Viruses

28 September 2017

A dipstick test that can rapidly and accurately tell Zika infection from dengue has been developed by US researchers.

01 September 2017

People living with HIV are twice as likely to develop heart disease. A multinational team of scientists may have found...

14 July 2017

A drug to block Zika virus transmission from a pregnant mother to her unborn baby has been announced by scientists in...

01 June 2017

The reason why Zika virus attacks the developing brain to cause microcephaly has been solved by scientists in Cambridge...

18 May 2017

More than 70 years has passed since the Zika virus was first identified in Africa; now a new study has revealed why it...

14 January 2017

A new study suggests retroviruses are hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought

14 November 2016

During the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak, the virus picked up genetic mutations that increased its ability to infect...

14 October 2016

By combining an existing HIV drug with an antibody, researchers may have found a way to eliminate the need for...

30 September 2016

Bees can get emotional just like humans, a new study has shown...

25 August 2016

Growing human noroviruses in the lab.

18 August 2016

Many people complain that going on holiday caused them to catch a cold, and now we may know why!

12 August 2016

A plant virus spread by aphids renders tomato plants irresistible to bumblebees, which rush in to pollinate them, a...

05 August 2016

Three new vaccines for Zika virus have been tested successfully in monkeys, and human trials are imminent, US...

01 July 2016

DNA editing tools can be used to combat herpes viruses, Dutch scientists have shown...

01 July 2016

Two vaccines capable of protecting against Zika virus have been tested successfully in mice, US scientists announced...

24 June 2016

Fears about the dangers of Zika virus infection in pregnancy are fuelling a dramatic rise in illegal abortions...

24 June 2016

The itchiness of a mosquito bite dramatically boosts the infection rate for viruses like dengue, yellow fever and...

17 May 2016

Scientists have developed a portable, low-cost, and rapid test for the Zika virus that will soon be deployed in the...

29 April 2016

Pensioners vaccinated before 11am had up to four times the immune response compared to those in the afternoon, new...

14 April 2016

Zika virus can damage neural stem cells and developing brain tissue in culture making it a likely cause of...

08 February 2016

A molecule designed using a computer modelling system protects against lethal doses of different flu strains.

29 January 2016

A pregnant mother's immune system appears to converse chemically with a developing baby's brain, which could...

09 October 2015

Influenza virus can infect breast tissue and spread via breast milk, researchers have shown.

05 June 2015

A sequencing machine installed in a Sierra Leone tent is distributing virus data freely to the world and revealing how...