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Viruses : more friends than foes

Author: Karin Mölling
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, NJ : World Scientific, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Influenza, AIDS, and Ebola: Viruses are normally defined as pathogens. Most viruses are, however, not enemies or killers. Well-known virologist and cancer researcher Karin Moelling describes surprising insights about a completely new and unexpected world of viruses. Viruses are ubiquitous, in the oceans, our environment, in animals, plants, bacteria, in our body, even in our genomes. They influence our weather, can  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2016034785
(OCoLC)953806341
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karin Mölling
ISBN: 9789813147836 9813147830 9789813147843 9813147849
OCLC Number: 965595230
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 403 pages) : color illustrations.
Contents: Preface; 1. Viruses --
not as you pictured them; Viruses --
a success story; After the Big Bang; Instead of Adam and Eve; In the beginning were viruses; Looking back; A sailor and splicing; Viruses --
dead or alive?; 2. Viruses --
how they make us ill; Viruses wrote history; HIV as an example; The Berlin patient and the Mississippi baby --
cure HIV?; No vaccine against HIV?; "Naked DNA"; Microbicides as "condoms" for women; Driving HIV into "suicide"; The origin and future of HIV; 3. Retroviruses and immortality; Reverse transcriptase --
a personal retrospective. The RNase H --
molecular scissorsRNase H and embryos; Telomerase and eternal life; Viruses as cellular nuclei?; Viruses for detecting viruses --
the PCR; 4. Viruses and cancer; The Tasmanian devil; Retroviral oncogenes; The sarcoma saga; Viral oncogenes without viruses --
a paradox?; Viruses and cancer; Strange fatalities; Retroviruses as teachers of cancer research; The Myc protein and reactor accidents; Tumor suppressors and car crashes; Metastases --
and how cells learn to run; -Ome and -Omics; Cancer --
completely different?; 23andMe --
will I get breast cancer?; Viruses and prostate cancer? 5. Viruses that do not make us illAn ocean full of viruses; Phages --
the viruses of bacteria; A coat for the painter and a journal for the scientist; We are not alone --
we are a superorganism; Cesarean section, milk and a "sushi" gene; Viruses against global warming and laying eggs; A virus full of wasp genes --
is that a virus?; Prions --
can do without genes; 6. Viruses --
"giant" as cells; Giant viruses of algae and a swimming ban in the Baltic; Amoebae viruses can tickle; Sputnik --
viruses of viruses; XXL-sized viruses --
the pandoraviruses. Two Guinness world records: the biggest viruses in the biggest cellsCan viruses see?; Archaea like it hot and salty; 7. Viruses as fossils; Viruses inherited; Phoenix from the DNA; How koalas survive deadly viruses; Paleovirology; Crippled viruses; Cancer or geniuses from viruses?; Who built the DNA --
viruses?; "Mrs. Mendel's" maize; Poisonous toys and epigenetics in Agouti mice; Sleeping beauty, ancient fish, platypus, and kois; A fence with empty spaces; ENCODE for understanding "junk-DNA"; 8. Viruses --
our oldest ancestors?; In the beginning was RNA; First chicken or egg? --
Neither nor! Viroids --
the first viruses?Viroids --
illiterate all-rounders; Circles of RNA; Ribosomes are ribozymes --
viruses make proteins!; Clover leaves; A protein as chaperone; From potato to the liver; Tobacco mosaic viruses; Viruses in "chili sauce" and my apple tree; Tulipomania: the first financial crisis caused by a virus; The 500 Deutschmark note with MS Merian; 9. Viruses and antiviral defense; Fast and slow defense; No color by silent genes; Inheritable immune system in bacteria --
and what about us?; Therapies imitating antiviral defense --
CRISPR/Cas9.
Responsibility: Karin Moelling, University of Zurich, Switzerland, and Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany.

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Influenza, AIDS, and Ebola: Viruses are normally defined as pathogens. Most viruses are, however, not enemies or killers. Well-known virologist and cancer researcher Karin Moelling describes  Read more...

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