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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

Self-repairing software that fights back malware
Self-repairing software that fights back malware

New software has been recently developed that not only eradicates viruses and other malware but also automatically repair the damages caused by them.

Even healthy people carry viruses in their bodies!

On an average, healthy individuals carry about five types of viruses in their bodies and the same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, says a significant study.

Superman tops list of 10 most toxic superhero links on internet

McAfee reveals that superman links are the most lethal out of all superhero links on Internet.

Unknown gut bacteria and viruses mapped

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

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.

Guinea`s Ebola death toll rises to 81

The Ebola virus has killed 81 people out of 127 confirmed cases in Guinea so far this year, health authorities said.

How `chameleon-like` breast cancer cells lead to brain tumours

A new study has explained why getting rid of breast cancer cells does not ensure that the disease won`t spread to the brain.

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

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

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

How flu evolves to escape immunity

Researchers have discovered a new way to improve future flu vaccines after finding that seasonal flu is able to escape immunity from vaccines with as little as a single amino acid substitution.

Neanderthal viruses found in modern humans

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

Double virus risk seen with African bat

A large fruit bat that ranges over most of sub-Saharan Africa carries two animal viruses that pose a potential infection risk for humans, scientists said Tuesday.

Breast cancer, brain tumours not caused by viruses

A new study has disproved theories that viruses cause breast cancer and the brain tumour, glioblastoma.

New nanoparticle vaccine could help protect against flu and other viruses

MIT engineers have developed a new type of nanoparticle that protects the vaccine long enough to generate a strong immune response - not only in the lungs, but also in mucosal surfaces far from the vaccination site, such as the gastrointestinal and reproductive tracts.