The Mystery Virus That (Probably) Lives In Your Gut

By | 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.


Discovery Of Immune Avoidance Mechanism To Fight Mosquito-Borne Viruses

By | 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.


Bacteria-Killing Protein Could Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbugs'

By | 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.


Pregnancy Could Help Hepatitis C Develop Into Hardier Strain

By | 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.

Canine Circovirus

Canine Circovirus-Like Illness Kills 6 Dogs In Michigan; Virus Could Affect Humans, One Vet Says

By | 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.

Dong Thap - Severe Brain Infections in Vietnam Linked to CyCV-VN Virus

Severe Brain Infections In Vietnam Linked To Mysterious New CyCV-VN Virus

By | Wed, 06/19/2013 - 15:27

A newly discovered cyclovirus has been detected in Vietnamese patients with severe nervous system infections.

MERS Deaths

MERS Virus Hits Death Toll Of 33 As New Cases Continue To Plague Middle East; Scientists Look To Newly Mapped Genetic Codes For Answers

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 14:09

Three new confirmed cases of the MERS virus have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, with one more dead.


Mystery Illness Solved in Alabama: No Need To Panic, It Was Just The Cold And Flu

By | 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.


Saudi Arabia Reports 4 New Cases Of Coronavirus

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:14

This new virus was first identified and reported by Dr. Ali Mohamed Zaki in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to the World Health Organization.

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SARS-Like Coronavirus In Saudi Arabia Kills Five

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 10:09

While the SARS-related virus infects patients in the UK, Jordan, and Germany, Saudi Arabia remains the epicenter of infections.

Raw Oysters

Raw Oyster Pasteurization Cuts Viral Food Poisoning Risk

By | 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.


New Mystery Virus Kills Ninth Victim

By | Wed, 03/13/2013 - 10:32

There have been 15 confirmed cases of people being infected, and so far more than half have died.

Electron micrograph of bacteriophages infecting a bacterial cell Graham Beards

Virus Stole Bacteria Immune System Now Kills Resistant Cholera

By | 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.

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Researchers Are Engineering Viruses to Attack Themselves

By | 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.