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Viruses Could Help Save Us from the Antibiotic Apocalypse

Motherboard - ‎9 hours ago‎
Imagine a virus that you inject into your body to hunt down bad bacteria, deposit its DNA, and explode the bacteria from the inside out, ridding your body of infection without wiping out good bacteria in the process.
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Making virus sensors cheap and simple: New method detects single viruses in urine

Science Daily - ‎May 23, 2016‎
There are two other commonly used methods for detecting viruses in biological samples, but they have drawbacks: one requires a much higher concentration of viruses and the other requires samples to be purified to remove contaminants. The new method ...

Living with complexity: evolution, ecology, viruses and climate change

The Conversation AU - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Like all viruses, IAVs are obligate intracellular parasites; they grow only in living cells, and are vastly less complex than we are.
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How to avoid WhatsApp viruses, scams and hoaxes

PC Advisor - ‎May 25, 2016‎
... and simultanously send 100 pictures, among other things. It sounds great, but it's entirely made up. Click on the link in the invitation and you're more likely to end up with a malware infection.

Man-made molecule designed to destroy viruses

Cosmos - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Second, the macromolecule contains mannose, a type of sugar used by viruses to attach to the receptors of immune cells. But the researchers found if they coated the macromolecule in mannose it could out-compete a virus for the available mannose ...
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Novel strategy to predict antigenic evolution of circulating influenza viruses

News-Medical.net - ‎May 24, 2016‎
During the 2014-15 flu season, the poor match between the virus used to make the world's vaccine stocks and the circulating seasonal virus yielded a vaccine that was less than 20 percent effective. While this year's vaccine is a much better match to ...

The trial, error of viral evolution: The difference between fading out, pandemic

Science Daily - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Viruses evolve quickly. A small tweak to the genetic makeup of a mostly mild strain of influenza can give rise to the next pandemic.
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Predicting viral mutations may improve flu vaccine efficacy

Clinical Advisor - ‎May 25, 2016‎
After obtaining samples of naturally occurring human H1N1 and H3N2 flu viruses from the 2009-2010 and 2012-2013 flu seasons, the researchers injected random mutations into the genetic material of the viruses. Those mutations were mixed with current ...
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Simple Urine Test To Detect Ebola, Zika and HIV Virus In The Offing

All India Roundup - ‎11 hours ago‎
“The ultimate goal is to build a cheap, easy-to-use device to take into the field and measure the presence of a virus like Ebola in people on the spot.

State lab begins testing for Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses

cedarspringspost - ‎4 hours ago‎
Earlier this month, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services state laboratory began conducting diagnostic testing for Zika, dengue and chikungunya, which are mosquito-borne viruses. This represents an expanded effort by the department to ...

Ransom-seeking viruses set sights on Japan Inc.

Nikkei Asian Review - ‎14 hours ago‎
It spread rapidly throughout Japan last year. Viruses that leave automatically generated ransom notes typically ask for around 40,000 yen to 50,000 yen ($362 to $453) to decrypt the files.

Three Viruses Plague Zamboanga, Cause Diarrhea Outbreak Affecting Thousands

Nature World News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
In an interview with GMA news, Dr. Rodel Agbulos, city health officer, revealed that based on the laboratory tests performed by the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), the outbreak might have been caused by not just one, but three ...
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How to remove virus from Android phone or tablet

PC Advisor - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Android viruses are installed via third-party apps; to remove an Android virus put your device in Safe mode, if necessary remove its administrator status and then uninstall the affected app.
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Study: High Levels Of Viruses, Bacteria From Human Sewage Found In Polluted Bay Where Olympic Sailors Will ...

CBS Local - ‎May 24, 2016‎
The massive bay is about 20 miles long and almost as wide in places. An independent study by The Associated Press has shown high levels of viruses and sometimes bacteria from human sewage in the waters where hundreds of sailors will compete when ...
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IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses

Popular Science - ‎May 13, 2016‎
Finding a cure for viruses like Ebola, Zika, or even the flu is a challenging task. Viruses are vastly different from one another, and even the same strain of a virus can mutate and change--that's why doctors give out a different flu vaccine each year ...

Scientists study how viral evolution occurs

News-Medical.net - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Viruses evolve quickly. A small tweak to the genetic makeup of a mostly mild strain of influenza can give rise to the next pandemic.

Mille-feuille-filter removes viruses from water

Science Daily - ‎May 18, 2016‎
A simple paper sheet made by scientists at Uppsala University can improve the quality of life for millions of people by removing resistant viruses from water. The sheet, made of cellulose nanofibers, is called the mille-feuille filter as it has a ...
Water gets the mille-feuille treatment
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Top mosquito suspect found infected with Zika

Science Magazine - ‎May 23, 2016‎
The usual suspect has been caught, not red-handed but red-bellied. Since the beginning of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil, health authorities and researchers have strongly suspected that the mosquito Aedes aegypti, known for spreading several deadly ...

This sheet of paper can filter viruses right out of drinking water

ScienceAlert - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Scientists have developed a simple sheet of paper that can filter tiny, disinfectant-resistant viruses right out of water - offering a cheaper way to make drinking water safe for millions of people in the developed world.

IBM says it's designed a molecule that could fight off any human virus

ScienceAlert - ‎May 19, 2016‎
It's exciting stuff: a macromolecule - a giant molecule made up of smaller units - has now been developed that could have the potential to block multiple types of viruses, despite the many variations involved. It's still early days yet, but the results ...
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