On the surface of our oceans a phage (i.e. a virus that infects bacteria) risks modifying the fine balance that regulates oxygen and carbon dioxide production. Researchers are focusing their [...]
Why is the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 illness, so efficient and, therefore, so infectious? Since the explosion of the pandemic, scientists all over the world have been [...]
A study conducted by Michigan University (USA) is shedding new light on giant viruses - enigmatic viruses that are huge compared to their well-known “relatives”
In recent weeks we have heard a lot of talk about a category of drugs that continue to fall short of our needs: antiviral drugs.
For the first time the HIV virus, responsible for AIDS, has been completely eliminated from animals that had contracted this disease.
The fight against the zika virus has taken a potentially significant step forward, thanks to a study by virologists from the Stritch School of Medicine of the Loyola University of Chicago (USA).
The spill-over, i.e. the transmitting of a virus from one species to the other (in particular, from an animal species to humans), is one of the phenomena most feared by the health authorities, [...]