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Ants are jam-free traffic champions

Whether they occur on the road to our holidays or the daily commute, traffic jams affect cars as well as pedestrians. Scientists at the Research Center on Animal Cognition (CNRS/Université Toulouse III – Paul Sabatier) and the University of Arizona…
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23rd October 2019
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P0 protein sacrificed by a virus

In plants, interference by RNA (or RNAi) is one of the major defence mechanisms against viruses. At the heart of this machinery, the Argonaute1 protein (AGO1) is the target of certain viral proteins called RNAi suppressors (VSR) such as the…
LABNAUT
23rd October 2019
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Researchers track the HI virus

To treat diseases better, we must understand how they arise. Researchers in Germany, France and the UK have now succeeded in using high-resolution imaging to show how the HI virus spreads between living cells and which molecules it requires for…
LABNAUT
4th October 2019
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An Antiviral PACT

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in Paris led by Frédéric Tangy and Anastassia Komarova have identified a molecular mechanism that coordinates the activity of the cellular RNA-silencing machinery with antiviral responses. Cells sense infection by RNA viruses through the RIG-I–like receptors (RLRs)…
LABNAUT
3rd October 2019