Researchers say the discovery of a “hidden target” on the surface of the influenza A virus could lead to better ways to prevent and treat the flu.
The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) says it will be years before China can contain African swine fever and has launched a global initiative to try to keep the disease in check.
Researchers pinpointed exactly how the bacteria quickly gains the upper hand by watching the behavior of Yersinia pestis in lung slices.
Researchers have identified a common gene signature in almost all global Strep A strains by sequencing thousands of genomes from 20 countries.
Efforts are being made worldwide to reduce the rise and spread of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.
The 1918 influenza pandemic, may have emerged up to two years earlier than previously believed, and may have been dismissed as a "minor infection".
Researechers created a mix of three phages that have been genetically-modified using CRISPR.
Scientists have concluded that a vaccine for African swine fever is eight years away, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach said Thursday, May 23, during testimony to Congress.
According to state media, China will start work on clinical trials of a newly developed African swine fever vaccine.
The new vaccine took 32 years of research, and cost more than $700 million has been shown to be 40 percent effective at preventing the disease over four years.