Bromium sets up business net around malware (Update)
Veterinary vaccines found to combine into new viruses, prompting regulatory response
Research from the University of Melbourne has shown that two different vaccine viruses- used simultaneously to control the same condition in chickens- have combined to produce new infectious viruses, prompting ...
Study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females
A UNC study released this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology finds an increasing incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue in young white females in the United States over the last three decades.
Multitasking may be Achilles heel for hepatitis C
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hepatitis C, a formidable virus that affects 130 million people worldwide, is nursing some pretty impressive bruises. By knocking out sections and subsections of one of its proteins, scientists reveal weak ...
No such thing as 'junk RNA,' say Pitt researchers
Tiny strands of RNA previously dismissed as cellular junk are actually very stable molecules that may play significant roles in cellular processes, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ...
'Shamoon' computer virus attack marked new height in international cyber conflict
The deployment of the "Shamoon" computer virus against the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. last year was an important new development in international cyber conflict. Shamoon must put all providers of critical services on alert and ...
Viruses with integrated gene switch
Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have developed "RNA switches" which allow them to specifically turn on and off genes in viruses. This will help to enhance regulation of gene therapy and viral therapy of cancer.
Caffeine energizes cells, boosting virus production for gene therapy applications
Give caffeine to cells engineered to produce viruses used for gene therapy and the cells can generate 3- to 8-times more virus, according to a paper published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journa ...
Researchers discover potential new virus in switchgrass
University of Illinois researchers have confirmed the first report of a potential new virus belonging to the genus Marafivirus in switchgrass, a biomass crop being evaluated for commercial cellulosic ethano ...
New detection technology identifies bacteria, viruses, other organisms within 24 hours
Law enforcement authorities seeking to detect bioterrorism attacks, doctors diagnosing diseases and regulatory agencies checking product safety may find a new ally in a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ...
Swine flu detected in Chilean turkeys: vets
An outbreak of swine flu has been detected in two turkey farms in Chile, government veterinary services in the country said.
CDC says October soonest for swine flu shots
(AP) -- A U.S. health official said a swine flu vaccine could be available as early as October, but only if vaccine production and testing run smoothly this summer.
Discovery could lead to better rice yields
(PhysOrg.com) -- Building on plant virus research started more than 20 years ago, a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis and his a colleague at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis ...
94 French farms struck by new 'Schmallenberg' virus
Ninety-four farms in northern France have been hit by a novel virus, first uncovered in Germany last year, that strikes cattle, sheep and goats, a French research agency reported on Tuesday.