Smallpox-related virus disguises itself as a broken cell piece

04/24/2008 | Reuters

Researchers discovered that the vaccinia virus -- which is closely related to the virus that causes smallpox -- enters healthy cells by mimicking a broken cell piece, allowing it to escape immune system cells that could destroy it. The results may pave the way for targeted treatments that could prevent healthy cells from taking in the virus rather than attacking the virus itself, a biochemist said.

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