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Shining high-brilliance beams on coronavirus structure

EMBL researchers are studying COVID-19-related molecules by exposing them to high-brilliance X-ray beams. The Svergun group at EMBL Hamburg is using…

By Adam Gristwood

Science

The Influenza virus

Understanding the influenza virus

The infectious disease commonly known as flu is caused by the influenza virus. It spreads around the world in seasonal outbreaks, causing millions of…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Tara Oceans Expedition ship in the arctic ocean

The Arctic Ocean: reservoir of marine viruses

Results from the Tara Oceans expedition reveal the Arctic Ocean as a cradle of viral…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Surface views of 3D reconstructions of the TBEV sub-viral particles.

Translating blue-sky research into the clinic

What does it take to create a vaccine or improve cancer…

By Emma Steer

Lab Matters

Mutations at the amino acid shown in orange (isoleucine 38) lead to reduced susceptibility to the drug. IMAGE - Stephen Cusack, EMBL

Flu’s response to new drug explored

EMBL scientists investigate how influenza virus responds to new drug…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

Shape-shifting shell

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have for the first time uncovered the detailed structure of…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Getting wise to the influenza virus’ tricks

Influenza is currently a grave concern for governments and health organisations around the world. Now one of the tactics used by influenza virus to…

By Guest author(s)

Science

A first glimpse of the influenza replication machine

In 1918, 50 million people died during a worldwide influenza pandemic caused by mutation of a bird-specific strain of the influenza virus. Recently…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Cracking a virus protection shield

Ebola, measles and rabies are serious threats to public health in developing countries. Despite different symptoms all of the diseases are caused by…

By Guest author(s)

Science

Waking a sleeping virus

A detailed structural picture of a molecule that plays a key role in activating the Epstein Barr Virus in human cells has now been obtained by…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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