Viruses

World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

World Hepatitis Day: How much do you know about hepatitis – Take the QUIZ to find out here

A good information and knowledge about hepatitis risks can help people prevent themselves from getting infected or passing the infection on to others. 

Jul 28, 2017, 10:24 AM IST
Researcher develops flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Researcher develops flexible glass for tiny medical devices

 Researchers have developed a new way to make the normally brittle material of glass bend and flex.

Mar 24, 2017, 23:43 PM IST
Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning? Try these simple home remedies!

Food poisoning is an illness caused by consuming contaminated food with bacteria, viruses, parasites or toxins.

Jan 09, 2017, 12:08 PM IST
Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

Novel test that can diagnose 416 viruses from tropical regions

According to the researchers, the tool can be used by reference laboratories to assist epidemiological surveillance by detecting pathogens with the potential to cause epidemics in humans.

Dec 02, 2016, 14:27 PM IST
Chinese scientists discover 1,445 new viruses

Chinese scientists discover 1,445 new viruses

The research was led by a team of scientists at the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the findings published online in the journal Nature Thursday.

Nov 25, 2016, 08:52 AM IST
Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

Our DNA less 'human' than scientists previously thought!

About eight percent of what we think of as our "human" DNA actually came from viruses.

Mar 23, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Japan develops sensor to detect viruses in five minutes

Japanese electronics giant Toshiba in collaboration with Osaka University has developed a sensor that detects infectious viruses in five minutes, the media reported on Tuesday.

Mar 15, 2016, 15:54 PM IST

Shots for other viruses offer clues in race for Zika vaccine

Scientists are racing to create a Zika vaccine, and while they're starting from scratch against a poorly understood disease, copying shots for similar viruses offers a head start.

Mar 15, 2016, 08:06 AM IST

Single vaccine for Chikungunya, related viruses comes closer to reality

 Researchers have identified "broadly neutralizing" antibodies that protect against infection by multiple, distantly related alphaviruses, including Chikungunya virus, that cause fever and debilitating joint pain.

Nov 11, 2015, 11:44 AM IST
Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

Ancient 'magic' plant to help grow food in space

 A team of Australian scientists has discovered a gene in a "magical" plant that will open the door for space-based food production, especially during deeper human missions, including to Mars.

Nov 04, 2015, 16:13 PM IST

Drug from banana substance may help fight AIDS

A substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could lead to drugs that fight off a wide range of viruses, including those that cause AIDS, Hepatitis C and influenza, new research suggests.

Oct 23, 2015, 12:47 PM IST

Rectal compound can help prevent HIV

 A rectal microbicide formulated as an enema can help prevent HIV and possibly other sexually transmitted infections, a new study has said.

Oct 18, 2015, 15:14 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

2016 Rio Olympic athletes risk serious illness from polluted water: Report

Athletes risk serious illness from dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria in sewage-contaminated waters at the swimming and boating venues being prepared for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 20:22 PM IST

New method to develop more efficient drugs

Scientists have developed a new approach to develop highly-potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in patients.

Jul 10, 2015, 11:57 AM IST

Know how to prevent multidrug resistance

Instead of just one drug, prescribing patients drug combinations that reach similar parts of the body could be an effective way of combating pathogens such as viruses or bacteria, says a new study.

May 19, 2015, 11:45 AM IST

Online voting comes a step closer to reality

Even as voters gear up to stand in queue for Britain's upcoming general election this month, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a technique to allow people to vote online - even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.

May 01, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

Infectious diarrhoea viruses can spread by air

Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several metres from an infected person, warns a new study.

May 01, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections

Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to a new study.

Mar 27, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases

Inflammatory bowel diseases may be associated with an increase in the diversity of viruses in the body, scientists say.

Jan 24, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

'Single punch' universal flu vaccine comes closer to reality

A new study has revealed that a "single punch" universal flu vaccine may soon be a reality.

Jan 15, 2015, 12:18 PM IST