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9 Answered Questions for the topic Virus

07/23/19

How did viruses learn to utilize the workings of a cell?

This is my first post here, so excuse me for its simplicity.Viruses can infiltrate a cell, overtake it and multiply. It has projecting fibers whose ends are shaped as kind of a "key" to a mobile... more

07/10/19

Why restriction enzymes cut (usually) at palindromic sequences?

Restriction enzymes usually cut only at palindromic sequences. Is there any specific reason for that ? Is there any advantage for bacteria if it cuts up virus at this type of sequences ?

06/25/19

Is it known how the first viruses formed?

[The oldest known virus](http://www.livescience.com/16015-oldest-viruses-insects.html) is known to have infected prehistoric insects 300 million years ago. A virus is basically a parasitic strand... more

06/17/19

How can I remove malicious spyware, malware, adware, viruses, trojans or rootkits from my PC?

What should I do if my Windows computer seems to be infected with a virus or malware? - What are the symptoms of an infection? - What should I do after noticing an infection? - What can I do to get... more

05/07/19

Can Biologists identify all viruses?

I went to the doctor today with my girlfriend, and the doctor said that she had a virus but doesn't know which one and she should let the infection heal with some rest. The fact that the doctor... more

05/07/19

Can Biologists identify all viruses?

I went to the doctor today with my girlfriend, and the doctor said that she had a virus but doesn't know which one and she should let the infection heal with some rest. The fact that the doctor... more

05/05/19

Can we develop a nucleos(t)ide analogue to cure rabies?

Nucleos(t)ide analogues have been successfully used to treat HIV, HBV and HCV. Since rabies virus is also a RNA virus that uses RdRp to replicate. If we develop an nucleos(t)ide against its RdRp,... more

03/26/19

How can you find out if .xlsx and .docx files are safe to open?

I have received an email from a not entirely trustworthy source, it might be legit but I'm not really sure. It contains, among other things, information on a `.docx` Microsoft Word file and a... more

05/08/17

is virus hollow? Is it like a balloon with nuclear material inside or like an egg with yolk(represent the nuclear material)?

Virus consists of strand of nuclear material and protein coat. Im not clear with that if virus is hollow or not?

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