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Global shifts in mammalian population trends reveal key predictors of virus spillover risk. Out in Proc Royal Society B @RSocPublishing @CKreuderJohnson @EpiCenterUCD @PREDICTproject @OneHealthUCD @ucdavisvetmed @LairmoreDVMDean @NIH…
Co-authors include @petaleeh @PanditPranav, @SmileyTierra, Julie Rushmore, Cristin Young, and Megan Doyle. The study was supported by @PREDICTproject and @NIH
The study concludes that the exploitation of natural habitats is not only a conservation issue, but an important driver of spillover transmission zoonotic viruses. Here is a thread that discusses three key points highlighted from study.
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Every word of this article is interesting 👉 It discusses how human endogenous #retroviruses (HERVs) that have been incorporated into the human #genome☝️may still express viral proteins that impact progression of diseases including #ALS, #MS, #cancer and #schizophrenia.
Quote from article 👉 “...many human endogenous #retroviral (HERV) sequences can be transcribed and even translated in #human cells, with hundreds of HERV genes likely having the capacity to yield #viral proteins 👉 Cedric Feschotte, @Cornell University ImageImageImageImage
The article also provides case histories and pilot study findings 👉Which show that #patients w/ #ALS and #MS have benefitted (or are benefitting) from therapy with #antiretroviral drugs☝️In some cases, w/ #HIV antiretrovirals:… Image
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