I don’t actually have much to say about this paper1 from Kay Grünewald‘s group — it’s on the mechanisms by which herpes simplex virus enters cells, specifically how the viral and cellular membranes fuse — but the images (using cryoelectron tomography) are so gorgeous I feel like I have to mention it.  Subscription-only, I’m afraid, but check it out if you can.

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Herpes simplex in a nappy Teenage mutant ninja herpes simplex

  1. Maurer UE, Sodeik B, Grunewald K (2008) Native 3D intermediates of membrane fusion in herpes simplex virus 1 entry. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10559–10564.[]