Cancer-causing virus masters cell’s replication, immortality

Anne Li                                                                                                May 6th, 2017


Researchers detail how the Epstein-Barr virus manages to persist quietly inside the immune system's B cells in as many as 90 percent of adults. Should something go awry however, the virus can cause mononucleosis or cancers of the lymph. Viruses are notorious for taking over their host's operations and using them to their own advantage. But few human viruses make themselves quite as cozy as the Epstein-Barr virus, which can be found in an estimated nine out of ten humans without causing any ill effects.
See original article at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170502204538.htm

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