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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.