Saturday 20 December, 2014

Potential hepatitis C cure found in Chinese herb

In what could revolutionise treatment of patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV), scientists have isolated a new compound from Chinese herbal medicines that can inhibit HCV activity by approximately 90 percent Continue reading “Potential hepatitis C cure found in Chinese herb” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Paramedic dies of Mers coronavirus infection in UAE

A paramedic in the UAE has died after contacting Mers coronavirus and five others with the infection have been placed in quarantine Continue reading “Paramedic dies of Mers coronavirus infection in UAE” More...

By BioNews On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Ebola claims more lives in Liberia

The deadly Ebola virus has claimed two more lives in Liberia, Minister of Health and Social Welfare Walter Gwenigale said Thursday Continue reading “Ebola claims more lives in Liberia” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Ebola toll rises to 84 in Guinea

Guinea’s health authorities Thursday said four new ebola cases have been reported in the country Continue reading “Ebola toll rises to 84 in Guinea” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Ebola outbreak kills 80 in Guinea: WHO

A total of 122 suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola, including 80 deaths, have been reported in Guinea, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Tuesday Continue reading “Ebola outbreak kills 80 in Guinea: More...

By BioNews On Monday, March 31st, 2014

Ebola breakout under control, says Guinea

The Guinea government has assured people that the ebola epidemic Continue reading “Ebola breakout under control, says Guinea” »  More...

By BioNews On Sunday, March 30th, 2014

28 cases of hepatitis A infection found in Norway

A total of 28 cases of hepatitis A infection have been reported over the last few months in Norway, where this disease is said to be rare, local health officials said Continue reading “28 cases of hepatitis More...

By BioNews On Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Toll in Guinea ebola outbreak reaches 70

Ten new cases of Ebola with seven deaths were reported Friday in Guinea, bringing the total number of cases to 112 and 70 deaths since the declaration of this deadly epidemic Continue reading “Toll in Guinea More...

By BioNews On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert

Zimbabwe’s deputy health minister said Thursday that the southeast African country is on high alert to the deadly epidemic of Ebola virus in West Africa Continue reading “Zimbabwe on Ebola virus alert” More...

Transmission electron microscopy color image of a Pithovirus sibericum cross-section. This virion, 
dating back more than 30,000 years, is 1.5 µm long and 0.5 µm wide, which makes it the largest 
virus ever discovered. 
© Julia Bartoli & Chantal Abergel, IGS, CNRS/AMU
By BioNews On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

A 30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life

A 30,000-year-old giant virus frozen in ice has been revived owing to global warming. Scientists now warn that melting ice around the Continue reading “A 30,000-year-old giant virus comes back to life” More...