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The COVID-19 virus may not insert genetic material into human DNA, research shows

The virus that caused COVID-19 likely does not integrate its genetic material into the human genome, research says. Although throughout human history there have been viruses capable of integrating their genetic material into human genes,

Source: Purdue University
Published: 18 May 2021

Ousted NYT health reporter's massive U-turn on COVID: Like most of the US mainstream media, Donald McNeil Jr fell for the chorus of denials that virus leaked from Wuhan lab ...

In a Medium blog post McNeil Jr calls China's 'lack of candor' on the virus outbreak 'disturbing', arguing 'more and and more scientists feel misled'.

Source: Daily Mail
Published: 18 May 2021

MICROBIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Sputnik V vaccine has been developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology and Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF). As per reports, India has purchased 100 million doses of the candidate from Russia.

Source: India Times
Published: 15 May 2021

Fact checking Rand Paul's claims about UNC researcher, COVID-19 origins

Confronting Dr. Anthony Fauci at a Senate committee hearing on the COVID-19 pandemic, Sen. Rand Paul argued that researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and across the United States collaborated with the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China to make a more deadly coronavirus.

Source: WRAL
Published: 18 May 2021

Q&A with University of Alberta professor whose lab uncovered how an oral drug attacks the COVID-19 virus

A University of Alberta virology lab has revealed how an existing oral drug could work to treat COVID-19 before its symptoms become severe. Matthias Götte is the professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology at the University of Alberta and a member of the university’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.

Source: Edmonton Journal on MSN.com
Published: 17 May 2021

Did the coronavirus escape from a lab? The idea deserves a second look, scientists say

Eighteen scientists from some of the world's most prestigious research institutions are urging their colleagues to dig deeper into the origins of the coronavirus responsible for the global pandemic.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 15 May 2021

Microbiology and Immunology PhD

Graduate training in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, provides education and research opportunities in each of our four core disciplines: bacterial pathogenesis, eukaryotic pathogenesis (parasitology and mycology), virology, and immunology.

Source: Medicine Buffalo
Published: 04 May 2021

COVID-19 answers: Florida researchers uncover how virus disables body's immune response

The virus … evades our immune system.” Scientists at Cleveland Clinic's Florida Research & Innovation Center identified an anti-COVID therapy target.

Source: Treasure Coast Newspapers
Published: 07 May 2021

Career under the microscope

Most microbiologists study microbiology at university, or related areas such as biochemistry. You can study basic science: biochemical pathways, microbial growth and cell division, and virology.

Source: The Pioneer
Published: 27 Apr 2021

Researchers pinpoint possible way to prevent permanent hearing loss caused by cancer drug

University of Alberta scientists have identified a receptor in cells that could be key to preventing permanent hearing loss in childhood cancer survivors who are being treated with the drug cisplatin.

Source: EurekAlert!
Published: 14 May 2021

Scientists identify receptor in cells that could be key to preventing cancer drug-induced hearing loss

University of Alberta scientists have identified a receptor in cells that could be key to preventing permanent hearing loss in childhood cancer survivors who are being treated with the drug cisplatin.

Source: News Medical
Published: 15 May 2021

This Chinese-Canadian scientist helped cure Ebola. Now she’s at the centre of a viral security drama

The virus shipment to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in particular captured ... frequent – but not unheard of – for the National Microbiology Laboratory to send live viruses to other countries.

Source: South China Morning Post
Published: 16 Apr 2021

ICMR NIV Recruitment 2021 for Scientist-B, Research Assistant and other @main.icmr.nic.in, Download PDF

Scientist-B (Medical)-MBBS Degree with one year Research / MD in Microbiology/Community Medicine (PSM). Scientist-B(Non Medical)-1st Class Master’s Degree in ...

Source: Rojgar Samachar
Published: 27 Apr 2021

ASPIRE Annual Career Symposium May 6-7 will focus on careers for the citizen scientist

Higgins Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center. Racaniello entered the world of social media in 2004 with his virology blog, followed by the podcast This ...

Source: Vanderbilt University News
Published: 03 May 2021

‘Not acceptable’: Wuhan scientist hits out at COVID-19 origin claims

Did you test a control population?” Dr David Relman, a professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford University told the Los Angeles Times. “On all accounts, it was not an adequate ...

Source: News.com.au
Published: 14 May 2021

Lab reveals how an oral antiviral drug confuses the replication machinery of SARS-CoV-2

professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and member of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology. "It causes the polymerase to ...

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 11 May 2021

Axion BioSystems Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

He obtained his Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1995. He became Professor of Microbiology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City in 2013 and moved to Georgia ...

Source: Business Wire
Published: 20 Apr 2021

National College, NRCB sign MoU

National College has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICAR-National Resource Centre for Banana for collaborative research and internship of Biotechnology and Microbiology students.

Source: The Hindu
Published: 29 Apr 2021

What we know and don’t know about the origins of COVID-19

Scientists have generally concluded that it resembles naturally occurring viruses. But they are paying more attention to other possibilities.

Source: Poynter
Published: 18 May 2021

This Chinese-Canadian scientist helped cure Ebola. Now she’s at the centre of a viral security drama

The virus shipment to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in particular captured the public imagination ... Kobinger said it was not frequent – but not unheard of – for the National Microbiology Laboratory to send live viruses to other countries.

Source: Yahoo News Singapore
Published: 16 Apr 2021

If we want to be ready for the next pandemic, Canada’s biotech industry will need to be stronger

D. Lorne Tyrrell is the founding director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology and a distinguished professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta.

Source: The Globe and Mail
Published: 16 Apr 2021

Second wave? If you ignore vaccine, Covid norms, there will be many more waves

What is a second wave? Dr T Jacob John, a retired professor and head, departments of clinical virology and microbiology, Christian Medical College (Vellore), and former director of ICMR’s Centre ...

Source: The New Indian Express
Published: 12 Apr 2021

Coronavirus origins: how unseen Wuhan research notes could hold the answers – and why lab-leak rumours refuse to die

The elected fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, who has a PhD in virology from Montpellier University in France in addition to her genetics degree from Wuhan University, was well ...

Source: South China Morning Post
Published: 16 Apr 2021

Coronavirus: 61% samples in Maharashtra show double mutant variant, says report

The National Institute of Virology showed that the double mutant ... Medical scientist Dr Gagandeep Kang, professor of microbiology at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, also highlighted ...

Source: Scroll
Published: 14 Apr 2021

The early spread and epidemic ignition of HIV-1 in human populations

2 KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Minderbroedersstraat 10, B-3000 Leuven, Belgium. 3 Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of ...

Source: Science
Published: 05 Apr 2021

Know Thine Enemy: Why Genetic Sequencing Is Key to Tracking COVID-19

In a typical year, the surveillance team at the University of Washington's clinical virology lab runs about ... director of the clinical microbiology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer ...

Source: Medscape
Published: 14 Apr 2021