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...
Measles makes your body forget how to fight diseases
Measles makes your body forget how to fight diseases.
A cure for cancer? Israeli scientists say they think they found one - HEALTH & SCIENCE - Jerusalem Post
“We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer."
How did the anti-vaccination movement begin?
CNN's Deborah Feyerick takes a look at the origins behind the anti-vaccination movement and how is has impact the measles outbreak.
Anti-vaccination stronghold in N.C. hit with state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in 2 decades
As of Friday, there were 36 cases of chickenpox at the Asheville Waldorf School, which serves children from nursery school to sixth grade in Asheville, N.C.
A genetically modified form of polio is giving hope to patients with the deadliest form of brain cancer
A genetically modified form of polio is giving hope to patients with the deadliest form of brain cancer. (via Seeker)
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness.
Life before the polio vaccine
Paul Alexander spends nearly every hour, of every day cocooned in his iron lung, his body being forced to breathe. This was life before the polio vaccine.
Deadly Measles Spreading in Europe
Thirty-five people have died of measles across Europe in the past year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that vaccination remains crucial to stopping the spread. In the most recent ...
Robert F. Kennedy Jr Drops Vaccine Truth Bomb Live On TV
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. dropped a truth bomb live on air, defying Big Pharma and mainstream media by sharing real facts about vaccine safety.
AFM: The Polio-Like Illness Paralyzing US Children
In the first half of the year, 50 people in 24 states were diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness, according to the CDC.
British Scientists May Have Just Cured The First Person Ever of HIV
Following breakthrough "kick and kill" therapy, virus appears to be totally absent from patient's system.
CDC Tells Men Exposed To Zika To Delay Getting A Partner Pregnant
Men who may have Zika should wait at least six months before having unprotected sex with partners trying to conceive, regardless of whether the men ever developed any symptoms, the CDC now says.
Zika Could Spread Beyond Florida, Health Official Warns
One of the top U.S. public health officials on Sunday warned that the mosquito-borne Zika virus could extend its reach across the U.S. Gulf Coast after officials last week confirmed it as active in th...
Zika virus: Florida cases 'highly likely' to be first US-based infections
Four people suffering from the Zika virus in Florida are probably the first cases contracted within the US, state health officials say.
Unique Zika Case Of Utah Caregiver Under Investigation
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood.
Viral evolution
Viral evolution is a subfield of evolutionary biology and virology that is specifically concerned with the evolution of viruses. Many viruses, in particular RNA viruses, have short generation times an...
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 ...
Virus classification
Virus classification is the process of naming viruses and placing them into a taxonomic system. Similar to the classification systems used for cellular organisms, virus classification is the subject o...
Viral envelope
Many viruses (e.g. influenza and many animal viruses) have viral envelopes covering their protective protein capsids. The envelopes typically are derived from portions of the host cell membranes (pho...
A capsid is the protein shell of a virus. It consists of several oligomeric structural subunits made of protein called protomers. The observable 3-dimensional morphological subunits, which may or may ...
Viral matrix protein
Structural proteins linking the viral envelope with the virus core. They play a crucial role in virus assembly, and interact with the RNP complex as well as with the viral membrane. They are found in ...
Viral protein
A viral protein is a protein encoded by a virus genome. Viral proteins are extremely diverse and comprise enzymatic functions that do not exist in today's cellular organism, for example reverse-transc...
Viral life cycle
Viruses are similar to, but not considered, living organisms. To be considered "living", an organism must be able to reproduce, either asexually or sexually. Viruses, however, are only able to replica...
Viral entry
Viral entry is the earliest stage of infection in the viral life cycle, as the virus comes into contact with the host cell and introduces viral material into the cell. The major steps involved in vir...
Viral replication
Viral replication is the formation of biological viruses during the infection process in the target host cells. Viruses must first get into the cell before viral replication can occur. From the pers...
Viral shedding
Viral shedding refers to the expulsion and release of virus progeny following successful reproduction during a host-cell infection. Once replication has been completed and the host cell is exhausted o...
Virus latency
Virus latency (or viral latency) is the ability of a pathogenic virus to lie dormant (latent) within a cell, denoted as the lysogenic part of the viral life cycle. A latent viral infection is a type ...
Viral disease
A viral disease (or viral infection) occurs when an organism's body is invaded by pathogenic viruses. These are tables of the clinically most important- viruses. A vast number of viruses cause infec...
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan "all" and δῆμος demos "people") is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, o...