Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs (EBER)

What are Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs (EBER)? Epstein-Barr virus-encoded small RNAs (ribonucleic acids) (EBER) are small pieces of genetic material made by human cells that have been infected with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Pathologists use a special test called in situ hybridization to look for EBER inside cells. Cells that produce EBER are labeled positive or …
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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)

What is the Epstein-Barr virus? Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of a large group of viruses called herpesviruses. Another name for EBV is human herpesvirus 4 (HHV4). EBV is found all over the world and infection is common. EBV is spread between people through body fluids, typically saliva. Most people who become infected with …
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Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

What is nasopharyngeal carcinoma? Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a type of cancer that starts from an area at the back of the nose and throat called the nasopharynx. Subtypes of nasopharyngeal carcinoma include non-keratinizing, keratinizing, and basaloid. What causes nasopharyngeal carcinoma? Most cases of non-keratinizing type and basaloid type nasopharyngeal carcinoma are caused by a virus …
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Hodgkin lymphoma

What is Hodgkin lymphoma? Hodgkin lymphoma (formerly called Hodgkin’s Disease) is a type of cancer that starts from specialized immune cells called B-lymphocytes. Hodgkin lymphoma is divided into two groups: classic Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Where in the body is Hodgkin lymphoma normally found? Hodgkin lymphoma can start anywhere in the body …
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