Research Highlights: Reviews, Measurements and a Novel Virus

This post collects a diverse range of papers rated highly by peer reviewers during the editorial process. It takes in simultaneous in vivo measurements of DNA, lipid and protein creation in cells; discovery of a new virus; a systematic review of the relationship between magnesium intake and type 2 diabetes; a review of the susceptibility of premature babies […]

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The 2015 Viruses Young Investigator Prize Has Been Awarded!

Last year Viruses received over 50 nominations for the 2015 Young Investigator Prize in Virology. The Editor-in-Chief of Viruses, Dr. Eric O. Freed, the editorial board members, and, the Viruses editorial staff are proud to announce the awardees: Dr. Jesse Bloom, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, is the recipient of […]

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New and Notable, 10 December 2014

Here is another selection of recently published articles highly rated by our reviewers. Do you agree with them?

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Updated – Viruses Resources on Ebola Virus and other Filoviruses

Updated on 25 March 2015   Given the current dramatic evolution of the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, Dr. Jens H. Kuhn from the NIH/NIAID/IRF-Frederick has kindly compiled the following list of resources related to the Ebola virus and other filoviruses that were published in the journal Viruses and are hence openly available. […]

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Interview with Eric Freed, Editor-in-Chief of Viruses

Dr. Eric Freed, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Viruses, received his Ph.D. in 1990 with Rex Risser and Howard Temin at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he investigated the function of the murine leukemia virus and HIV envelope glycoproteins in membrane fusion and virus entry. He joined Malcolm Martin at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious […]

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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New and Notable This Week

This week’s selection of recently published papers from MDPI journals.

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HCMV Vaccine Development Targets Immunomodulatory Proteins

Guest Commentary by Anamaris Colberg-Poley* Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) can cause severe disease in immunocompromised individuals and in congenitally infected infants, thus the development of an HCMV vaccine has been a national priority over the last few decades.  Despite attempts similar to those which have proven successful for other herpesviruses, such as varicella zoster virus, attenuated HCMV […]

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Monoclonal Antibody to HCMV Glycoprotein B Blocks Viral Entry and Growth in Trophoblast Progenitor Cells

Guest Commentary by Anamaris Colberg-Poley* Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the major cause of congenital birth infections in developed countries.  HCMV can cause severe birth defects including microcephaly, mental retardation, sensorineural hearing loss, and intrauterine growth restriction. However, because of the potential for teratogenicity and toxic effects, no therapeutic treatment is currently approved by the Food […]

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