Research Progress

[20-07-2020]Chinese Researchers Reveal an Arms Race between High-pathogenic Bunyavirus and Host Immunity

Scientists from Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, recently uncovered an interesting interplay of SFTSV infection with the signaling mediated by RIG-I, a critical cellular PRR localized in cytosol (Figure 1). They found that RIG-I plays a major role in the cellular recognition of SFTSV and the host immune/inflammatory responses to SFTSV infection, but in turn,...

[30-06-2020]China develops novel rabies vaccine

A novel rabies vaccine for humans shows promise in preclinical testing, according to a new study published in the journal EBioMedicine. This live, attenuated vaccine candidate was developed and tested by scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Wuhan-based Huazhong Agricultural University.

[15-01-2020]The mini-ferritin-AIE system may be useful in developing novel functional probes for tumour nanot...

In a recent study, the research group led by Prof. LI Feng in Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences used red AIE PS molecules to prepare stable AIE nanodots for cell imaging and PDT via a simple method with a highly negatively charged mini-ferritin protein as the scaffold. The as-prepared protein-AIE nanodots showed strong fluorescence emission and efficient singlet oxy...

[14-01-2020]Scientists clarify HIV entry into resting CD4 T cells

In a recent study by the research group led by Prof. CUI Zongqiang in Wuhan Institute of Virology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, using QD-based single-virus imaging, the scientists tracked the dynamic processes of HIV fusion and interactions with the cortical actin in resting CD4 T cells.