New UMBC research reveals that viruses may have “eyes and ears” on us

New UMBC research reveals that viruses may have “eyes and ears” on us

New research finds that viruses may have 'eyes and ears' on us New UMBC-led research in Frontiers in Microbiology suggests that viruses are using information from their environment to "decide" when to sit tight inside their hosts and when to multiply and burst out, killing the host cell. The work has implications for antiviral drug development. A virus's ability to sense its environment, including elements produced by its host, adds "another layer of complexity to the viral-host interaction," says Ivan …