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Harnessing innate immunity to cure HIV
Using a single drug derivative of vitamin A, researchers are now beginning to harness our innate immune system in order to force it to reco...
Response To Infection
The Rule of 6ix blog is back. At least temporarily until I can find another outlet. Recently I have had a lot of science questions and idea...
Rule of 6ix has moved
If you are looking for more virological-related blogging head over to postdocinvirology as Rule of 6ix is no more. I have decided to sligh...
Do carbohydrates play a role In intrinsic immunity?
A question that has been on my mind for the last few months is this: how do viruses interact with cellular carbohydrates? You may find tha...
We should continue to study camels if we care about zoonotic diseases
Dromedarian camel Inspired by the latest evidence suggesting that camels may have been infected with a close relative of the MERS-CoV (r...
European Influenza virus characterisation published - we're winning for now.
It always amazes me how much effort that our society goes to to track infectious diseases as they spread across the world. Really this pro...
Negative Strand Virus meeting 2013
I have just returned from the Negative Strand Virus meeting held in the city of Granada in the south of Spain. The above is the view from th...
Naming a viral disease around the world
OK so I need a little help. I am a final year PhD student studying the molecular biology of mumps virus. As part of my final written the...
UPDATED: 10 things we need to find out about the #NCoV
Following a conversation on twitter on NCoV-EMC, I quickly realised that I did not know enough about this virus. But then I realised that it...
Three thoughts on the novel coronavirus cell line study
Sometimes a paper is published and the real-world applicability of the study isn't easily concluded or communicated from the result...
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