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Researchers discover a key mechanism used by Zika virus to evade cell’s antiviral response

Researchers discover a key mechanism used by Zika virus to evade cell’s antiviral response

Targeting the inflamed intestinal wall may be a novel way to prevent inflammation in HIV patients

Targeting the inflamed intestinal wall may be a novel way to prevent inflammation in HIV patients

Study analyzes the impact of T cells from common cold coronaviruses against SARS-CoV-2 exposure

Study analyzes the impact of T cells from common cold coronaviruses against SARS-CoV-2 exposure

Study says plant microbiome influences health, survival, and fitness

Study says plant microbiome influences health, survival, and fitness

Omicron variant hampers the effectiveness of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies, study shows

Omicron variant hampers the effectiveness of vaccines and monoclonal antibodies, study shows

Cryo-ET reveals mechanisms underlying gene mutations that lead to blindness

Cryo-ET reveals mechanisms underlying gene mutations that lead to blindness

Consuming human food lowers microbial diversity in the gut of wild bears

Consuming human food lowers microbial diversity in the gut of wild bears

T cell responses likely to protect against Omicron, says research

T cell responses likely to protect against Omicron, says research

Study analyzes the role of individual soil microbes to predict climate change

Study analyzes the role of individual soil microbes to predict climate change

Research analyzes horizontal gene transfer between viruses and eukaryotes

Research analyzes horizontal gene transfer between viruses and eukaryotes

Superbug MRSA emerged in hedgehogs long before the use of antibiotics in humans

Superbug MRSA emerged in hedgehogs long before the use of antibiotics in humans

New model system reveals how tiny bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

New model system reveals how tiny bacteria from the environment have adapted to live inside humans

Researchers grow intestinal organoids to study why bats infected with viruses do not succumb to diseases

Researchers grow intestinal organoids to study why bats infected with viruses do not succumb to diseases

‘Smart’ food packaging material kills microbes and keeps food fresh

‘Smart’ food packaging material kills microbes and keeps food fresh

Simple, marine-dwelling creature shines light on cancer resistance

Simple, marine-dwelling creature shines light on cancer resistance

Monitoring strains of bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Monitoring strains of bacteria may provide better insights into the microbiome

Genes key to microbial colonization of plant roots discovered

Genes key to microbial colonization of plant roots discovered

COVID-19 virus spreads through cell-to-cell transmission

COVID-19 virus spreads through cell-to-cell transmission

Study evaluates the basic principles of bacterial community assembly

Study evaluates the basic principles of bacterial community assembly

Researchers cultivate an archaeon that breaks down oil all by itself

Researchers cultivate an archaeon that breaks down oil all by itself