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Selective Treatment of Cancer, HIV, Other RNA Viruses and Genetically Related Diseases Using Therapeutic RNA Switches by Posted Mon 05 Nov 2012 7:00pm Description of Invention: Targeted therapy in cancer or viral infections is a challenge because the disease state manifests itself mainly through differences in the cell interior, for example in the form of the presence of a certain RNAs or proteins in the cytoplasm. The technology consists of designed RNA switches that ... Read on »
A DNA virus with the capsid of an RNA virus by Vincent Racaniello Posted Thu 19 Jul 2012 12:00am Viral genomes are unusual because they can be based on RNA or DNA, in contrast to all cellular life forms, which have DNA as their genetic information. An unusual new virus has been discovered that appears to have sequences from both an RNA and a DNA virus. The new virus was identified during a study of viral diversity in an extreme envi ... Read on »
An RNA virus that infects Archaea? by Vincent Racaniello Posted Wed 17 Oct 2012 12:00am Every different life form on earth can probably be infected with at least one type of virus, if not many more. Most of these viruses have not yet been discovered: just over 2,000 viral species are recognized . While the majority of the known viruses infect bacteria and eukaryotes, there are only about 50 known viruses of the Archaea, and these ... Read on »
Futures in Biotech 56: RNA viruses and more by Vincent Racaniello Posted Mon 22 Mar 2010 12:00am I joined Marc Pelletier on  episode 56 of Futures in Biotech for a conversation with Stanford University School of Medicine Professor Karla Kirkegaard .  We talked about RNA viruses – where they came from, where they are going, and Dr. Kirkegaard’s unique approach to discovering antiviral drugs. Don’t miss this episode: Dr. Kirkegaard is a br ... Read on »
Activation of Therapeutic Functionalities with Chimeric RNA/DNA Nanoparticles for Treatment of Cancer, Viruses and Other Disease by Posted Mon 05 Nov 2012 7:00pm Description of Invention: A new strategy based on RNA/DNA hybrid nanoparticles, which can be generally used for triggering multiple functionalities inside diseased cells is presented. Individually, each of the hybrids is functionally inactive and functional representation can only be activated by the re-association of at least ... Read on »
Viruses of protozoan parasites may exacerbate human disease by Vincent Racaniello Posted Wed 21 Nov 2012 12:00am Many protozoan parasites ( Trichomonas , Leishmania , Giardia , Plasmodium , Entamoeba , Nagleria , Eimeria, Cryptosporidium ) are infected with viruses. These viruses do not infect vertebrates, but their double-stranded RNA genomes are sensed by the innate immune system , leading to inflammatory complications of protozoan infections. Tr ... Read on »
Stephen Bustin: Why There Is no Link Between Measles Virus and Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 04 Apr 2013 5:14pm Andrew Wakefield promoted the idea that the MMR vaccine caused autism. While his now-retracted 1997 Lancet paper is most often discussed, the strongest evidence he had actually came in later work where his team reported that they found evidence of the vaccine strain of the measles virus in the intestinal tissues of autistic children. The team u ... Read on »
Reovirus: an effective viral treatment for localized prostate cancer? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Thu 13 May 2010 12:00am We have just noted a paper published in March in Cancer reporting on the efficacy of respiratory, enteric, orphan virus (reovirus) in the treatment of early stage prostate cancer. Reovirus is a double-stranded RNA virus that is widespread in the environment. Under normal circumstances it appears to cause no significant illn ... Read on »
Paul Offit, Rotateq, Pig Viruses, and the Rest of the World by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 11 May 2010 12:00am   By J.B. Handley   As the facts surrounding Friday’s decision by the FDA to keep Paul Offit’s Rotateq vaccine on the market despite being contaminated with two pig viruses known to cause fatal wasting disease, the fragility of the current vaccine schedule and the control that profits appear to have on our regulator’s deci ... Read on »
Unexpected endogenous viruses by Vincent Racaniello Posted Fri 10 Dec 2010 12:00am During the replication of retroviruses, a double-stranded DNA copy of the viral RNA genome is synthesized by reverse transcription and integrated into the genomes of the infected cell. When retroviral DNA is integrated into the DNA of germ line cells, it is passed on to future generations in Mendelian fashion as an endogenous provirus. Until ... Read on »