Research progresses in the three-dimensional interaction between the virus and the host genome

A recent study was published in Journal of Medical Virology He reviewed current progress in 3D interactions between the host and the viral genome. Stady: When 3D genomics technology meets viral infections, including SARS-CoV-2. Image Credit: peterschreiber.media/Shutterstock background Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), the genetic material, is neatly folded into large-scale, condensed structures called chromosomes, which are … Read more

Giant viruses called “jumbo phages” can help us fight antibiotic resistance

As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become increasingly difficult to defeat, consulting those who were in battle with our ancient enemy long before our appearance makes perfect sense. Viruses So-called phages collide with bacteria long before we even existed. So researchers from the University of California, San Diego, took a closer look at some of the lesser-studied jumbo … Read more

A gene therapy approach delays disease onset in humanized mouse models of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord responsible for voluntary movements and muscle control. In a new study published on July 11, 2022 in the journal TheranostixResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that a … Read more

The study found that the genome of the fruit fly contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria

The Drosophila genome is not only made up of Drosophila DNA—at least of one species of Drosophila. New research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Genomic Sciences (IGS) (UMSOM) shows that a single species of Drosophila contains the complete genomes of a type of bacteria, making this finding the largest transfer … Read more