Tag: "malicious" at biology news
Catching a sneak
Retroviruses are among the trickier and more malicious
disease agents, causing AIDS and cancers such as leukemia. The viruses manage to sneak into cells with the help of special protein assemblies scattered all over their surfaces. These retrovirus surface proteins cause the membrane envelope of the viru...
'Vicious cycle' of protein formation involved in Parkinson's disease
...alance, with the normal activity outperforming the malicious
activity, Dr. Thomas said. But when the system goe...may involve uncovering methods to inhibit just the malicious
form of the enzyme, while leaving the functions of the normal enzyme unaffected, Dr. Thomas said. In...
Report recommends renewed focus on food and agriculture research
...trial agricultural processes and the potential for malicious
release of pathogens by bioterrorists add new vulnerabilities. In addition to the threats, microorganisms can also benefit the food supply, helping to preserve foods or acting as probiotics. "Beneficial microbes cultivated in food can provide adde...
New tool for biology students teaches biosecurity awareness by example
...the risk that research could be used by those with malicious
intent. It is important that biologists increase their awareness of biosecurity issues and learn to assess their research in terms of modern security concerns. The case studies presented in the modules clearly define the issues associated with "du...