A mysterious oval shaped giant virus trapped inside the Siberian permafrost for nearly 30,000 years, has finally been resurrected, according to a latest finding. The virus is found to be active.
Wild bumblebees are important contributors to the ecosystem. They provide pollination to a lot of the world’s flowers as well as foods, helping produce 87 of the leading food crops worldwide. If they were lost in nature, it would be devastating for plants.
Hantavirus is a mysterious and lethal microorganism in which 30 cases are reported in the United States each year. It suddenly appeared in the Southwest over 20 years ago in an outbreak that killed over a dozen people. The virus is considered extremely deadly, causing deaths in 30 – 40% of its cas...
Scientists have proved for the first time that the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus that has killed 71 people can also infect camels, strengthening suspicions the animals may be a source of the human outbreak.
Dutch scientists hidden away in a top-security laboratory are seeking to create mutant flu viruses, dangerous work designed to prepare the world for a lethal pandemic by beating nature to it.
Researchers of ETH Zurich have discovered a part of the innate immune system in mice that had only been known in plants and invertebrates. This system seems more visible in stem and progenitor cells, which it protects from viral infection.
A recent study shows that many viruses could be circulating in mammals.
The development of an easy to use, low cost method of detecting dengue virus in mosquitoes based on gold nanoparticles is reported in BioMed Central's open access journal Virology Journal. The assay is able to detect lower levels of the virus than current tests, and is easy to transport and use in r...
Scientists in the US have developed a novel vaccination method that uses tiny gold particles to mimic a virus and carry specific proteins to the body's specialist immune cells.
The influenza virus has an amazing inherent ability to mutate, thereby changing its properties and its pathogenicity. European researchers have discovered that sequence variations in the virus genome alter virus pathogenicity by affecting the function of the virus genome itself.
Using genetic mutations of the Ebola virus, researchers made a big step towards pinpointing and defusing the mechanism behind one of the virus' most dangerous attributes: its ability to disarm the adaptive immune system.
A new virus infection named novel coronavirus (nCoV) is making the rounds primarily in the Middle East with some isolated cases in Europe. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the ninth death in Saudi Arabia which has faced the most cases of this infection so far.