Findings Provide Potential New Target To Interfere With Viral Life Cycle
Viruses like Herpes Simplex 1 and Phage Lambda have tough outer shells (gray) that encase and protect the viral DNA (green). Alex Evilevitch and colleagues have now identified that tough shell’s Achilles’ heel, the viral portal (red). The above images are Cryo EM reconstructions; the portal schematic is superimposed.
When it comes to developing efficient, robust networks, the brain may often know best. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood.