Researchers have found encouraging results in tests on monkeys of a new gene therapy strategy that leaves HIV unable to replicate. It's still early, but the treatment at least offers hope in science's duel with the virus.
Parasites resistant to the frontline malaria drug have spread westward from southeast Asia to just short of the Indian border.
With the recent measles outbreak linked to a certain famous mouse's home turf in California, the spotlight has been thrown back onto a disease that was thought largely eradicated in the United States.
The map reveals exactly which proteins are special to organs, and which ones are common across all tissues in the body.
Ready for this? Our DNA contains more than 100,000 pieces of virus DNA. They might even be responsible for our super-charged homo sapien brains, so it's not as icky as it all sounds.
This year the predominant strain is h3N2, which has been shown to be more virulent than other kinds.
Cold viruses thrive in the cooler environs of the nose where the immune response of the body's cells is weaker, research shows.
Dr. Victor Willoughby, who contracted the disease on Saturday, was the 11th doctor in his country to die from the deadly disease.
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