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08/09/2018

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From chemistry to fruit flies: An unpredictable series of fortunate conversations

Scientific discovery is wondrous and challenging. In this PLOS Pathogens Research Matters article, Dr. Sara Cherry discusses how learning new things and finding new ways to answer fundamental questions drives her both intellectually and personally. The experiences she details in this testimonial have provided her the confidence and expertise to answer unasked questions and to study diverse aspects of science.

Image credit: Cherry S (2018)

From chemistry to fruit flies: An unpredictable series of fortunate conversations

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08/09/2018

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Bat pathogens hit the road: But which one?

Although bats are recognized as major reservoir hosts of emerging infectious diseases, Joffrin and colleagues highlight that a significant knowledge gap on transmission mechanisms remains and needs further exploration. They question whether bat bites are the exception rather than the rule, and ask whether other animals can transmit bat-borne pathogens. They conclude by questioning what we can learn from bat-to-bat transmission.

Image credit: Joffrin L, et al. (2018)

Bat pathogens hit the road: But which one?

08/06/2018

research article

The Epstein Barr virus circRNAome

While EBV utilizes distinct transcriptional programs during its normal infection cycle, the latency programs are critical drivers of EBV associated oncogenesis where they activate oncogenic pathways without killing the cell via lytic viral replication. Using tissue culture models, Flemington and colleagues report that EBV expresses the circular class of predominantly non-coding RNAs. 

The Epstein Barr virus circRNAome

Image credit: Ungerleider N, et al. (2018)

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