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Meet the expert: Paul Duprex on paramyxoviruses, the measles outbreak and gain-of-function experiments

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Veronica Rezelj, Ph.D. student in the Elliott lab, interviewed Paul Duprex (@10queues) when he visited us at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research. Paul is a Professor of Microbiology at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL) in Boston University. His research involves understanding the molecular basis of pathogenesis and attenuation of respiratory… Continue reading

Measles: pass notes

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Name: Measles virus or ‘human morbillivirus’. I was considered just another pox, like chickenpox or smallpox, until Rhazes of Persia provided the first scientific description of me around 900 A.D. Since then I have been a scourge of humanity. Job: I’m the causative agent of measles (or rubeola) in humans, a systemic infection that leads… Continue reading