UVA Reveals How a Cancer-Causing Virus Clings to Human DNA Like a Burr to a Sock

April 20, 2018 by

kedes and smith in lab with laser Using a homemade, high-tech microscope, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have revealed how a cancer-causing virus anchors itself to our DNA. That discovery could pave the way for doctors to cure previously incurable diseases by flushing out viruses, including HPV and Epstein-Barr, that now permanently embed themselves in our cells.CIC member, Dean Kedes and his collaborators have recently published findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences detailing their work with super-resolution microscopy.

 

Click here to read the UVA Today article.

Click here to read the PNAS report.