Virus


Frog Mucus Kills Flu Virus

Frog Mucus Kills Flu Virus

Apparently a certain slime emanating from a species of South Indian frog could be a bulwark against flu virus....

Apr 19 2017, 2:38am CDT

A Usually Harmless Virus Can Trigger Celiac Disease, Study Finds

A Usually Harmless Virus Can Trigger Celiac Disease, Study Finds

Reovirus can cause the immune system to overreact to gluten, leading to the development of celiac disease...

Apr 9 2017, 1:13pm CDT

Pet Rats in US Caused Seoul Virus Outbreak

Pet Rats in US Caused Seoul Virus Outbreak

Apparently, domesticated rodents in the US may have caused the outbreak of Seoul Virus....

Jan 21 2017, 4:15pm CST

Salt can Transform Basic Surgical Masks into Virus Killers

Salt can Transform Basic Surgical Masks into Virus Killers

Researchers have developed a special salt treatment that can make common surgical masks capable of trapping and killing airbor...

Jan 9 2017, 12:51am CST

Smallpox Virus Found in 17th Century Child Mummy DNA Rewrites History of Deadly Disease

Smallpox Virus Found in 17th Century Child Mummy DNA Rewrites History of Deadly Disease

A virus found in a juvenile mummy is proof that a deadly version of small pox created devastation even earlier than some 3000 y...

Dec 9 2016, 7:11am CST

Antibody Protects Fetus From Zika Virus

Antibody Protects Fetus From Zika Virus

A recent study showed that a specific antibody prevents the Zika Virus from infecting infants in the womb....

Nov 8 2016, 5:48am CST

Delete "Guide for Pokemon Go" Now

Delete "Guide for Pokemon Go" Now

If you are one of the 500,000 users who have downloaded Guide for Pokemon Go, which is available on the Google Play Store, you...

Sep 17 2016, 10:15am CDT

Cancer and Hepatitis C Medicines can Kill Zika Virus

Cancer and Hepatitis C Medicines can Kill Zika Virus

Apparently it so happens to be the case that cancer and hepatitis C medicine can eradicate the Zika virus in petri dish form. W...

Aug 30 2016, 12:04pm CDT

There's a Crazy New Virus Running Rampant

There's a Crazy New Virus Running Rampant

There has been a new virus identified and it is so weird that it breaks all of the rules for what we know about viruses that in...

Aug 29 2016, 7:13am CDT

The Original Cold Virus Came from Camels

The Original Cold Virus Came from Camels

A team of researchers have found that one of four coronaviruses for the common cold, also known as HCoV-229E, originated in cam...

Aug 22 2016, 8:19am CDT

Zika Virus can Cause Joint Birth Defect and Other Disorders

Zika Virus can Cause Joint Birth Defect and Other Disorders

It has been found that the Zika Virus may cause a number of other ailments too....

Aug 10 2016, 7:39am CDT

Lollapalooza Colombia Music Festival Loses Rihanna Over Zika Virus Concerns

Lollapalooza Colombia Music Festival Loses Rihanna Over Zika Virus Concerns

Rihanna pulls out of performing at the Lollapalooza Columbia out of concerns of contracting Zika virus while Festival dwindles....

Jul 4 2016, 1:32pm CDT

Zika Virus Monkey Study Results Could Help Make a Vaccine for Humans

Zika Virus Monkey Study Results Could Help Make a Vaccine for Humans

A study that examined primates showed that the Zika virus undergoes several complications during the period of gestation....

Jun 29 2016, 5:00am CDT

Zika Virus May Not Cause Microcephaly: New Study

Zika Virus May Not Cause Microcephaly: New Study

The number of missing cases of microcephaly epidemic in several countries raises serious questions about the assumed connectio...

Jun 26 2016, 6:56am CDT

Zika Vaccine Can Also Prevent Dengue Virus

Zika Vaccine Can Also Prevent Dengue Virus

The scientists are closer than ever to having developed a Zika vaccine that is also effective against dengue virus....

Jun 24 2016, 3:15am CDT

Zika Virus Directly Infects Brain and Immune System, Study Shows

Zika Virus Directly Infects Brain and Immune System, Study Shows

As everybody knows the Zika Virus has a deleterious effect on the brain cells and detecting agency of the immune system....

Jun 6 2016, 10:31am CDT

US conducts Zika virus test

US conducts Zika virus test

Houston, May 24 (IANS) Testing for the mosquito-borne Zika virus began on Monday at the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center headqu...

May 24 2016, 7:21am CDT

Supercomputers Help Scientists Fight Zika Virus

Supercomputers Help Scientists Fight Zika Virus

The latest news is regarding supercomputers helping scientists fight the dreaded Zika Virus....

May 19 2016, 9:49am CDT

Scientists Genetically Clone Zika Virus

Scientists Genetically Clone Zika Virus

A team of researchers has, in a pioneering effort, genetically engineered a clone of the Zika virus strain.Cloning the virus ca...

May 17 2016, 5:36am CDT

Ebola Virus Can Persist in Semen 9 Months after Recovery

Ebola Virus Can Persist in Semen 9 Months after Recovery

Ebola virus can persist in the semen of survivors of the epidemic for up to nine months after their recovery, said a new study....

May 15 2016, 1:53pm CDT

Mice Fetuses infected with Zika Virus get Microcephaly

Mice Fetuses infected with Zika Virus get Microcephaly

It has been found that mice fetuses that were infected with the dreaded Zika virus became microcephalic as a result....

May 12 2016, 9:54am CDT

New Paper-based Device Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

New Paper-based Device Can Quickly Detect Zika Virus

Researchers have developed a new paper-based test that can diagnose the Zika virus infection within a few hours, potentially im...

May 7 2016, 9:57am CDT

Australia to Eradicate Carp with Herpes Virus

Australia to Eradicate Carp with Herpes Virus

The Government of Australia is to eradicate carp populations via the judicious use of the herpes virus. Over $15 million is bei...

May 4 2016, 8:38am CDT

Chinese Scientists Can Eliminate Zika Virus With Its NS1 Protein

Chinese Scientists Can Eliminate Zika Virus With Its NS1 Protein

A group of Chinese researchers have found out more about the Zika Virus protein makeup....

Apr 20 2016, 3:36am CDT

Zika Virus Causes Brain Disorder in Adults

Zika Virus Causes Brain Disorder in Adults

Scientists in Brazil have discovered that the Zika Virus is tied to brain disorders in mature people....

Apr 11 2016, 6:13am CDT

Brain Scans Of Babies With Microcephaly Reveals Development Issues due to Zika Virus

Brain Scans Of Babies With Microcephaly Reveal Development Issues due to Zika Virus

The brain scans of babies affected by microcephaly revealed development issues due to Zika Virus....

Apr 7 2016, 7:51am CDT

Zika Virus Expected to Spread in 50 US Cities This Summer

Zika Virus Expected to Spread in 50 US Cities This Summer

The summer season which is coming up may lead to outbreaks of Zika Virus in several US cities like New York and Los Angeles....

Mar 17 2016, 7:50am CDT

Zika virus Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Zika virus Linked to Guillain-Barré Syndrome

A new study suggests that the Zika virus can also cause Guillain-Barré syndrome....

Mar 1 2016, 3:47am CST

Egg of Kissing bug

Bacteria in Gut of Disease-Bearing Insects Usable as Trojan horse to Tackle Zika Virus

Researchers from Swansea University have published a new study in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B detailing a ne...

Feb 25 2016, 5:29am CST

Against Papal Doctrines, Pope Francis Suggests Contraceptives in the Face of Zika Virus

Against Papal Doctrines, Pope Francis Suggests Contraceptives in the Face of Zika Virus

For centuries, the Catholic Church has made its stand on contraception or birth control methods known: it is evil and not allow...

Feb 19 2016, 5:21am CST

WHO Starts $56 Million Plan to End Zika Virus

WHO Starts $56 Million Plan to End Zika Virus

WHO is to initiate a $56 million project in order to put an end to the scourge known as Zika Virus once and for all....

Feb 17 2016, 9:48pm CST

Zika

319 Cases of Zika Virus Confirmed In Venezuela, With 3 Deaths

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela has revealed that three persons died of Zika virus in the country, with the Correo Del Or...

Feb 12 2016, 7:24am CST

Pregnant women are susceptible to contracting Zika virus

CDC Says 2 American Women Suffered Miscarriages Due To Zika Virus

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that two US women have suffered miscarriages after contrac...

Feb 11 2016, 1:41pm CST

Aeges aegypti mosquito linked to Zika virus

Scientists Voice a Lot of Unknowns about Zika Virus As They Strive To Learn More

Zika virus ravaging parts of South America and Asia is believed to be transmitted by infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, with sy...

Feb 11 2016, 7:47am CST

The logos of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Kenya Threatens To Boycott 2016 Rio Olympic Games over Zika Virus

Considering the rising menace of Zika virus in parts of Latin and South America, the Kenya’s Olympic Committee has threatened t...

Feb 10 2016, 6:57am CST

Barack Obama

Obama Asks Congress for $1.8 Billion to Fight Zika Virus

While the Zika virus is ravaging parts of South America, it has not yet spread as widely into the US. However, President Barack...

Feb 8 2016, 6:49pm CST

Virus Spread Manmade from Europe Killing Bees

Manmade Virus Spread from Europe Killing Bees

The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new...

Feb 5 2016, 10:10pm CST

Zika Virus Spreads More at Higher Temperatures

Zika Virus Spreads More at Higher Temperatures

The soaring temperatures in some regions make the transmission of the dreaded Zika Virus an even more likely occurrence....

Feb 4 2016, 9:16am CST

Zika vaccine

Scientists Face Great Challenges As They Attempt to Produce Vaccine for Zika Virus

While Zika virus continues to ravage parts of Brazil and other surrounding countries, millions of people in other places have n...

Feb 3 2016, 11:55am CST

First US Zika Virus Transmission Through Sex Reported in Texas

First US Zika Virus Transmission Through Sex Confirmed in Texas

An incidence of Zika Virus transmission through sex was reported in Texas. This is the first such unique case that has been pin...

Feb 3 2016, 4:01am CST