Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says the MERS virus isn't yet a 'threat to the world' as the World Health Organization warned. He says it could be if MERS evolves to easily spread among people.
AP (July 10, 2014) A Miss. baby born with HIV and hoped to have been cured by aggressive drugs started right after birth now shows signs of infection. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the NIH says the nearly 4-year-old girl is ... watch video
AP (Aug. 25, 2014) The Florida citrus industry has always stood strong - through freezes, hurricanes and rampant development. But now the $9 billion industry is facing its biggest threat yet, putting at risk the ... watch video
Newsy (Aug. 9, 2014) As the number of victims from the Ebola virus rises international governments and individuals alike are sorting out how to deal with the deadly virus.
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AP (July 22, 2014) Sounding alarms about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, CDC Director Tom Frieden warned Tuesday if the global community does not confront the problem soon, the world will be living in a ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 7, 2013) Ecuador's Galapagos Islands are a Unesco World Heritage site and home to flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. But one in five native plants as well as nearly 50 percent of its endemic ... watch video
Newsy (Mar. 4, 2014) A 30,000-year-old giant virus was found frozen in Siberian permafrost. Once thawed, it again became infectious, but it's not dangerous to humans.
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Aug. 27, 2015 Scientists have discovered that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another. In a new study, the ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 RNA can be translated into protein or transformed into gene-regulating molecules. A newly discovered 'reader' protein recognizes a chemical instruction tag affixed to RNA, an ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Researchers have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. The findings come just as the European Union considers controversial new ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 In experiments with mouse tissue, researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting infections, plays an active role in guiding the normal development of ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Scientists have determined that once iron is deposited in the ocean, it has a very short residence time, spending only six months in surface waters before sinking into the ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Asian tiger mosquitoes can drive down yellow fever mosquito populations when the female chooses the wrong male with which to mate, UF/IFAS scientists say. Both insects transmit chikungunya and ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 The yields of many important crops in Europe have been stagnating since the 1990s. As a result, the input of organic matter into the soil -- the crucial source for humus formation -- is decreasing. ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Cells continually form membrane vesicles that are released into the cell. If this vital process is disturbed, nerve cells, for example, cannot communicate with each other. The protein molecule ... read more
Aug. 27, 2015 Knut, the famous polar bear of the Berlin Zoological Garden died of encephalitis. However, the cause of his disease has remained elusive until now. Biologists have now solved the case: The bear ... read more
Sep. 24, 2014 Scientists have provided experimental evidence supporting dromedary camels as the primary reservoir, or carrier, of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. The study involved three healthy ... read more
Aug. 21, 2014 Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection in marmosets closely mimics the severe pneumonia experienced by people infected with MERS-CoV, researchers report, giving scientists ... read more
Aug. 12, 2014 The mechanism used by the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to transmit from bats to humans has been identified by researchers. Bats are a native reservoir for Middle East Respiratory ... read more
Sep. 8, 2013 Scientists report that a combination of two licensed antiviral drugs reduces virus replication and improves clinical outcome in a recently developed monkey model of Middle East respiratory syndrome ... read more