Viruses, the diseases they cause, and treatments that target viruses are very important. However, the media barely covers the scientific research that centers on these topics. The mission of this blog is to fill this gap. As far as we know, this blog is the only one with this mission.
Scientific research on these topics is growing fast. Pubmed, a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), publishes over four million scientific and medical papers every year.
Specifically in terms of viruses, there were 25,000 papers published in 2005. In 2014, just nine years later, there were over 35,000 virus related papers published. That’s an increase of more than 1,000 papers on the subject of of viruses per year!
VIR123.com takes the most important papers on viruses indexed by Pubmed, and writes about them in language that the public can easily understand.
The blog is associated with The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD).
The CBCD (http://www.cbcd.net) is a research center recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. The mission of the CBCD is to advance the research on the biology of chronic diseases, and to accelerate the discovery of treatments for these diseases.
The CBCD published the “Purple” book entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” written by Dr. Hanan Polansky. The book presents Dr. Polansky’s highly acclaimed scientific theory on the relationship between the DNA of latent (chronic) viruses and the onset of chronic diseases.