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Viral Shapeshifters: Strange Behaviors of HIV and Other Viruses
Book is now available at Google Play, Amazon, Simplicity Research Institute (http://www.simplicitysg.net/books/viralss ), Lazada (Singapore), Book Depository and Knowledge Book Centre (#03-35 Bras Basah Complex. Singapore). Please feel free to email me for details at: [email protected]
BookCover:: Potential PEDV and SARS reservoirs, wild pigs (Top Left) and civet cat (Top Right). Matrix of HIV-1 (Middle) and HIV's horse cousin, EIAV (bottom) with red representing disorder.
Despite billions of dollars spent on decades of research, no vaccine has been found for the deadly HIV. Why has it been so difficult to find an effective vaccine for HIV, or the herpes simplex virus-2, while we have managed to find those for rabies, polio and smallpox? After over a decade stalking the HIV and other viruses with a computer, the author detected something very strange in the outer shell protein of HIV-1. He believes that the virus is literally acting as a shapeshifter in evading the host immune system. This book is about a scientific adventure that covers the HIV, SARS, Yellow Fever, Ebola and other viruses. As this book explains, each virus has its own story in terms of evolution and its interactions with humans. It also argues that early vaccine successes with the smallpox, rabies and polio viruses were due to the hard shells of those viruses. The concept of viral shapeshifting opens up a new world of possibilities in improved treatments for cancers and infectious diseases. The presentation in this book is aimed both at the curious layman and researchers.
Gerard Goh triply majored in areas such as Mathematics/Computer Science and Chemistry/Physics at St Mary’s College of California, and has also four advanced degrees from various American universities including those in chemistry and computer science. He has co-authored papers related to HIV, Nipah virus, COVID-19, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, 1918 H1N1, Ebola viruses, Flaviviridae viruses (e.g dengue, Yellow Fever, Zika, Hepatitis C) and tumor oncolysis. Having previously held biocomputing research positions at various institutions such as Indiana University School of Medicine (USA), National University of Singapore Medical School and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore., he is currently a computational protein virologist at Goh’s BioComputing®, Singapore.
For access to my papers go to: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gerard_Goh/contributions