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Pavel Plevka, Ju Sheng and Xinzheng Zhang, Purdue University

Caption: Purdue researchers Pavel Plevka (at left), Ju Sheng and Xinzheng Zhang, stand near the Titan electron microscope in Purdue's Wayne T. and Mary T. Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology. In research led by Michael G. Rossmann, Hanley Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, the team has discovered that rising temperature induces key changes in the dengue virus when it enters its human host, and the findings represent a new approach for designing vaccines against the aggressive mosquito-borne pathogen.

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