Category: Virology

Introduction to Molecular Diagnoses under MGC Partnership

MicroBiotics, in partnership with GeneLab and the Laboratory Resources Unit of Christcov Nigeria Limited, are proud to introduce our services of reliable, affordable, and efficient molecular laboratory to you. This vision was borne out of the observation that hospitals find it very difficult to navigate the herculean task of molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. This […]

The Threat of Infection from Potential Agents of Bioterrorism

With Liberia recently declared free of Ebola virus infection, and the trailing of the catastrophe with allegations of failed experimentation of bioterrorism agents, this article, written when the world is just taking note of bioterrorism agents, takes a cursory look at past events in order for us to prepare for the unknown and delicate future filled with infectious agents with bioterrorism potentials.

5 Unknown Facts That Make Ebola Virus Dangerously Elusive To Manage

The rampage of the Ebola epidemic has driven more people to panic than the HIV/AIDS scourge. Yet, few people really knew little about why the causative virus itself, Ebola virus, is proving elusive to prevention and cure. This article listed and explained five virological-based information about the disease and its causative virus.

The potential therapeutic application of RIG 1-like receptors against viruses (Part 2 – Viruses Recognition and Models of Mechanisms)

By Tayo Fasuan
In this Part 2 of the series of article about the potential therapeutic applications of Retinoic acid-inducible gene-I (RIG-I) like receptors, the writer provides the means of viruses recognition by the receptors and the models of mechanisms involved.

Microbial Infections That Cause Stillbirths (Part I)

50% of all stillbirths have been found out to be due to infections, with 98% of these happening in low- and middle-income countries. In this series of write-ups that will run for about two weeks, cursory views are taken of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoan infections capable of causing stillbirths in pregnant women.