to keep the immune system functional in chronic diseases