Recent discoveries in biochemistry and genetics have enabled scientists to learn more about the behavior of some dangerous viruses. As it turned out, more than half of adults over the age of 40 are infected with cytomegalovirus, the existence of which many do not even suspect.
Russian scientists from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, together with Canadian geneticists and their colleagues from several Russian scientific centers, opened the veil of secrecy. With relative safety for humans (in some cases it is still dangerous), the virus has a unique ability to penetrate into cells, remaining invisible to the immune system – as if “bypassing” it.
This “trick” became possible, due to the fact that the virus “turns off” some of the genes responsible for protecting cells. The safety of the virus is still deceptive. With a significant weakening of immunity, it works like a delayed-action miner, provoking severe fatalities, for example, brain cancer.
Now the scientists have the task at all costs to suppress the “invisibility” of the insidious virus and learn how to remove it from the body. It is not excluded that the “cap-invisible” has other, more insidious, his kindred. Knowing this mechanism, scientists will be able to create an effective system of protection against dangerous infections.