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First 3D movie of virus in action created

Scientists at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the US developed a new generation of powerful algorithms to reconstruct sequential images from an ocean of unsorted, noisy data.

Aug 15, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

This new antibody-based test can help differentiate Zika from other infections

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease and is linked to severe congenital birth defects.

Jul 20, 2017, 00:02 AM IST
Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

Hepatitis A: Seven tips to protect yourself from the infection this monsoon

According to the Word Health Organisation (WHO), the risk of Hepatitis A is associated with lack of safe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.

Jul 19, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
Key protein behind common respiratory virus identified

Key protein behind common respiratory virus identified

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children.

Jul 01, 2017, 23:16 PM IST
Investigational vaccine may protect monkeys from HIV-like virus: Study

Investigational vaccine may protect monkeys from HIV-like virus: Study

Researchers from Duke University Medical Center in Durham said the improved vaccine added three more targets to a human vaccine candidate that showed a promise.

Jun 08, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
New designer viruses can help fight cancer: Study

New designer viruses can help fight cancer: Study

Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University of Basel in Switzerland have now succeeded in manufacturing innovative designer viruses for that purpose.

May 30, 2017, 00:26 AM IST
Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

Zika virus infections may cause eye diseases to unborn babies, says study

A new study has found zika virus infections may cause lasting eye diseases which could pose more danger to unborn babies than previously thought.

May 26, 2017, 18:28 PM IST
Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

Scientists develop 'super oyster' resistant to deadly virus

The virus is triggered by warm water and had never been found in Tasmania before 2015.

May 23, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Increasing community awareness can reduce spread of Ebola

Ebola is an infectious and frequently fatal disease marked by fever and severe internal bleeding, spread through contact with infected body fluids by a filovirusIn 2014, Ebola epidemic resulted in 28,646 cases and claimed 11,323 lives by March 2016.

May 18, 2017, 00:43 AM IST
Our ancestors may have been responsible for the disappearance of HIV-type virus 11 million years ago!

Our ancestors may have been responsible for the disappearance of HIV-type virus 11 million years ago!

Retroviruses, a class of viruses that include the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), are abundant in nature and can leave lasting traces of their existence if they infect cells of the germ line.

Apr 16, 2017, 22:30 PM IST
Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

Hepatitis B, C may raise risk of Parkinson's disease

The results revealed that people with Hepatitis B were 76 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, and those with Hepatitis C were 51 per cent more likely to develop Parkinson's disease.
 

Mar 30, 2017, 16:57 PM IST
Are bats harbouring the prehistoric ancestor of leukaemia virus?

Are bats harbouring the prehistoric ancestor of leukaemia virus?

Scientists have found some traces of DNA from the family of viruses, between 20 and 45 million years old, which cause a rare type of leukaemia have been found in the bat genomes, filling the "last major gap" in retrovirus fossil record.

Mar 07, 2017, 21:20 PM IST

First forecast for West Nile Virus outbreaks developed

Much like weather forecasting, these WNV forecasts use a computer model to generate multiple simulations that mimic the behaviour of an outbreak and are knit together to generate an overall prediction.

Feb 26, 2017, 14:03 PM IST
Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Genital herpes during early pregnancy linked to autism risk in babies

Researchers have found that women who had signs of active genital herpes infection during early pregnancy may increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in babies later.

Feb 23, 2017, 22:06 PM IST
WHO on high alert for spread of bird flu

WHO on high alert for spread of bird flu

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday said it was on maximum alert for the rapid spread of bird flu cases across the world.

Jan 23, 2017, 23:27 PM IST

Delhi bird flu scare: 'Virus less infective, no threat to humans'

The Delhi government on Friday ruled out any threat to human beings due to the bird flu or avian influenza as the strain of the virus is "less infective", even as six ducks were found dead in the national capital.

Oct 21, 2016, 18:47 PM IST

Death toll 48 as three more succumb to Japanese Encephalitis in Odisha

Three more persons died of Japanese Encephalitis virus on Wednesday in Odisha's Malkangiri district, taking the death toll to 48.

Oct 12, 2016, 22:46 PM IST

Breakthrough in HIV? Researchers may have found a possible cure for deadly infection

The research, being carried out by five of Britain's top universities with NHS support, is combining standard antiretroviral drugs with a drug that reactivates dormant HIV and a vaccine that induces the immune system to destroy the infected cells.

Oct 03, 2016, 11:28 AM IST
India vs New Zealand: Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson quarantined after virus

India vs New Zealand: Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson quarantined after virus

Skipper Kane Williamson has been quarantined from his team-mates after going down with a virus which ruled him out of the second Test against India, New Zealand Cricket said on Friday.

Sep 30, 2016, 21:23 PM IST

Chikungunya virus has tendency not to show in common serology test: Ganga Ram Hospital

The Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here said it had recently found that the Chikungunya virus has a tendency not to show itself in the Chikungunya Igm serology test while it shows up during the RT-PCR test only, which the Hospital has been using it for the suspected samples.

Sep 14, 2016, 00:36 AM IST