Ebola infection in DR Congo

October 15, 2018


Viruses and neuroimmunology

October 14, 2018





Innate recognition of virus proteins is an important component of the immune response to viral pathogens. A component of this immune recognition is the family of lectins; pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) that recognise viral pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) including viral glycoproteins.

In this review we discuss the contribution of soluble and membrane-associated PRRs to immunity against virus pathogens, and the potential role of these molecules in facilitating virus replication. These processes are illustrated with examples of viruses including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and Ebola virus (EBOV). We focus on the structure, function and genetics of the well-characterised C-type lectin mannose-binding lectin, the ficolins, and the membrane-bound CD209 proteins expressed on dendritic cells. The potential for lectin-based antiviral therapies is also discussed. View Full-Text

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Australia: Hailstone storm

October 14, 2018


Soyuz- MS10, 11th Oct. 2018

October 13, 2018

The center booster failed shortly after the launch of a Russian government Soyuz rocket carrying 2 new ISS crew members up toward the space station. The crew capsule separated from the rocket, performed a ballistic reentry (steeper angle and higher G forcs than usual),

Soyuz-MS 09, 29th Aug 2018

October 13, 2018





Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

  • Approximately 14 thousand rioters gathered along the Gaza border on Friday evening. The rioters threw exlosive devices, grenades and Molotov cocktails, set tires on fire and threw stones at IDF soldiers along the fence.

    The IDF fighters responded with open fire according to procedures for dispersing riots.

    IDF soldiers recognized several terrorists that climbed over the fence on the southern side of Gaza and into Israel. The terrorists placed an explosive there that set fire to the fence.

    Immediately after this, IDF soldiers recognized several terrorists that had entered Israel. They approached an IDF post. The IDF responded with open fire in their direction.

    No IDF soldiers were injured and the terrorists were killed.

    This is one of the more extreme cases in the last series of riots along the Gaza fence, as terrorists were able to penetrate the fence and arrive in proximity with an IDF post.

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