Tag Archives: Viruses

BEACON Researchers at Work: Why do men and women exist?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Rohan Maddamsetti.  In his treatise on love, Symposium, Plato tells a myth of a time when men and women were one. People used to have one head … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: The not-so-inscrutable HIV

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU postdoc Aditi Gupta. It all started in 1981. A few patients suffering from unusual opportunistic infections, that immune system normally easily takes care of, walked into doctors’ offices and nobody … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: A Tyrannosaurus and a virus walk into a bar…

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by MSU graduate student Alita Burmeister. … the scientist asks “Hey, what do you two have in common?” This summer I met Sue the T. rex. Her fossil remains are the largest, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Going Viral

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Sonia Singhal. As a junior in college, I fell in love with viruses. That September, I joined Dr. Paul Turner’s virus evolution lab. I had … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: What Makes an Attenuated Virus?

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by MSU graduate student Evin Hildebrandt. While people are often all too familiar with those nasty virulent viruses that cause disease, attenuated viruses do not seem to be as well known … Continue reading

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