The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus 4, is one of the most effective viruses in evolving, surviving and spreading in the world population. This virus is responsible for various diseases, such as, infectious mononucleosis, Hodgkin lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, and lately it has been linked to gastric cancer, which is very common in Chile. Researchers from Universidad Autónoma de Chile in Temuco and Universidad de la Frontera published a study in Scientific Reports – Nature journal, where they analyzed 188 genomes (set of genes) of EBV based on samples obtained from patients between 1970 and 2017. The authors propose a new classification that allows to better understand the evolution and geographical origin of the virus, as well as it will help to understand its biology and how it avoids the immune system in the host cell and triggers several related diseases.
In the context of the announcement of an alliance between UNESCO and the Congress of Future that will contribute to push gender equity in science and technology, a discussion panel took place at the end of the Congress in Santiago last January.
Académicos, investigadores y estudiantes de todo el país podrán enviar sus propuestas hasta el 30 de abril. Los trabajos seleccionados serán publicados en el libro “Literatura y educación: Construyendo identidades”.
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