Human and technical ingenuity will be required to defeat shape-shifting malware
The FBI and Europol recently brought down a criminal botnet – a network of remotely-controlled PCs – powered by Beebone, an advanced, polymorphic malware capable of shape-shifting up to 19 times a day to preven ...
Maine police pay ransom to hackers to get files back
Some Maine police agencies say they have had no other choice than to pay a ransom to computer hackers to get their police records back.
Viruses help microbial hosts cope with life at the extremes
A new study reveals that viruses lend a surprisingly helpful hand to microbes eking out a living near deep-sea hydrothermal vents.
First report of a new crop virus in North America
The switchgrass exhibited mosaic symptoms—splotchy, discolored leaves—characteristic of a viral infection, yet tested negative for known infections. Deep sequencing, a new technology, revealed the plants ...
Microbes scared to death by virus presence
The microbes could surrender to the harmless virus, but instead freeze in place, dormant, waiting for their potential predator to go away, according to a recent study in mBio.
Researchers develop harmless artificial virus for gene therapy
Researchers of the Nanobiology Unit from the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Antonio Villaverde, managed to create artificial viruses, protein complexes with the ability of self-assembling and forming ...
The 'intraterrestrials': New viruses discovered in ocean depths
The intraterrestrials, they might be called. Strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than the viruses that inhabit deep ocean methane seeps and prey on single-celled microorganisms called ...
Mobile DNA sequencer shows potential for disease surveillance
A pocket-sized device that can rapidly determine the sequence of an organism's DNA has shown its potential in disease detection, according to a study published in the open access, open data journal GigaScience.
New viruses discovered in ocean depths
The intraterrestrials, they might be called.
Research seeks early detection of wheat streak mosaic virus
As spring growth of wheat begins, Texas A&M AgriLife Research studies indicate now might be the time to determine possible wheat streak mosaic virus infection and future management of the crop.
Trapping and watching motile cells
A new approach enables rapid characterization of living suspension cells in 4 dimensions while they are immobilized and manipulated within optical traps.
A new vaccine to fight poultry diseases
Vaccination is one method used to help prevent the spread of infectious poultry diseases, but current vaccines could be safer and more effective.