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Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study finds

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

The overuse of antibiotics threatens to create a global scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens.

Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Herpes viruses can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer, and as yet, we cant rid ourselves of them.

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

Posted in Featured, Science on 1st Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies.

Zika vaccine 'works very well' in mice

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

A single dose of an experimental vaccine can protect mice against the Zika virus, raising renewed hope of a vaccine for humans, say scientists.

A Zika Vaccine is Now Ready for Human Test Subjects

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

The drug, which will be tested on a small sampling of human participants, arrives five months after the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency.