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The RNA Wars

Professor Irene Pedersen and colleagues, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Center for Virus Research, describe repression of the L1 LINE retrotransposons by microRNA miR-128 in cancer and induced pluripotent stem cells [Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (Oct 2015, 22:824)].   … Continue reading

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Michael Buchmeier interviewed by Gizmodo

Michael J. Buchmeier, the Associate Director for the Center for Virus Research was interviewed on the reliability of Tesla’s new air conditioning system, which includes a ‘bioweapon defense mode’. Read the full article here: Bioweapon Experts Aren’t Buying the Tesla Model X’s Bioweapon … Continue reading

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Bert Semler the keynote speaker at the Rocky Mountain Virology Meeting

Dr. Bert Semler, Director of the Center for Virus Research, was the keynote speaker at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Virology Meeting held at Colorado State University Mountain Campus in Fort Collins, CO.  

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Michael Buchmeier named Editor-in-Chief

Michael Buchmeier, Associate Director of the Center for Virus Research and Professor of Medicine, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews (MMBR) http://mmbr.asm.org/. MMBR has been in circulation … Continue reading

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“The Importance of Virology at a Time of Great Need and Great Jeopardy”

The Importance of Virology at a Time of Great Need and Great Jeopardy Michael J. Imperiale, Editor, mBio; Arturo Casadevall, Founding Editor-in-Chief, mBio March/April 2015  Volume 6  Issue 2  e00236-15

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Luis P. Villarreal was interviewed for the Huffington Post – Science

Read the interview with Luis P. Villarreal:  We Need a Nonlinear Language for Life Professor Villarreal, founding director of the Center for Virus Research, was interviewed by Suzan Mazur, the author of The Origin of Life Circus: A How To … Continue reading

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Gregory Weiss and colleagues discover how to unboil an egg!

UCI Professor Gregory Weiss, UCI chemistry major Stephan Kudlacek, additional UCI investigators, and Australian colleagues have figured out how to unboil egg whites.  This discovery has been widely publicized, receiving worldwide media coverage. According to findings published recently in the … Continue reading

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Michael Buchmeier will be a keynote speaker for a symposium about Ebola virus

Michael Buchmeier, Associate Director of the Center for Virus Research, will be a keynote speaker for the symposium entitled Ebola:  What You Should Know, which will be held at the Pacifica Institute of Orange County.  

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Bert Semler interviewed about Enterovirus D68

Our Center for Virus Research Director, Bert Semler, was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News about Enterovirus D68: Allen boy’s paralysis could be first such case in Texas related to enterovirus

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Professor Ronald Swanstrom visits UCI, his alma mater

Professor Ronald Swanstrom of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill visited UCI on November 17 to present a seminar entitled HIV transmission, evolution, and pathogenesis:  From single genomes to deep sequencing.  Professor Swanstrom completed his doctoral work in … Continue reading

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