Tag : virus

Exploiting viruses: from cold sores to cancer cures

2 years ago / 0 comments

Is it possible for us to exploit something that is potentially harmful to us, to alleviate something that might cause even greater harm? That is the big question for researchers in Leeds and around the world, currently working on oncolytic viruses. An oncolytic virus has certain characteristics that enable it … Read More

The Zika Virus: What we know

3 years ago / 0 comments

While Brazil prepares for a huge influx of athletes and spectators celebrating the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, there’s already a more sinister visitor which threatens the livelihood of millions of innocent lives: the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Described as the “perfect mosquito” and known to infect hosts with yellow fever … Read More

The African Ebola plight – a Transatlantic cause for concern?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Ebola has reached America. This does sound extremely disconcerting but  it’s important to look at the bigger issues surrounding the incident and get to the facts. Although the case in the USA has been in the news recently it is important not to overlook the real issue, the outbreak in … Read More