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Unknown gut bacteria and viruses mapped

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:42

Using a new principle for analysing DNA sequence data, researchers have mapped 500 previously unknown micro-organisms in human intestinal flora as well as 800 unknown bacterial viruses which attack intestinal bacteria.

Vaccines for SARS, MERS viruses closer to reality

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 13:00

Researchers have figured out how to disable a part of the SARS virus responsible for hiding it from the immune system; a critical step in developing a vaccine against the deadly disease.

Average of 82,000 new malware threats reported per day in 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:56

Nearly 82,000 new malware threats were created every day in 2013, a new report has found.

2.8-fold increase in new viruses targeting mobile gadgets in 2013: Kaspersky

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 22:19

A survey conducted by information security firm Kaspersky Lab has reportedly revealed that there has been a 2.8-fold increase in new viruses targeting smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices this year.

With the New Gmail, people will know when you open that message

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 19:09

In a recent development, Google just made it easier for people to know if you’re opening their email messages.

Neanderthal viruses found in modern humans

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 13:16

Ancient viruses from Neanderthals dating back 500,000 years have been found in modern human DNA, Oxford scientists say.

Mammals harbour at least 320,000 new viruses

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 14:46

There are a minimum of 320,000 new viruses in mammals yet to be discovered, and identifying them could prove key to early detection and mitigation of disease outbreaks in humans, scientists say.

IBM says it will buy Trusteer, source says paying close to $1 billion

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 09:16

IBM said that it has agreed to buy Trusteer, a company that helps businesses fight computer viruses and fraud.

Collaborating pair of viruses difficult to clean: Microsoft

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 17:07

Microsoft research has found that a pair of collaborating viruses proves harder to clean from infected PCs as they foil the removal by regularly downloading updated versions of their malware partner.

Microsoft warns about rise in computer viruses worldwide

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 11:31

A Microsoft security expert said that computer viruses are on a rise worldwide once again after years of being less popular amongst computer attackers.

Microsoft warns about rise in computer viruses worldwide

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:23

Microsoft security has observed that viruses are on a rise for the first time after years of being not in action.

Dengue in Mizoram

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 14:06

At least 15 people in Mizoram have been affected by dengue with the health department gearing up to combat the disease.