A gene variant more common among East Asians is responsible for milder symptoms and better outcomes during hepatitis B infection.
Short- and long-range interactions that give structure to virus genomes also influence virus replication and infectiousness.
The host immune system has a limited impact on the evolution of the influenza virus, A*STAR researchers find.
A trawl through the human genome for factors in the replication of bronchitis virus in human lung cells reveals pathways that can be targeted for therapeutic development
Revelation of antiviral properties in the protein viperin could help virologists to contain the re-emerging chikungunya virus
Newly identified proteins will help researchers to diagnose the human papillomavirus lesions most likely to progress to cancer
HPV18 puts women at a higher risk of developing cervical cancer because the virus converts a repressor of the cell cycle into an activator
Cells that fight herpes viruses also help us fend off other viruses
A virus, dormant for two decades, re-emerges after evolving to evade its host’s natural defenses
Success in deciphering the mechanisms of infection and spread of Chikungunya virus within humans points the way to control strategies
A containment-oriented treatment strategy may help limit spread of influenza in schools and hospitals