Reuters - US Online Video (Jan. 27, 2016) Four people returning from travel abroad have tested positive in New York state for the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects in Latin America, while researchers plan to deploy ... watch video
AP (Jan. 26, 2016) The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it suspects a link between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a rare birth defect involving abnormally small heads, but the evidence so far is ... watch video
AFP (Jan. 29, 2016) The hunt for a vaccine to prevent the Zika virus could take years, a top US health chief said Thursday amid a worrying outbreak of the mosquito-borne illness blamed for birth defects.
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Reuters - US Online Video (July 18, 2014) Health officials confirm a man in Florida has been diagnosed with chikungunya becoming the first locally contracted case in the U.S. Linda So reports.
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AP (Aug. 31, 2012) At least six rangers staffed phones this week at Yosemite National Park as visitors frightened about a growing outbreak of a deadly mouse-borne virus flooded lines seeking answers. ... watch video
Oct. 20, 2016 Large swaths of DNA and its lesser-known cousin RNA are dotted by chemical tags that act like Post-It notes, providing additional instructions to the underlying genetic code. ... read more
Oct. 20, 2016 Research has found that a natural compound isolated from onions, onionin A (ONA), has several anti-ovarian cancer properties. This discovery is a result of research on the ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 To take shape, to move and to reproduce, cells need internal scaffolding composed of slender filaments known as microtubules. Before the cell can use microtubules for these and other essential ... read more
Oct. 19, 2016 Grauer's gorilla, which is confined to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is now Critically Endangered, according to a new study. This is the first analysis of the Grauer's gorilla population ... read more
May 12, 2016 After an outbreak of Ockelbo disease in northern Sweden in 2013, researchers were able to trace the virus to mosquitoes. In a new study, researchers have shown that mosquito larvae also carry viruses ... read more
Mar. 23, 2015 Vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, ... read more
July 23, 2014 A leading researcher in chikungunya virus says many more people are at risk of getting infected now that mosquitoes in the U.S. are carrying the virus. At least 243 travel-related cases of ... read more