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Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response.

Retroviruses are best known for causing contagious scourges such as AIDS, or more sporadically, cancer.  However, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Karolinska Institutet found that endogenous retroviruses (ERV) … Continue Reading Scientists identify new and beneficial function of endogenous retroviruses in immune response.

Researchers discover inter- and intraspecies of Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when … Continue Reading Researchers discover inter- and intraspecies of Staph ‘gangs’ share nutrients during infection.