New clues found to how 'cruise-ship' virus gets inside cells

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 17:51 in Biology & Nature

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the protein that norovirus -- shown here in a colored transmission electron micrograph -- uses to invade cells. Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects people and causes disease. Research has been hindered by an inability to grow the virus in the lab.

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