Acute HIV-1 infection is the phase of HIV-1 disease immediately after infection that is characterized by an initial burst of viremia; although anti-HIV-1 antibodies are undetectable, HIV-1 RNA or p24 … Continue Reading Study captures HIV study early to successfully characterise the elusive acute infection period.
Zika virus, an emerging flavivirus, generally causes mild infection in adult humans but is associated with severe neurologic complications and adverse fetal outcomes. Zika virus is transmitted to humans primarily … Continue Reading Study confirms that the Zika virus can be transmitted sexually.
The human body consists of almost 100 billion neurons that contain synapses, point-to-point contacts for information transfer. Every function, feeling and action depends on the ability of synapses within neurons … Continue Reading New insights into the regulation of neuroplasticity.
The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats, suggests a study led by researchers from the Robert … Continue Reading Researchers investigate animal host for the origin of the West African Ebola epidemic.
Neurons, the cells of the nervous system, communicate by transmitting chemical signals to each other through junctions called synapses. This synaptic transmission is critical for the brain and the spinal … Continue Reading Optogenetics used to capture neuronal transmission in the live mammalian brain.