Virus

Vaginal Seeding May Be Risky For Newborns, Warn Doctors

Vaginal Seeding May Be Risky For Newborns, Warn Doctors

The leading group of obstetricians and gynecologists has spoken out to warn expectant mothers against vaginal seeding. The practice, which is also known as microbirthing, involves taking a swab from the mother’s vagina and wiping…


New Drug To Combat Chikungunya Virus

New Drug To Combat Chikungunya Virus

Chikungunya is an infectious viral disease which is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes infected with the virus. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Roorkee has claimed to have discovered the drug to combat chikungunya virus. Researchers…


New Antibody Attacks 99% Of HIV Strains: Study

New Antibody Attacks 99% Of HIV Strains: Study

Researchers have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus, making it harder for HIV to resist…


A New Vaccine For Poliovirus From Plants

A New Vaccine For Poliovirus From Plants

Scientists have developed a novel synthetic vaccine for poliovirus with a method grown in plants that use a virus like particles (VLPs). VLPs look like viruses but are non-infectious. They have been biologically engineered so…


A New Blood Test To Detect Cancer Early

A New Blood Test To Detect Cancer Early

A new study suggests that monitoring for circulating cell-free tumor DNA biomarkers can help in detecting cancer in individuals early. Study led by Hong Kong-based researchers used DNA fragments in the blood to detect a…