PARIS: Gene analysis of malaria parasites has pinpointed western Cambodia as the hotspot of strains that are dangerously resistant to artesiminin, the frontline drug against the disease, scientists said.
As human populations grow, we’re increasingly exposed to unknown, animal-borne diseases. When the next virus jumps the species barrier, can we catch it before it catches us? Zara Qadir investigates.
A study in England has strengthened evidence from Scandinavia that a vaccine used to prevent pandemic flu boosted the risk of sleep disorder among teens and children.
Scientists who created a mutant bird flu virus said they will resume the controversial research after taking a 12-month break to allay fears of the bug escaping the lab or falling into terrorist hands.
In an important advance in the quest for an AIDS cure, an Australian scientist says he has discovered a way to turn the HIV virus against itself in human cells in the laboratory.
A vomiting and diarrhoea bug dubbed in one news headline “the chunder from Down Under” has swept across Europe and could cause a pandemic.
A fantasy plague that accidentally ran amok in the Internet’s most popular game world – populated by nine million flesh-and-blood players – may help scientists predict the impact of genuine epidemics.
Viruses generally get a bad rap, but in laboratories around the world, these miniscule hijackers are themselves being hijacked to treat some of humanity’s most feared diseases.