[Canada] A research team at McGill University recently showed that red algae could be used to prevent human papillomavirus. Sindy Continue reading Can algae prevent HPV?
[USA] The transparent belly of a tiny beast has revealed how algae-infecting chloroviruses bloom in freshwater around the world, says a Continue reading Predators can drive increase in virus populations, new study shows
[USA] After a spate of cases of enterovirus (HEV-68) swept from the midwest states to cover most of the rest of the states, Continue reading Ben Locwin: What makes us take risks? Can viruses affect our thinking ability?
[Chile] A quiet coastline has become the world’s largest ever grave for endangered whales in what was described as an “apocalyptic sight”. Continue reading More than 300 endangered whales mysteriously wash up dead on beach in ‘apocalyptic sight’
[USA] New research led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has provided the first direct evidence that an algae-infecting virus can invade and potentially replicate within some mammalian cells. Continue reading Study shows algae virus can infiltrate mammalian cells
After a spate of cases of enterovirus (HEV-68) swept from the midwest states to cover most of the rest of the states, there were several deaths reported, and cases of neurologic problems associated with the virus cropped-up. How common is it for viruses to impact Continue reading DNA v environment: Can viruses affect your thinking ability?
An alga species infected with a chlorovirus similar to the one UNL and Johns Hopkins researchers have newly identified in the throat cavity of humans. (Credit: Kit Lee and Angie Fox, UNL)
The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice Continue reading UNL, Johns Hopkins researchers identify DNA of algae virus in humans
It’s not such a stretch to think that humans can catch the Ebola virus from monkeys and the flu virus from pigs. After all, they are all mammals with fundamentally similar physiologies. But now researchers have discovered that even a virus found in the lowly algae can make mammals its home. The invader Continue reading Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity
[Global] Weird, wonderful and sometimes toxic algae blooms at sea attract attention. But algal blooms, known as harmful algal blooms Continue reading Freak algae blooms and how they can “fix” as much carbon as a rainforest