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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), similar to other common viruses, remains in the body indefinitely after exposure and requires constant monitoring by the immune system in order to effectively to restrain it. Patients who have had a bone marrow transplant are often immunocompromised, and with a deficient immune...
Dr. Carolina Horta Andrade, Ph.D., adjunct professor at the Federal University of Goiás in Brazil and the lead researcher on the #OpenZika project on IBM’s World Community Grid, explains how the average person can help scientists computationally evaluate over 20 million compounds in the search for a...
With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro about to begin, now seems like a good time to revisit the available information on Zika virus. While studies on potential vaccines have been moving forward, they are still a few years away from widespread human application. For now, taking preventive measures and focusing...