By Ben Wolford | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 10:17
An ancient virus, newly discovered, resides in the guts of half the population. Researchers say it could offer promising leads in the battle against obesity and diabetes.
By John Ericson | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:02
A newly discovered avoidance mechanism illuminates a new target for physicians struggling to quell mosquito-borne viruses like the eastern equine encephalitis virus.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 21:34
A protein found in bacteriophages — bacterial viruses — has been found to kill E. coli bacteria, offering hope it could one day fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria as well.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 20:32
In one mother, the processes that occurred during pregnancy combined with the natural viral processes of hepatitis C to help create a strain that was able to replicate faster.
By Anthony Rivas | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 13:28
A mysterious virus similar to the Canine circovirus that appeared in California last year has shown up in Ohio and Michigan recently, killing up to 10 dogs.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:27
A newly discovered cyclovirus has been detected in Vietnamese patients with severe nervous system infections.
By Samantha Olson | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 14:09
Three new confirmed cases of the MERS virus have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, with one more dead.
By Christie Rizk | Fri, 05/24/2013 - 17:08
A mysterious illness that struck seven people in Alabama earlier this week has been determined to be a combination of cold and flu viruses.
By Sabrina Bachai | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 12:57
France sees its first case of the coronavirus.
By Ashik Siddique | Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:20
A new study suggests that electron beam pasteurization can increase the safety of eating raw oysters by killing pathogenic noroviruses and hepatitis A.
By Felix l | Thu, 02/28/2013 - 15:03
A virus was caught having stolen the functional immune system of bacteria--and is even using it against its bacterial host. It exclusively attacks the cholera bacteria and could eventually serve (already demonstrated in mice) to fight cholera infections in humans.
By Makini Brice | Wed, 01/30/2013 - 20:47
The idea that viruses could be used for treatment has been around since the middle of the 20th Century.