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Harvard scientists uncover key allowing deadly viruses to replicate

Viruses are masterful invaders. They cannibalize host cells by injecting their genetic material, often making thousands of copies of themselves in a single cell to ensure their replication and survival. Some RNA viruses — viruses whose RNA, not DNA, carries their genetic information — insert their genetic material into cells as a single piece, while… Read More »

10 Signs Your Flu Might Be Deadly

Conditions The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 80,000 people died from the flu last year alone. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe this season. What is the flu? eldar nurkovic/Shutterstock The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that’s caused by influenza viruses, according to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More »