The IFITMs Inhibit Zika Virus Replication: Cell Reports

Summary Zika virus has emerged as a severe health threat with a rapidly expanding range. The IFITM family of restriction factors inhibits the replication of a broad range of viruses, including the closely related flaviruses West Nile virus and dengue virus. Here, we show that IFITM1 and IFITM3 inhibit Zika virus infection early in the viral life cycle. Moreover, IFITM3 can prevent Zika-virus-induced cell death. These results suggest that strategies to boost the actions and/or levels of the IFITMs might be useful for inhibiting a broad range of emerging viruses. Source: The IFITMs Inhibit Zika Virus Replication: Cell Reports Continue reading The IFITMs Inhibit Zika Virus Replication: Cell Reports

LIVE: Nuclear Fusion Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X

LIVE from the nuclear fusion stellarator Wendelstein 7-X at Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics, Germany. Watch video:  http://bit.ly/1Tw64Mb LIVE: We’re discussing nuclear fusion power and the German nuclear fusion stellarator Wendelstein 7-X. My guest it Prof. Thomas Klinger, who is the head of the Wendelstein 7-X project at the Max Planck Institute of Plasma Physics. We’re here to answer your questions about the fusion power. Watch video:  http://bit.ly/1Tw4zO1 Source: https://www.facebook.com/ScienceNaturePage Continue reading LIVE: Nuclear Fusion Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X