The virus could have been infecting people for thousands of years.
It also showcases how powerful computer simulations can be in fighting viruses.
Anti-vaxxers finally have a natural option.
Not bad for such a small thing.
It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid.
The disease rears its ugly head again.
It’s more effective than welding a slab of steel on the Death Star’s thermal exhaust port.
Immunization is important.
Stanford researchers are proposing something different: they want to boost our body’s defense systems instead of targeting the virus.
Though smallpox is now extinct, we need to learn about the origin of the virus.
We’ve only seen the tip of the surface.
A lot of things worked together to allow infection via casual touch alone.
The full extent of Zika is far from being known.
Should the virus get a foothold in southern Florida, containing it might become difficult, if not impossible.
A massive breakthrough in the fight against the Zika virus was made by Emory University School of Medicine who recently report a possible mechanism for the viruses’ migration from mother to baby.
Designer/molecular biologist Eleanor Lutz is back with yet another awesome science feature: virus trading cards.
A virus similar to SARS has been identified in Chinese horseshoe bats that may be able to infect humans without prior adaptation. Overcoming this genetic barrier could be the first step for an outbreak, according to a study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
A few days ago, the health minister in Colombia warned that the country is extremely vulnerable to the Zika virus that’s spreading like wildfire through South America. He was right, as it turns out. Over 2100 pregnant Colombian women are already infected, as Zika has already been confirmed in 23 countries and territories in the Americas – including the US. Zika
Just like an ecosystem inhabits an area, so to is your skin inhabited by a swarm of micro-organisms – including viruses.
Solar energy could be turned up a notch not by some exotic material or chip, but surprisingly by viruses. A team at MIT published a paper demonstrating how a genetically modified virus was used in a quantum system to transfer energy at double the speed and over a greater distance than even the best solar cells.