SftPublic lecture (2011): Unraveling the Secrets of Viruses, John Connor, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
SftPublic mini-documentary (2014) Understanding Viruses: The John Connor Lab
Origins of Viruses
Quest for Ebola cure intensifies
Cell secrets potentially useful for vaccines
Ebola’s secret weapon revealed
Researchers uncover clues to flu mechanisms
Sizing up the viral threat
Polio’s return after near extinction prompts global health warning
What we’re afraid to say about Ebola
Are viruses alive?
Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks
Viroids: Molecular vestiges of the RNA world
Receptor for Ebola virus identified
New electron microscopy images reveal assembly of HIV
New details about mysterious giant virus uncovered
Upending conventional wisdom, certain virus families are ancient
Biologists wake dormant viruses and uncover mechanism for survival
Paleovirology expanded: non-retroviral virus fragments found in animal genomes
Ancient “fossil” virus shows infection to be millions of years old
Redeeming role for a common virus: Ability to kill cancer
Genetic sleuthing uncovers deadly new virus in Africa
The Invisible Enemy: A Natural History of Viruses. Dorothy H. Crawford. (Oxford Univ Press, 2002).
Origin and Evolution of Viruses. Esteban Domingo, Robert Webster, John Holland (Eds). (Academic Press, 1999.
SftP News Roundup May 11 - May 17
The U.S. Put Nuclear Waste Under a Dome on a Pacific Island. Now It’s Cracking Open
Shrinking and Quaking Hint at Moon’s Tectonic Life
US Cosmetics Are Full of Chemicals Banned by Europe – why?
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