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10 Months ago

Respiratory virus builds 'doorbell' to trick its way into cells

New research from microbiologists has shed light on how the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) -- one of the most common viral infections -- breaks into our cells to cause infection. Researchers discovered that RSV tricks cells into letting it in by essentially ringing a doorbell that calls its receptor to the virus waiting at the door.

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