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Genome Biology: The RNA-binding protein SERBP1 functions as a novel oncogenic factor in glioblastoma by bridging cancer metabolism and epigenetic regulation (Bishop Lab)

August 6, 2020

Adam Kosti 1 2, Patricia Rosa de Araujo 1 2, Wei-Qing Li 1 3, Gabriela D A Guardia 4, Jennifer Chiou 5, Caihong Yi 1, Debashish Ray 6, Fabiana Meliso 4, Yi-Ming Li 3, Talia Delambre 1, Mei Qiao 1, Suzanne S Burns 1, Franziska K Lorbeer 1, Fanny Georgi  …

Health 24: How the coronavirus infects: It can make itself unrecognisable to cells in the body

August 5, 2020

Like a thief in the night, Covid-19 can disguise itself to easily enter and infect cells in the human body. A new research study details what cells are more susceptible to the coronavirus. SARS-CoV-2 can mimic the proteins of a human cell to evade dete …

PNAS: Necroptosis-based CRISPR knockout screen reveals Neuropilin-1 as a critical host factor for early stages of murine cytomegalovirus infection

August 3, 2020

Rebecca K Lane 1, Hongyan Guo 2, Amanda D Fisher 1, Jonathan Diep 3, Zhao Lai 4 5, Yidong Chen 5 6, Jason W Upton 7, Jan Carette 3, Edward S Mocarski 8, William J Kaiser 9 Abstract Herpesviruses are ubiquitous human pathogens that cause a wide range of …

Gupta Lab: COVID19 Press Clippings Archive

July 30, 2020

UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL – Researchers identify enzyme that helps COVID-19 evade immune system (Gupta Lab)

July 30, 2020

Researchers announced Friday that they have discovered an enzyme that helps COVID-19 enter cells in the human body, allowing the infection to grow. Called non-structural protein 16, or nsp16, the enzyme is produced by the new coronavirus and acts as a …

The Ladders: Scientists just uncovered the sneaky way COVID-19 spreads so fast in cells

July 28, 2020

SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, has been labeled with a variety of different adjectives over the past few months. Deadly, awful, and evil, just to name a few. Now, according to a new study from the University of Texas Health Science C …

NEWS 4 WOAI: Decoding Coronavirus Structure Could Lead to New Antiviral Drugs (Gupta lab)

July 28, 2020

SOURCE: WOAI Broadcast Date: July 27, 2020 A new discovery by researchers right here in San Antonio is giving doctors a better idea about how the coronavirus works. “I’m still not 100 percent,” said Rudy Palacios, a man who battled COVID-19 in a hospit …

Laboratory Equipment: Coronavirus Makes Changes That Cause Cells Not to Recognize it

July 28, 2020

With an alarm code, we can enter a building without bells going off. It turns out that the SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has the same advantage entering cells. It possesses the code to waltz right in. On July 24 in Nature Communications, researchers …

Times Now News: Indian origin scientist leads team of researchers on way to anti-COVID drugs

July 28, 2020

A team of scientists, including those of Indian origin, has resolved the structure of an enzyme called nsp16, which the novel coronavirus produces and then uses to fool the body’s cells, a significant discovery that may lead to the development of new a …

ABC Spain: They discoverd how the coronavirus camouflages itself to infect cells

July 27, 2020

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is capable of camouflaging itself to trick cells into entering them without causing any alarm. This is the conclusion of a study carried out by researchers at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UT …

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