In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- All retroviruses are similar, and our genome is full of dormant retroviruses - over 2 percent of the genome is retroviral.
- As a vehicle for gene therapy, the retrovirus is modified so that it cannot produce infectious virus after entering the cell.
- HIV is an RNA virus (ie, it carries its genetic code in the form of RNA) and falls under the family of retroviruses.
- I'm not talking about a vaccine, which most scientists consider a pipe dream against a diverse and constantly mutating retrovirus like HIV.
- Thus far, adenoviruses and retroviruses are the two families of viruses that have been used in the majority of clinical trials.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.