Scientists are hopeful that tiny molecules that copy the an immune cell surface receptor called CD4 could expose the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to antibodies triggered by the body's immune system.
A new form of self-destructing virus has been discovered with a unique agenda. The malware can work out when anti-virus programs have detected it and then renders the computer unusable so that it can keep on operating.
A type of mastrevirus called switchgrass mosaic-associated virus 1, has been detected in North America. Such viruses cause damage to staple food crops like corn and wheat, and lead to economic consequences.
A scientist who offered a €100,000 reward to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pay up, according to a ruling from a German court. The issue centers on the measles vaccine debate.
An update to Panda's antivirus software programs has led to the software recognising some of its own core files as malicious malware. It then quarantined them, leaving itself unable to run and preventing computers from starting up.
A range or viruses, previously thought only to infect honeybees, appear to pose a new risk to bumblebees. New research highlights the risk to these important pollinators of agricultural crops and wild flowers.
Documents released by Edward Snowden have shown that the CIA has spent almost a decade trying to break through the security around Apple devices so that they could secretly plant malware onto the devices and monitor users.
A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in the U.S., called Bourbon virus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bourbon virus may have killed a previously healthy man in Kansas last year.
The dangerous code that allowed the Superfish adware preinstalled on Lenovo laptops to spoof secure SSL certificates has now been found inside another twelve programs online. All are capable of getting around the security mechanisms in the HTTPS protocol.
Scientists have successfully cracked a code that controls the functions of a major group of viruses including the common cold and polio. Does this mean that a cure for the common cold is realizable?
CULPRIT: Close-up photograph of Culex mosquito, blamed for spreading the West Nile virus.
Will Cornejo, who has asthma, became severely ill with the EV-D68 virus and had to be put on a breathing tube for 24 hours.
Colorized transmission electron micrograph of Avian influenza A H5N1 viruses
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of the Avian Flu Virus
A photomicrograph of skeletal muscle tissue revealing myotonic dystrophic changes as a result of Polio
Close up on the measles virus
This electron micrograph depicts the vesiculovirus responsible for vesicular stomatitis (VS) in horses, cattle and pigs. As a member of the Rhabdoviridae family of viruses, you’ll note the morphologic similarity, i.e., bullet-shaped virion, between this vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), and the rabies virus.
Center for Disease Control
H7N9 virus (computer aided illustration)
Ebola particles are quite scary up close, but you should not buy into the fear right away.
Ebola virus virion: colorized transmission electron micrograph
HIV virus particle
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
Scanning electron micrograph of human immunodeficiency virus
Sign affixed to a restroom mirror at the Microsoft campus, Building 19.
A molecular image of the norovirus
Health Protection Agency
Public Library of Science
The Rombertik malware wipes hard drives when detected
Electron microscopy image of a Pandoravirus particle
The bacteriophage (bacteria-infecting virus) Czyszczon1 was discovered by Purdue student Emilia Czyszczon in a Bedford, Indiana cave.