Jun, 07, 2015, 01:50 PM

New Blood Test Can Catalogue Every Virus You Have Ever Had

The test could potentially explain the triggers behind some cancers and autoimmune diseases.

Feb, 17, 2015, 12:09 PM

Viruses, Like Ebola, Are Adapting, It May Get Bad If We Don't Work Faster

Scientists are claiming that new diseases emerging may have something to do with climate change.

Jan, 29, 2015, 12:41 AM

Dog Virus Is Also Transmitted By Other Animals

A study shows the canine distemper virus is also transmitted by other animals.

Dec, 15, 2014, 06:49 PM

People Don't Know The Risks of Taking Unnecessary Antibiotics, Study Shows

A study shows that even though most people understand antibiotics do not work against viruses, they want them anyway, because they figure "taking antibiotics can't hut." This is not always true, and educational materials should be updated to reflect this trend in thinking.

Nov, 13, 2014, 01:56 PM

ATCV-1 Virus Turns People Stupid, Research Suggests

Scientists have discovered a new virus called Chlorovirus ATCV-1 that can affect cognitive function in humans and turn them stupid.

Nov, 03, 2014, 02:59 PM

Ebola Virus In USA Update: New York Doctor Now in 'Stable' Condition

The doctor who really put New York on edge is now improving after he contracted Ebola virus disease in West Africa, where most of the outbreak is.

Oct, 29, 2014, 11:51 AM

Ancient Virus Revived from 700-Year-Old Caribou Feces

Scientists have successfully brought a 700 year old virus back to life after it was found frozen in an ancient caribou feces. The researchers used the virus to infect modern plants. Results of the efforts raise the possibility that global warming might resurrect other infectious viruses.

Oct, 27, 2014, 12:25 PM

Ebola Paper Test Developed by Harvard Scientists; Can Detect Virus in 30 Minutes

Scientists at Harvard's Wyss Institute may soon have a simple paper test that could test for the Ebola virus. They have successfully created a prototype paper test that can detect various Ebola strains.

Oct, 26, 2014, 09:10 PM

Ebola Virus Evolution Findings Could Lead to New Vaccines and Treatments

An ancient relative of the Ebola virus that dates back 16 to 23 million years has been identified by researchers at the University of Buffalo. The research suggests that Ebola, and a similar virus known as Marburg, developed around the same time as the rise of the great apes.

Sep, 05, 2014, 04:16 PM

Why There Is No HIV Cure Yet

In the 1980s, doctors reported that for patients infected with HIV at birth, or those that had acquired it, the disease had vanished with treatment. Soon, they were no longer required to take any drug treatments at all. Then the HIV mysteriously returned. Given modern medicine’s success in curing other diseases, what makes HIV different?

Sep, 04, 2014, 02:39 PM

How Scary is Ebola?

“Although Ebola is just a plane ride away, it is highly unlikely to become an epidemic threat in the United States and other rich countries,” said Ronald Bailey of Reason. Since the Ebola virus is transmitted by close contact with the body fluids of infected people, it makes transmission much more difficult than with a respiratory virus like influenza.

Aug, 17, 2014, 10:25 PM

Ebola Virus to Last at Least Six Months

According to medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is likely to last around six months until it is fully brought to control.

Jul, 25, 2014, 03:15 PM

Newly Discovered Virus Dwells In The Gut Of Half The World's Population

According to scientists, more than half the world's population is host to a newly described gut virus.

Jul, 11, 2014, 02:04 PM

Dengue Fever Vaccine May Soon Put an End to Painful Virus

A vaccine for dengue fever, a virus that causes headaches, high fevers and pain, has shown promise after a two year trial in five Asian countries.

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