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  • Dengue Fever

    Dengue Fever

    Image of the Week

    A 3D model of the dengue virus reveals a shape like a soccer ball with an outer coating of glycoproteins.

  • Hunting Down HIV

    Hunting Down HIV

    Image of the Week

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is discovered “hiding” between the cells of the gut.

  • Rhinovirus

    Rhinovirus

    3D Model

    A 3D model of rhinovirus, an RNA genome virus that is the main cause of the common cold in humans.

  • Nodamura Virus

    Nodamura Virus

    3D Model

    A 3D model of nodamura virus.

  • Dengue Virus

    Dengue Virus

    3D Model

    A 3D model of dengue virus.

  • Teacher Guide: Immunology

    Teacher Guide: Immunology

    Teacher Guide

    Topics include: Immunology, HIV immune response and drug development, ELISA, CCR5 co-receptor mutation, vaccine development, dengue fever, and immunological response

  • From Birds to People: The West Nile Virus Story

    From Birds to People: The West Nile Virus Story

    Click & Learn

    West Nile virus infects mosquitoes, birds, and people—with very different consequences.

  • Viral Diversity

    Viral Diversity

    Poster

    The poster from the 2010 Holiday Lectures, Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease, illustrating the size, geometry, and different classifications of viruses.

  • Virochip DNA Microarray

    Virochip DNA Microarray

    Click & Learn

    Answer interactive questions to explore the logic of the Virochip microarray design, particularly how evolutionary relationships can be used to detect new viruses.

  • Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease

    Stopping Mosquito-Borne Disease

    Click & Learn

    Learn about the nature of vector-borne diseases, and the life cycle of the dengue vector mosquito.

  • Biology of the Mosquito Vector

    Biology of the Mosquito Vector

    Lecture

    (49 min 28 sec) This discussion from the 2010 Holiday Lectures on Science explores the ethics of genetically-modified organisms and other topics.

  • Solving SARS and Other Viral Mysteries

    Solving SARS and Other Viral Mysteries

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) The SARS epidemic was successfully halted by a global research effort to identify a new virus.

  • The Virus Hunter's Toolkit

    The Virus Hunter's Toolkit

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) New technologies like the Virochip harness DNA's properties to identify and fight new viruses.

  • Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles

    Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles

    Lecture

    (58 min 33 sec) Learn about research aimed at thwarting dengue fever in the lab and in communities.

  • Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease

    Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease

    Lecture

    Watch two leading virus researchers explain how they use both simple and sophisticated technologies to detect and fight infectious agents.

  • Mosquito Reggaeton, a Dengue Rap Song

    Mosquito Reggaeton, a Dengue Rap Song

    Clip

    (2 min 4 sec) Reggaeton, a popular Latin music form, rallies against dengue.

  • The Mosquito Life Cycle

    The Mosquito Life Cycle

    Clip

    (1 min 7 sec) To prevent mosquitoes from spreading diseases, it's essential to understand their life cycle.

  • Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

    Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

    Clip

    (7 min 46 sec) Charles Runckel, a graduate student in the DeRisi lab, uses the Virochip to examine the mystery of bee colony collapse disorder.

  • Dengue Virus Enters a Cell

    Dengue Virus Enters a Cell

    Animation

    (1 min 33 sec) Infection begins when the dengue virus uses receptors on an immune cell's surface to gain entry and release its genome.

  • Structure of Dengue Virus

    Structure of Dengue Virus

    Animation

    (1 min 3 sec) The dengue virus's outer envelope proteins form symmetrical units and overlay the lipid envelope, capsid, and the RNA genome.

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