An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
Earth's Tiniest Living Organisms: Somatids (Identify: Friend or Foe?)
40 years ago, a microscope was invented in Canada through which you can see the smallest living organism on earth. They are called Mycoplasma, endobionts, protits and somatids.
How One Patient Spread MERS To 82 People
One person passed the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus to 82 others during an outbreak in South Korea in 2015.
IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses
One macromolecule to rule them all, from Ebola to Zika and the flu
Ancient Viruses Hidden in Your DNA Fight Off New Viruses
Eight percent of human DNA comes from ancient viruses that once infected our ancestors. But there’s no need for alarm about the DNA of viral origin teeming inside your cells.
CRISPR-like ‘immune’ system discovered in giant virus
Mimivirus defence system might lead to new genome-editing tools
Texas County Reports Sexual Transmission Of Zika Virus
The Dallas County Health and Human Services Department said it has received confirmation from the CDC that a case of Zika was transmitted through sexual contact. Dallas County Health and Human Service...
Zika virus: US scientists say vaccine '10 years away'
US scientists studying the Zika virus tell the BBC that it could be a decade before a vaccine is publicly available.
Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies are born with brain damage, possibly due to mosquito-borne virus
The country's health ministry called it "an unprecedented situation, unprecedented in world scientific research."
Quantum Physics Meets Genetic Engineering
Nature has had billions of years to perfect photosynthesis, which directly or indirectly supports virtually all life on Earth. In that time, the process has achieved almost 100 percent efficiency in t...
Scientists Are Reawakening A ‘Giant Virus’ Frozen In The Siberian Wilderness
French researchers have announced that they will be reanimating a 30,000-year-old prehistoric virus, having discovered it deep underground in the frozen wilderness of north-eastern Siberia. Mollivirus...
Study: Alzheimer’s pathology might be transmittable via medical procedures
Researchers say “seeds” of Alzheimer’s-causing protein may have been carried by tissue extracts or improperly sterilized surgical instruments...
Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body
When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny factories that help spread the disease. In this animation, NPR's Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can...
BBC Earth - The bizarre beasts living in Romania's poison cave
In the south-east of Romania, in Constanța county close to the Black Sea and the Bulgarian border, there lies a barren featureless plain. The desolate field is completely unremarkable, except for one ...
First Self-Injectable HIV Antibody
HIV has been categorized as “the most intelligent virus in centuries.” This is due to its capability to hide in a reservoir inside organs and, also, because it mutates at a very high rate due to slopp...
Child's Mysterious Paralysis Tied To New Virus
Mysterious cases of paralysis in U.S. children over the last year have researchers searching for the cause of the illness. Now, a new study suggests that a new strain of a poliolike virus may be respo...
Prion
A prion (/ˈpriːɒn/) is an infectious agent, specifically a protein in a misfolded form. The word prion, coined in 1982 by Stanley B. Prusiner, is derived from the words protein and infection. The prot...
Viroid
Viroids are the smallest infectious pathogens known, consisting solely of short strands of circular, single-stranded RNA without protein coats. They are mostly plant pathogens, some of which are of ec...
Virus
A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms. Viruses can infect all types of life forms, from animals and plants to microorganisms, including ba...
Surround Optical Fiber Immunoassay (SOFIA)
Surround optical fiber immunoassay (SOFIA) is an ultrasensitive, in vitro diagnostic platform incorporating a surround optical fiber assembly that captures fluorescence emissions from an entire sample...
Potato spindle tuber viroid
The Potato spindle tuber viroid ("PSTVd") was the first viroid to be identified PSTVd is a small, circular RNA molecule closely related to the Chrysanthemum stunt viroid. Present within the viroidal R...
Pomovirus
The Pomovirus is a genus of a virus of the family Virgaviridae. Virions are non-enveloped, elongated and rod-shaped with a length of 100-300 nm and a width of 18-20 nm with helical spirals o...
National Prion Clinic (UK)

Prion diseases comprise Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome, fatal familial insomnia and related disorders. A specialist prion disease clinic was established ...
Nanoparticle-Coated Bacteria Can Deliver Cancer Vaccine
Marking an important step in the development of immunotherapy cancer treatment, scientists have demonstrated that nanoparticle-coated bacteria can effectively deliver an oral DNA vaccine that stimulat...
History of virology
The history of virology – the scientific study of viruses and the infections they cause – began in the closing years of the 19th century. Although Louis Pasteur and Edward Jenner developed the first ...
Study: Alzheimer’s pathology might be transmittable via medical procedures
Researchers say “seeds” of Alzheimer’s-causing protein may have been carried by tissue extracts or improperly sterilized surgical instruments...
Hybrid plasmid
Hybrid plasmid is a plasmid that contains an inserted piece of foreign DNA.
Nanoarchaeum equitans
Nanoarchaeum equitans is a species of marine Archaea that was discovered in 2002 in a hydrothermal vent off the coast of Iceland on the Kolbeinsey Ridge by Karl Stetter. Strains of this microbe were a...
Satellite tobacco mosaic virus
The Satellite Tobacco Mosaic Virus or Tobacco mosaic satellivirus is a satellite virus first reported in Nicotiana glauca from southern California, U.S.A. by Valverde and Dodds. Its genome consists of...
Protease-sensitive prionopathy
Protease-sensitive prionopathy (PSPr) is a neurodegenerative disorder caused by an abnormal isoform of the prion protein. Contrary to the prions in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), the prions in this ...