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Bringing the tropics to Glasgow

Published on: Author: the CVR science blog editors

The words Glasgow, tropical and mosquito don’t go together often – you are far more likely to hear about the dreaded midge than hear about an infestation of an insect that prefers slightly warmer climes.  However, here at the CVR, we have recreated the tropics within our insectary (a secure, cosy and very humid home… Continue reading

How the CVR is tackling HIV and AIDS

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  *** Please fill in this questionnaire about the podcast and how it can be improved in the future.…/viewform?c=0&w=1 *** Is HIV and AIDS still important? Every year, the first of December marks World AIDS day (history here). AIDS, or acquired deficiency syndrome , is a serious viral disease that results from infection with Human Immunodeficiency… Continue reading

Rabies – Riding the Wave to the Pacific Coast

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The 28th of September marked the 10th World Rabies Day, and this year’s theme was “Rabies; Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate.” While most global efforts aimed at rabies control focus on spread by dogs and other carnivores, the Streicker lab working in the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research, and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and… Continue reading