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Our gut microbes and parasites are protecting us against viral lung infections

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

Before we reach our third birthday, nearly everybody in the world will have been infected by a virus called respiratory syncytial virus or RSV but most people haven’t even heard of it. While usually symptomless, a minority (2%) of cases in infants ¬†and newborn babies are associated with severe disease. One paper recently even tried… Continue reading

Can virologists combat antibiotic resistance?

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

    If you listened to this episode of Contagious Thinking, and have a couple of minutes to spare, please fill in this questionnaire about the podcast; https://goo.gl/forms/gWqwGLq5pZjUJcNb2   When bacteria ruled the world   Antibiotics don’t resolve viral infections. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that research in virology can’t impact antibiotic resistance, a problem… Continue reading